Jimmy Graham | TE | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 11/22/2013 12:11am et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham caught 5 passes for 100 yards and a TD Thursday, Nov. 21 in a 17-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Graham's owners had been getting a little anxious with the TE battling a foot injury and only totaling 11 catches for 100 yards and no scores over his last 2 outings. But that was all forgotten Thursday night as the TE took advantage of a favorable matchup, doing most of his damage on a 44-yard scoring reception in the second quarter.
Posted: 11/20/2013 4:29pm et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: He has played through the injury thus far, with mixed results. The Thursday game could be trouble, though.
Posted: 11/19/2013 10:45pm et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Graham, who has been limited in both of the team's practices so far this week, has a combined 11 catches for 100 yards over his last 2 outings and will be looking to end a 2-game scoreless streak Thursday night in Atlanta.
Posted: 11/14/2013 1:17pm et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Graham's snaps were noticeably limited in the Saints' Week 10 blowout win over the Cowboys, finishing with his worst fantasy day (5-59) of the season. He remains a must start if he's active, but don't be surprised if he falls short of his lofty standards again this week.
Posted: 11/11/2013 4:55pm et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) played only 33 of the team's 83 offensive snaps in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys, but head coach Sean Payton said it was part of the game plan to limit Graham's snaps while he's been managing the pain of a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot.
Huddle Up: This isn't entirely new over the past few weeks given his injury, the difference being Graham was held out of several red zone opportunities and held in check from a fantasy perspective. He is still a must-start as long as he plays.
Posted: 11/2/2013 12:53am et
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) is hopeful of a more expanded role in Week 9 against the New York Jets. He said Friday, Nov. 1, that he hopes to play more than the 18 snaps he played last week. 'I'm not sure really,' Graham said. 'Hopefully I'll be able to play more, but that's all on (head coach Sean Payton) and all of our coaches and our doctors and what they think.'
Huddle Up: Graham should be a little healthier this week but he showed what he can do with only 18 snaps by scoring twice against Buffalo. As long as Graham plays, fantasy owners have to treat him like a TE1 regardless of how many snaps he gets.
Posted: 10/28/2013 1:43am et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was a question mark all the way up until game-time in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills. He was limited, but still managed three receptions for 37 yards and a pair of scores. 'It's gonna hurt. But football hurts. That's just how it is,' Graham said Sunday, Oct. 27. 'It's just, 'How much pain can you endure?' And you know, I'm pretty good at that.'
Huddle Up: There is a lesson here: never bench Jimmy Graham. Except on bye weeks.
Posted: 10/21/2013 9:12am et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) is uncertain to play in Week 8. If the team had played in Week 7, it would have been hard for him to suit up.
Huddle Up: A little early to be sweating out Graham's availability, but Graham owners who had to cover for him on the bye week should keep that backup plan on the roster in case Graham can't go in Week 8.
Posted: 10/14/2013 7:57pm et
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) is still having his foot injury evaluated but there is a sense that he will be able to return after the team's Week 7 bye.
Huddle Up: This is the prognosis Graham owners need to hear as the TE would be looking at 3 straight scoreless weeks if he were to miss Week 8.
Posted: 10/3/2013 1:20pm et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Month for September. Graham had 27 receptions for 458 yards and six touchdowns in that span.
Huddle Up: Graham is easily topping the fantasy TE charts through the first quarter of the season, and in fact has double the fantasy points of the sixth-ranked TE, the Bears' Martellus Bennett (Huddle Peformance scoring). He's also on pace to leave his stellar 2011 numbers (99-1,310-11) in the dust so if you own him, enjoy the huge advantage you're getting at the position.
Posted: 7/28/2013 2:17pm et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham elected not to hold out for a long-term contract as he entered the final year of his rookie deal in 2013. 'I'm a humble kid from very humble beginnings and I feel blessed to be in the situation that I'm in, so all I'm going to do is go out here and play football,' Graham said Saturday, July 27, at training camp. 'I think that's what I do best, and I think the rest of it will take care of itself.'
Huddle Up: Graham's 2012 numbers (85-982-9) took a noticeable dip from 2011 (99-1,310-11) but all signs -- Sean Payton's return, a contract year and the questions surrounding other TEs -- point toward the Saints' TE as fantasy's top TE this summer.
Posted: 6/4/2013 11:51pm et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (wrist) looked good during the team's minicamp practice Tuesday, June 4. 'Certainly getting him back from his offseason surgery and I know he's anxious to get started on this year,' head coach Sean Payton said. 'But I thought his practice today stood out.' Graham caught 85 passes for 982 yards and nine touchdowns last season, but he led the NFL with 14 drops.
Huddle Up: Graham certainly experienced a noticeable dropoff from his 2011 numbers (99-1,310-11), and it's a safe bet that the TE will fall somewhere in between his '11 and '12 stats in the coming season, barring a major injury issue.
Posted: 1/27/2013 12:12am et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham had surgery to repair his lingering wrist injury earlier this month, a league source confirmed. Graham had to turn down a chance to go to the Pro Bowl as a result.
Huddle Up: Graham didn't have the monster season many were expecting, and the wrist injury certainly played a part. Probably breaks his heart to miss the Pro Bowl, but having surgery now means more time to recover. All indications are Graham should be good to go when the Saints begin offseason activities.
Posted: 12/19/2012 7:18pm et
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Graham's fantasy owners are desperately in search of a TD or 2 with the TE having gone scoreless in his past 4 games after notching 8 TD catches in his first 9 outings.