TIGHT END, JORDAN REED, WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Jordan Reed has come on strong to start his 2018 campaign. Reed leads the Washington offense in receiving with a total of 168 yards adding one touchdown. It’s no secret Reed has missed a lot of time due to injury the last couple of seasons.
With Alex Smith and his tight end friendly offensive mindset, Jordan Reed has flourished. In Week 3 before the bye, Reed had four receptions for 65 yards against the Green Bay Packers. Week 5 Reed and the Redskins get a Monday night date with the 25th-overall ranked defense of the New Orleans Saints.
What makes this matchup so intriguing? The Redskins rank first in total defense entering Week 5. We all have seen what the Saints offense can do through four weeks of action. Their defense have kept them in shootouts and close games all season.
Reed has a juicy matchup against a defense who thus far have allowed 390.5 total yards and 30.3 points per game. 311 passing yards per game the Saints defense has given up will really help an offense who has averaged 383 yards through three games. This game has every indication it could be a shootout in the dome.
The Saints only allow 79.5 rushing yards per game. The Redskins will need to get their leading receiver going early and often to open up Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson out of the backfield.
Prediction: 75 receiving yards, 10 receptions, 2 touchdowns