Reed to be limited?
Jordan Reed has been the leading receiver for the Washington Redskins this season, but is he in for a tough matchup today against the Chicago Bears?
According to oddsmakers at RealBets, the Bears are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Redskins today. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 43.5 points. These two meet today at 1PM ET on FOX.
Reed is leading Washington in most receiving categories as he has the team-high in receptions (58), receiving yards (574) and touchdown receptions (6). All are career-highs for Reed already as he is leading Washington (5-7, 5-7 ATS) to a shot at the NFC East title. For this game, Reed has been given an over/under of 5.5 receptions and 53.5 receiving yards.
Today, Reed and the Redskins are meeting up with the Bears (5-7, 7-5 ATS) that have the second-ranked pass defense in the NFL, allowing just 210.8 yards per game. The Bears are especially tough against tight ends. From a fantasy perspective, Chicago is allowing the fourth-fewest points to opposing tight ends. They have given up just two touchdown catches to tight ends this season. Outside of allowing 11 catches for 146 yards to tight ends in Week 1 against Denver, the Bears have held opposing TEs to under 40 yards three of the last four weeks. They haven’t given up a TD catch to a tight end since Week 6. Reed comes into this game having at least 60 receiving yards in five of the 10 games he has appeared in this season.