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By Blaine Blontz, Seahawks Correspondent, Wed, Jul 15th 8:29am EDT

The Seattle Seahawks will be utilizing offseason addition Jimmy Graham all over the field this season in their passing game. (Source: The News Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: While Graham's value took a hit in his move from New Orleans, he is expected to remain one of the top TEs in fantasy this season. It will be interesting to see how he connects with QB Russell Wilson, who has never had a receiver of Graham's caliber to work with.

 

By Steve Painter, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Jun 29th 6:37pm EDT

Carroll mentioned that Graham "has fit in with the players is a great addition" to the team. Graham dominated the red-zone offense in OTAs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Seattle has a run-based offense and that lowers the ceiling somewhat for Graham. Still, he will be Russell Wilson's favorite target and should be good be for double-digit TDs this season.

 

By Michael White, Seahawks Correspondent, Thu, Jun 4th 2:18pm EDT

Graham was a major force in redzone drills Tuesday, hauling in touchdown after touchdown as he was targeted over and over by his QB Russell Wilson. (Source: Seahawks.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks didn't add Jimmy Graham to their already stacked roster to help with run blocking. They added the All-Pro TE because he is arguably the most effective red zone target in the league. Seattle didn't struggle to move the ball in 2014, yet they finished 20th in red zone TD percentage, only punching it in on 51% of their opportunities. Graham may not see the volume of targets he did in New Orleans, but it seems as though Russell Wilson knows the unique skillset Graham possesses in jump ball situations. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable taking him as the 2nd TE off the board, but it should be a couple rounds later than the clear #1 TE, Rob Gronkowski.

 

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Wed, Mar 11th 8:01pm EDT

According to Tacoma News Tribune writer Greg Bell, "QB Russell Wilson has already talked with newly acquired TE Jimmy Graham plotting offseason workouts together, Pete Carroll says. #Seahawks" (Source: Greg Bell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's crazy to think about, but since he started playing football in 2009, Jimmy Graham has only had two quarterbacks throwing him the football, Jacory Harris at Miami, and Drew Brees in New Orleans. It may take some time to get things in place with Russell Wilson, who is known to improvise on scrambles. Graham should be somewhere between TE 2 and 4 on your draft boards come August.

 

By Michael White, Seahawks Correspondent, Tue, Mar 10th 4:20pm EDT

Seattle has traded veteran center Max Unger and a 1st round pick to the Saints for tight end Jimmy Graham and a 4th. (Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks biggest need on offense was a legitimate red-zone target going into this offseason. This move takes care of that weakness. Although Seattle is a run heavy offense, owners should expect their coaching staff to have a plan on how to use him, especially after giving up another first round pick in wake of the failed Percy Harvin experiment. Graham should have an opportunity to get into the end zone just as often as he did with the Saints, but a drop in receptions and yards should not be a surprise. With Julius Thomas moving on from Peyton Manning, Graham still should hold on the #2 TE slot behind Rob Gronkowski.

 

By Chad Satterfield, Seahawks Correspondent, Tue, Mar 10th 3:51pm EDT

The Saints and Seahawks have agreed on a trade that will send Jimmy Graham and a fourth round pick to Seattle for Max Unger and a first round pick. (Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: WOW! What a huge trade, and say bye bye to Jimmy Graham's elite TE status. He goes from one of the more pass happy teams in the league, to one that seems to only run the ball. Graham is a special talent, so he'll still have some value. He should not be drafted in round one anymore.

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks Correspondent, Sun, Dec 28th 9:50pm EST

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.

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Dec 22nd 1:56pm EST

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.

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks Correspondent, Tue, Dec 16th 7:00pm EST

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.

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 1:18pm EST

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...

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 12:18pm EST

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.

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks Correspondent, Tue, Nov 25th 6:44pm EST

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.

 

By Hilton Guidry, Seahawks Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 4:56pm EST

Graham caught all 3 of his targets for 29 yards and didn't even receive a red zone target when the Saints went for it on 4th and goal.

Fantasy Impact: Graham did take a big shot over the middle and was favoring his shoulder, but only missed one play. His lingering shoulder injury could be a problem down the road.

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 12:31pm EST

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.

 

By Clinton, Seahawks Correspondent, Sun, Nov 9th 12:45pm EST

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.

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks 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, Seahawks Correspondent, Thu, Oct 30th 7:39pm EDT

Jimmy Graham is officially active for Thursday's game against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Graham practiced all week and was expected to play. He is not completely healed from his shoulder injury, but he is still the FantasyPros consensus #3 TE.

 

By Mike Wright, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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, Seahawks 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.

 
The NY Times | Jul 31st
Receptions will likely take a hit, but the TD scoring potential remains high with Wilson.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 31st
Jimmy is now a Seahawk. It's crazy to think but he's still the 2nd best TE in fantasy. He won't see the amount of targets but should do more with the ones he does get.
Breaking Football | Jul 30th
Going to Seattle is a huge upside blow but then again, we have no idea what he can do in that system
WalterFootball | Jul 29th
Graham goes from a great situation in New Orleans to an ok one in Seattle, but he is still a 6'7", 260 pound freak of nature on a team with no go to receivers. He'll get his.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 29th
People seem to be anticipating a serious decline in Graham's stats now that he is part of the run first Seattle Seahawks. I'll acknowledge that his yardage totals may decline but double digit touchdowns are a virtual certainty on a team that's been thirsting for a legitimate red zone option.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Jul 28th
If he had to leave Drew Brees then he found a spot where he can be completely utilized. Russell Wilson loves to throw to his TE and Graham is going to be a target monster. I would be Graham is going to push for the #1 TE in 2015.
SoCalledFanEx | Jul 16th
After seven weeks of going through every division in the National Football League, we've reached the end of the player movement series. We started with the AFC North and the NFC North. We moved on to the AFC East and the NFC East, then the AFC South and the NFC South. Last week, we tackled […] The post Jimmy Graham Still Relevant in the NFC West appeared first on So-Called Fantasy Experts.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
Graham battled injuries in 2014 and finished the season with 85 receptions for 889 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns. He is not going to have the receiving yards in Seattle that he had in New Orleans, but he should be a threat for double-digit touchdowns.
Breaking Football | Jul 9th
The Seattle Seahawks made huge headlines during the NFL off-season when they were able to trade for Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints. After making back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, Seattle wanted to add one more playmaker on offense for the future. They now have arguably the best tight end that can be drafted in fantasy football leagues, but just how will he fit into a new system after sp...
Fantasy Couch | Jul 7th
Even though Jimmy is going from a team that passed a whole bunch to a team that runs a whole bunch, I could see him getting drafted as high as #23 overall. I would rather make sure I got my RB, WR and maybe even QB position locked up before going for Graham (the No. 2 TE) in this year's draft
SoCalledFanEx | Jun 27th
It is pretty easy to provide tight end rankings for Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham, but there's a good chance neither of those players will end up on your 2015 Fantasy Football team. The tight end position comes with a lot of responsibilities: protecting the quarterback, helping to open up lanes for the running back and […] The post 2015 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings appeared fi...