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TE Jimmy Graham - Seattle Seahawks

6-6, 260Born: 11-23-1986College: Miami (Fla.)Drafted: Round 3

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Summary

Graham's thigh injury was supposed to be a career-altering event, but he returned to the field Week 1 of 2016 and posted his best season in three years as fantasy football's No.2 tight end, including a career-best 14.2 yards per catch average. Almost as surprising as his return from injury has been his improvement as a blocker. He'll never be mistaken for Rob Gronkowski, but Graham has made enough strides that he could become a more versatile option. Russell Wilson was a top-3 fantasy quarterback in 2015 with 34 touchdowns, and he and Graham spent extra time in 2016 developing their on-field rapport. Look for the relationship to produce even more dividends in 2017 now that Wilson is healthy and the interior of the Seahawks offensive line appears stabilized. Expecting anything less than top-3 production from Graham as a fantasy tight end is risky proposition. (August 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 5, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 13
Overall Redraft - 66, 42, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 56, 58
TE Redraft PPR - 5, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 13
Overall Redraft PPR - 67, 34, 52, 53, 55, 56, 56, 58, 58
TE Dynasty - 9, 2, 8, 8, 9, 14, 22
Overall Dynasty - 80, 43, 75

Stats and Projections

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2014 NO 16 85 889 10
2015 SEA 11 48 605 2
2016 SEA 16 65 923 6
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 65 * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 61 * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 70 * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 59 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 57
TE: 5
Overall-PPR: 59
TE-PPR: 5

Seattle Seahawks Team Links

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Latest News

Seahawks | Jimmy Graham dealing with back spasms (Sat Aug 19, 09:55 AM) - Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (back, knee) sat out the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings Friday, Aug. 18, due to back spasms, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Our View: Just get Graham to the regular season and he will ball out. Graham is a TE1 for fantasy owners with a current ADP of TE5 (5.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Seahawks | Jimmy Graham fees much better (Mon Aug 7, 04:13 PM) - Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) said he feels almost 100 times better than he did at his point last year. Graham was rehabilitating from a ruptured patellar tendon twice a day to be prepared for games. Additionally, he is down to 260 pounds from around 280 pounds last season.

Our View: The Seahawks figured out how to best use Graham last year and he snared 65 passes for 923 yards and six touchdowns - marks that made him the no2 fantasy TE in 2016. With better health, we should see a more productive Graham and a slam-dunk TE1 for fantasy owners once again this year. Graham has a current ADP of TE5 (6.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Seahawks | Bigger role for Jimmy Graham? (Sat Aug 5, 11:24 PM) - Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham needs to see more opportunities in the red zone, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said Saturday, Aug. 5.

Our View: He took a big leap back to what he used to be in New Orleans with a 923 yard season in 2016, but his touchdown totals remained a bit low. So we want to see him get more chances in the red zone, and think that will translate to the end zone and scores. He's almost a bargain as he comes off the board as the 5th tight end in drafts, and if he can come close to double digit touchdowns this year, he will be a steal even at that high ADP.
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2017 Schedule

1@ Green Bay Packers
2vs San Francisco 49ers
3@ Tennessee Titans
4vs Indianapolis Colts
5@ Los Angeles Rams
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ New York Giants
8vs Houston Texans
9vs Washington Redskins
10@ Arizona Cardinals
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Los Angeles Rams
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17vs Arizona Cardinals