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Fantasy Football: Top 10 Tight Ends Heading Into 2016

3 – Jordan Reed

Jordan Reed was a part of a Washington team that took everyone by surprise as one of the league’s more explosive offenses behind Kirk Cousins‘ first full year as the head signal caller.

Reed gave everyone glimpses of what he had to offer offensively in his first two years with Washington after being drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft but struggled to stay on the field due to injuries.

He has a ton of raw talent, and for a guy who looks like a wide receiver, he plays very much like a tough tight end.

In 2015 Reed, not able to play all 16 games, but managed to suit up for 14, broke out and was one of the key components of the Washington offense that found their way into the playoffs.  He was a touchdown machine, bringing in 11 on 87 catches to go along with 952 yards.

With those two extra games that Reed missed he most certainly would have surpassed 1,000 yards and may have snagged a couple more touchdowns.

The Washington offense relies heavily on how well Cousins can perform in his second year as a starter but there should be no concerns as to whether Reed will still be fed the ball consistently throughout.

Reed is in a perfect situation with the deep threat Desean Jackson keeping secondaries honest, as well as Pierre Garçon, Jamison Crowder, and a decent stable of running backs helping free him up.

Reed has the talent to be in the argument as best tight end in the league, and his fourth season, barring health issues, should prove that.

Prediction: 92 Receptions – 1,010 Yards – 12 Touchdowns

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