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Jordan Reed practices Wednesday, has prime fantasy matchup for Sunday

Washington enters a must-win game for Week 11 and will likely have its starting tight end in the huddle for it. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Washington tight end Jordan Reed was at practice on Wednesday, according to Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post.

Reed was announced as out for the game after suffering a sprained knee against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11, but returned despite the initial announcement. The fact that he did so amid a blowout game and returned to practice so early in the week suggests that Reed is either over the injury or that it is so minor that it does not warrant any concern. Derek Carrier would start in Reed's place, but that appears unlikely.

Fantasy impact: Reed has been a primary option for Kirk Cousins as long as he's taken the field, and fantasy owners will salivate at his upcoming matchup against the New York Giants. Only the hapless New Orleans Saints have allowed more fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season, and no team has surrendered more than the 815 yards to the position than the Giants in 2015.

Health permitting, all signs point to a bounce-back game for Reed in Week 12. He is a locked in TE1 with significant upside amid a fabulous matchup.