I can safely say that Jordan Reed will not be on a single one of my Fantasy Teams. I will avoid him as if he is a Donald Trump rally. Reed is going as high as the middle of the third round in ESPN drafts, with an overall ADP of 35. On the surface this […]
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Jordan Reed’s voice was most certainly heard by fantasy owners last year. (Getty)After Gronk, average drafters currently have Jordan Reed and Greg Olsen ranked No. 2 and No. 3 on their cheat sheets. In this showdown, Brad Evans and Liz Loza argue which plus-sized target is the better buy. Read their arguments and declare a winner in the comments section.
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Reed performed just 9% (fantasy points per game) below Gronk, who is injury prone and locked into the late first round. You can get the younger of the two 35 picks later. At that value, he is one of the few must-grab assets this draft season.
Reed has battled injuries for most of his career, but he stayed healthy for 14 games this season and showed just how good he can be. He averaged over eight targets per game, which was only behind Delanie Walker. Kirk Cousins seems to love throwing Reed the ball and for good reason, as he put up a line of 87/952/11 through those 14 games. Reed played nine games his rookie year, then 11 in 2014 and 14 this season. Sometimes it just takes some on-the-job training to learn how to keep yourself healthy in the NFL, and I don't see any reason Reed can't continue to put together mostly full seasons moving forward.
In 2015, Jordan Reed ranked tied for 1st place with Tyler Eifert in red zone TD receptions with 11. If Reed can play a full 16 game season, he can rank as one of the top Tight Ends of the 2016 season. I am projecting that he can do it and will finish with 12-14 TDs in 2016. Reed singed a 5 year extension through the 2021 season for $46.5 million. The deal includes $22 million in guaranteed money.