Reed has been dealing with this latest concussion for a number of weeks now and the Redskins seemed to feel the issue is not getting any better anytime soon. Reed will now be out for at least eight weeks. If he hasn't already, he can safely be dropped in fantasy leagues. Jeremy Sprinkle will continue to roll as the top tight end in Washington, as Vernon Davis is also still dealing with a concussion and was also ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
WAS TE Jordan Reed - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
Jordan Reed was a breakout star in 2015 when he finished with 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’s played well in games since that season, but injuries have limited his value. He bounced back somewhat in 2018, finishing as the No. 15 tight end in PPR formats (17 in standard). In his last 16 games, Reed has 67 catches for 664 yards and four touchdowns. Those numbers would have beat out Kyle Rudolph as the No. 7 fantasy tight end last season.
The obvious downside is Reed’s injury history. He’s missed 17 games over the past three years, and played through injuries for most of 2018. There’s also the presence of Vernon Davis who finished 25-367-2 in 2018. Those aren’t great numbers, but they’re enough to make a dent in Reed’s fantasy value.
2019 Bottom Line
Reed is a player I wouldn’t feel comfortable drafting as my TE1. There’s a high chance he gets injured again, and then you’re scrambling for an option at a shallow position. But if you play in a league where you can use multiple tight ends, Reed is an ideal TE2 choice. He has high upside with potential at finishing top 10 at his position. If he can just stay healthy, he could emerge as the top receiving threat in an otherwise lackluster group in Washington.