The Washington Redskins’ 17-6 opening day loss at the hands of the Houston Texans didn’t leave much for fans to be optimistic about offensively, as RGIII and co. looked completely hopeless and hapless. Now, things could be getting a bit more difficult.

Tight end Jordan Reed, who emerged last season as one of Griffin’s favorite targets, left the game early with a hamstring injury. According to Griffin himself on Wednesday, the team is expecting Reed to miss their Week 2 game against Jacksonville.

If Reed is absent from the lineup Sunday, Washington will trot-out Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul as their primary tight ends. If you’re a Reed fantasy owner seeking a replacement, you can probably do worse than Paul, who actually led the Redskins with 86 yards receiving in the season opener. Paulsen, on the other hand, caught 2 balls and didn’t gain a yard. So, disregard that spare.

No Reed means RGIII should be targeting the likes of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson even more often, but Paul is looking like a fairly solid spot-start option if you’re in the market for that sort of thing.

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