Until the Redskins Week 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Tight End Jordan Reed saw no game action since Week 1. He suffered a pulled hamstring during the season opener and the injury left many fantasy owners either stashing him on their roster, or dropping him due to a measly 0.40 points on the season.
Many believed Reed had potential to break out in 2014, and that door is still wide open. The 2nd year Tight End racked up 9.20 points for fantasy owners in his return against the Cardinals. Don't pay attention to his minimal fantasy output on the entire year; he missed several games, so his numbers won't be anywhere near those of a Larry Donnell or Dwayne Allen. However, Reed's playmaking ability after the catch is what makes him very valuable in fantasy leagues. Just when you think Reed is going to run out of bounds, he cuts it back inside for more yards after the catch. He wants to make big plays happen. This is the kind of player that you want on your team.
This was just his first week back from injury, and there is no reason to believe that he can't continue to build off of this performance. He was RG3's favorite target in 2013, and he will prove to be a reliable target again in 2014.
The best part? Reed is only owned in 65% of NFL fantasy leagues. If you are looking for a boost at your Tight End position, you better act fast. If Reed has another good game against the Tennessee Titans in Week 7, he will be flying off the waiver wire. Picking him up will give you good, consistent production at TE all the way up to seasons end. If you are in a predicament where you may have to drop Larry Donnell or Dwayne Allen to add Reed, then do it. Reed has a higher ceiling than both of those players this year. Give him a chance to make a difference on your team!