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Washington Rumored To Be Shopping Fred Davis

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The Redskins are reportedly trying to trade tight end Fred Davis before the deadline. Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
The Redskins are reportedly trying to trade tight end Fred Davis before the deadline. Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images.

ProFootballTalk tweeted Monday that the Washington Redskins were trying to trade TE Fred Davis. The news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as Davis has struggled all season and was a healthy scratch against the Bears on Sunday. Jordan Reed’s emergence as a reliable target has hastened his decline.

Davis emerged during his 2011 campaign where he racked up 59 catches for 796 yards and three touchdowns in just 12 games. He was able to play in just seven games a season ago, and only suited up for four games so far this season. In those four games he’s managed just three catches for 25 yards.

Reed has taken over the every-down role, and officially burst onto the scene this week with nine receptions for 134 receiving yards and a touchdown during the team’s 45-41 victory over the Bears. Reed is a must-own player in all fantasy football formats moving forward, and with plenty of teams with a bye week on the horizon, he is even more valuable.

Given Davis’ injury history and poor play to this point, he likely won’t garner more than a third-day pick in the upcoming draft, if anything at all.