Jordan Reed
Jordan Reed
29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Washington Redskins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The standard complaint with Reed is injury problems and what could have been had he stayed on the field. Alas, in 2018, Reed did plow through 13 games for the first time since 2015, but he had the lowest catch rate of his career (64.3 percent) and scored just two touchdowns on 54 receptions. He topped four catches per game for a sixth time in six NFL seasons, but it's a far cry from his 2015 peak when an 87-952-11 receiving line put him on the short list of the league's most dynamic tight ends. Part of Reed's funk can be pinned on the four mediocre quarterbacks the Redskins shuttled between last year, but it's not like new QBs Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins are sure things to provide a dramatic upgrade. In prior years, we'd spend hours daydreaming about what Reed could do if he could only stay healthy. At this stage of his career, maybe we have to conclude that all serious upside has left the building for good. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $46.75 million contract with the Redskins in May of 2016.
Could play Thursday
TEWashington Redskins
August 21, 2019
Reed will be a game-time decision for Thursday's preseason contest against Atlanta, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Reed managed to stay healthy throughout training camp for the first time in years, but he may be held out all preseason due to his extensive injury history. He'll likely be limited to one or two drives, if he plays at all. The 29-year-old tight end is an early favorite to lead Washington in targets, even though he's never played more than 14 games in a season.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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How do Jordan Reed's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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% Team Air Yards
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Avg Depth of Target
6.6 Yds
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How often does Jordan Reed run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Jordan Reed
336 routes   84 targets
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188 routes   36 targets
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Jordan Reed Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jordan Reed's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 2"
245 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.72 sec
Bench Press
16 reps
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
33.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
This is a profile any football fan could write. We all know the score with Reed - dominant player when healthy, but rarely is he healthy. He's missed 28 games in five years, and what's especially troubling is the recurring concussions. You don't want to waste too much time analyzing a hurt player performing poorly, but Reed is coming off a dreadful year. His catch rate remained lofty, but he averaged a putrid 7.8 yards per catch and only scored twice in six games. Reed is the type of player with a medical file so troubling that he could go on injured reserve or retire at any point. And we say that with sympathy, and with disappointment that we can't watch one of the NFL's best tight ends do his thing. One of the tiebreakers against a Reed pick is that he typically forces you to spend another draft pick on a backup tight end. The upside for a lottery-ticket tight end is seldom as high as what you get with the stash-and-hope backs and receivers. The fan in us, we're all for Reed. The harsh, bottom-line guy might put him on the fade list.
Time lost to injury comes standard with any Reed purchase. He's played in 46 of 64 possible games since turning pro. A shoulder problem cost him two games last year, but it was a concussion (two more games missed) that is the greater concern, as he's had at least three in Washington. Of course, when Reed is on the field, he's dynamite. The last three years, he's fifth in TE yards per game and second in catch rate. Only five tight ends scored more touchdowns over that span. The Washington offense always has good pieces, but this year it might truly be the Jordan Reed Show. Coach Jay Gruden said in late March that the "offense runs through" Reed; that's both a compliment to Reed and a nod to the team losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. The acquisition of WR Terrelle Pryor will help with those losses, but Reed could still lead the team in the most important receiving-opportunity stats. At the end of the day, it comes down to how risk-averse you are with those pricey early round picks, as he's already missing practice in training camp due to a toe sprain. Reed's concussion history will eliminate him off some draft boards completely, while other owners will focus on the upside, knowing Reed is capable of being the No. 1 tight end if things fall right. With Gruden calling the plays and Kirk Cousins set for at least one more year, the pieces are in place for Reed to dominate again, at least when he's on the field.
Reed finally had a healthy season last year, for the most part, and delivered on what he had teased his first two years. He led the position in catch rate, snagging 76.3 per-cent of his targets, and touchdowns and tied for second in catches. At 6-3, 237, Reed is not a big TE, but he plays big in the red zone. Ten of his 11 TDs came inside the 20, where he caught a TE-high 16 passes on 21 targets, including 9-of-11 inside the 10 for a position-leading seven scores. He also benefited from the return of DeSean Jackson, who missed all but 13 plays of the first seven games. With Jackson stretching the field beginning in Week 9, Reed was free to work underneath, increasing his YPT from 7.4 to 9.0 and becoming Kirk Cousins' favorite target. He sprained an MCL in Week 11, but that didn't stop him down the stretch, as he came up biggest in the fantasy playoffs, averaging nine receptions and 111 yards with five TDs in Weeks 14-16. Health is still a concern, however. Reed missed two games with what is believed to be his fourth concussion, at least. His previous concussion caused him to miss six games in 2013. As long as he stays healthy, though, he should get the chance to produce. Jackson isn't much of a red-zone threat, Pierre Garcon will be 30 when the season starts, and while Josh Doctson is 6-2, he's a rookie.
For the second year in a row, injuries wiped out a good portion of Reed's season, as he missed five games with a hamstring injury that he struggled with all year. He ranked second among tight ends by catching 76.9 percent of his targets, but he failed to score and his yards per catch and yards per target both dropped from his rookie season. Instability at quarterback deserves much blame. Reed again showed good speed and athleticism, gaining more than half his yards (276) on his own to average 5.5 yards after the catch, sixth among tight ends. At 6-2, 237, Reed is undersized for the position, but he still tied for the team lead with 10 red-zone targets. It would be interesting to see what he could do in a full, healthy season as the third option in the passing game. DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon merit enough defensive attention with their speed to guarantee the tight end single coverage over the middle; with Niles Paul out for the year, opportunity knocks for Reed, health permitting.
Reed was limited to nine games last season because of a concussion that eventually landed him on injured reserve. A third-round pick out of Florida, the rookie quickly became the second option in Washington's passing game, behind only Pierre Garcon, wresting the starting tight-end role away from Fred Davis. Even with quarterback Robert Griffin III's accuracy issues last season, Reed still caught 75 percent of his passes, most among qualified tight ends. At 6-2, 225, Reed is not big for the position, but he caught 6-of-7 red-zone targets, converting three into touchdowns. He has good speed and gained more than half his yards (256) after the catch, averaging 5.7 YAC (sixth). With Garcon and free-agent acquisition DeSean Jackson stretching the field on the outside, Reed could be free to roam across the middle this season. But he might see fewer targets. In addition to Jackson, the Redskins added Andre Roberts to the receiving corps, and Logan Paulsen, who had 50 targets last season, likely will poach some looks at tight end.
Reed was an effective pass-catching TE in college and has some sleeper potential as a rookie in Washington, as Fred Davis hasn't exactly exemplified durability.
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Looks healthy
TEWashington Redskins
July 26, 2019
Reed (foot) looked quick and explosive during Thursday's practice, John Keim of reports.
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Reports for minicamp
TEWashington Redskins
June 6, 2019
Reed (foot) reported for mandatory minicamp, but he has been limited to rehab work, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan reports.
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Working out in Miami
TEWashington Redskins
May 29, 2019
Reed (foot) isn't present for OTAs and is believed to be working out in Miami, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Working out with teammates
TEWashington Redskins
March 21, 2019
Running back Adrian Peterson said Reed (foot) has been working out with him in Houston this offseason, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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Expected to stay in Washington
TEWashington Redskins
January 1, 2019
Coach Jay Gruden believes Reed (foot) is an important part of the Redskins' future, John Keim of reports. "I like Jordan a lot," Gruden said Monday. "Tight ends that can win in zone and man coverage are hard to find. His blocking has improved and is going to continue to get better the stronger that he gets. We just have to get him healthy, but he is a dynamic player, a great athlete, works extremely hard, a great kid, never late and he's a big part of the success of this football team moving forward in my opinion."
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