TE Jaeden Graham - Atlanta Falcons

6-4, 250Born: 10-10-1995College: YaleDrafted: ---

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 6): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Thu Dec 5): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Dec 4): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 14: vs Carolina Panthers

All TE vs CAR

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Matt Ryan has been productive throughout 2019 on a raw-numbers level. He's averaged 309 yards per full game, and he's thrown multiple touchdowns in 7 of those 10 starts. But from an efficiency standpoint, he's mostly muddled through another lost Falcons season. It's taken a ton of volume to hit those good-not-great numbers; Ryan is posting his lowest yardage per attempt since 2010. And he's even trending downward, with much of his recent production coming in pure garbage time. On Thanksgiving, he needed 50 attempts to reach 312 and 2 scores. In the meantime, he absorbed nine sacks and handed over three back-breaking turnovers. Ryan excelled in this matchup back in Week 11, but it's hard to project another blowout win by this flailing Falcons team. It would be even harder for Ryan to rebound without Julio Jones and Austin Hooper, though both look probable for Sunday. Even so, there are quite a few roadblocks at play here. With so many injuries in the way, a porous line up front, and a nonexistent running game to boot, this attack looks like little more than a volume-based fantasy stab. That high early-season ceiling looks like buried history right now. The Panthers pass defense has been decidedly up-and-down throughout 2019. Five of their 12 opponents have topped 300 yards, and 9 different receivers have recorded 95 or more. Against these Falcons in Week 11, Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones combined to turn 16 targets into 232 yards and a touchdown). Still, it's worth noting that the Panthers have faced one of the league's toughest pass-game schedules. And while they've allowed quite a few big games, they've also shown well in matchups with Aaron Rodgers (233 scoreless yards), Deshaun Watson (160), and Jameis Winston (208 and 1 touchdown). Outside cornerbacks James Bradberry and Donte Jackson have both been Pro Bowl-caliber in coverage, while free safety Tre Boston has bounced back into great form on his own. With a strong pass rush up front (a league-high 46 sacks), this is not an easy unit to beat down the field. Matt Ryan and company may find raw-numbers success Sunday, but it's hard to project much efficiency as things stand.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
10 at NO 8 0.0 0 0 0 0
11 at CAR 34 2.0 23 0 0 2.3
12 vs TB 57 1.0 53 0 0 5.3
13 vs NO 55 4.0 41 1 0 10.1
14 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds * 1.8 * * * *
14 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 0.9 * * * *
14 vs CAR PROJ-Bloom * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Jaeden Graham's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 13 vs NO (4 / 4 / 41 / 1 rec)

Ryan found Graham up the right seam for a touchdown with a well-played throw over the linebacker off play-action and Graham, who worked from an in-line position, caught the ball at the two and forced his way into the end zone. Graham caught a throw-back screen off play-action to during the second quarter but linebacker Demario Davis ran down the play and wrapped Graham for a loss of two. Graham earned two on a flat route late in the fourth quarter. Ryan rolled away from pressure to his right and delivered a deep cross to Graham inside the 20, taking a hit that somersaulted him to the turf and he needed assistance but walked off the field on his own.

2019 Week 12 vs TB (2 / 1 / 53 / 0 rec)

He played slot up the post between the safeties on his first catch for a 53-yard gain about half of it as a runner. He earned a target in the fourth quarter on third down over the middle but it was well covered.

2019 Week 11 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

The Yale product made a catch of a low throw over the middle midway through the third quarter form a two-tight end formation, settling into the zone over the middle to reach the Carolina nine for a 12-yard gain. Graham shed Shaq Thompson one-on-one in the flat to convert a third-down midway through the fourth quarter.

2019 Week 8 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Graham earned a first down on a short route out of motion on a fourth and one and earned another five yards after the catch during the third series of the game.

2019 Week 6 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

He earned 21-yard play up the sideline on a flea-flicker with max protection giving Ryan time to survey the field.

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Schedule

14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ San Francisco 49ers
16vs Jacksonville Jaguars
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers