Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks
|TE - #26||127.68||SEA||Questionable||6 years||29||6'7||265||@TheJimmyGraham|
2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Nov-17-2015 by Shawn Childs
UPDATE (11/17): Much like everyone in Seattle, Graham has disappointed this Fantasy season. With that said, he is still a top-10 Fantasy TE, so it hasn't been a disaster. What's killing him is the fact that he's only caught two TDs. You can certainly live with 41 receptions and 491 yards. Those numbers are a bit down, but nothing drastic. Graham has averaged 13 touchdowns per season over the last two years. He's on pace this season to catch three or four. When you watch the Seahawks, it just looks like they don't know how to use him. Only four times this season has he topped 50 yards and has only reached five receptions four times. Fantasy owners need him to pick it up and quickly.
Graham had a great start to his career with the Saints. In his last 63 games, he's accumulated 355 catches on 551 targets for 4,396 yards and 46 TDs. That translates to 5.6 catches for 70 yards and 0.73 TDs per game, or 16.98 Fantasy points per game in the FFWC's scoring system. His success has made him a first-round Fantasy pick at times over the past three years. Last season, Seattle attempted only 454 passes in the regular season (28.4 per game), which led to 287 completions (17.9 per game) and 1.2 passing scores per game. Based on this data, Graham would have to account for 31.2 percent of Wilson's total completions in order to post a stat line comparable to the ones that are already on his resume. By comparison, Drew Brees has averaged 28 completions and 2.5 TDs per game over the past four years. Jimmy's value is going to be one of the toughest calls for Fantasy owners this draft season. I expect a wide range of opinions on him. His early ADP is 26, making him the second tight end selected. I respect Graham, and Wilson has to be excited to have a legit receiving option available to him for the first time in his career. I say Graham will catch 65 percent of his 120 or so targets. Eighty receptions for 900-plus yards and a chance at double-digit TDs should be expected. He's still a top-24 Fantasy player in my mind, but he could turn in some poor numbers in games where Seattle's defense dominates and allows the offense to just run out the clock.
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|3.02||GridironExperts-Jody Smith - I really didn't care for any of the RB options, which dried up alarmingly quickly. I'll go ahead and attack a much thinner position and nab my #2 TE and hope some decent WR's last the long wait until the end of Round 4. (Comments Added Mon Aug 3 9:10:06 p|
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