News: Ravens defensive back Corey Graham made some big plays as he came up with two key interceptions during Saturday's AFC Divisional Playoff game at Denver. Graham intercepted Peyton Manning in the opening quarter and returned it 39 yards back for a touchdown. He also picked Manning off again in overtime, which led to the team's game-winning field goal. He registered eight tackles, deflected three passes and came up with two interceptions in a 38-35 double overtime win.
Analysis: Graham kept the Ravens alive in overtime with his crucial interception near midfield. He was not a consistent contributor this season and finished with just 60 tackles and two interceptions, making him a low-end IDP option in deeper formats heading into 2013.
News: Ravens defensive back Corey Graham came up with his second interception of the season in Week 13 against the Steelers. Graham picked off an Antonio Brown pass attempt in the second quarter of the 23-20 defeat. Brown was attempting to throw a reserve pass but threw the ball right to Graham, who was immediately pushed out of bounds. He finished with a team-high 11 tackles -- nine solo -- in the loss and was also credited with a pass defensed.
Analysis: The Steelers came right after Graham for most of the game, but the 27-year-old proved he was more than up for the challenge as he turned in his most productive game of the season. He has been seeing more and more playing time of late due to injuries and has responded by racking up 16 tackles, two INTs, and eight pass defended over his last three games. While it is very late in the year, owners looking to for help in the secondary should consider taking a flier on Graham.
News: Ravens defensive back Corey Graham turned in an outstanding performance against the Steelers in Week 11. Graham picked off Byron Leftwich and finished with eight tackles in a 13-10 victory.
Analysis: With the team lacking cornerbacks, Graham has stepped up and has racked up 16 tackles in his last three games, including his first pick as a member of the Ravens. Graham has just marginal value in deeper formats at this point heading into Week 12.
News: Baltimore cornerback Corey Graham was taken out of Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars after suffering a possible concussion. He was injured after making a tackle on Jalen Parmele midway through the third quarter and is being examined for any possible concussion symptoms.
Analysis: Graham was hit hard after making a tackle in the second half but at this point it is uncertain how severe his injury is. We'll continue to keep you updated on his status moving forward. Graham had three interceptions and four tackles in 2011with the Bears and will probably not be productive enough for the Ravens to warrant Fantasy use, even when healthy.
News: The Ravens' free-agent haul arrived as they signed cornerback Corey Graham, safety Sean Considine and re-signed fullback/special-teams stud Brendon Ayanbadejo and linebacker Jameel McClain.
Analysis: These signings will help build depth on the roster but no one listed here is worth drafting in Fantasy Football.
News: Bears DB Corey Graham picked off his third pass of the season in Week 12, a second quarter pass from Oakland QB Carson Palmer that led to a Bears touchdown. The Bears lost 25-20 to the Raiders.
Analysis: Graham has been largely invisible on defense with the exception of the three interceptions, as he has just nine tackles in 11 games. The three interceptions are a career high, but he is not involved in the Bears' defense on a regular basis and should not be considered a start in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Cornerback and special teams contributor Corey Graham has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Chicago Bears. The Bears announced the agreement on Saturday.
Analysis: Graham has appeared in 61 games over four seasons with the Bears and has 111 tackles, one interception and nine pass breakups. His 82 special teams stops rank second to Adrian Peterson's 110 on the club's list since the statistic was first recorded in 1995. Graham led Chicago with 25 special teams tackles last season. Still, he is not a recommended Fantasy IDP player.
News: Bears DB Corey Graham got knocked woozy Week 7 against the Vikings and had to leave the game.
Analysis: Graham is a reserve defensive back normally and doesn't contribute enough statistics to matter in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Chicago DB Corey Graham had eight tackles in Week 7 against the Vikings in the Bears victory. Graham, helping a banged up Bears secondary with Nathan Vasher and Charles Tillman out, also picked up an interception of QB Gus Frerotte.
Analysis: Graham only really plays when Vasher is injured. That makes him a less-than-attractive Fantasy DB in IDP leagues. The Bears have a bye in Week 8 so he should definitely not be active.
News: Notable Bears defenders from Week 6 at Atlanta include: CB Corey Graham (10 total tackles, forced fumble), CB Charles Tillman (seven solo tackles), SS Kevin Payne (six solo tackles), LB Lance Briggs (five total tackles) and LB Brian Urlacher (four total tackles).
Analysis: Of these players, Briggs, Urlacher and Tillman are must-start Fantasy options in IDP leagues. Everyone else doesn't warrant regular Fantasy use. The Bears host the Vikings in Week 7.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, Bears DB Corey Graham has done an excellent job replacing the injured Nate Vasher, leading the Bears with 10 tackles Week 5 at Detroit. "He did an outstanding job," coach Lovie Smith said of Graham's play on Sunday. "We talked about him in training camp, about the improvement that he's made, and that has carried on. He was aggressive in his play as a tackler, No. 1. A lot of times corners don't want to tackle, but he did a good job with that. He played the pass well. We were pleased with his overall play."
Analysis: Graham needs to have more than just once nice game before you look his way in Fantasy, especially since he'll likely go to the bench when Vasher returns. Leave him on the waiver wire.
News: Bears DB Corey Graham, RB Lousaka Polite, WR Mike Hass, DL Antonio Garay and QB Kyle Orton (3rd QB) are all inactive for Week 2 vs. Kansas City.
Analysis: None of these players are solid Fantasy contributors when healthy. Keep them reserved in all Fantasy formats for Week 2.
News: Notable inactives from the Chargers-Bears Week 1 game include: Chargers QB Charlie Whitehurst (No. 3/emergency QB), CB Paul Oliver, LB Anthony Waters, LB Brandon Siler, OT Roman Oben, TE Scott Chandler, WR Eric Parker and DT Brandon McKinney. For the Bears, QB Kyle Orton (No. 3/emergency QB), CB Corey Graham, FB Lousaka Polite, DB Kevin Payne, OL Josh Beekman, TE Greg Olsen, WR Mike Hass and DT Anthony Adams are inactive.
Analysis: Parker will be out for several weeks, and Olsen is on a week-to-week medical watch with a knee injury. The rest of these players shouldn't be considered for Fantasy use.
News: Aside from first-round pick TE Greg Olsen, the Bears' 2007 draft class includes: Central Michigan DE Dan Bazuin, Northern Illinois RB Garrett Wolfe, Stanford LB Michael Okwo, Boston College OG Josh Beekman, Louisiana-Monroe FS Kevin Payne, New Hampshire CB Corey Graham, Ole Miss CB Trumaine McBride and Iowa State OT Aaron Brant.
Analysis: Bazuin has nice speed for a DE (4.68 in the 40-yard dash) but may not have the muscle to play regularly. He could be a good source for cheap sacks in the coming seasons. Wolfe also has great speed but is very small and is likely going to be a secondary KR threat alongside Devin Hester as well as an occasional change-of-pace running back. The rest of the team will provide depth, especially in the defensive backfield.