By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Thu, Oct 30th 11:34pm EDT
Jimmy Graham finished Sunday's win against the Panthers with 7 catches for 83 yards and 1 TD.
Fantasy Impact: Graham looked like he should. He was quick, running great routes, and didn't look hampered by his injury. He did have a moment where he was being checked on the sideline and appeared in pain, but he was able to return to the field shortly after. Graham gets a much needed rest before facing the 49ers at home
By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 1:01pm EDT
Jimmy Graham had 5 catches for 59 yards and a TD in Sunday's win against the Packers.
Fantasy Impact: Sunday's game went much better than last week for Graham! It appeared Jimmy is still dealing with his shoulder injury, but was able to produce despite the pain. The Saints play on Thursday night against the Panthers, so don't be surprised to see Graham get some deserved rest this week. Jimmy is all systems go again as an elite TE.
By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Sat, Oct 25th 2:05pm EDT
Jimmy Graham has officially been listed as 'questionable' for Sunday's game against the Packers. He did practice all week, so all signs point to Jimmy suiting up. (Source: Mike Triplett on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Graham should fair better this week than last. That isn't saying a whole lot, considering last week was a fat goose egg. However, he did practice all week and is a good bet to be much closer to the dominant TE that fantasy owners expect. He should be started with confidence, but realistic expectations as well.
By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Fri, Oct 24th 12:02am EDT
Jimmy Graham practiced in a limited fashion today. He will likely remain limited again tomorrow and head into Sunday's game as 'questionable'. (Source: Mike Triplett on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Graham is still not completely healthy from his shoulder injury. After killing fantasy players with a sqaudoosh last week, look for him to have a better outing this week. His snaps will likely remain limited, but he's had another week to rest. It's also likely that Graham owners don't have a better TE option at this point so they will have to roll with the injured stud.
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 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.
Rotoworld | Oct 31st
Jimmy Graham caught 7-of-7 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers.
Sports Injury Alert | Oct 29th
The New Orleans Saints added a couple of new names to their final Week 9 injury report ahead of a crucial divisional showdown against the Carolina Panthers on “Thursday Night Football” #459144553 / gettyimages.comNew Orleans enters the game relatively healthy, but the injuries they do have will be significant. One crucial absence will starting linebacker be staring linebacker Dav...
FFLockerRoom | Oct 26th
Heading into Week 8, it appears that there won’t be a ton of mystery and uncertainty with key players around the league, as we have some pretty definitive answers on the possibilities of certain guys playing or not playing. Even though we still have some big names on this list, we’ve had multiple weeks to […]
Yahoo! Sports | Oct 25th
Hard to believe the fantasy regular season is already more than halfway done in many leagues. Get the clipboards and copays, let's figure out the injury landscape. We'll start with the wideouts and tight ends, then hit the other main positions.
-- Calvin Johnson (ankle) had a limited practice week and is listed as questionable for the London game against Atlanta. One positive to Megatron's s...
ESPN | Oct 24th
Christopher Harris analyzes Jimmy Graham for Week 8.
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...
FFLockerRoom | Oct 18th
A.J. Green, sprained ligament in foot, WR (D): The Cincinnati Bengals WR is seeing a specialist this Friday to determine the extent of the injury suffered to his big toe. Green initially injured the toe back in Week 2, which he was able to come back from relatively quickly before re-injuring it again in practice heading into […]
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.
FFLockerRoom | Oct 16th
A.J. Green, sprained ligament in foot, WR: The Cincinnati Bengals WR is seeing a specialist this Friday to determine the extent of the injury suffered to his big toe. Green initially injured the toe back in Week 2, which he was able to come back from relatively quickly before re-injuring it again in practice heading into Week […]
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, […]
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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...