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Jimmy Graham | Tight End

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 265
College: Miami (FL)
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Jimmy Graham caught 4-of-5 targets for 29 yards in the Seahawks' Week 4 win over the Lions on Monday night.
Graham had one catch for six yards at halftime and didn't catch his second pass until the fourth quarter. Graham was funneled the ball last week, posting a 7-83-1 line, but went back to being an afterthought in this anemic pass offense Monday. He's going to have ups and downs throughout the season with very little predictability. Graham will be a highly-volatile TE1 next week in Cincinnati. Through four games with his new team, Graham is on pace to post an uninspiring 72-696-8 line. Oct 6 - 12:12 AM

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Jimmy Graham nabbed seven of his eight targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 3 win over the Bears.

The mighty Graham has finally come out of hibernation. Graham needed a convincing performance to win back our trust and that’s exactly what he delivered on Sunday. He caught everything in sight and usually brought a few defenders with him as he clawed for extra yards. Graham steamrolled Brock Vereen on a 30-yard catch for his second touchdown of the year. Sunday Graham looked every bit as dominant as the player who spent five years in New Orleans dunking on goal posts. Look for Graham to have another big game next week against the Lions.
Sep 27 - 8:03 PM

Jimmy Graham denied he is frustrated with his role in the Seahawks' offense.

"I’m doing what’s asked of me," Graham said. "I know my opportunities are going to come." Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman reported Graham "hates" his role in the offense, but Graham said he is "not really sure where that came from." Graham was never going to see 140 targets in the Seahawks' offense, but he has to see more than the two looks he got Week 2. Seattle has a great chance to get Graham going this week against the Bears.
Sep 26 - 12:46 PM

Russell Wilson insists he has chemistry with new TE Jimmy Graham.

"We definitely have the chemistry," Wilson insisted. "There's no worries about that." It hasn't looked like it through two games, with Wilson targeting his big offseason acquisition just 10 times through two games. Bleacher Report has reported that Graham "hates" his role in the Seahawks' offense. We'd expect coach Pete Carroll to make a concerted effort to get Graham going against the Bears.
Sep 24 - 3:33 PM

Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman reports Jimmy Graham is "pissed off" and "hates" his role with the Seahawks.

According to Freeman, "several" Seahawks players have informed him of this and it's a "fact." Graham allegedly "hates what's happening in Seattle" where he's "barely looked at in the passing game." Through two games, Graham has just 10 targets, which is 15th among tight ends. We could see the target dip coming as soon as it was announced he was traded to the Seahawks, but not in this fashion. Russell Wilson has attempted more than 30 passes in each of the first two games, yet Graham doesn't have much to show for it. It's not like he's being asked to block more; per PFF, Graham has blocked on 31.7 percent of his snaps. He blocked on 30.5 percent of his snaps in New Orleans last season. Expect the Seahawks to try to feed him more this week against the Bears.
Sep 22 - 8:15 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks called plays to get Jimmy Graham the ball Sunday night, but "it just didn't happen."

Carroll said the situation was "frustrating." Graham was held to one catch by the Packers on Sunday night and now has just 10 targets and 62 receiving yards through two games. Graham's is becoming a touchdown-dependent TE1.
Sep 21 - 1:02 PM

Jimmy Graham had one catch for 11 yards in Sunday night's Week 2 loss to the Packers.

Graham had one target in the first half and didn’t make his only catch until late in the third quarter. He remains the No. 1 pass-game option and favorite for targets, but hasn't done much outside of his Week 1 touchdown. Graham should be a bigger part of Seattle's gameplan in Week 3 against Chicago.
Sep 21 - 1:10 AM

Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-8 targets for 51 yards and one touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 1 loss to the Rams.

The Rams did a pretty good job on Graham for most of the day. He had a long gain of 19 yards down the middle of the field before later scoring from seven yards out on an out route when the Rams sent an all-out blitz on Russell Wilson. Graham was targeted on a jump ball in the end zone the previous play. He should dominate red-zone targets in Seattle and seal his spot as a high-end TE1. The Seahawks travel to Green Bay in Week 2. The Packers allowed 5-55-1 to Martellus Bennett Week 1.
Sep 13 - 5:41 PM

According to Pro Football Focus, Jimmy Graham has been used as a run blocker on 36.5 percent of his 52 preseason snaps.

Graham was used as a run blocker on 27.1 percent of his snaps in New Orleans last season. Seattle threw the ball 200 fewer times than the Saints last season, meaning Graham is almost certain to see fewer than the 138 targets he has averaged the last four seasons. He has the touchdown upside to make up for the lost volume, but he is being over-drafted in the third round.
Sep 1 - 12:43 PM

Jimmy Graham secured two of his five targets for 24 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Chargers.

There was no touchdown dunk in this one as the Seahawks struggled to move the chains on offense. Russell Wilson was uncharacteristically shaky, missing Graham high on one pass and underthrowing him on another. Graham’s workload isn’t going to be the same as it was in New Orleans but he’s still a matchup nightmare inside the red zone. His current ADP is in the early third round.
Aug 29 - 11:48 PM

Jimmy Graham caught three balls for 39 yards in Seattle's second preseason game Friday night.

Graham was up-and-down as a blocker in the run game, but he showed chemistry as a receiver with Russell Wilson, repeatedly gashing Kansas City's defense down the seams. NFL Network's Michael Robinson noted during a break in the game that Graham has dominated red-zone targets at Seahawks camp. While Graham's reception total is a virtual lock to dip in Seattle's run-first attack, he will remain a solid candidate for double-digit TDs and deserves to be the No. 2 tight end on fantasy cheatsheats behind Rob Gronkowski.
Aug 21 - 10:20 PM

Jimmy Graham said he expects to be blocking 75 percent of the time in Seattle.

Graham is exaggerating a bit, but he's embraced a different role than the one he had in New Orleans where he was an oversized wideout. "It's very important for me to be a part of (blocking) here because that's about 75 percent of the offense here and if you have a back like (Marshawn Lynch), you want to be in there on those explosive runs and you want to be part of that," he said. Graham will be a third-down and red-zone weapon for Russell Wilson, but we're not expecting him to reach the 88.7 catches per season he had over the last four years with Drew Brees. Something closer to 75 receptions is more realistic.
Aug 4 - 8:09 AM

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell said one of the biggest things Jimmy Graham brings is red-zone ability.

"Less than a month of OTAs and minicamp practices this spring hinted at how much the Seahawks plan on featuring Graham near and in the end zone in 2015," noted the Tacoma News Tribune. It's an area of the field where the Seahawks and their smallish wideout corps have struggled. Graham, who had 38 red-zone catches and 28 red-zone touchdowns over the last three years in New Orleans, will remain a threat for double-digit scores in his new surroundings.
Jul 14 - 8:02 AM

Coach Pete Carroll singled out Jimmy Graham as a player who stood out during OTAs.

Graham has taken to his new surroundings well. "He’s fit in with the players," Carroll said. "There was some talk about stuff in other seasons and all, that’s become part of the fun. He’s a great addition." Graham doesn't have the same ceiling he once did thanks to Seattle's run-based attack, but he'll be Russell Wilson's top target and a good bet for double-digit touchdowns again.
Jun 29 - 10:48 AM

The Seahawks are optimistic about Jimmy Graham's ability to block for Marshawn Lynch.

Graham seems to be taking his blocking responsibilities more seriously now that he's switched from the pass-oriented Saints to the run-first Seahawks. "Listen, man," said Graham. "I'm 270 pounds. I can block anybody I want to." Despite Graham's reputation as a lazy blocker, PFF graded him a respectable 15th out of 67 qualified tight ends in run blocking last season.
Jun 10 - 9:17 AM

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K1Steven Hauschka