Niles Paul Fantasy News

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 6. Despite the questionable tag, Reed looks doubtful for Sunday. He has a history of concussions, so if he’s out look for Vernon Davis to play starter’s snaps, with Niles Paul playing on two-TE sets. The Redskins play early on Sunday.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Reed is beginning to look doubtful for Sunday. He has a history of concussions, so if he’s out look for Vernon Davis to play starter’s snaps, with Niles Paul playing on two-TE sets.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (head) did not practice Wednesday. Reed has a history of concussions, so if he’s out look for Vernon Davis to play starter’s snaps, with Niles Paul playing on two-TE sets.

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:41pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Bears busy Sunday continues with the signing of veteran tight end Logan Paulsen, formerly of the Washington Redskins. Paulsen, 29, was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent back in 2010 and has spent his entire career in Washington.

He missed all of the 2015 season with a toe injury and was released yesterday due to a very deep depth chart at tight end in Washington (Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Vernon Davis). Prior to the 2015 season Paulsen had been a valuable contributor for the Redskins, appearing in all but 5 games from 2010-2014 with 42 starts.

Paulsen is known primarily for his blocking skills, but has proven to be a solid receiver as well with 79 catches, 801 yards, and 6 touchdowns.

Monday, December 14, 2015, 1:09pm

CSN Mid-Atlantic - [Full Article]

Redskins tight end Derek Carrier suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Bears, a source confirmed to CSN Mid-Atlantic.

Carrier becomes the third player at that position to go down with a significant injury this season, joining Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen, who were lost in the preseason.

Fantasy Impact:

Carrier, the Redskins’ No. 2 tight end behind Jordan Reed, has a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. The third-year player was injured on Washington’s second drive on a routine-looking tackle following a short reception over the middle.

Redskins counting on Jordan Reed

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 9:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins only know that tight end Jordan Reed won't play Thursday because of a hamstring issue. Beyond that, the only thing they're sure of is they'll need him for the season opener against Miami and that they hope he's available.

Reed has been sidelined since Aug. 11 with a hamstring injury. Coach Jay Gruden said even if they had a regular-season game this week that Reed would not play.

"We've got to get him right," Gruden said. "I've got to make sure he's 100 percent for Miami."

Gruden said he's hoping Reed can play in the third preseason game against Baltimore, but there's no guarantee he'll be ready by then. Even without injuries to tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen, the Redskins needed Reed to be healthy. Now with those two out, Reed's return becomes even bigger.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say the Redskins want Reed to be a big part of their third-down package if nothing else. The problem is that Reed's durability has always been an issue. He's missed 12 games in his first two seasons and has missed time each of the past two training camps. When he plays he's put up fantasy numbers but potential owners will need a backup plan because even as it stands now, it's not certain he's ready for the season.

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:40pm - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins on Sunday began to address the depth at their tight end position that has been depleted by injuries, announcing the signing of rookie Ernst Brun.

In corresponding moves, the team placed tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen on Injured-Reserve, and also waived/injured running back Silas Redd Jr.

Brun, who tried out with the team Sunday and then signed the same day, is an Iowa State product. From 2011-13, the 6-foot-3, 251-pound Brun caught 32 passes for 377 yards and six receiving touchdowns for the Cyclones.

Jordan Reed hopes to return Thursday vs. Detroit

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 6:26pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Tight end Jordan Reed (strained hamstring) remained sidelined as the Washington Redskins resumed practice Saturday afternoon, but said he will try to play in next Thursday’s preseason game against Detroit.

“I might be able to play against Detroit,” he said. “I feel pretty good.”

With Niles Paul out for the year because of a fractured and dislocated left ankle suffered in the preseason opener at Cleveland, and Logan Paulsen due to have season-ending surgery on his right big toe on Monday, Reed is the only experienced tight end on the roster.

Fantasy Impact:

The others are Chase Dixon and Je’Ron Hamm, who spent a portion of last season on Washington’s practice squad, and Devin Mehina, an undrafted rookie out of BYU. The team could make some moves to bring in more help. As stated in a previous news item, whomever ends up second on the depth chart is just an injury away from getting significant time.

Skins TE Logan Paulsen, RB Silas Redd out for season

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 4:35pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen needs surgery for a turf toe injury and will miss the entire season.

Coach Jay Gruden says after practice at training camp Saturday that Paulsen will have the operation on Monday.

Paulsen is the second Redskins tight end out for the season. Niles Paul broke his ankle in Thursday's preseason opener against Cleveland.

Gruden says Washington will work out a couple of possible additions at tight end.

Gruden also says running back Silas Redd will miss the season with torn knee ligaments. Redd got hurt against Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact:

The value of Jordan Reed continues to grow. We'll keep you updated on whom the team signs as they would just be an injury away from starting if something happens to Reed, who has also struggled to stay healthy. The injury to Redd at the RB position may be good news for Chris Thompson who seemed like he was on the roster bubble. Thompson should now be behind Alfred Morris and Matt Jones on the RB depth chart.

Friday, August 14, 2015, 4:57pm

PFT - [Full Article]

Washington lost a pair of players to season-ending injuries last night, according to one of their teammates.

In addition to tight end Niles Paul, it appears running back Silas Redd is also done for the year, according to wideout DeSean Jackson’s Instagram message.

Coach Jay Gruden said last night Redd suffered a “possible ACL/MCL,” and apparently the news they found out today was not good.

Kelly: Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) won't play in preseason opener

Friday, August 14, 2015, 1:40pm - [Full Article]

QB Sam Bradford will not play in the Eagles' preseason opener.

"Sam will not play. That was my decision. Sam is not happy about it,'' Kelly said. "I just felt he's only been out here a couple of weeks.''

Kelly went on to say that Bradford is fine — and the fact is he has not missed one day of practice, or even one drill in practice says volumes— it was just his decision to give him another week.

"It's just my call,'' Kelly said. "There's a fine line. You watch (Washington tight end) Niles Paul, who's a good player, go down last night. He's done for the year. We went back and forth about it, but it was my decision.''

Kelly did say Bradford would go against the Ravens all week in practice next week and play against them, Saturday, Aug. 22.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford has not missed a rep in practice, so it sounds like Kelly -- who invoked the name of Niles Paul, lost for the season with a dislocated ankle -- is just being careful with his quarterback.

Redskins TE Niles Paul out for season with a dislocated ankle

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 8:55pm

PFT - [Full Article]

The Redskins lost tight end Niles Paul to injury late in the first quarter. He was carted off with a left leg injury after being rolled up on by Browns linebacker Craig Robertson. Trainers immediately placed an air cast on Paul.

Update: Per Ian Rapoport, Paul suffered a dislocated ankle. He will undergo an MRI to see if the ligaments are intact.

Update: Paul is out for the season.

Fantasy Impact:

Jordan Reed should retake his starting spot. When healthy, Reed has averaged 10.5 fantasy points in PPR formats over the past two seasons. This extrapolates to low-end TE1 numbers and he's certainly a worthy start when he's healthy enough to play. Heading into camp, he said his knee feels great after an offseason stem cell treatment. His ADP is currently in the 13th/14th round, so he's a low risk pick.

Niles Paul OK after shoulder scare

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 10:35am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul suffered a scare Monday -- but it turns out that's all it was. According to multiple sources, Paul did not suffer any damage to his right shoulder and will be OK.

He's expected to take part in individual work during practice Tuesday afternoon.

Paul hurt his shoulder in 11-on-11 work Monday. After the play, he yanked his helmet off, yelled and walked quickly away followed by trainers. After a few minutes, he walked back toward where the players were standing. But he did not return. Paul is typically one of the most approachable and affable players, but he declined comment after practice as he headed to the locker room with the trainers for more evaluation.

Fantasy Impact:

It was just announced Monday that Paul is the team's starting TE heading into the first scrimmage. Fortunately for Paul and the Redskins, he received good news on the shoulder. He's grown into a key player for Washington, having added weight in the offseason and continuing to evolve at a position he's now played for three full seasons. Jordan Reed is the No. 2 tight end and will have a key role in the passing game according to the story. But Paul is considered a better blocker, which gives him an edge as the starter for a team that needs its tight ends to block in the run game.

Niles Paul the TE1 on Redskins depth chart

Monday, August 10, 2015, 1:37pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

A considerably bigger, stronger TE Niles Paul reported to Redskins training camp this season, carrying roughly 27 additional pounds of muscle to complement the fierce work ethic he already was known for in the weight room and on the practice field.

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has rewarded Paul by naming him the team’s starting tight end, vaulting him ahead of the frequently injured Jordan Reed, on the unofficial depth chart that was released in the run-up to Thursday’s preseason opener at Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact:

Competing last year at 225 pounds, Paul had the most productive season of his NFL career, catching 39 passes while Reed was in and out of the lineup with hamstring ailments. In the offseason, Paul worked closely with the Redskins’ executive chef and the team’s new strength and conditioning coach Mike Clark, to raise his game. He also improved his eating habits. It will be interesting to see if Paul can do enough to keep the job. So far, he's putting in the time and it's paying off.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 9:32am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Redskins need better blocking from their TEs.

This group was too inconsistent for the coaches when it came to blocking and that includes Logan Paulsen, too. It's not just on the offensive line to pass protect or open holes in the run game. They want, and need the tight ends to produce as blockers or other areas won't work.

Bill Callahan likes to involve the tight ends more than most in pass protection, though it does not sound like it will be a whole lot different than it was before he arrived. Jordan Reed blocked better as a rookie than he did last season and that can't happen again. Niles Paul's added weight will help in this area; he's worked on improving his angles and hand placement but sometimes was just outweighed. He's still slightly undersized but is a whole lot more suited to the position now than in the past.

Fantasy Impact:

The Skins loved Reed's offensive ability leading up to his rookie year when he eventually came out of no where to most. But Reed's problem is staying on the field. Last season, Reed's primary work came on short routes the story said. The article went on to say Reed's average air yards on passes thrown to him as a rookie was 6.61 while last season it was 4.40, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The result: Reed averaged 11.03 yards per catch as a rookie and 9.30 this past season. Reed is ranked just 24th on our TE list, but is capable of low-end TE1 numbers when healthy.

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