|Week 17 (@TB) - Average||4.5||50.5||1.0||0||0||0||11|
|Week 17 (@TB) - Dave Richard||4||40||1||0||0||0||10|
|Week 17 (@TB) - Jamey Eisenberg||5||61||1||0||0||0||12|
|2014 Season - Average||87.5||1213.5||13.5||0||0||0||194|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||87||1238||13||0||0||0||194|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||88||1189||14||0||0||0||195|
|Current Player Ranking: 1|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12/28/2014||Crockett Gillmore, TE BAL|
Travis Kelce, TE KC
|Jimmy Graham, TE NO|
Antonio Andrews, RB TEN
Andrew Hawkins, WR CLE
Charles Sims, RB TB
|12/28/2014||Jimmy Graham, TE NO||Sammy Watkins, WR BUF|
Greg Olsen, TE CAR
Tom Brady, QB NE
Latavius Murray, RB OAK
|12/28/2014||Jimmy Graham, TE NO||Mark Ingram, RB NO|
Vincent Jackson, WR TB
Julian Edelman, WR NE
Eagles , DST PHI
Heath Miller, TE PIT
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND
Panthers , TQB CAR
Alfred Blue, RB HOU
Lions , DST DET
Randall Cobb, WR GB
Ronnie Hillman, RB DEN
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Saints TE Jimmy Graham on injured shoulder: It 'was a battle every game'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/27/14) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham acknowledged that playing with a bum shoulder "was a battle every game," according to the Times-Picayune. Graham told reporters Friday he may need offseason shoulder surgery, depending on the results on an MRI exam, which he'll undergo as soon as the season comes to an end.
Graham injured his shoulder Week 5 against Tampa Bay but returned two weeks later without missing any game action. He has clearly not been the same since the injury and was on a snap count his first two games back.
"I'm not going to make any excuses for it," Graham said. "I think everyone plays hurt in this league. That's just a part of the job."
Graham has the fewest receiving yards since his rookie year in 2010. He needs 165 yards in Sunday's season finale against Tampa Bay in order to surpass the 1,000-yard threshold for the second consecutive season.
Report: Saints' Jimmy Graham to have MRI on shoulder
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/26/14) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will have an MRI on his shoulder next week, according to the New Orleans Advocate.
Graham initially injured his shoulder back in Week 5, but has been able to play through the injury all season. While his touchdown total has remained solid, Graham's yardage is down this year. It's possible he's more injured than he's let on all season, and the injury is serious enough that the team will send him for the MRI. Once the team has a diagnosis, Graham will evaluate with team doctors.
Saints TE Jimmy Graham registered another 10-TD season
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham become the first player in franchise history with three seasons of three-plus touchdowns during Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
Graham came down with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees in the fourth quarter. He was targeted 10 times and finished with six catches for 53 yards and a score in a 30-14 defeat. He moved into second place in franchise history with 51 career touchdown receptions.
New Orleans will face Tampa Bay in Week 17.
Saints TE Jimmy Graham breaks two-game slump
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/16/14) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was once again a big part of the offense Monday night in Chicago. After catching three passes for 25 yards over his previous two games, Graham caught five passes for a team-high 87 yards in the easy win.
Graham tied for the team lead with seven targets. However, he was unable to come down with a contested end-zone fade late in the third quarter.
Graham looked spry, pulling in catches for 29 and 22 yards and trying to hurdle safety Brock Vereen in the fourth quarter. Graham will try to end his three-game scoreless streak Week 16 against the Falcons.
No reason to panic over Jimmy Graham
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/8/14) OK. So one week after getting shut out at Pittsburgh, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, heretofore considered a Fantasy stud, caught just three passes for 25 yards Week 14 against Carolina. That's upsetting. I'll grant you that.
But what are you going to do about it? Maybe if trading was still an option, I could see how you might consider the possibility that the shoulder sprain he suffered way back in Week 5 is too much to overcome or that defenses have suddenly figured him out five years into his career. At that point, every tight end in the game is theoretically within your reach, so it doesn't hurt to examine every possible angle.
But this late in the season, the only places you can look for alternatives are the waiver wire and your bench. And unless you somehow have both Graham and Rob Gronkowski on your roster, I'm going to say neither offers an adequate replacement.
Even if Graham's shoulder is still bothering him, as he suggested earlier in the week, he still has six touchdowns in seven games since returning. You know how many other tight ends have six touchdowns during that stretch? Try zero. Graham still led the Saints in targets in Week 14 with 11. You know how many tight ends have gotten more than 11 targets in any game this season? Heading into Week 14, only seven. Graham himself was the only one to do it more than once.
The last two weeks haven't been what you hoped to see from a player of his caliber, but Graham's potential from week to week remains too great for you to sit him.
|Assuming Jimmy Graham is signed and on-time for Saints training camp, he'll not only be the first tight end drafted in every league but he'll be a first-round pick in every league. His stats over the past three seasons has been nothing short of outstanding with 29 games of 10-plus-point production out of a possible 47 (61.7 pct. rate), tops among tight ends. That includes 12 of 16 games last season. He also has enough Fantasy points to have finished in the Top 10 among running backs and receivers in each of the past three seasons. Getting a playmaker at a thin position will give you an edge in your matchups from week to week, but to get such an edge you have to spend a first-round pick, potentially as high as fifth overall in a PPR league. The only catch is if Graham holds out of training camp -- if that happens then there will be concern over just how effective he'll be since we've seen many players miss training camp only to come back and get hurt or play poorly. Hopefully that doesn't happen to Graham.
(Updated 6/4/14) |