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.
Legion Report | Aug 7th
1 – Jimmy Graham – Once again, Graham leads the pack at TE by a sizable margin. We feel that taking Graham with an early pick will yield results that cannot be matched due to the lack of both quality and depth at […]
RotoBaller | Aug 6th
Tight End is shaping up to be the shallowest position once again this year. As a result I am a strong advocate of getting one of the players in the top two tiers and giving yourself a weekly advantage over your opponent at the position. Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski when healthy are so far […]
Legion Report | Jul 30th
Jarad – Definitely keep Graham at rd 3. Regardless of your pick, having a dominate force at TE in Jimmy Graham is a major benefit for your team and gives you a huge advantage over other teams since you are […]
Rotoprofessor | Jul 29th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Let’s take a look at a few of the early ADP trends among tight ends to try and determine if there’s potential value or not: Jimmy Graham is going in the first round He is significantly better than
Breaking Football | Jul 17th
With the deadline looming, the New Orleans Saints and star tight end Jimmy Graham came to terms on a four-year extension worth $40 million. Even though that total might be less than a lot of people thought, it is actually a win-win for everyone involved. New Orleans is able to bring back their top target on offense, and Graham will have a chance to cash in a little bit later&nb...
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jul 15th
Done Deal: Jimmy Graham Signs New Contract With Saints
One day after launching an appeal to contest the terms of his franchise tag, Jimmy Graham put pen to paper on a long-term contract with the New Orleans Saints, bringing an end to a long-standing saga which dates back to February. The two sides agreeing to terms effectively nullifies the appeal. Graham’s deal is reported […]
EDSFootball | Jul 15th
Coming up on today's 4 p.m. deadline, reports yesterday were that the Saints and franchised player Jimmy Graham were "closing in" on a long-term deal.
It appears that it is now "official" based on Graham's tweet this morning.
It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support.— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) July 15, 2014
The top tight end ...
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jul 14th
Jimmy Graham Files Appeal, Closes In On Deal With Saints
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham filed an appeal to contest the ruling that determined his franchise tag designation last week, but also appears to be on the brink of agreeing to a long-term contract with the club, according to multiple media sources. Graham had until 3 p.m. today to file his appeal in […]
EDSFootball | Jul 14th
The deadline for the Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham (or any player designated with the franchise tag and his team) to reach a long-term deal is Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the two sides are "closing in" getting a long-term deal done before Tuesday's deadline.
That seemed to be the most-likely scenario from the start, but the deadline is less than 23 hours away s...
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jul 4th
Saints Still Have Offer On The Table For Jimmy Graham
Although the New Orleans Saints emerged on the winning side of this week’s ruling in the Jimmy Graham grievance hearing, the club has not pulled or reduced it’s multi-year offer to the tight end. Graham has yet to appeal the decision, and has until next weekend to do so. Regardless, as it stands, the Saints […]
Dynasty League Football | Jul 4th
Jimmy Graham's status is finally resolved and that's just one of this week's happenings.
Breaking Football | Jul 3rd
I’m putting my own personal fantasy football draft strategy on the line. Running backs are the thinnest position from top to bottom in fantasy football, which naturally should put them near the top of fantasy drafts. That’s even more true when you factor in how deep quarterback is and how all the tight ends are basically the same after Jimmy Graham. Taking running backs early isn&rsquo...
Breaking Football | Jul 2nd
Jimmy Graham loses. For now, at least. According to reports, Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that the New Orleans Saints star tight end will be treated contractually as just that – a tight end. There was speculation Graham could have a chance at being ruled as a wide receiver thanks to 67% of his snaps coming off the line of scrimmage. In the end, however, Graham was drafting as a tight...
EDSFootball | Jul 2nd
Earlier this offseason, the Saints used their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham, who had subsequently filed a grievance that he should qualify as a wide receiver under the tag.
With his grievance heard last week, the arbitrator (Stephen Burbank) has ruled that Graham is a tight end under franchise tag purposes even though Graham lined up in the slot or outside on 67 percent of snaps last year.
Razzball | Jul 2nd
Breaking news folks! Well, look, there's really nothing else going on at the moment around the NFL, so why not embellish a bit with the first big news story related to fantasy football since New England targeted week five for Rob Gronkowski's season-ending injury. What is labeled a "groundbreaking" decision, an arbitrator has denied Jimmy Graham's request to officially be declared a wide receiver ...
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jul 2nd
Jimmy Graham Update: Arbitrator Rules In Favor Of Saints
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled in favor of the New Orleans Saints, declaring that Jimmy Graham will remain tagged as a tight end. This follows a two-day grievance hearing held last month in the New Orleans area, in which both Graham and the Saints stated their respective cases in front of Burbank, a University of […]
The Fake Football | Jul 1st
An interesting and potentially monumental decision is awaiting both the NFL and fantasy football host sites this week in the case of “Jimmy Graham vs. The Tight End Position.” Full Article »
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Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jun 29th
Source: Jimmy Graham Grievance Ruling Imminent
Who says there is such a thing as a dead period during an NFL offseason? The New Orleans Saints and Jimmy Graham stated their respective cases during a two-day grievance hearing held earlier this month. At stake, of course, is the matter of how the dynamic playmaker’s franchise tag should be designated. The Saints tagged […]
Rotoprofessor | Jun 26th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Is there any position where one player has such advantage over the field more than tight end? Jimmy Graham is, by far, the best option (though a healthy Rob Gronkowski could approach him). That’s not to say that there
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jun 25th
News And Notes As Saints Await Jimmy Graham Verdict
Much like their contemporaries around the National Football League, the New Orleans Saints are patiently waiting for the outcome of Jimmy Graham’s grievance hearing, which took place last week. The Saints, as a team, were busy on the field, as they wrapped up their final round of organized team activities last week, bringing an end [&hellip...