Jimmy Graham caught 6 passes for 54 yards in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Fantasy Impact: It was a perfect end to Grahams season, average. Graham seemed unable to dominate since his shoulder injury early in the year. He was still one of the top tight ends in fantasy, but owners surely felt burned by the price paid to acquire him. He still has some elite years ahead and perhaps fantasy players can draft him for a lower price next year.
Jimmy Graham caught 6 passes for 53 yards and 1 TD in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Fantasy Impact: The most notable play from the game was Graham's fumble on the 1-yard line. It was difficult to tell if the ball crossed into the end zone, but Graham was stripped and the play was ruled a fumble on the field. Due to the on-field ruling, the fumble stood as called, disappointing all Graham owners. Jimmy was able to score a little later and finished with a respectable stat line.
Jimmy Graham caught 5 passes for 87 yards in Monday's win over Chicago.
Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a typical behemoth of a game Graham can provide, but compared to the eggs he's been laying it was a solid game. He was TE vultured twice by Josh Hill, if that provides any consolation. Graham cannot be benched in the fantasy finals as he takes on Atlanta.
Jimmy Graham caught 3 passes for 25 yards in Sunday's loss to Carolina.
Fantasy Impact: Well...at least it was better than last week. Graham and the Saints picked the worst possible time to have a bad offensive day. Owners still have no choice but to keep playing the supremely talented TE against Chicago. Of course that is if Graham owners survived the first round of the playoffs...
Jimmy Graham did not have a catch or a target in Sunday's win over the Steelers.
Fantasy Impact: Ouch. This performance is sure to cost more than a few fantasy players a spot in the playoffs. The Steelers clearly planned their defensive scheme around taking Graham out of the game. They succeeded, but it didn't stop Drew Brees from having a monster game. Jimmy Graham is still a top 2 TE going into next week's game against the Panthers.
Jimmy Graham caught 6 passes for 47 yards and 2 TDs in Monday's loss to the Ravens.
Fantasy Impact: Graham is back, he's scoring touchdowns, and he's ready to lead teams through the fantasy playoffs. His health has improved at exactly the right time for fantasy owners. Drop him into the TE slot and worry about something else.
Jimmy Graham caught 10 passes for 76 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's loss to San Francisco.
Fantasy Impact: Graham really looked 100% for the 1st time in a long time. He even had a 3rd TD negated by an offensive penalty at the end of regulation when Brees hurled up a Hail Mary. Look for Graham to go toe-to-toe with Gronk as the #1 TE moving forward.
Drew Brees said that Jimmy Graham has been playing through a significant shoulder injury, but now is good as he's seen in some time. (Source: Ed Werder on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: As long as Jimmy Graham is on the field, he's being started in your lineup. This just bolsters the fact that he's a must start in Week 10 against a 49ers defense that has been injury plagued all season.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.