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The Lowdown: Broncos Tight Ends & is Jordan Reed a Value?

Jordan Reed

From the Washington Post:

At 6 feet 3 and 237 pounds, Reed has great size to go with impressive athleticism and speed. Redskins quarterbacks rave about Reed’s catch radius and his ability to make difficult grabs.

In nine games as a rookie, Reed recorded 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns. He appeared in 11 games last season and notched 50 catches for 465 yards.

Looking at the RotoViz Cheat Sheet Calculator we can see right now that Jordan Reed has a positional ADP of 23, while our staff projections have him slotted in as TE 14, giving him an equity score of nine. You may be able to make the argument that Reed certainly is a value, while his injuries thus far throughout his career may be somewhat of a concern and factored into his ADP. The Redskins “hope” that he is ready for training camp which starts on July 29th.

Reed’s health will be something to monitor as camp approaches. Come draft season, if I don’t draft Rob Gronkowski I’ll likely be waiting to draft a TE and stream throughout the season. Reed could be a viable candidate given his ADP since the investment is relatively low, and if he ends up getting injured it shouldn’t be a big blow for your team.

Broncos Tight Ends

From DenverBroncos.com:

OWEN DANIELS: Steady and productive, Daniels has more receptions than all but eight tight ends since 2000, and quickly put the broken leg of 2013 behind him with a 48-catch, 527-yard season in Baltimore last year.

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Owen Daniels has a pretty modest ADP at roughly 140. The tight end will be 33 in November, but he is currently the No. 1 tight end on the Broncos’ roster with the departure of Julius Thomas. I don’t think I would count on Daniels as an every week starter for your fantasy squad with his numbers being rather mediocre from a fantasy football standpoint.

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They’ve also got Virgil Green on the roster who has some interesting comps, although he’s now entering his fifth year in the league.

“You see tight ends have flourished throughout the last few years in his offense,” Green said in March. “I understand how I’m going to earn my keep on this team, and at the end of the day for me, it’s just tough, hard-nosed football. I know those other things will come to me, but at the end of the day I’m all about tough, hard-nosed football.

The Broncos are likely to run a decent number of two tight end sets, so both Daniels and Green are likely to see snaps. The less predictable thing is which, if either, will be valuable in fantasy football. Green went to Duke University to work out with Peyton Manning in April, so this could be something worth monitoring if Green is able to edge out Daniels.

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