Jordan Reed did an awesome job of changing George Kittle when the highest 49ers tight finish was out early within the season. In opposition to the Giants, Reed grabbed seven passes for 50 yards and two TDs. He was focused six occasions in opposition to the Jets the following week earlier than exiting with a knee damage that in the end landed him on IR. Now, he’s unofficially “questionable” for a key Thursday Evening Soccer matchup with the Packers. Kittle (foot) is now out for no less than two months, so fantasy soccer house owners will need to know whether or not Reed is taking part in and which aspect of the beginning ’em, sit ’em debate he falls on in Week 9.
We’ll be right here offering the newest information under about Reed proper up till the lively/inactive report is launched at round 6:50 p.m. ET on Thursday. For extra fantasy information, comply with us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
Is Jordan Reed taking part in Thursday evening?
UPDATE: In keeping with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, Jordan Reed goes be activated by the 49ers earlier than tonight’s sport. He might be trusted as a TE1 and may have vital goal upside with a lot of the 49ers’ receiving corps and George Kittle out.
Final week, Reed was formally designated to return from IR by the 49ers. That opened a 21-day observe window for the proficient TE, that means that he’ll seemingly return to motion in both Week 9 or Week 10.
Thus far throughout this quick week for the 49ers, Reed was “restricted” in observe on Tuesday. That wasn’t formally on the group’s damage report — since Reed is on IR, the 49ers do not must record him with an damage standing — however his progress signifies that he ought to have an opportunity to swimsuit up on Thursday if all goes properly. The 49ers must activate him by four p.m. ET for Reed to play, and it is attainable that the 49ers might activate him and nonetheless not play him if there may be any doubt about his well being).
If Reed cannot play, Ross Dwelley could be subsequent in line for targets on the tight finish place. Dwelley did catch a TD final week in rubbish time in opposition to the 49ers, and he might funciton as a low-level streamer with the 49ers additionally lacking Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and Kendrick Bourne (COVID). Extra seemingly, extra targets could be funneled towards Brandon Aiyuk and Trent Taylor, who determine to tackle a bulk of the pass-catching work for the 49ers.
Mainly, Reed will probably be a volume-based TE1 if he can play on Thursday. If he cannot, there are higher streaming choices than Dwelley in our Week 9 TE rankings that ought to be obtainable.