No one knew what the Green Bay Packers offense would look like with the departure of Aaron Rodgers, but it turns out that Jordan Love is more than competent, and with some exciting young weapons on the Packers, there will continue to be fantasy football gold in this team this season. Love threw for 151 yards and three TDs in Week 2.
Love has been spreading the love in Green Bay, but this week, he centered on WR Jayden Reed.
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Should Jayden Reed Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 3?
Reed took advantage of his week with several Packers stars out because of injury. RB Aaron Jones and WR Christian Watson were both inactive, and Reed stepped up.
Watson had been practicing in a limited fashion this week but ultimately did not start. WR Romeo Doubs played, but he also had been limited in practice this week.
Reed was targeted on over 33% of his routes and ended the game with 37 yards and two TDs. He ran the second-most routes for the WRs and had the most targets of any Packer.
Reed’s targets will clearly decrease when the other Packer weapons return, but with Jones and Watson both sidelined with hamstring issues, we know that, of all the injuries, this is the one that seems to be the most finicky.
Both seem to potentially return soon, but if Cooper Kupp has taught us anything this year, it’s that a hamstring injury recovery can turn on a dime.
Going into Week 2, Reed was only 10% rostered in Yahoo leagues, and this will no doubt skyrocket after waivers run this week.
If you lost someone to injury, or you have some WRs that aren’t delivering, Reed is a great pickup to help you win now. Target him in waivers, use him until Watson returns, and then closely monitor the distribution of targets.
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