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Jimmy Graham


#53 Tight End

27 Projected Points

ADP: 19.3
Bye: 10
Experience: 11 Yr(s)
Age: 34
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 259
40 Time: 4.53

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Chance of Injury in 2021


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 7, 2012 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Graham sprained his right ankle in Week 5 and then missed Week 7 following the bye.
Aug 15, 2012 NFL Hand Wrist Sprain/Pull Unspecified Graham revealed late in the season that he'd been playing through an unspecified left wrist injury that originated in preseason.
Oct 13, 2013 NFL Pedal Foot Plantar Fasciitis Grade 1 Graham partially tore the plantar fascia in his right foot. He dealt with it the rest of the season but missed no games.
Oct 5, 2014 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Graham sprained his shoulder in Week 5 and had to leave the game. He played a limited role in Week 7, following a Week 6 bye.
Nov 29, 2015 NFL Knee Patella Ligament Tear Jimmy Graham tore his patellar tendon in the 4th quarter. He hit IR and had surgery in the 1st week of December.
Dec 23, 2012 NFL Hand Finger Dislocation Graham dislocated his right ring finger in Week 16 but played through it.
Nov 15, 2018 NFL Hand Thumb Fracture Graham fractured his left thumb in the 1st half against the Seahawks. Initially expected to miss time, he returned the following week.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Graham drew 14.8% of Chicago’s total pass attempts through the first 9 games last season, dominating Cole Kmet’s 2.2% share. Over the final 8 contests, though, Graham fell to 8.75% target share. Kmet leaped to 15.2%.
  • Graham averaged just 2.9 targets per game over that late-season span, which including the playoff loss at New Orleans.
  • The veteran remained a key cog in and around the end zone, though. Eight of his 21 targets over the final 7 regular-season games came in the red zone, according to Pro Football Reference. Four of those came inside the 10-yard line.
  • For the year, Graham tied for 4th-most end-zone targets among TEs, with 11. Kmet drew just a single end-zone look, tying for 54th at the position.
  • The Bears could have saved $7 million in cap space this offseason by releasing Graham, who heads into the final year of his contract and will turn 35 in November. As of this writing, at least, they have elected to keep him.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

We all laughed when the Bears swooped in to give Graham a sizable 2-year deal 6 days after the Packers released him last March. Even though his playing time and target share dwindled over the 2nd half of last season, it seems like Chicago is still holding on. Rather than make Graham a fantasy option, though, the decision’s greatest impact will be to lower Cole Kmet’s 2021 ceiling.


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The Bears on Monday reached a 2-year, $16 million deal with TE Jimmy Graham, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Graham is a surprising addition at a somewhat surprising cost. His playing time and production fell off late last season, and he'll turn 34 midway through the coming campaign. Chicago also still has TE Trey Burton under contract, though he could be a cut candidate. The Bears' TE corps looks like a situation to avoid for 2020.

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The Packers have released TE Jimmy Graham, saving $8 million against the 2020 salary cap. It was an easy decision with Graham just about out of gas. The 33-year-old's 38 catches and 447 yards this past season were both his lowest marks since his 2010 rookie campaign. He ranked 23rd in yards per route run and 26th in Pro Football Focus' receiving grades among 27 TEs that saw 50+ targets. We'll see where Graham lands on the free-agent market, but he's unlikely to have a fantasy impact. In Green Bay, meanwhile, the door is open for 2019 third-round TE Jace Sternberger to capture the lead job. Highlight him as an upside target in the later rounds of early best-ball drafts.

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Packers TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) only got in a limited practice on Friday but isn’t listed on the final Week 7 injury report. This looks like a case of Green Bay getting the veteran TE some rest during the week. Graham should theoretically play a big role against the Raiders on Sunday with all of the Packers’ WR injuries — although he managed just 2 catches on 5 targets last week.

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Packers TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. The team has been managing his practice reps all season, but this is the 1st time he's sat out 2 straight practices since Week 3. He ended up playing a season-low 41% of the offensive snaps and posting a goose egg that Sunday. We'll get another update on Graham tomorrow, but he's shaping up as a shaky Week 7 play.

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Packers TE Jimmy Graham (groin) is active for today’s game against the Broncos. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so it’s tough to believe he’s anywhere close to 100%. Avoid Graham in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

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