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Experts' Pick
 
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
vs. ATL, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 30th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 32-
Best Rank# 10# 28-
Worst Rank# 21# 66-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NO vs. ATL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs NOThis is a 5 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs ATL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec14.726.6
Rec Yds170323.8
Rec TD1.92.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.413.8-
Avg Game6.81.7-
Avg Projection5.12.7-
Week 73.11.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather37 F, Mostly Cloudy50 F, Clear-
    
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The Fantasy Coaches
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Packer Report
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
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1 d
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1 d
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Jake CielyJ. Ciely
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1 d
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The Fantasy Footballers
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1 d
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Gridiron Experts
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
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Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
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1 d
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The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
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1 d
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 d
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
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Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
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1 d
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CBS Sports
1 d
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Legion Report
1 d
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
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1 d
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
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Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 d
#16#32-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#16-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#17-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#21#29-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#12#29-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#11#32-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#21#29-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#16#29-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#14#26-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
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Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 d
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Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
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SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
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Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
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Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
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Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET
7 tar, 3 rec, 25 yds, 1 td
vs. LV
2 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NYG
1 tar, 1 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
at TB
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ATL
10 tar, 6 rec, 60 yds, 2 td
at LAC
2 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. IND
5 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
5 tar, 2 rec, 5 yds, 1 td
Week 5 vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 33 yds, 1 td
at ATL
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at CAR
8 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LAR
6 tar, 5 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
at NO
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. NO vs. ATL
Week 9 at TEN at KC
Week 10 vs. MIN vs. TB
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 12 at GB at MIN
Week 13 vs. DETBYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. HOU vs. DEN
Week 15 at MIN at GB
Week 16 at JAC at WAS
Week 17 vs. GB vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
vs. ATL, Thu 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions3.82.1
Rec Yards39.119.2
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.12.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
2020 Points 
Week 18.51.6
Week 21.80.0
Week 318.00.9
Week 43.36.5
Week 59.30.0
Week 63.40.9
Week 73.11.1
Week 82.8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total47.413.8
Average6.81.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
2020 Targets 
Week 172
Week 210
Week 3102
Week 455
Week 551
Week 681
Week 761
Week 83
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
vs. ATL, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Is Graham suddenly sharing the work with Cole Kmet and Demetrius Harris? He saw a respectable six targets last week but knowing Kmet and Harris combined for five themselves is worrisome. Looking at the routes, we shouldn't be too concerned, as Graham has run 59 routes the last two weeks, while Kmet has run 20, and Harris has run 15 of them. We have another revenge game narrative as Graham will be going against his former team. He's only played them once since his departure, totaling three catches for 34 yards. This year, it's been a good time to attack the Saints with tight ends, as teams have chosen to target their tight ends 27.6 percent of the time, which is the highest percentage in the league. Production has followed, as 24.8 percent of the production they've allowed to running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends has gone to the tight end position. They have already allowed five different tight ends to finish as top-10 options against them, with the only one who didn't was Ian Thomas, who saw one target. All in all, they've allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to tight ends, and Graham is seeing a respectable 15.1 percent target share. He can be considered a low-end TE1 this week, who can't be trusted as more than that with Foles' play as of late.Even in a plus-matchup with the Saints, Thomas saw one target. He's now seen two or less targets in 6-of-7 games and hasn't topped 16 yards. You're not going to consider him, even against a Falcons team that's allowed more fantasy points to the tight end position than any other team in the league.
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
 Great matchup, but he's at least fourth or fifth in line for targets. Hard to trust.