Jordan Reed has proven he can be a productive player when healthy over the last couple of seasons. Problem is…he just can’t seem to stay healthy. Per head coach Jay Gruden, Reed suffered a quad injury in Redskins practice this week, putting his status for this weekend’s clash with the St. Louis Rams in question.
Gruden did say that he thinks it’s a “minor” injury, so perhaps there’s a decent chance he’ll be ready to suit-up come Sunday. He’s been one of Kirk Cousins’ favorite targets in their brief time together, and led Washington with 7 catches (for 63 yards and a TD) last week against the Dolphins. If Reed is unable to go, then Anthony McCoy would likely take his place. You can go ahead and ignore Anthony McCoy for fantasy football purposes.
While I still like Reed as an OK option if he’s able to play, he’s obviously a greater risk if he’s running on a bad quad. St. Louis was one of the more stingy defenses in terms of limiting fantasy tight ends last season, for what it’s worth. Jimmy Graham had a nice game against them last week, but that’s Jimmy Graham.
If you can find a suitable replacement, I’d probably leave Jordan Reed on the bench this week.