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.
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"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."
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
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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