Gruden: Redskins 'counting on' TE Jordan Reed, who is 'up for a lot of reps'

The Redskins will lean on TE Jordan Reed:

“We’re counting on Jordan quite a bit,” HC Jay Gruden said. “His body is stronger; he’s in great shape. … We’re a little concerned [about the position] but Jordan is up for a lot of reps. We still have to protect him a little bit. He can’t play the whole 70-80 plays of the game. We have to get [Derek Carrier] going and if [Anthony McCoy] can go, get him going.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Reed averaged 35.7 snaps per game in his final 10 appearances in 2014, but he was splitting time with Niles Paul. Paul is out for the year, so we're expecting big snaps from Reed, but he hasn't proven he can stay healthy. 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.

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