D.J. Reader

D.J. Reader Fantasy

Injured Reserve Quadricep
Height / Weight
6'3" / 347 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
July 1, 1994 (26)
5th Season
2016 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 166 (HOU)

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D.J. Reader News

Bengals Defense Loses D.J. Reader For The Season

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle D.J. Reader (quadriceps) will miss the rest of the season after he suffered an injury in the Week 5 loss to the Ravens, according to head coach Zac Taylor. Reader was carted off the field with less than nine minutes left in the third quarter on Sunday. He signed a four-year deal worth $53 million in the offseason, which was the biggest contract given to a free agent in franchise history. Reader had 18 tackles, one for a loss, in the first four games of the 2020 season. It's a big loss for Cincy, as he's the fourth defensive tackle to be put on Injured Reserve or to opt out for the Bengals. The team signed defensive tackle Xavier Williams to replace Reader on the roster. Continue ignoring the Bengals Defense in fantasy.

Oct. 12th • 5:47 PM
D.J. Reader Heads To Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to a four-year, $53 million deal with defensive tackle D.J. Reader on Tuesday, according to sources. The deal makes him the highest-paid nose tackle in the league. It's well-deserved, as Reader is one of the best nose tackles in the NFL, and he'll help stop the run in his new home in Cincy. The 25-year-old former fifth-round pick in 2016 had 2.5 sacks, 52 tackles (28 solo), six tackles for loss and 13 QB hits in 15 games in his final season with Houston. Reader doesn't do much for fantasy owners in IDP leagues, but he'll surely improve Cincinnati's defensive line up the gut.

Mar. 17th • 4:52 PM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Joe Burrow
Ryan Finley
RB Giovani Bernard
Samaje Perine
LWR Tyler Boyd
Mike Thomas
RWR Tee Higgins
Auden Tate
SWR A.J. Green
Alex Erickson
TE Drew Sample
Mason Schreck
LT Jonah Williams
LG Michael Jordan
Hakeem Adeniji
C Trey Hopkins
Billy Price
RG Keaton Sutherland
RT Bobby Hart
Fred Johnson
LDE Carlos Dunlap
Khalid Kareem
NT Xavier Williams
Margus Hunt
RDT Christian Covington
Geno Atkins
RDE Carl Lawson
DE Amani Bledsoe
LB Josh Bynes
Germaine Pratt
Logan Wilson
Akeem Davis-Gaither
CB Darius Phillips
William Jackson III
LeShaun Sims
Tony Brown
SS Vonn Bell
Shawn Williams
FS Jessie Bates III
Brandon Wilson
NB Mackensie Alexander
K Randy Bullock
Austin Seibert