The Washington Redskins could get some extra help in the passing game in week seven. Per reports, star tight end Jordan Reed is working his way back from numerous ailments and has a “pretty good chance” to suit up versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Reed has been dealing with lingering concussion symptoms, but after sitting out the past two weeks has gotten in some limited practice time and could be looking at a return in week seven. Backup tight end Derek Carrier filled in for Reed over the past two games, catching six balls and a touchdown. Washington’s passing game would get a significant boost from the athletic Reed, who quarterback Kirk Cousins hooked up with 24 times through the team’s first four games. Carrier would continue to start should Reed remain out another week.
There goes Carrier’s sleeper appeal. Reed has sat out long enough and while his concussion history is very troubling (one more blow could end his career), a healthy Reed can’t be ignored. Reed was a target monster when healthy, as he hasn’t had a game in 2015 with less than five catches and was probably one of the safest tight end options in all of fantasy football before he went down. He’d draw a solid matchup with the Buccaneers at home, too, which would quickly make him a hot commodity across all league types. He could specifically be an interesting value play on DFS sites like DraftKings, where he’s just $4.2k.