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Jalen Reagor 2021 Dynasty Outlook
A fun fact about Jalen Reagor is that his father, Willie Montae Reagor, was a DE in the NFL for 9 years. On top of that, his high school head coach was former NFL QB Jon Kitna. With that being said, he was a pure athlete as he was named the Under Armour All-American and won the Texas state long jump event in track.
He stayed in state as he found himself making an immediate impact for the TCU Horned Frogs. He had 33 receptions for 576 yards and 8 TDs his freshman year while adding 8 carries for 65 yards. With these impressive freshman stats, he was named Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. He followed that with a 72 catch, 1,061 yard, 9 TD sophomore season. He ran for 3 more TDs on 13 carries for 170 yards. His numbers fell off his junior year as he had just 43 receptions for 611 yards and 5 TDs in 12 games while adding 89 yards on 14 rush attempts. He came onto the scene as a punt returner though, taking 15 punts for 312 yards and a TD.
With the 21st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU.
In the 11 games played during his rookie season, Reagor did very little, catching 31 of 54 targets for 396 yards and a TD while adding 4 carries for 26 yards. He also took back 4 punt returns for 94 yards. He averaged just 67% of offensive snaps and had 2 fumbles but didn’t lose either of them. Even with the injuries that once again plagued the Eagles WR room, Reagor didn’t develop much of a role in the offense. He finished as the WR92 in PPR formats which was disappointing for those who drafted him.
Jalen Reagor Dynasty Outlook – Beyond 2021
Jalen Reagor is a player who is going to take 2-3 years to develop, which was normal a few years ago, but is becoming foreign in today’s game. Like the NFL today, fantasy managers may be giving up on him after just 1 season, so he could be a buy low this offseason. Even if he turns out to be like JJ Arcega-Whiteside, he’s worth the price for the upside he provides.
I don’t see Reagor with WR1 upside, but I think WR2 upside is realistic for him going forward. For 2021, I see him improving on his 2020 numbers but nothing crazy with around 55 receptions for 700 yards and a few TDs. Next season he should become a low-end flex play as he gains chemistry with either Wentz or Hurts this offseason. He may be fighting this years draft pick in an expected Ja’Marr Chase or Devonta Smith
Beyond 2021, Jalen Reagor will show us whether he was worth a 1st round pick or if he was a bust. I personally don’t think he’ll ever have a season where he eclipses 1,000 yards, and ultimately, I think he’s a bust. With that being said, don’t give up on him just yet, because he’s worth stashing for the time being. Let’s hope he becomes something special for his fantasy managers.
According to the RotoHeat team, Jalen Reagor’s ADP is #66 overall and #33 among WRs in PPR formats. His ADP in SuperFlex formats is #65 overall and #28 among WRs. His value in picks in 1QB leagues is a mid 1st round pick and in SuperFlex it’s a mid to late 1st rounder. I’m personally not paying that much draft capital for Reagor as I see his value closer to an early to mid 2nd round pick.
In 1QB leagues, players comparable in value to Jalen are Chris Carson, Josh Allen, Deshaun Waston, Will Fuller, Diontae Johnson and Noah Fant. If you can get a QB of Allen or Watson’s caliber for Reagor, you need to make that happen immediately. If you have a RB need then Carson would be a good target, but I see these two as interchangeable. I like Fant’s upside more as he came onto the scene more towards the end of the year. Fuller and Johnson are both more talented than Reagor, so despite their situations, they’re my choice here.
Players with similar value to Reagor in SuperFlex leagues are Jared Goff, DJ Chark, Drew Lock, Tee Higgins, Robert Woods and Kareem Hunt. Goff is clearly in the QB2 category, so I’m only taking him if you’re in need of a QB, otherwise hold tight to Reagor. Higgins, Woods and Hunt are proven and are no brainers here. Chark is very similar to Reagor since they both are overrated with limited production, but if I had to chose, I’d stay with Reagor. Drew Lock was expected to have a great year with all his weapons in 2020. He did gain chemistry with Jeudy and Fant, so with Sutton coming back, I’m taking a chance on Lock in 2021 and beyond.