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What to do with Jordan Reed in Week 15 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Jordan Reed ahead of the 49ers Week 15 matchup against the Cowboys.

Jordan Reed #81 of the San Francisco 49ers signals a first down after making a catch against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of the NFL football game at State Farm Stadium on December 07, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

After being out of football last season, Jordan Reed made his triumphant return this season with the San Francisco 49ers. The veteran tight end hasn’t had any huge performances but has scored three touchdowns. What can we expect from him on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys? Let’s discuss it below.

Fantasy Football analysis: 49ers TE Jordan Reed

Last week against the Washington Football Team, tight end Jordan Reed had a pedestrian two receptions (five targets) for 13 yards. It was shockingly in line with all his other outings this season. The previous week against the Buffalo Bills, Reed recorded three receptions (four targets) for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Unlike other tight ends who are must starts or a worthwhile streaming option, Reed’s value is solely depending on if he scores a touchdown. Could he find the end zone on Sunday? It’s a possibility as it seems like second-year wide receiver Deebo Samuel will be out with an injury.

Therefore, the Niners will need someone else to step up to help out rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk in the receiving department. This season, the Cowboys’ defense has allowed six touchdowns to opposing tight ends, but haven’t allowed any in the last two weeks.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit — Jordan Reed