After a season in which he caught just 18 passes, fewes...

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After a season in which he caught just 18 passes, fewest of any starting tight end in the NFL, Garrett Graham of the Houston Texans is focused on becoming more involved in the offense.

Graham's 2014 performance was a disappointment considering the promise he showed in 2013 when he caught 49 passes for 545 yards and five touchdowns.

And it wasn't just Graham. As a whole, Houston's tight ends failed to make an impact with just 32 combined receptions among the group.

"I've got to do a better job getting open," Graham said, via the Houston Chronicle. "We all do, and it's something we're really trying to improve on, because last season obviously wasn't very productive for us. We're spending a lot of time with the quarterbacks, before and after practice. The point of emphasis is definitely there. They're coaching us up, helping us out a ton."

Fantasy Impact: 

Graham missed Week 1 last season with a back injury and sat out the final four games of the season with a high ankle sprain. In the 11 games he did appear in, he was targeted just 28 times. That was a sharp decline from the 83 times the ball was thrown his way in 2013. A fourth-round pick in 2010, Graham is hoping to bounce back in 2015. Having stability at the quarterback position, in the form of either Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer should help.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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