TE Jimmy Graham - Green Bay Packers
|6-6, 260||Born: 11-23-1986||College: Miami (Fla.)||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2010|
Week 7: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Jimmy Graham's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs SF (9 / 5 / 104 / 0 rec)
Jimmy Graham caught five passes for 104 yards on nine targets against the 49ers on Monday night. Graham was very productive in this game, making several big catches in this game, including a 54 yard catching and run in the first quarter. Rodgers took the snap under center and play action faked before rolling out to his left. Graham ran and intermediate crossing-route and curled his route up field as he got behind the 49ers secondary. It looked as though Graham might take it all the way to the house but was ran down from behind by a 49ers defender. Graham was also the recipient of one of Rodgers most interesting throws of the night. With Rodgers being flushed out of the pocket, he stepped up and pump-faked not once, not twice but three times before finding Graham over the middle for an 11 yard gain and a first down. Graham has become a key cog in the Packers passing game, and his status as a #1 tight end looks quite secure moving forward.
2018 Week 5 vs DET (11 / 6 / 76 / 0 rec)
Jimmy Graham six passes for 76 yards on 11 targets against the Lions on Sunday. Graham's 11 targets were the most he's seen all year, and his six catches and 76 yards were the second highest in both departments. Graham's overall stats look pretty good for the tight end position this season, but a closer look at his actual play and you will see that he did not perform at his best against the Lions. On two potential touchdown catches, Graham either fell while trying to run a fade to the corner of the end zone, or he just flat-out dropped an open touchdown pass from Rodgers. If Graham makes either of those plays, he has a really big game, which is sort of what you expect from him when he sees 11 targets. Graham did make one catch that reminded you of the athlete he used to be when playing for the Saints. Graham ran a go-route from the left slot up the inside seem of the field. Despite being at his own 12 yard line, Rodgers threw the ball high and gave Graham a chance to make a play. Graham did just that, snagging the ball at its high point and recording a 24 yard catch.
2018 Week 4 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 21 / 1 rec)
Jimmy Graham caught three passes for 21 yards and a touchdown on six targets in the Packers win over the Bills on Sunday. Graham's otherwise quiet day was saved by a short three yard touchdown where Rodgers hit him on a rollout to the left side of the formation. Graham's only other consequential play on the day was a tipped pass that he kept alive long enough to allow a Buffalo defender to intercept the pass, while also ensuring a high level of Aaron Rodgers frustration come post-game.
2018 Week 3 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Jimmy Graham caught five passes for 45 yards on seven targets against the Redskins on Sunday. With the field a little bit saturated due to rain, Graham had a hard time getting around and it showed that he is not nearly as light on his feet as he used to be. Although Graham caught five of his seven targets, there were three plays that I saw on tape where Rodgers immediately looked to Graham on a short route but did not throw the ball because Graham could not get separation off the line and didn't get his body in position to box out his defender. Graham made some routine catches with the Redskins giving him room underneath, which was their game plan, but did not ever come close to breaking a big play. With the Packers rarely in the red zone in this game, Graham was not able to make his presence felt and his production could have been duplicated by a number of back up tight ends across the league. This won't always be the case, but Graham has to do a better job of using his size to his advantage if he is going to be relegated to only running short routes in the middle of the field.
2018 Week 2 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 95 / 0 rec)
Jimmy Graham caught six of eight targets for 95 yards against the Vikings on Sunday, leading all Packers receivers in yards. After catching only two passes for eight yards in week one, Graham was much more involved in week two, something that may hint at he and Randall Cobb's usage in the same game, although it is too early in the season to know just yet. This was a turn back the clock game for Graham, as he was able to make some athletic moves in his routes and get upfield in a way that we haven't seen from the past couple of years. His long gain of the day came on a 34 yard catch up the left sideline where he ran an out and up route that the Vikings defenders just completely misplayed. The Vikings thought that Graham was going to stay in the flat and instead he turned the route upfield and made them pay with a long catch, and then another ten yards after the catch. Graham also had a 12 yard touchdown nullified by an offensive holding penalty that had little bearing on his catch. The touchdown would have completed a big day for Graham and put him over the 100 yard receiving mark. Graham did come up big for the Packers on a 2nd and 10 at their own 36 yard line with 16 seconds left to play in regulation. Graham ran a deep route up the right sideline and made a nice catch before stepping out of bounds for a 27 yard gain that set up Mason Crosby's game winning field goal attempt at the end of regulation. Although he missed (his only miss on six attempts), it was a really good sign to see Graham be targeted on a play where he had to get out of bounds in order for the Packers to have one more play.
2018 Week 1 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Jimmy Graham caught two passes on four targets for eight yards against the Bears on Sunday. Graham failed to make a big impact as a pass catcher for the Packers, however his mere presence played a big part in the Packers receivers seeing one on one coverage. Graham won't approach 1,000 yards this season, and I don't think he will have 60 catches, but he will have a big impact for the Packers, and that is especially true in the red zone. The Packers were able to gain a lot of yards after the catch, particularly in the middle of the field, and after looking at the replays, it was clear that the Bears made sure Graham didn't beat them. By doing that, they enabled Cobb, Allison and Adams to beat them deep down the field. Graham stats this year won't tell the whole story in terms of how he is helping the Packers.
Latest NewsPackers | Jimmy Graham hits century mark (Mon Oct 15, 11:58 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham posted five receptions for a season-high 104 yards on nine targets in the Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Oct. 15. link to story Packers | Jimmy Graham not on injury report (Sat Oct 13, 02:49 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 6. The Packers did not hold a practice Saturday, so his practice participation is an estimation. Our View: Graham could put on a show Monday night against the 49ers. He's a TE1 for Fantasy GMs in Week 6.
link to story Packers | Jimmy Graham back after rest day (Fri Oct 12, 05:23 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee) was able to take part in a full practice Friday, Oct. 12. link to story Packers | Friday's practice report for Green Bay (Fri Oct 12, 05:11 PM) - Green Bay Packers CB Jaire Alexander (groin), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), CB Bashaud Breeland (hamstring), S Kentrell Brice (ankle), OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), LB Nick Perry (ankle), OT Jason Spriggs (ankle) and S Jermaine Whitehead (back) were listed as limited participants. TE Jimmy Graham (knee), CB Kevin King (chin), OG Justin McCray (shoulder) and QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) were each full participants. Our View: Allison and Cobb look on track to play on Monday night. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is still worth rostering in deep leagues, but he's probably not worth a start.
link to story Packers | Jimmy Graham gets usual rest day (Thu Oct 11, 01:10 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (non-injury) was given a rest day off practice Thursday, Oct. 11. link to story More News
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