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.
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 […]