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Height/Weight: 6-1/241 | Birthdate: 8/9/1989 | Birthplace: Omaha, NE, USA | Team: Washington | College: Nebraska | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 20/2
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Jordan Reed pushes Niles Paul aside


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) So much for Niles Paul, I guess.

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, the intended starter at the beginning of the year, returned from a four-week absence for a hamstring injury Week 6 at Arizona and had a game to remember, catching eight passes for 92 yards. He also led the team in targets with 11.

Paul, meanwhile, had one catch 7 yards. He was targeted twice.

Paul mostly thrived in Reed's absence, averaging 4.5 catches for 58.3 yards in the four games Reed missed (and that's not even counting the four catches for 86 yards he had in Week 1, when Reed first went down), but the Redskins had been phasing him out in the weeks leading up to Reed's return.

This one is pretty straightforward for Fantasy owners. Cut Paul and make sure Reed isn't available in your league.


Niles Paul becoming a worrisome play


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/7/2014) After leaving early Week 4 against the Giants after suffering a concussion, tight end Niles Paul played 80 percent of the Redskins' snaps Week 5 against Seattle, but you wouldn't know it by his production. He had two passes thrown his way, catching one for 6 yards.

It's a discouraging development with Jordan Reed inching closer to a return. The projected starter at the beginning of the year, Reed came close to returning from a three-week absence for a hamstring strain Monday. The Redskins decided to give him another week.

Paul had been good enough in Reed's absence, averaging 5.3 catches for 78.3 yards in his first four games, to perhaps hold off Reed even after he returns, but this performance could change things.

It's all speculation at this point, but I might avoid the Redskins' tight end situation altogether if I had viable alternatives on the waiver wire.


Redskins tight ends bring little to the table in Week 5 loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Redskins tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen didn't do much as receivers or as blockers in Monday's loss to the Seahawks. Paul caught one of two targets for 6 yards, while Paulsen brought in two of three targets for 11 yards. Neither was effective in clearing running room for Alfred Morris, either.

Washington hopes to get starting tight end Jordan Reed back for Week 6 at Arizona.


Jordan Reed out, Niles Paul in for MNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Seahawks, while tight end Niles Paul (concussion) is active. Both had been listed as questionable.

Reed has not played since the season opener. Paul, the expected starter, has 21 catches for 313 yards and a touchdown in four games.


Redskins release final Week 5 injury report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) The Redskins have listed seven players as questionable for Monday's Week 5 matchup with the Seahawks, including tight ends Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Niles Paul (concussion), left tackle Trent Williams (knee), safety Trenton Robinson (ankle), defensive end Kedric Golston (groin), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and guard Shawn Lauvao (knee).

Williams, Robinson and Goslton were all limited in practice Saturday, while Paul, Jordan and Lauvao practiced in full. Cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) has been ruled out for the game.

Five players were listed as probable to play in Week 5, including wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder), linebacker Brian Orakpo (finger) and defensive linemen Jason Hatcher (hamstring), Chris Baker (shoulder) and Jarvis Jenkins (rib).


Redskins tight ends putting Fantasy owners in a tough spot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) As of Friday evening, Niles Paul looks like the healthiest of the two Redskins' tight ends, after receiving clearance from the league's concussion protocol and putting in a full day of practice. How should Fantasy owners approach Monday's game against the Seahawks in Week 5?

Paul was able practice without limitation Friday, while Jordan Reed's hamstring injury kept him limited for the workout. With this week's contest set for Monday night, Fantasy owners hoping to rely on either player this week will not have a lot of options if one is unexpectedly inactive. Our suggestion? If there aren't any better options on waivers, add both to your roster this week, and play it by ear Monday night.

If, as looks likely, Paul is able to play, get him in the starting lineup. He is the hot hand right now, and has shown a quick rapport with quarterback Kirk Cousins, while Reed has limited experience and may not be able to give it 100-percent effort this week. 

Long term, this is a pretty cloudy situation, with two seemingly worthy candidates set to fight over playing time on a team already stocked with weapons. For Week 5, however, Paul looks like the better play at this point, if you have to chooce one. If you can, however, find a tight end with a better matchup than this duo's against the Seahawks. 


Redskins TE Niles Paul clears concussion protocol


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Redskins surprising tight end Niles Paul has completed concussion protocol and was a full-go in Friday practice, per the Washington Post.

Paul sustained the concussion last Thursday and had been limited in practice all seek. He is expected to play Monday night against Seattle. He ranks second on the team with 21 catches and is first with 313 yards receiving.


Redskins TE Niles Paul able to practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul, who suffered a concussion Week 4 against the Giants, returned to practice Thursday. The Redskins are preparing to play the Seahawks on Monday night.

Redskins TE Niles Paul expected to play Monday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Niles Paul will play Monday night against Seattle if fellow Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen is correct. The latter told ESPN that he has "100 percent confidence that Niles is going to be ready for the game."

Paul, who was removed from the Week 4 clash with a concussion, has been one of the pleasant surprises of the NFL season. He has 21 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown. He has racked up more catches and yards in four games than he did in his first three years combined.


FFT Blog: Looking at the most-dropped list


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) At the Fantasy Football Today blog, we took a look at the most-dropped players in CBSSports.com leagues.

The five most-dropped players are Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and tight end Niles Paul, Chargers running back Donald Brown, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams and Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey

You probably won't regret dropping Williams or Paul given their injuries, and Cousins' next few matchups will probably bring out more bad habits. However, if Brown is available in your league (as he is in 19 percent of leagues), you might want to snatch him. He has a tough matchup in Week 5, but we think he can run all over the Raiders in Week 6. 


Taking a look at the tight end waiver wire


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) With key players like Vernon Davis (back), Niles Paul (concussion), Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Tyler Eifert (elbow) dealing with injuries, finding help on the waiver wire might be the key to success at the tight end position. Here are some of Jamey Eisenberg's thoughts on the best pickups for this week.

Larry Donnell of the Giants and Travis Kelce are likely to be the most-added tight ends when waivers run Wednesday morning, and Jamey admits to being "torn" on which he prefers. Dwayne Allen of the Colts, Garrett Graham of the Texans and Reed round out the top-five, while Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Clay Harbor and Jace Amaro are sleeper adds for deep leagues.

Charles Clay of the Dolphins and Ladarius Green of the Chargers are considered drop-worthy, if you need a roster spot. 


Niles Paul sidelined with concussion


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul was unable to practice Monday as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered last Thursday against the Giants. He did some light jogging on the side, reports CSNWashington.com.

Niles Paul performs well before leaving


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Washington tight end Niles Paul was in line for a nice game before he was ruled out with a concussion.

Paul caught three passes for 60 yards. On his final catch, Paul collided with three defenders, and stayed on the ground for a while. Though he was able to walk off the field, he was immediately taken to the locker room and ruled out. Paul still finished second on the team in receiving yards.

Paul will take on the Seahawks Week 5 if he's able to play. 


Niles Paul ruled out Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Washington tight end Niles Paul went to the locker room early Thursday. 

Paul took a big hit on a catch, and stayed down on the field for some time. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but went straight to the locker room. Paul was immediately ruled out and will be evaluated for a concussion.


With Jordan Reed out again, Niles Paul still worth starting


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul should be considered nearly a must-start Fantasy option for Week 4 against the Giants Thursday, with Jordan Reed already ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Paul has 18 catches for 253 yards through three games, mostly in relief of Reed, who has not played since Week 1. He has at least six receptions in both of Kirk Cousins' games at the helm of the offense, and has simply been too productive so far to consider benching even against a Giants defense that has yet to allow a tight end to find the end zone or top five Fantasy points in a game.

Both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard have Paul as a top-10 tight end in their Week 4 rankings. 


Niles Paul taking advantage of Jordan Reed's absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul entered this season with 14 receptions through his first 44 NFL games, so his ascension to the top of the tight end ranks has been a huge surprise, to say the least. Can he keep it up?

Washington has thrown the ball around a ton this season, as the team's 121 passing attempts through three games ranks fifth in the NFL. 24 of those passes have gone Paul's way, and he has hauled in 18 of them for 253 yards, landing him squarely in the top-10 in receiving yards so far. Only Jimmy Graham has more yards than Paul, among tight ends.

Unfortunately, one player looms large with the potential to derail Paul's breakout season. Fellow tight end Jordan Reed has not played or practiced since leaving Week 1's game with a hamstring injury, but he was supposed to be the team's big breakout candidate this season. If he gets back to health, Paul's time in the spotlight could come to an end.

Fortunately for Paul's Fantasy owners, Reed's recovery from his injury has been extremely slow. Paul looks like a must-start Fantasy option, at least as long as Reed is out, so watch those practice reports. 


Niles Paul contributes yet again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul put together another solid performance Sunday, in a 37-34 loss to the Eagles.

Paul, who has quickly emerged as a favorite of quarterback Kirk Cousins, was targeted nine times in the passing game. He hauled in six of those passes for 68 yards, including a long of 37 yards.

Paul has been a solid contributor in each of the team's first three games, and will look to keep that going in Week 4 against the Giants. He has 18 receptions for 253 yards heading into Thursday's game. 


Niles Paul goes off in blowout win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul took advantage of the absence of Jordan Reed for a breakout performance in a 41-10 win over the Jaguars in Week 2.

Paul followed up his 86-yard showing in Week 1 by going off for a team-high 99 yards Sunday. He hauled in eight of 11 passes thrown his way to lead the team in catches as well, including a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Paul has emerged as one of the top options in the team's passing game through two games, having recorded 12 receptions for 185 yards. He will try to keep it going in Week 3 against the Eagles. 


RG3: Jordan Reed won't play Week 2


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III confirmed tight end Jordan Reed won't play Sunday against the Jaguars due to his hamstring injury, reports the Associated Press. "He's a big loss, a great player," Griffin said.

Niles Paul is expected to start in Reed's place.


Niles Paul preparing for starting role


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) With Redskins tight end Jordan Reed dealing with a strained hamstring, Niles Paul is preparing to be the primary tight end Week 2 against Jacksonville, reports the Washington Post. Paul led Washington with 86 receiving yards on four catches Week 1, but lost a fumble at the Houston 7.

Primarily a special teams player, Paul is suddenly staring at a big opportunity.


Niles Paul tallies career-high 86 yards Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul stepped up Week 1 at Houston in the absence of tight end Jordan Reed, who had to leave the game in the first half due to a hamstring injury. Paul finished with a team-high 86 yards on four catches.

Although, it wasn't all positive news for Paul during a 17-6 loss. On a third-and-7 play with 4:06 left in the third quarter, Paul picked up 48 yards on a reception, but he was stripped of the football down in the red zone and the Texans recovered the fumble at the 9-yard line.

The 86 yards were by far a career high for Paul, who was targeted four times in the game. His previous career high was 37 yards.

The Redskins are back in action Week 2 against Jacksonville.


Niles Paul fine after bruised knuckle


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul is fine after bruising a knuckle in Monday's game against the Browns, Comcast SportsNet Washington reports. The injury will not cause him to miss time.


Niles Paul exits game Monday with hand injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Redskins tight end Niles Paul went back to the locker room during Monday's game due to a hand injury and is questionable to return, the team announced. Paul caught both of his targets for 22 yards before suffering the injury.

Redskins draft TE Ted Bolser in Round 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) With the 217th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected tight end Ted Bolser from Indiana.

The 6-foot-6, 248-pound tight end ran a 4.85-second 40-yard dash at the combine. Bolser totaled 34 receptions for 320 yards and six touchdowns in 2013. He will join a tight end group that includes Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul.

Niles Paul hurts hip late


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2013) Redskins tight end Niles Paul left in the fourth quarter with a hip injury Week 14 against the Chiefs. He had one catch for 25 yards before leaving. It was just his fourth catch of the season.