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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
at GB, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
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Recommended by
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6%
Recommended by
8 of 138 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 25-
Best Rank# 10# 17-
Worst Rank# 21# 30-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NO at GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs NOThis is a 1 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs GB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec14.715.8
Rec Yds170172.3
Rec TD1.91.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.415.3-
Avg Game6.82.6-
Avg Projection5.13.4-
Week 73.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
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BallBlast
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15 m
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
16 m
#16#20-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
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17 m
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
17 m
#17#27-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
18 m
#17#28-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
22 m
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Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
23 m
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
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Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
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Draft Sharks
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
27 m
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Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
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Matthew HillM. Hill
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29 m
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
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Important Nonsense
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Sports Illustrated
38 m
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
39 m
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
41 m
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
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Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
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44 m
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
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Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
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New Life Fantasy
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Sports Illustrated
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Mike WrightM. Wright
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Kevin HansonK. Hanson
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1 h
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Seth KleinS. Klein
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1 h
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Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 h
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Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
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2 h
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Muntradamus M.
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
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Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
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Andy HollowayA. Holl...
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Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 h
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Jody SmithJ. Smith
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2 h
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Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 h
#12#29-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
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2 h
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2 h
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2 h
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WBLZ Media
2 h
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3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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The Fantasy Headliners
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The Action Network
3 h
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Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
3 h
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The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
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QB List
3 h
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 h
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FF Prophet
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Dynasty Nerds
3 h
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The Athletic
4 h
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
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Draft Sharks
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FantasyPros
4 h
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The Fantasy Scout
4 h
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Yahoo! Sports
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FantasyPros
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FantasyPros
4 h
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 h
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Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 h
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
4 h
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
5 h
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
5 h
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Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
5 h
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Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
5 h
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
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6 h
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6 h
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6 h
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
6 h
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7 h
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
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8 h
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9 h
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9 h
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11 h
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12 h
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19 h
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19 h
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SmittyS.
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19 h
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23 h
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
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23 h
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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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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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Gridiron Experts
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET
7 tar, 3 rec, 25 yds, 1 td
vs. GB
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NYG
1 tar, 1 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
at IND
4 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ATL
10 tar, 6 rec, 60 yds, 2 td
vs. TEN
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. IND
5 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
at HOU
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 33 yds, 1 td
at SEA
5 tar, 4 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at CAR
8 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LAR
6 tar, 5 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. NO at GB
Week 9 at TEN vs. DET
Week 10 vs. MIN at CHI
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. DAL
Week 12 at GB vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. DET vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. HOU at TB
Week 15 at MIN vs. CHI
Week 16 at JAC at NO
Week 17 vs. GB at DET
Player Projections Comparison
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
at GB, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions3.72.5
Rec Yards38.927.0
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.13.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 18.51.1
Week 21.80.3
Week 318.00.0
Week 43.30.0
Week 59.36.4
Week 63.47.5
Week 73.1
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total47.415.3
Average6.82.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Targets 
Week 171
Week 214
Week 3100
Week 451
Week 555
Week 685
Week 76
Week 8
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
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
at GB, Sun 1pm EST
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.He's now seen five targets in back-to-back games, but what you really need to know about is the trends in his playing time. His routes run have gone: 16, 17, 17, 12, 31, 28. It's almost like a lightbulb went off and the Vikings started playing him more. His 59 routes in Weeks 5-6 ranked eighth among tight ends. It's paid off, too, as he's turned those 10 targets into eight receptions for 119 yards. The only concern is that opponents have targeted tight ends just 13.5 percent of the time against the Packers, which ranks as the second-lowest mark in the league. However, when targeted, they have allowed a massive 10.04 yards per target to tight ends on the season, including a 77.8 percent completion-rate. In a game where the Vikings are likely to have 35-plus pass attempts, Smith should be a quality high-end TE2 streamer (and maybe rest of season) option.