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TE Garrett Graham - Houston Texans

6-3, 243Born: 8-4-1986College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 4

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Week 13: vs Tennessee Titans

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Back in Week 8, Ryan Fitzpatrick was still starting at quarterback for the Texans. Since then Ryan Mallett had become the Texans' starter, but a pectoral injury has knocked Mallett onto the IR and now Fitzpatrick (19/35 for 227 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown at Tennessee) is the on-again starting quarterback for Houston. DeAndre Hopkins (81 targets for 51/803/4 receiving this season) and Andre Johnson (103 for 58/667/1 receiving to date) were both seeing a high volume of passes with Mallett under center. However, the team tends to emphasize the rushing game when Fitzpatrick is in, so their targets may droop with him back under center. We'll see if Fitzpatrick can pick up his game in his second crack at starting for the Texans. The Titans' rush D is awful, while their pass D is 11th in the NFL averaging 233.4 net passing yards allowed per game, with 16 pass TDs given out balanced by 11 interceptions (tied for 11th in the NFL) and 31 sacks (tied for fourth) generated so far this year. Mark Sanchez managed 30/43 for 298 net yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown (with two sacks taken for -9 yards) at Tennessee last week; Ben Roethlisberger was sacked five times for -27 yards on the way to 21/32 for 180 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown two weeks ago. The Titans are vulnerable in the other phase of the game, and the Texans like to limit the number of passes that Fitzpatrick puts up - this looks like a tough matchup for the Texans' passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

9 vs PHI 0 0 0 0
11 at CLE 2 34 1 0
12 vs CIN 4 41 0 0
13 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds 3 * * *
13 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay 2 * * *
13 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 11 vs CLE (2 / 2 / 34 / 1 rec)

Graham had his most productive day of the year, which isn't say much given the complete under utilization of Texans tight ends to date. Graham was only targeted twice, but caught both balls and fought to get into the end zone on one. Graham might have built some cache with his new quarterback, but it's too early to tell. Graham should be on fantasy radars, but isn't worth a speculative add in all but very deep teams.

2014 Week 12 vs CIN (7 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

Graham probably had an emotional reaction to the news of Mallett's season ending injury as his production was the most different with him vice with Fitzpatrick. With Mallett, Graham had a 33% of his catches, 32% of his targets, 40% of his receiving yards and 100% of his touchdowns. Graham was briefly brought back to fantasy relevance in the two games with Mallett, but again is cast on the tight end waiver wire trash heap.


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Staff Dynasty Rankings

TE Dynasty - 39, 29, 40, 42, 45

Footballguys Articles

AFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 3
Dynasty State of the Union: AFC South
  Jeff Tefertiller - August 11
Examining the Potential Situations for 2014 Rookie Quarterbacks
  Cian Fahey - April 11
The Gut Check No.293-A Trip to the Thrift Store
  Matt Waldman - May 20
The Gut Check No.300: Gut Checks Part I
  Matt Waldman - July 7
The Gut Check No.301: Gut Checks Part II
  Matt Waldman - July 10
The Gut Check No.303 - 10 Unknowns to Monitor in Training Camp
  Matt Waldman - July 22
The Gut Check No.306 - Updated PPR Tiers and Notes
  Matt Waldman - August 5
Late Round Tight Ends
  Jeff Pasquino - August 13
Player Spotlight: Andre Johnson
  Mark Wimer - August 5

Articles from around the web

Fantasy value of 2014 draft picks
  Christopher Harris - May 11
Post-Draft Dynasty Ranks - TE
  Mike Clay - May 27
Why Garrett Graham is the Perfect Tight End for the New Houston Texans Offense
  Leo Howell - June 27
Silva's July Rankings, 101-200
  Evan Silva - July 5
Why Julius Thomas Isn't Worth a Premium Pick in Your Fantasy Football Draft
  Leo Howell - July 14
Fantasy Football Sleepers & Values: Tight Ends
  John Paulsen - July 15
Fantasy Football: Hidden PPR Gems
  Jared Smola - August 8
The Shy-Away Top 40
  Evan Silva - August 19
Rank's 11 Sleepers: Austin ascending in St. Louis
  Adam Rank - August 7
Silva's PPR Top 150 Rankings
  Evan Silva - August 27


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