Fantasy Football Injury Report: Jordan Reed Concussion Clouds 2019 Value

Wild Card Round - Green Bay Packers v Washington Redskins
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Jordan Reed is being selected at an average draft position (ADP) of TE16 this fantasy football season. That cost was low enough that it was worth rolling the dice on the oft-injured tight end to get a shot at his huge upside.

He made an early exit with an apparent concussion in the Washington Redskins' third preseason game though, and suddenly that "if he stays healthy" caveat is looking really concerning.

How Many Concussions Has Jordan Reed Had?

Any injury would have been worrying for Reed, who has never played a full 16-game regular season in the NFL. But the fact that this could be another concussion is an especially big red flag.

Concussions are unpredictable injuries, but they have the potential to linger as long-term concerns, as we saw when one ended his 2013 rookie season in only Week 11. They also grow especially worrisome when a player has had multiple, and this could be Reed's seventh concussion.

Part of the appeal in taking Reed in drafts was that his upside stood out in an offseason that is flush with value at the TE position.

That tight end depth is also what allows us to start shying away from Reed in drafts following this most recent injury. He's now far less likely to show off his upside for the year, and there's still no shortage of late-round TEs you can target instead of Reed.

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