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Jimmy Graham | Tight End

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 265
College: Miami (FL)
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Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-10 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Falcons.
Graham started slowly, failing to corral his first four targets and committing a bad drop on third down. He came on in the second half, catching a short touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and "fumbling" at the "one-yard line" on what should have been another score. Graham does not appear to be 100 percent, but he has double-digit targets in three of his last four games. Graham will close out the season against the Bucs next week. Dec 21 - 5:22 PM

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Jimmy Graham played on 65.2 percent of the snaps against the Bears in Week 15.

It's down from the 77.4 percent he played in Week 14. It was also extremely frustrating to see Graham not even on the field when No. 3 TE Josh Hill was the primary read on two goal-line plays and converted both for scores. Still, Graham has run 78 pass routes the last two weeks and put 5-87-0 on the Bears despite his shoulder issue. Season-longers have to fire him up as the No. 2 tight end play in Week 16 against the Falcons.
Dec 18 - 11:03 AM

Jimmy Graham caught five passes for 87 yards in the Saints' Week 15 win over the Bears.

Graham, Kenny Stills, and Marques Colston each tied for the team lead with seven targets. After combining for 3-25 the previous two games, it was nice to see Graham get back on track and see an end-zone target. However, he couldn't corral the fade pass. To throw salt in the wound of Graham's owners, No. 3 TE Josh Hill caught two short touchdowns. Graham gets the Falcons in fantasy title week. He caught 10 passes for 82 scoreless yards against Atlanta in Week 1.
Dec 16 - 12:14 AM

Jimmy Graham played on 55-of-71 (77.4 percent) of the snaps in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

It's way up from last week, when Graham played on just 56.1 percent of the snaps and ran a meager 19 routes. With the Saints trailing for the entire game against the Panthers, he ran a season-high 46 routes but still frustrated by coming down with just 3-of-11 targets. Graham's usage is intact, so we're still confident in him as a top-3 tight end option at Chicago on Monday night in Week 15.
Dec 8 - 10:59 AM

Jimmy Graham caught 3-of-11 targets for 25 yards in New Orleans' Week 14 loss to the Panthers.

He at least got targeted this time, but it was another lost afternoon for the Saints' superstar tight end. Graham committed a drop, had a catch overturned by a penalty and appeared to tweak something late in the Saints' blowout loss. It didn't appear to be anything to worry about, but was the icing on the cake of a horrendous day for the Saints. Owners should know they have to keep firing Graham up as a top-three tight end, but frustration is understandable.
Dec 7 - 5:15 PM

Jimmy Graham conceded that his early-season shoulder injury has continued to give him problems.

Graham said it's mostly affected him as a blocker. His Week 13 goose egg was the result of double and triple teams by the Steelers' defense, not an injury. "At times this year the shoulder has really held me back sometimes," Graham said. "Other times I’m able to fight through the pain. I just got to man up and keep doing it." Graham's playing time has been back to normal for about a month now. He's a top-two tight end play Sunday versus Carolina.
Dec 5 - 3:56 PM

Jimmy Graham blamed his zero-catch Week 13 on the Steelers undercutting his routes.

Graham oddly had zero targets and gave the Steelers credit. "Usually (defenders) wait until I break," he said. "(Troy Polamalu and Will Allen) are smart players. I can tell that they're watching a lot of film and looking at tendencies and formations and splits." The Steelers also had defenders over the top of Graham, paying tons of attention to him on a day when Kenny Stills popped off for 5-162-1. We'd expect a bounce-back for Graham against the Panthers in Week 14 -- zero targets are unacceptable no matter what the coverage is.
Nov 30 - 9:14 PM

Jimmy Graham was held without a catch on zero targets in the Saints' Week 13 win over the Steelers.

Drew Brees managed five touchdown passes without the luxury of his elite tight end. Graham wasn't hurt, as he was in the game on the hands team for the Steelers' final-second onside kick. The Steelers just blanketed him with safeties, cornerbacks, and linebackers, taking him away from Brees. Graham was also noticeably absent on some third-down and red-zone situations. Look for the Saints to try and repay Graham in Week 14 against Carolina.
Nov 30 - 5:28 PM

Jimmy Graham caught six passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens on Monday night.

Graham was targeted a game-high 10 times. His first touchdown came from 10 yards away in the flat to the left in the first quarter, while Graham later scored a garbage-time two-yard touchdown on a back-shoulder pass. Look for Drew Brees to continue to force-feed Graham on the road in Pittsburgh in Week 13. He'll be a top-two tight-end option along with Rob Gronkowski next weekend.
Nov 25 - 12:19 AM

Jimmy Graham played on 54-of-71 snaps (76.0 percent) in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

It's the highest percentage of snaps Graham has played since Week 4. So even though he appeared to tweak his troublesome shoulder during the disappointing three-catch outing, it doesn't look like there was any real concern from the training staff. Graham has an extra day to get right with the Saints facing the Ravens on Monday Night Football in Week 12. Drew Brees should really force-feed his tight end going forward, especially with Brandin Cooks (thumb) out 2-4 weeks.
Nov 17 - 10:23 AM

Jimmy Graham caught 3-of-3 targets for 29 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 loss to the Bengals.

Just one of Graham's three looks came after the first quarter. The three targets were Graham's second fewest of the season. Graham took a savage cheap shot from S George Iloka on the Saints' opening drive, appearing to tweak his troublesome shoulder. He stayed in the game, however, and was never announced with an injury. He has an extra day to heal up for Week 12, as the Saints are hosting the Ravens on Monday Night Football.
Nov 16 - 4:42 PM

Jimmy Graham is no longer listed on the injury report.

Graham played on 61-of-83 snaps in Week 10. He's fully healthy after posting a 10/76/2 line. Graham has at least one touchdown in three straight games.
Nov 12 - 5:24 PM

Jimmy Graham caught 10-of-13 targets for 76 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' Week 10 loss to the 49ers.

It was Graham's most-productive day since Week 2, but it could have been so much more. With time expiring in the fourth quarter, Graham caught a 47-yard hail mary from Drew Brees in the end zone, but was called for offensive pass interference as Perrish Cox went for an Academy Award on the push off. Either way, the scores were Graham's sixth and seventh of the season, while he's now found pay dirt in three straight games. Graham couldn't be heating up at a better time, and should stay scorching down the stretch.
Nov 9 - 5:27 PM

Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 10.

Graham hasn't had any setbacks and could return to an every-down role. He'll be a top-three tight end play this week.
Nov 5 - 7:38 PM

Jimmy Graham caught 7-of-7 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers.

Both the catches and yards were Graham's most since Week 4. The nice night came despite the fact that Graham appeared to tweak his troublesome shoulder multiple times, though he never checked out of the game. Graham beat blanket coverage from CB Melvin White on his one-yard score, and also dealt with supremely-physical attention from LB Thomas Davis. With half the season now in the books, Graham is on pace for 92/1,036/10 despite playing at less than 100 percent for the better part of a month. The yardage rate should pick up.
Oct 30 - 11:43 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
WR11Kenny Stills
2Nick Toon
3Jalen Saunders
WR21Marques Colston
2Robert Meachem
3Seantavius Jones
WR31Nick Toon
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham
2Dustin Hopkins