Washington beat writer John Keim was asked about the timeshare between TEs Jordan Reed and Fred Davis.
Keim: You always want to go with a clear starter, but in this case they have the ability to mix and match and be creative. I really, really like Jordan Reed. I like watching him run his routes -- he gets open with excellent fakes. He's learning to run his routes with the proper patience, too, and developed more in his first summer than Davis did at the same age.
Reed will continue to play and get more time. I’ve been very surprised with his blocking; after watching him in college I thought he’d have a long ways to go – and it’s why I didn’t think he’d be a replacement for Davis right away. (Other draft experts I spoke with worried about his blocking, too). I no longer feel that way. I also think Davis needs to keep playing at a higher level, otherwise Reed will eventually cut into his time; the coaches really like him.
Reed really stood out in the final stats in Week 1 against the Eagles. We had a story earlier this week about the team thinking he can be an elite passing-catching TE so there is certainly some upside there. But with Davis still around, Reed may be limited in terms of fantasy. He's certainly a guy to keep an eye on though.