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Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
TE - CHI
at LAR, Mon 8pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Updated: Oct 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10-
Best Rank# 8-
Worst Rank# 17-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAR-
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Stats Allowed   
Rec19.9NAN
Rec Yds198.3NAN
Rec TD1.1NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total44.315.3-
Avg Game7.42.6-
Avg Projection5.2-
Week 63.47.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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4 d
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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 LARBYE 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
at LAR, Mon 8pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
Receiving
   
Receptions3.9
Rec Yards40.4
Rec TDs0.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.0
Rush Yards0.0
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.2
   
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 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total44.315.3
Average7.42.6
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 7
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
at LAR, Mon 8pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Graham has seen at least 5 targets in all but one game this season, and he's already scored four times in just six contests. Squaring off against a worse-than-average TE defense, Graham is fine to deploy as a TE1 in Week 7. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Over the past four games, Graham has seen 28 targets. He's clearly a part of this passing attack and he always has the potential to get his number called in the red zone. Fire up Graham as a mid-range TE1 this week in a fine matchup for opposing TEs. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Sure, Graham has at least five targets in 5-of-6 games, which is great for a tight end. However, he's topped 34 yards just once and has touchdowns masking that inefficiency. He is tied with Travis Kelce for the most targets inside the red zone (10) and ranks second in targets inside the five-yard line (4), so we have to factor that in, especially when Allen Robinson is going to be shadowed by Jalen Ramsey. The Rams have allowed just 5.43 yards per target to tight end, which is essentially what Graham has averaged, though tight ends have been funneled targets against them. They've faced 53 targets, the fifth-most in the league, which has allowed tight ends to produce. They've allowed three top-12 tight end performances, even though just one tight end (George Kittle) has topped 42 yards. It's similar to the way it always is with Graham; he's a touchdown-or-bust play, though he may see more targets than normal this week. Consider him a mid-to-high-end TE2. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Graham has had a bit of a rebirth early this season as the 7th ranked fantasy tight end. He is an upside TE1 against the Rams 20th ranked fantasy tight end defense.