Jordan Reed
Jordan Reed
30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
San Francisco 49ers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
When he's able to stay on the field, Reed can be a productive pass catcher, but his lengthy injury makes him a high-risk/high-reward addition for any team (real or fantasy) that rosters him. The 49ers decided to take the plunge in August, with depth behind George Kittle arguably becoming more of a priority after wideout Deebo Samuel underwent foot surgery. While there's no doubt Kittle will get most of the TE targets in San Francisco, there is some opportunity for Reed to re-establish mainstream fantasy value if his superstar teammate misses time with an injury. Otherwise, Reed figures to compete with Ross Dwelley for playing time in multi-TE formations. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the 49ers in August on 2020.
Solid bounce-back campaign
TESan Francisco 49ers
January 27, 2021
Reed finished the 2020 season with 26 receptions (on 46 targets) for 231 yards and four touchdowns across 10 games with the 49ers.
ANALYSIS
Reed's career appeared to be in jeopardy after he missed the entire 2019 season while recovering from a concussion, the latest of several head injuries the tight end accumulated since entering the NFL in 2013. He received clearance to resume his career in 2020, and after linking up with the 49ers, he was fortunately able to stay relatively healthy for the most part, with the six games he missed being the result of a left knee sprain rather than a concussion. Even in a part-time role, the 29-year-old proved to be a capable receiving threat, especially in the red zone. He'll be an unrestricted free agent heading into the 2021 season, and the 49ers could have interest in retaining Reed to provide a high-quality pass-catching option on the depth chart behind star tight end George Kittle.
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How do Jordan Reed's 2020 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.
Air Yards Per Game
38.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.54
 
% Team Air Yards
10.3%
 
% Team Targets
8.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
55.3%
 
Drop Rate
6.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.3
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Jordan Reed run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jordan Reed and the other tight ends for the 49ers are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Jordan Reed
185 routes   46 targets
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97%
216 routes   63 targets
83%
176 routes   24 targets
73%
21 routes   4 targets
54%
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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.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
242 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
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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.
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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Finds end zone vs. Cowboys
TESan Francisco 49ers
December 20, 2020
Reed caught two of five targets for 18 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Cowboys.
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Five targets in losing effort
TESan Francisco 49ers
December 14, 2020
Reed had two receptions (five targets) for 12 yards in Sunday's 23-15 loss to the Washington Football Team.
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Finds end zone late in loss
TESan Francisco 49ers
December 7, 2020
Reed brought in three of four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 34-24 loss to the Bills on Monday night.
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Not in sync with QB
TESan Francisco 49ers
November 30, 2020
Reed caught just two of six targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams.
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Playing Sunday
TESan Francisco 49ers
November 29, 2020
Reed (illness) is active for Sunday's game versus the Rams.
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