Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints
|TE - #1||9.30||NO||Questionable||5 years||27||6'7||265||@TheJimmyGraham|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jun-23-2014 by Kimra Schleicher
Everyone knows the value of Jimmy Graham. He is the top TE in the NFL. Sorry Gronk fans, but Graham is the overall better TE. He has missed only one game in the past three seasons. All he did in 2013 was catch 86 passes for 1,215 yards while scoring 16 touchdowns. The biggest distraction of the season is Graham's contract. The Saints franchise-tagged him as a TE; however, the NFLPA filed a grievance over whether he is a TE or a WR. Everyone expects a deal to get done before the beginning of camp though. Graham will be drafted by the end of round one. Your decision lies in which stud RB or WR you will give up to have Graham on your team. If you are willing to give up an elite, first-round stud, then by all means, draft Graham and don't look back.
New Orleans beat writer Mike Triplett tweeted Friday that running backs Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) will both miss Sunday night's tilt with the Green Bay Packers. With the RB tandem sidelined, the Saints will turn to Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet to shoulder the rushing load. Ingram returned from a hand injury in Week 7 and was the lead back. However, he got stuffed for only 16 yards on 10 carries against the Lions' defense. Cadet figures to fill Thomas' role as a receiving back. He's put up 15 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown over the past three games.Fantasy Analysis:
This should be a high-scoring game. The Saints are currently a 3-point favorite. With the Packers' pass defense being much better than their run defense, you can almost bank on Ingram finding the end zone. With Robinson and Thomas out, he is a low-end RB2 option this week.
Cadet is also someone that may be worth a look this week, especially in PPR leagues. He figures to be involved in the passing game. If TE Jimmy Graham ends up missing the game or is limited in his snaps, that would also increase Cadet's value.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/25 - Saints RBs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas out for Week 8
10/25 - Saints TE Jimmy Graham questionable, likely to play
10/19 - Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 7?
10/18 - Saints release TE Tom Crabtree. A good sign for Jimmy Graham?
10/17 - Saints TE Jimmy Graham admits he doesn't know if he'll play in Week 7
10/16 - Saints TE Jimmy Graham goes through limited practice Thursday
10/12 - Report: Saints TE Jimmy Graham to miss 2-3 weeks after bye due to shoulder injury
10/6 - Report: Saints TE Jimmy Graham's shoulder injury not considered serious
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|1.10||Mr. Landry - Far and away the best TE in football (until Gronk can stay healthy). Can't pass up a WR1 at the TE position.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|1.06||Gridiron Experts - @MikeRigz - Is Jimmy Graham a Tight End? Is he a Wide Receiver? ?he?s a Fantasy Monster.|
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