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Thursday, July 27, 2017

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL PLAYER ANALYZER: JORDAN REED TE WASHINGTON REDSKINS

As talented as any player at in his position in the entire NFL but.....................!  The completion of that sentence can be filled in with "he is always hurt" and attached to the jersey of Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed.  When it comes to pure athleticism and receiving talent, Reed is every bit in the same class as New England's Rob Gronkowski but just like his position-mate, the guy simply can't stay on the field.  2016 was no different as Reed almost crashed Twitter during the fantasy football playoff weeks when he was stupidly suited up (and his owners fell for the guise and started him) but then wound up barely playing and grossly impacting crucial games.  And with training camp barely getting underway, we now hear that Reed is dealing with a big toe injury that has him placed on PUP to start things off.  While the Redskins say they expect Reed to be more than fine for Week 1, the fact we already talking about injuries here is a reminder of how risky an investment in the guy is.

Getting back to Reed the player, he has more than shown how good an offensive player he can be; catching 45, 50, 87, and 66 balls his first four years in the league.  The classic too big for a corner to cover and too fast for a linebacker to keep up with, Reed is a matchup nightmare.  He also has been a big TD producer as well, going for a total of 17 the last two seasons.  However through those first four years, Reed has now missed a total of 18 games and that is a major problem.  Reed can't help you when he is hurt and so Greg Olson and Travis Kelce are much safer and stable buys then he and Gronk.  Again the talent is absolutely not in question here but instead the ability to stay upright.  We already are seeing this take place.

2017 PROJECTION:  75 receptions 845 yards 8 TD  


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