- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 236 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 3, 1990 (28)
- 6th Season
- 2013 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 85 (WAS)
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (toe) is on pace to be ready for the regular season opener on the road Sept. 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. The oft-injured tight end battled a nagging toe injury which hampered him all throughout the 2017 regular season, and the plan was for the team to ease him through training camp as a precaution. He has played a total of 52 regular season games out of a possible 80 over his first five NFL seasons, so make sure to have plenty of depth on hand if you draft(ed) the brittle tight end. When healthy, he has averaged 5.29 receptions for game while finding the end zone 22 times. He has TE1 ability, but his propensity for injury makes him a risky addition.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (toes) is still behind the others in training camp after not being able to start running until a month before camp. He said he wants to see "more burst, quickness, speed." "I feel pretty good man. I feel good cutting on it. The only thing I have to work on is that bust... I've still got a lot of strengthening to do, explosive work to back to my full potential," Reed said. He's recovering from two toe surgeries but is expected to be ready for Week 1. Fantasy owners won't buy it until they see it, though, as Reed has never played a full season in five years and has played in only 18 games the last two seasons because of injuries. When healthy, he's a top-tier fantasy tight end. If you're drafting Reed as your starter, you better make sure you have a competent backup.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (toe) said he feels like himself this year after dealing with pain ever since last training camp. Reed didn't make it past six games in 2017 but feels like himself again. "I didn't feel [like] myself the whole year," Reed said. "That's why I had to get the surgery and have the bone removed. I'm feeling 100 times better." Fantasy owners may not want to risk taking Reed anymore, since he has missed 16 games over the last three years and has played in more than 12 games just once in five seasons. He's now running pain-free and looks to head into the 2018 season in great health. How long he stays that way is the question, but it's no question that he is an elite fantasy wideout when healthy. You have to weigh the risks with the rewards.