News: The Vikings continued trimming their roster Friday in preparation for the regular season and released the following players: running backs Lex Hilliard and Ryan D'Imperio; defensive linemen Trevor Guyton, Nick Reed and Jeff Charleston; and wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux.
Analysis: Some of these players were able to make an early impression in training camp and survive the first round of cuts. However, neither of them were ultimately expected to make a Fantasy impact this season and should be left on waivers at this point.
News: The Buccaneers released defensive ends Tim Crowder and Nick Reed. Crowder has spent the past three seasons with the Buccaneers, playing in 41 games with 13 starts. In 2011, he played in 10 games and had 14 tackles. Reed joined the team for the final three games in 2011 and had two tackles.
Analysis: Neither one of these guys is expected to put up quality stats on a consistent basis. Leave both off of Fantasy rosters.
News: Tampa Bay continued to make changes to its defensive front and added DL Nick Reed to the active roster on Tuesday. Reed was released by Chicago in mid-November.
Analysis: Reed made the Bears' active roster out of training camp this year and appeared in seven games, recording six tackles. He is not considered a valuable Fantasy option and should be left on waivers in all IDP formats.
News: DE Nick Reed, a 2009 Seattle draft pick, was signed by the Bears to a reserves/future contract. Reed was a workout wonder before being drafted in the seventh round, running a 4.71 40-yard dash. He played one season in Seattle and made eight tackles, a sack and had a TD return. He also had knee surgery last August, which likely cost him a spot on the Seahawks.
Analysis: As a backup, Reed won't see enough playing time to contribute in Fantasy. He can be ignored in all leagues.
News: Seahawks DE Nick Reed had his knee scoped Tuesday and will be out a couple of weeks. The knee had been bothering him for a while, head coach Pete Carroll said. It was just nagging. So we decided to just fix him up. Reed is the second string right defensive end.
Analysis: As a backup, Reed wouldn't see enough playing time to contribute in Fantasy. He can be ignored in all leagues healthy or not.
News: Seattle DL Nick Reed picked up a fumble in Week 5 against the Jaguars and took it 79 yards the other way for a touchdown in the team's 41-0 blowout win. Reed also had three tackles in the game.
Analysis: Reed doesn't get all that much playing time and is not a relevant Fantasy player. Continue to ignore him in all formats.
News: Oregon DE Nick Reed was selected by Seattle in the 2009 draft. Reed has a good motor and is considered a pass-rushing specialist even with a 4.71 time in the 40-yard dash. He finished with a school-record 29.5 sacks, which ranks fourth in Pac-10 history. His 51.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage also is a school record.
Analysis: Reed is not expected to see much playing time, if any, this season. He'll be a reserve for the Seahawks and is not likely to post regular stats for Fantasy. Keep him off rosters.