He made his successful return from a thigh injury, reeling in four Robert Griffin III passes for 58 yards in the first half. Here’s one of those receptions (via Redskins.com). R.I.P. Barry Church’s ankles.
In the three games that Reed played in this season prior to Week 6, he had recorded 13 receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown. Those numbers don’t scream starting fantasy material, but these do: those 13 receptions were a result of just 15 targets. In fact, the 6’2”, 243-pound tight end’s four first-half catches came on five targets.
Simply put, Reed will be a weekly fantasy starter as soon as RGIII starts throwing him the football more frequently—as long as he maintains his efficiency, of course. Starting tight end Fred Davis, who has also battled injury this season, sure shouldn’t be stopping Reed from producing. The former USC Trojan has only caught three balls for seven yards this season.
Washington’s abysmal, dead-last ranked defense in yards allowed should help Reed’s cause, digging the Redskins’ offense a hole and forcing them to climb out with the pass.
David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.