Jordan Reed Could Be in for Bounce-Back Campaign in 2019 Fantasy Football Season

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09:  Tight end Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins runs with the football after a reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Redskins defeated the Cardinals 24-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins v Arizona Cardinals | Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Jordan Reed has flashed a tantalizing skillset since entering the league in 2013. He's shifty, has great hands and is a far better route runner than a 6-foot-2, 240-pound man has any business being. Unfortunately, as pretty much every fantasy football owner knows by now, Reed is rarely on the field.

He's missed 31 games since 2013, including 13 in the last two seasons alone. However, Reed is reportedly dominating during Redskins training camp right now, and fantasy owners are perhaps being too cautious with the oft-injured tight end.

Reed's current ADP is TE16 (155th overall), behind players like Noah Fant, Delanie Walker and Trey Burton. This is a serious overreaction by the fantasy community – if Reed if on the field, he's got serious TE1 potential.

He racked up 558 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games last year, despite dealing with a toe injury that lingered throughout the season. With his current ADP, fantasy owners can snag Reed near the end of the draft with the potential for TE1 production. If he goes down, just grab another tight end off waivers, or even make Reed your backup to start the 2019 season.

While many owners are wary of drafting Reed, he has legit fantasy starter potential and is essentially going undrafted. You might have to roster two tight ends throughout the season to make it work, but finding a viable starter outside of the top 150 picks of a fantasy football draft is extremely rare. And if he stays healthy, Reed is just that.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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