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Posted: 7/16/2014 7:19pm ET
Huddle Up: No worries about Graham showing up to training camp out of shape as he sets to work earning the big payday he just inked.
Posted: 7/15/2014 12:20pm ET
Huddle Up: As expected, the deal beat the deadline and put Graham atop the TE charts -- a place he's already held in fantasy the past couple of seasons. On the flip side, Graham is more important than ever to QB Drew Brees and the Saints' passing game considering the team's young WR corps and the offseason departure of pass-catching RB Darren Sproles, who's now in Philly.
Posted: 7/15/2014 3:06am ET
Huddle Up: Graham is appealing the ruling that allowed the Saints to franchise him as a tight end, so if a deal is to be reached expect it to be for more than tight end money. Graham is valuable enough to the Saints that it would make sense to overpay him; if they do, it would alleviate a whole bunch of concern heading into fantasy draft day.
Posted: 7/3/2014 4:46pm ET
Huddle Up: The TE ruling was only the latest domino to fall in this ongoing saga with fantasy's reigning No. 1 TE, but even if a deal can't be struck, Graham needs to accept reality and realize the franchise tender is going to be the best he can do for now, even if it is obviously less than he's worth.
Posted: 6/18/2014 11:32am ET
Huddle Up: The last time a similar situation occurred, the Ravens and Terrell Suggs reached an agreement before any formal decision regarding his position was rendered. So there's a week or so for Graham and the Saints to find common ground before the decision is taken out of their hands.
Posted: 5/11/2014 6:55pm ET
Huddle Up: If this saga has seemingly dragged on all offseason, it's because it has. Still it doesn't mean that Graham has any better chance of winning his grievance and being declared a WR. Look for him to be playing -- and playing spectacularly well -- under the TE franchise tag this fall.
Posted: 4/24/2014 1:08am ET
Huddle Up: No surprise here, though fantasy owners would like to see Graham back catching passes from Drew Brees well in advance of fantasy draft day. Early August will do just fine in that regard.
Posted: 3/4/2014 12:28am ET
Huddle Up: Graham has already indicated he won't report until his contract situation is resolved, and the Saints have demonstrated in the past that they won't necessarily move quickly just because Graham is a marquee player (see how they dragged their feet with Drew Brees, for example). So no reason to think this situation will be resolved any time soon.
Posted: 3/3/2014 2:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Two firsts is an extremely steep price, so don't expect many teams to be chasing down Graham in free agency.
Posted: 2/28/2014 6:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Now the battle becomes is it the tight end tag or the wide receiver tag--a projected difference of about $5 million. Of course, the Saints could make things easier on everyone by just getting Graham to agree to an extension before things get contentious.
Posted: 2/26/2014 10:42am ET
Huddle Up: The Saints went right down to the wire with Drew Brees before opening up the wallet, and this situation is shaping up in a similar fashion. Don't sweat Graham not being back in New Orleans until it actually happens.
Posted: 2/18/2014 12:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Yeah, expect the TE tag to be applied, and expect the follow-up grievance to be filed. It might not go Graham's way from there, but the bottom line is the Saints aren't about to let the talented pass- catcher go anywhere.
Posted: 2/13/2014 11:54pm ET
Huddle Up: With Graham easily winning the TE Triple Crown (86 catches-1,215 yards-16 TDs) in 2013, he and his agent are targeting the WR tag, but the Saints figure to get their way with the TE tag. Stay tuned . . .
Posted: 1/24/2014 11:21pm ET
Huddle Up: The Saints played hard ball with Drew Brees before eventually inking him, so while it may take a while look for the franchise to find a way to keep Brees' favorite target happy--and in New Orleans--as well.
Posted: 1/21/2014 10:56pm ET
Huddle Up: A perfectly logical ploy by Graham's camp, but look for him to be classified as TE. Still after recording 16 TD catches -- one off the single-season TE record -- look for Graham to become the game's highest-paid player at the ever-important position.
Posted: 11/22/2013 12:11am ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
Huddle Up: There is a lesson here: never bench Jimmy Graham. Except on bye weeks.
Posted: 10/21/2013 9:12am ET
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
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
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.
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