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Week 17 Outlook
DE Brooks Reed recorded one solo tackle and one sack in the Atlanta Falcons' Week 6 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Reed didn't make much impact on the game beyond that one play, but the Falcons' high-powered offense will continue to provide their defense with plenty of chances to rush the passer. Keep an eye on him in case he regains his form from his days with the Houston Texans.
Atlanta and defensive end Brooks Reed have agreed to restructure his contract in order to free up more cap room.
With Atlanta already cutting Derrick Shelby and potentially could lose both Adrian Clayborn and Dontari Poe to free agency, they needed to secure Reed who had a good 2017 season and could offer IDP owners the same in 2018.
DE Brooks Reed recorded his third sack and had seven combined tackles for Atlanta in Week 4 vs. Buffalo. He has had a strong start to the season with a combined 14 tackles and the three sacks in four weeks.
Reed has stepped it up in 2017 and he shouldn't be sitting on anyone's waiver wire at this point. He has solidified himself as a weekly play.
DE Brooks Reed couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. In Chicago Sunday, he recorded five tackles and two sacks. He seemed to be in the right place at the right time on a few key plays. Including a game ending sack to seal the win.
A little out of the blue game for DE Reed here, but one that fantasy football owners might want to take note of. They just might want to check the waiver wires and see if Reed can continue this again next week at home against Green Bay.
Reed, who had surgery on his groin, will not play in Monday's home-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reed was signed to a five-year, $22 million, with $9 million guaranteed this offseason. He was brought from the Texans to help bolster a pathetic defense and provide veteran leadership for a revamped scheme under new coach Dan Quinn. Expect Reed to brought along slowly over the next couple of weeks.