Jimmy Graham Fantasy Football News 2018

Packers TE Jimmy Graham suffered a broken thumb in Thursday night's loss to the Seahawks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team is still trying to determine how much time Graham will miss, but this is obviously a significant injury for a guy who makes his living catching passes. We'd try to hang on to Graham in fantasy for now, but he's droppable if you're desperate for a roster spot. Lance Kendricks will step in as Green Bay's lead pass-catching TE for however long Graham is out but isn't a great fantasy option.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham suffered a thumb injury in the 1st half of Thursday night's game in Seattle and is officially questionable to return. TE Lance Kendricks is next up on Green Bay's depth chart.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee) is not listed on the final injury report. He was held out of Wednesday’s practice but returned for Thursday and Friday’s sessions. Graham is safe to get into Week 4 fantasy lineups.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That presumably puts him on track to play against the Bills this weekend, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham missed Wednesday's practice with a knee issue. It's the 1st workout he's missed since the season began, and Graham played 92.8% of the snaps last week against Washington. We'll watch to see if this is just a rest day or something more. It's obviously worrisome given Graham's recent knee history.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers called TE Jimmy Graham the "X-factor" in this year's offense. "He understands [defenses] so well. He can catch anything, and he’s impossible to cover," Rodgers said. "Jimmy can go from paper football to real football as easy as any player I’ve been around. He really understands coverages and knows how to attack defenses as the play unfolds.” We haven't heard much buzz on Graham this month, but he hauled in an 8-yard TD from Rodgers in the 2nd preseason game. And it sounds like Rodgers is happy with how Graham has settled into the offense. The 31-year-old is certainly past his prime, but Graham could easily catch 8+ TDs in this passing attack.

TE Jimmy Graham has agree to a deal with the Packers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Despite a sluggish final quarter of the season, Graham rebounded for 10 TDs and top-7 finishes across fantasy football formats last year. Green Bay certainly won't hurt his TD potential. Volume could be on his side, too, after Jordy Nelson's 2017 decline and a tough couple of years for Randall Cobb. Of course, Graham's ADP will also likely be top 5 among TEs now that he's teaming up with Aaron Rodgers. We'll see exactly where he lands on that front and in our 2018 projections. This looks like a good opportunity to look into selling the 31-year-old Graham in dynasty leagues.

2:11pm EST 11/26/17

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) is active for today’s game against the 49ers. He didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday but put in a full workout on Friday. We never heard any concern about the ankle. Graham is safe to get into Week 12 fantasy lineups.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the 49ers. He didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday but put in a full workout on Friday. HC Pete Carroll said that Graham will be "fine." He's safe to keep in Week 12 fantasy lineups.

2:09pm EDT 9/24/17

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Titans. He was listed as a full participant in Friday’s practice after sitting out the previous 2 days. Still, consider him a risky fantasy option at less than 100%.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects Jimmy Graham (ankle) to play this weekend after he "did everything" in Friday's practice. Graham remains a risky fantasy option at less than 100%, though. He could play limited snaps and will be at risk of an in-game setback.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s tilt with the Titans, HC Pete Carroll said. Graham returned to practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. Seahawks-Titans doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday, so we might not know Graham’s official status until 3. He’ll be a risky fantasy play even if he’s active. We’d try to bench him this week.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Pete Carroll said earlier this week that Graham's Week 3 status is "unclear." Fantasy owners need to be lining up a replacement option.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that TE Jimmy Graham has a "sore ankle" and that his status is "unclear" for Week 3. Graham got banged up in Sunday's win over the 49ers and ended up playing just 65% of the offensive snaps and seeing only 2 targets. We'll monitor his status throughout the week, but fantasy owners need to be making backup plans.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed that TE Jimmy Graham is in a much better spot this year than last, when he was returning from a torn patellar tendon. "We had to manage him the whole year," Carroll said of Graham's 2016. "He just kept hanging in there. He played in every game and didn’t miss any time, but he wasn’t at his best. You can see him now ... He survived it, and now he is really moving up." Graham, despite being at less than 100%, ranked 4th among TEs in PPR points and 2nd in non-PPR last year. He's capable of an even more productive 2017 campaign.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll is excited. (What else is new?) Specifically, though, he's pumped up about the offseason health and performance of TE Jimmy Graham. “I think Jimmy’s offseason is a big highlight for us,” Carroll said, per Pro Football Talk. “Last year at this time we didn’t know what he was going to be like. We were positive, but didn’t know. He had a phenomenal offseason and great work with us.” Besides improved health, Carroll has lauded Graham's improved blocking and his connection with QB Russell Wilson. The whole package should help to keep Graham on the field even more and further entrench him as a key receiving option. Graham enjoyed an impressive 2016, considering that he spent the whole year dealing with fallout from 2015's patellar tendon tear. A fully healthy Graham has upside to the top of his position in fantasy football.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham -- coming off a torn patellar tendon in 2015 -- was 1 of the biggest surprises of this past season, finishing 4th among TEs in PPR points. He admitted that returning from that injury, though, was a tall task. "It is everything that people think it is and more as far as the pain and the struggles," Graham told CBS Sports. "Learning how to walk again was a process for me. It was some of the darker days of my life." He even revealed that he "barely practiced" during the season so he could get his knee ready for the games. Naturally, Graham expects to be healthier in 2017. "Going through this offseason, being with Russ out there in California, you know I'm going to fly out there and train with him and really get that chemistry down because I wasn't able to do that with him last year," he said. "It's only going to get better." Despite turning 30 this past November, Graham is capable of boosting his production in 2017.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham caught just 1 pass for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers. He drew just 4 targets against a TE defense that Football Outsiders rates among the league's top 10. QB Russell Wilson did miss an open Graham on 1 deep ball and generally struggled relative to his normal performance. Graham remains a solid play against the Rams in Week 15 and the Niners if your league plays through Week 17. A Week 16 rematch with the Cardinals will find 1 of the league's top TE defenses, but Graham did manage a 5-53 line on 10 targets in the 1st meeting.

1-3 inches of snow is expected in Green Bay today, but winds will be at just 4-8 mph. Those aren't ideal conditions, but we're not expecting weather to have a major impact on the Seahawks or the Packers, who both have experience playing in crappy weather.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee, hip) is not listed on the team's final injury report. He got Thursday off but put in full practices on Wednesday and Friday. Graham has a tough Week 7 draw against the Cardinals' top-ranked TE defense but has earned the benefit of the doubt with 6 catches and 89+ yards in 3 straight games.

 
 
 

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