Jimmy Graham Fantasy News

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The Seahawks are just managing his reps. Graham was a full-time player in Week 3 and is rounding back into shape. He’s in the low-end TE1 conversation.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Graham should continue to play as he recovers from knee surgery.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Saints want more consistency from TE Coby Fleener

Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:53pm

Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

The New Orleans Saints expected more from tight end Coby Fleener than what he produced in the first two weeks.

He has three catches for 35 yards on 12 targets, a rate of production that falls below what the Saints have been accustomed to in recent seasons with Jimmy Graham and Benjamin Watson.

"I think there's been moments and yet it hasn't been as consistent as we'd like yet," Saints coach Sean Payton said of Fleener's play during a media teleconference Monday."

Fantasy Impact:

Fleener was targeted eight times in Week 2. He caught two of those, had his hands on two more and slipped on another route. QB Drew Brees took some blame on another pass that was overthrown, but overall it's been a disappointing start for Fleener and his fantasy owners. Payton also added Fleener is still a "work in progress," which at least indicates the team expects things to get better.

Carroll: TE Jimmy Graham 'ready to play in all situations'

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:11am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham played 17 snaps in Week 1, but the team is ready to ramp up his workload, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

"He’s ready to go," Carroll said ahead of the Seahawks' road meeting with the Los Angeles Rams. "He had his best week, and he’s ready to play in all situations."

Fantasy Impact:

Graham (ruptured patellar tendon) ran nine routes in Week 1 and was used as a blocker on the other eight snaps. He caught just one pass for 11 yards, but it came on the Seahawks' final, game-winning drive. Against the Miami Dolphins, the Seahawks played with two tight ends on 11 of 78 snaps. Luke Willson played 78 percent of the snaps. Graham is way down our list at 25 so it's probably better to take a wait-and-see approach this week, especially if you have a better option to fall back on.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Graham continues to ramp up his practice activity.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:05pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Graham should see his workload increase as he practices and plays without incident.

Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:48pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee, questionable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is questionable for Week 1. Graham is trending up this week, though we’re not expecting a full complement of snaps this early in the season. For what it’s worth, Russell Wilson says that he and Graham have been “lights out” in practice, and have been meeting regularly. Graham posted low-end TE1 numbers prior to his knee injury last year and that sort of production is within reach if he can get fully healthy.

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:04pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Graham is trending up this week, though we’re not expecting a full complement of snaps this early in the season. For what it’s worth, Russell Wilson says that he and Graham have been “lights out” in practice, and have been meeting regularly. Graham posted low-end TE1 numbers prior to his knee injury last year and that sort of production is within reach if he can get fully healthy.

Russell Wilson says he and Jimmy Graham have been 'lights out' in practice, meeting regularly

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:18pm

Liz Mathews - [Full Article]

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he and TE jimmy Graham have been "lights out" together in practice. Thrown a ton of ball to him, lots of meetings also.

Fantasy Impact:

Graham posted low-end TE1 numbers prior to his knee injury last year and that sort of production is within reach if he can get fully healthy.

Rapoport: 'Things would need to accelerate' for Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham to play Week 1

Friday, September 2, 2016, 12:22pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Things would need to accelerate, it seems, for Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham to be ready for the opener.

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that it's more likely than not that Graham will have to sit Week 1 as he continues to recover from a patellar tendon injury. Luke Willson wasn't a fantasy factor last year after Graham was injured.

Seahawk TE Jimmy Graham's status to be determined late next week

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:42pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Tight end Jimmy Graham won’t be in the lineup for the Seahawks on Thursday when they close the preseason against the Raiders, but the fourth week of the preseason has never been the date on people’s minds when it comes to Graham’s return to game action.

Week 1 against the Dolphins is the date that everyone has been watching and there’s still no answer from the team about whether Graham will play. Coach Pete Carroll was typically upbeat on Wednesday, but said a determination won’t be made for another week or so.

“Jimmy has been practicing full-go, and we’re thrilled about it,” Carroll said, via the team’s website. “He is too, he has had a lot of fun being back out with the fellas and all. He had a full week of practice, he’ll have another full week of practice, and we’ll just keep taking it day-to-day. … We won’t know until late next week.”

Fantasy Impact:

Taking Graham off the physically unable to perform list is a good sign that the Seahawks expect to have Graham in the lineup in the first few weeks of the season, but there’s not much to gain from pushing for the first of 16 games if it creates undue risk about the next 15 on the schedule, the story said.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham's workload increases

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:35pm

SeattlePI.com - [Full Article]

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham continues to see his workload increase. The 29-year-old took part in pregame warmups versus the Cowboys and has taken part in team drills during practice this week as he works his way back from surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Graham has looked impressive, but offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said Graham now needs to spend time getting used to playing in on-field traffic as he attempts to return for the Seahawks regular-season opener against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 11.

Carroll: Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham 'may be ready' for Week 1

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 8:30pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Seahawks are finally ready to admit that tight end Jimmy Graham's rehab might spill into the regular season.

Coach Pete Carroll had a hazy response to questions about Graham's readiness Wednesday, which seemed to dance around the central point: A ruptured patellar tendon is a rough thing to come back from quickly and there is a lot of work involved in doing so.

"We've had no issues at all in the work he's doing on the field," Carroll said, via ESPN.com. "That will continue to increase throughout the next few weeks. Really we're shooting for: Where is he at the start of the season? And we'll evaluate then on how much longer it may take, or he may be ready. We don't know that yet. But he feels good."

Carroll added: "There's some evaluation to be done going into next week, but I don't have any expectations for that right now. We'll just wait and see. We don't have a timetable for this; that he has to meet any schedule at all. We're just working him back, and he's gaining confidence, and it's really important not to have any setbacks. So we're being careful."

Fantasy Impact:

This talk will throw some cold water on the good vibes generated when Graham returned to practice. It sounds like it's no sure thing that he'll be ready to play Week 1.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) returns to practice

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 1:54pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Jimmy Graham returned to the practice field Wednesday.

The Seattle Seahawks' tight end began training camp on the physically unable to perform list after suffering a season-ending patellar tendon injury in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact:

Through the first 12 weeks of the 2015 season, Graham was the #9 tight end in both standard and PPR formats. It was disappointing production given his history as a top fantasy threat. Patellar injuries are notoriously difficult to rehab, but Graham is back at practice which means that his ADP is likely to rise. If he stays healthy, he should push for TE1 status in 2016.

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