Fantasy Football: Jayden Reed reportedly expected to play in Week 13

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The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs are set to end the Sunday night slate of games with the two playing on Sunday Night Football. One of the notable players to watch in this game was wide receiver Jayden Reed, who was listed as questionable for this week.

The rookie wide receiver was dealing with a chest injury and did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday before getting in a limited practice on Friday. According to Bleacher Report's Jordan Schultz, Reed is trending towards playing and the Packers are cautiously optimistic.

This is good news as Reed has been one of the best wide receivers in fantasy football the past few weeks with a touchdown in each of the past three weeks and 80 or more yards from scrimmage in two of those games.

On the season, Reed has 36 receptions on 59 targets for 497 yards and five receiving touchdowns with 81 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

Fantasy football managers will need a backup plan for Jayden Reed

With how good Jayden Reed has been, it is worth holding out hope that he is able to play against the Chiefs. However, being the Sunday night game fantasy football managers will need a player ready to plug in if the rookie is not able to play today.

It would make sense to place Jayden Reed in the flex for this week and that could open the door for running backs and tight ends that could be added as well. The wide receivers to add to your bench could be:

  • Dontayvion Wicks (Green Bay)
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Kansas City)
  • Kadarius Toney (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Zay Jones (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Meanwhile, some options at running back and tight end if Reed can be added to the flex spot could be:

  • D’Ernest Johnson (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Tanner Hudson (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Tucker Kraft (Green Bay Packers)

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