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Jayden Reed injury: What status means for Week 13 vs. Chiefs

Jayden Reed is dealing with a chest injury for Week 13. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

Jayden Reed #11 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Perry Knotts/Getty Images

Game day morning update: The Packers did not promote another wide receiver, which bodes well for Reed’s chances of playing on Sunday night, per Mike Clay.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jayden Reed is listed as questionable on this week’s official injury report. He’s dealing with a chest injury, the same one he was dealing with last week too. Reed did not participate in Wednesday or Thursday’s practice, but he was able to get in a limited session to end the week.

The Packers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.

Jayden Reed injury

Fantasy football analysis

Reed had 34 yards and a touchdown last week against the Lions on four catches. He’s averaged four catches over his last five games, and he’s second on the team with five receiving touchdowns.

If he can’t play, Romeo Doubs would have a little more fantasy appeal this week. With Christian Watson healthy, there could be even more work for him too, since he seems to have found a connect with Jordan Love as the No. 1 wideout.

NFL DFS analysis

Reed’s been a solid WR3 option in DFS leagues lately. At $4,400 in DraftKings leagues this week, he’s a bargain for that third spot or a flex. There is, however, the risk that he won’t play. Remember, Reed played through the same injury last week, and the fact that he was upgraded to a limited participant to end the week bodes well for his availability.

Betting analysis

Reed’s become an important part of a resurgent Green Bay offense, so if he does have to sit this one out, it’ll be harder for the Packers to pull off the upset or even cover as six-point underdogs. His absence would likely have an effect on point totals too. The over/under for this one is 42.5 according to DraftKings Sportsbook.