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By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 1:49am EDT

Jimmy Graham was held without a catch in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Game time decision players are always a risky endeavor, even when it's a superstar like Jimmy Graham. The morning was buzzing with the news that Graham was going to play but with limited snaps. Those limited snaps turned up 2 targets and no production. Look for Graham injury updates throughout the week. Hopefully Graham will be more than a decoy next Sunday.

By Andrew Sears, Saints Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 10:42am EDT

According to Adam Schefter, Graham (shoulder) is planning to play Sunday at Detroit but we won't know for sure until he tests the injury during pregame warm-ups. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Graham is active, it will be difficult to bench a player of his caliber even though his snaps will be limited. You can certainly expect that Graham will be a primary focus of the Saints red-zone package. That alone makes him worthy of cracking fantasy lineups, if active.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 1:38am EDT

Jimmy Graham was listed as "limited" in today's practice reports. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Let the games begin! Coach Peyton is now on record saying he's hopeful that Graham can play this week. This is a huge time bump compared to the initial suggestion that Graham could miss a few weeks. There is likely some gamesmanship going on here from the Saints. Tomorrow's report will provide a better look into Graham's status for Sunday. Either way, he will likely be listed as a game-time decision and will be a play at your own risk if he even if he is active.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 12:37pm EDT

Reports are coming in that Jimmy Graham may miss the following 2 weeks after the Saints bye this week, due to his sprained shoulder. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a pretty big fantasy hit for Graham owners. Hopefully owners were proactive to find a decent replacement for the bye week, because they will need to ride that replacement longer than anticipated. The TE position has been brutal this year.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 2:22pm EDT

Jimmy Graham hurt his shoulder in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. He was able to briefly come back into the game, but eventually left for the remainder. The injury is a sprain and is not believed to be serious. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: This is a situation to monitor. Luckily the bye week came for Graham at the perfect time, so fantasy players were already not counting on him next week. Shoulder issues can be a little tricky, but it appears for now Graham will be suiting up in week 7.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 4:58pm EDT

Jimmy Graham had a very slow start in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but he finished with 8 catches for 86 yards and 1 TD.

Fantasy Impact: The Saints were thoroughly handled by Dallas. Graham had only 1 catch in the first half. He eventually salvaged his fantasy game with some garbage time stats. This was a huge disappointment with the Cowboys' recent failures against opposing tight ends. Graham is still the top TE in the NFL and should carry no concerns.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 2:00am EDT

Jimmy Graham caught 6 passes for 54 yards in Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: The Vikings put a lot of effort into shutting Graham down. This game will likely be a simple bump in the road for Graham's fantasy dominance. Look for humongous production in next week's game against the Cowboys, who are putrid against TEs.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 11:39pm EDT

Jimmy Graham caught ten passes for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's game against the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: This is the player who was drafted in 1st rounds of fantasy drafts! It took him a little to get going, but the whole team was struggling. As the game went on, Graham was dominant, especially in the red zone. The Saints have a delicious matchup against the Vikings at home next week.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 1:41am EDT

Jimmy Graham caught 8 balls for 72 yards against the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice opener for Graham. Fantasy owners have come to expect a lot from Graham, so it would've been nicer if he had scored. However, 8/72 is a solid stat line. Graham was heavily involved and the TDs will come. He's still locked in as the #1 TE.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 10:06am EDT

Jimmy Graham is projected to have 7 catches for 83 yards and 1 TD.

Fantasy Impact: Graham is the locked and loaded #1 fantasy TE this week, and likely the rest of the season. He is a threat to explode every single week. He had a mediocre opener against the Falcons last year, at least mediocre for Graham standards, but he did score.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:29am EDT

Jimmy Graham caught 2 balls for 49 yards during Saturday's game against Indianapolis.

Fantasy Impact: Let's be honest. The only thing that would be of note here is if Graham were injured or abducted by aliens. He's not/hasn't been. Graham is an elite, big-time difference maker at the TE position. He currently has an ADP of 8.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 5:00pm EDT

Jimmy Graham scored twice during the Saints' 2nd preseason game. Jimmy Graham performed his slam dunk celebration twice, and twice was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The story concluded today with the NFL handing down a $30,000 fine. (Source: Evan Woodbery on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Graham knew what he was doing. All the players know of the new celebration rule and Graham was even flagged for it during training camp. For some reason he felt he needed to rage against the machine, even though the rule was put in place due to his celebration delaying a game for over 20 minutes. Expect this to be the end of the Jimmy-Slam and draft him as you normally would.

By Mark Massoud, Saints Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 3:12pm EDT

Jimmy Graham caught 5 passes on 6 targets for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Jimmy Graham continues to show why most people view him as the number one tight end in fantasy football. Even without Drew Brees throwing to him, he showed what makes him so special. Graham looks like a safe first round pick.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Thu, Aug 7th 1:45pm EDT

A report out of Saints camp claims Jimmy Graham has improved his strength and speed. Safety Kenny Vacaro said, "The dude's flying. He's faster than last year, he seems stronger." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy drafters will soon reach drooling levels of salivation for Jimmy Graham. He crushed the competition last year with 86/1215/16. If this report carries any weight, Graham has the potential to out score the top WR in 2014, from the TE position. Jimmy Graham currently has an ADP of 9.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 10:16pm EDT

Jimmy Graham made a focus of the offseason to improve his blocking. Graham said, "I noticed that all the times where I was able to help the team the most was when I was blocking the best." (Source: neworleanssaints.com)

Fantasy Impact: If Graham has truly buckled down on improving his blocking, the entire Saints offense will reap the benefits. He already requires an entire defensive scheme based around his skills. With improved blocking, Graham could be used to spring other players wide open. He still remains the elite fantasy TE in the game. His current ADP is 8.

By Andrew Sears, Saints Correspondent, Tue, Jul 15th 12:27pm EDT

The deal includes $21 million guaranteed. It makes Graham the highest-paid tight end in NFL history, eclipsing the deal signed in 2008 by former Indianapolis Colt Dallas Clark, who got $27.55 million over 3 years. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: Great news for fantasy owners. There wasn't much threat of Graham holding out but this ensures he'll report to training camp on time. Graham is undoubtedly the top fantasy TE and should be considered a top 10 overall player in all formats.

NFL.com | Oct 20th
Jimmy Graham was hobbled all week with an injured shoulder and the Detroit Lions held him without a catch in the New Orleans Saints' loss on Sunday. Was he being used as a decoy?
ProFootballTalk | Oct 20th
For all the time spent last week wondering if Jimmy Graham would play or not, it turned out to not matter. Graham was able to return from a shoulder injury ahead of schedule, but didn’t do much. He was targeted twice, but didn’t catch a single pass in the Saints’ loss to the Lions. According…
Rotoworld | Oct 19th
Jimmy Graham caught 0-of-2 targets in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.
Breaking Football | Oct 19th
Jimmy Graham is playing in week seven, per Adam Schefter via Twitter. Schefter notes that Graham will not start the game due to his shoulder injury, but is expected to play. He will test the injury in pre-game warmups and will come in on sub packages, likely when the Saints enter the red-zone. It should be noted that Graham has had success in a similar limited role in the past, as he toughed out a...
Yahoo! Sports | Oct 18th
All things considered, it's not the messiest injury report of the season. That said, there are some big names at the top of the tight end and wide receiver crew. Get your clipboards and co-pays, let's do this. • Jimmy Graham (shoulder) had limited workouts Thursday and Friday and is listed as questionable. We probably won't know until game-time if he'll play at Detroit. At least it's an ...
ESPN | Oct 17th
Christopher Harris analyzes Jimmy Graham for Week 7.
Breaking Football | Oct 15th
It’s easy to rank Calvin Johnson #1 overall in weekly fantasy football rankings. Well, not this week. Seems he’s destined to miss a second straight game. The same goes for Jimmy Graham. It’d be easy to rank him as the top tight end, were he not dying a horrible injury depth (also, likely out). It’s calling out the duds that takes a special eye. Of course, neither is ever ne...
EDSFootball | Oct 12th
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham exited Week 5's matchup against the Bucs early with a shoulder injury, which meant their Week 6 bye was fortuitous timing. After their bye, however, it appears that Graham will miss another 2-3 weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. If so, that would keep him out of the Lions (Week 7) and Packers (Week 8) games. Through five games, Graham has 34 catches f...
DavidGonos.com | Oct 8th
Week 6 TE Rankings — Sponsored by SKYLLZONE The good news for Jimmy Graham’s Fantasy owners is that you weren’t going to be able to use him this week in your lineups anyway, since the Saints are on a bye week. So these Week 6 TE rankings don’t change much because of his shoulder injury. However, there is some movement in these rankings, […] Week 6 TE Rankings —...
Razzball | Sep 25th
So, this week, we are doing a little Neil Diamond 'Turn on Your Heartlight', but using spotlight instead. And we're using it on Dwayne Allen.   Yeah, it's okay to be still singing Neil. Shucks, I am as I continue to write this. So the tight end position has become a walking abyss of uselessness after the barrage of injuries have ransacked the rankings. All of these injuries actually cata...