News:Hubie Graham (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against USF, the USA Today reports.
Analysis:Hubie Graham has suffered through an injury-plagued senior season. He only has seven receptions for 61 yards and has ceded a great deal of playing time to freshman J.P. Holtz.
News:Hubie Graham has not been ruled out of Saturday's game against Rutgers, even though he did not practice prior to the bye, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis:Hubie Graham has suffered a number of injuries in his senior season. He has only seven receptions and four were in the opener against Youngstown State. J.P. Holtz has been starting while Graham has been out.
News:Hubie Graham (ankle) is questionable for the Panthers' Nov. 24 game against Rutgers, the USA Today reports.
Analysis:Hubie Graham re-injured his ankle on Nov. 3 against Notre Dame and did not play against Connecticut last week. The Panthers have a bye this week and Graham may not play against Rutgers the Saturday after next.
News:Hubie Graham was removed from Friday's game against Connecticut after suffering an apparent ankle injury.
Analysis: It's unclear if this is a new injury or just an aggravation of the ankle issue Hubie Graham was already dealing with. In any case, injuries have completely derailed what was expected to be a big season, and it may be time to give up on Graham if you haven't already.
News:Hubie Graham returned to practice this week and is optimistic about playing against Notre Dame on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis:Hubie Graham has been limited to four games this season. He hurt his clavicle against Cincinnati in Week 2, then suffered a high ankle sprain against Syracuse. Graham only has six receptions (four in the opener) after catching 28 passes as a junior. With Irish defense playing well, Pitt will need all of their offensive assets available.
News:Hubie Graham is fully recovered from the shoulder injury he was previously dealing with, but is still bothered by his ankle, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: It sounds like Hubie Graham expects to play, but we'd consider him an optimistic questionable for Saturday's game against Temple at the moment.
News:Hubie Graham (shoulder) returned to action Friday against Syracuse and caught one pass for six yards.
Analysis:Hubie Graham played last week for the first time in a month. He is not roster-worthy in fantasy leagues right now.
News:Hubie Graham (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Gardner-Webb, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: It sounds like Hubie Graham probably won't suit up, but the Panthers have a bye week coming up after the game, so he should be good to go by October 5 against Syracuse.
Pitt's Hubie Graham Misses Game with Clavicle Injury
News:Hubie Graham sat out against Virginia Tech with a clavicle injury, the USA Today reports.
Analysis:Hubie Graham had four receptions in the opener against Youngstown State and he was supposed to be a bigger part of the Panther offense. He is week-to-week. Freshman J.P. Holtz replaced Graham as a starter against the Hokies.
News:Hubie Graham had four receptions for 38 yards as the Panthers lost to Youngstown State on Saturday.
Analysis:Hubie Graham is a nice possession receiver and did most of his work in the first half while the game was still close. Panther quarterback Tino Sunseri was looking to check down on most plays, so Graham should continue to get plenty of targets.
Pitt's Hubie Graham to Have Bigger Place in Offense
News: With Pitt going to a pro-style attack, Hubie Graham will have a bigger place in the offense, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Analysis:Hubie Graham, who is on the Mackey Award watch list, had 28 receptions for 325 yards, including three touchdowns last year. Graham gained 20 pounds in the offseason (up to 255 pounds) to better withstand the pounding on the line, but he should also be a nice red zone target.
News: Pittsburgh wide receivers Cam Saddler and Mike Shanahan were two of the Panthers' most productive pass-catchers on Thursday night, combining for 10 catches and 109 yards in the big win over USF. Also of note is tight end Hubie Graham, who caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Graham's the best receiving option from a fantasy standpoint, but Saddler and Shanahan can be productive as well. In fact, Shanahan dropped a pair of passes in the first half that would have given him even better numbers.
News: Pittsburgh's Anthony Gonzalez, who arrived on campus as a quarterback, will remain an H-back for the remainder of this season. Gonzalez, who missed the first two games due to suspension, will suit up for the Panthers' game at Iowa on Saturday.
Analysis: Gonzalez will share time with Hubie Graham and Drew Carswell, with all three bringing varying skills to the offense. Graham likely remains the best receiving option at the position, and he's been one of Tino Sunseri's favorite targets through two games.
News: Pittsburgh tight end Hubie Graham is one of Tino Sunseri's favorite targets right now, and he was productive once again on Saturday. Graham caught four passes for 59 yards in the 35-29 win over Maine.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Graham in the next couple weeks, especially in the red zone. In deeper leagues Graham could be an option at tight end.
News: Pittsburgh tight end Hubie Graham was the second-most productive pass catcher in the Panthers' 35-16 win over Buffalo. Graham caught three passes for 50 yards with a long of 21.
Analysis: Graham's a better fit for the position in the new high octane attack than Brock DeCicco, who has since transferred, was. Look for Graham to get more opportunities to catch the ball, especially in the red zone.
News: Pittsburgh tight end Brock DeCicco was allowed to return home in order to think about his future with the program, and a decision should be made by Saturday. DeCicco is questioning whether or not he fits into the new system, with his being a traditional tight end and the high octane offense using a hybrid (H-back) at the position.
Analysis: Losing an experienced player like DeCicco would hurt, but his skills may not be the best fit in this offense. Keep an eye on Illinois transfer Hubie Graham as one of the players to step up at H-back.
TE Graham Appears In-Line for Starting Role at Pitt
News: Following the departure of Mike Cruz from the Pitt football program, it appears Graham, a 6-4, 230-pound transfer from Illinois, is in position to win the starting tight end position for Pitt in 2011, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: The Post-Gazette comments that new head coach Todd Graham is high on both Graham and sophomore Brock DeCicco and "looking forward to working them into games next season."