| DeSean Jackson out for Week 4 -- Fri Oct 2 7:30 am --|
|Redskins source tells me DeSean Jackson is out Sunday and possibly longer. Said "not even close." (Britt McHenry on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Jackson will miss his grudge game against the Eagles leaving Pierre Garcon and TE Jordan Reed to be the top targets in the passing game for Kirk Cousins. Garcon is a WR3 consideration while Reed is a mid-range TE1.
| Giants rule DRC and Victor Cruz out -- Wed Sep 23 4:20 pm --|
New York thin in the secondary
|The New York Giants will be without top cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Thursday night's game against Washington, and wide receiver Victor Cruz will have to wait at least one more week for his return to the field. (ESPN.com)|
FF Today's Take: The injury to Dominick Rodgers-Cromartie leaves a defense that has been shredded the past two weeks with huge holes to fill in the secondary. Look for Kirk Cousins to test the Giants pass defense with Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon and company on Thursday night. Additionally, New York released Preston Parker this week and Victor Cruz remains sidelined leaving the door wide open for Rueben Randle to stake his claim in the passing offense behind Odell Beckham Jr.
| DeSean Jackson expected to miss 3-4 weeks -- Mon Sep 14 12:23 pm --|
|Redskins WR DeSean Jackson expected to miss three to four weeks with strained hamstring, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Jackson posted a goose-egg in Week 1 after leaving early in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. In his absence, expect Pierre Garcon and TE Jordan Reed to be the top targets for Kirk Cousins. Reed posted a 7-63-1 line on 11 targets in Week 1.
| Jordan Reed to miss Thu preseason game -- Tue Aug 18 5:33 pm --|
Hamstring injury remains an issue
|Gruden said Jordan Reed isn't sitting out as a precaution. His hamstring still hasn't healed. Wouldn't play if it was reg season game. (Mike Jones on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Reed has an extensive history with hamstring injuries but he's got a golden opportunity to have his best season as a pro given the injury to fellow tight end Niles Paul. Reed's health is a major concern for fantasy owners making him a TE2 flier late in re-draft leagues.
| TE Niles Paul out for the season, ankle injury -- Thu Aug 13 10:30 pm --|
Redskins thin at tight end position
|Niles Paul, who entered the game as the teamís starting tight end and only proven, healthy player at the position, carted off with a season-ending ankle injury. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: With Jordan Reed sidelined with yet another hamstring injury and Logan Paulsen battling a foot issue, the Redskins are currently thin at the tight end position. Reed is going to have an enormous opportunity now that Paul is lost for the season but his injury risk is through the roof.
|TE Niles Paul leapfrogs Jordan Reed on depth chart -- Mon Aug 10 5:20 pm --|
Gruden: Paul is a more complete tight end
|Washington HC Jay Gruden says TE Niles Paul is a more complete tight end than Jordan Reed, and that's why he is now the starting TE. (Mike Jones on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Coaches can sometimes play games with their depth chart, but Paul's commitment to improve each offseason (and ability to stay healthy) has apparently moved him ahead of the toolsy Reed, who has been unable to stay on the field very long in his brief NFL career. As a result, Paul has 40-50 catch upside for a player that is going undrafted at the moment. Dynasty owners should also take note and act accordingly.
| Jordan Reed expected to be ready for camp -- Sat Jul 11 3:00 pm --|
Redskins feel insured with Niles Paul
|Ongoing issues forced him (Jordan Reed) to have a procedure on his left knee this spring, and because of it, he spent the entire offseason rehabilitating rather than practicing in an offense that has undergone some tweaks. The Redskins believe that Reed will be ready to go by the start of training camp. However, itís hard to know if or how long coaches will be able to count on Reed. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: The Redskins gave re-signed Niles Paul to three-year, $6 million deal this offseason in large part due to Reed's inability to stay healthy. Reed has the athletic ability to be a difference maker at the position but his 12 games missed over the last two years is concerning for fantasy owners. Reed is a TE2 given his risk but capable of producing like a TE1 when healthy.