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Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
TE - #2 27.45 SEA Active 5 years 28 6'7 265 @TheJimmyGraham

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jul-30-2015 by Shawn Childs

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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

Latest Update

Jul-31-15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson inks a four-year extension

The Seahawks have finally signed their Super Bowl winning quarterback to a new deal. He signed a four-year, $87.6 million extension. The contract includes $60 million guaranteed. Yet another contract gets done right before a deadline. Wilson had stated that he would cut off negotiations once training camp opened up.

Fantasy Analysis:

This deal was inevitable. The Seahawks were never going to let the quarterback that led them to back-to-back Super Bowls just walk. Say what you will about Wilson, whether you believe he's elite or mediocre with a great supporting cast, the Seahawks aren't in the Super Bowl with Matt Flynn under center. From a fantasy standpoint, Wilson is a top-five QB this season. His ability to run combined with the addition of Jimmy Graham makes him a very valuable asset. His current ADP has him being drafted as the QB3.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/31 - Seahawks QB Russell Wilson inks a four-year extension
7/14 - Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham to be a major red-zone threat in Seattle

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
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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