TE Jimmy Graham - Seattle Seahawks
|6-6, 260||Born: 11-23-1986||College: Miami (Fla.)||Drafted: Round 3|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Graham had a fourth down conversion and a 21-yard gain on a seam route.
2017 Week 16 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Graham was a non-factor for the most part, but he did pull in a short yardage catch for a touchdown. He's still about 50/50 on any given day for a score, so regardless of matchup or game plan, he's always a fantasy threat at a weak position.
2017 Week 15 vs LAR (3 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Graham made a nice looking catch early in the game, but the ball bounced out when he hit the ground, and after review, they called it incomplete. He had a couple of near misses, and in the end, lacked opportunities and was simply unable to get on track.
2017 Week 14 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Jags had Graham's number all game. He finished with no catches on two targets, one of which was intercepted and the other was a glaring drop on the would-be game winning drive, that would have moved the chains. Instead, the drive fizzled a couple of plays later. He looked extremely sluggish and unfocused on those two plays. He's been on the injury report almost every week - this is purely speculative, of course -- so he may simply not be playing at 100% right now.
2017 Week 13 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec)
Graham scored again. He is clearly the Seahawks first option near the goal line. I know it, you know it, and the Eagles knew it. And yet, Wilson found him with ease yet again for a touchdown - and threw it just out of Graham's reach on another red zone effort. Graham had a somewhat down game with only three catches, but made up for it with the score.
2017 Week 12 vs SF (6 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)
Graham had a very quiet first half, most notably dropping an easy one on a short slant pattern. He redeemed himself in the second half with a longer catch of 25 yards, and a repeat of the slant play, this time in the end zone, and this time he hung on to it for the TD.
2017 Week 11 vs ATL (11 / 7 / 58 / 1 rec)
Graham seems finally to have settled into his role. He was counted on for several short, chain-moving, catches, and heavily leaned on in the red zone. He continues to be a matchup nightmare in the end zone, working his size to make every one of his scores look routine, despite the inevitably tight coverage. Though Graham finished well, with a TD and a 2-point conversion, his day could have been even better. He was hit hard and denied entry at the goal line on one play, and on another, he had a line on the ball in the end zone, he was unable to grab it. Overall, however, his game was impressive. Graham did well to catch the rockets Wilson fired at him all day, and took a few very big hits in stride.
2017 Week 10 vs ARI (9 / 6 / 27 / 2 rec)
Graham made a series of short catches, none of which were anything to write home about, except... two of them were touchdown catches. The Seahawks know what they have in Graham, and he was the first play call on both red zone drives. They got the mismatch they wanted (Graham vs. ANY DB, since they simply can't overcome his size differential), and Graham capitalized, twice. He is also quite capable of big yardage games, but even with the small total, it doesn't get much better than this at the TE position.
2017 Week 9 vs WAS (8 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Graham had a fairly productive game, but was not targeted in the red zone at all (not counting the Hail Mary pass on the final play). Though unfortunate, it doesn't look like a trend at all, just a matter of circumstance. The Seahawks had trouble on the offensive side of the ball nearly the whole game. When they finally woke up in the 4th quarter, Graham was a significant part of their play calls.
2017 Week 8 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 39 / 2 rec)
Graham had an extremely quiet first half. It was not until the 4th quarter that Wilson really started to lean on him in the red zone. The Seahawks like line him up outside in the red one, to get his big body mismatched with a smaller defensive back (which is to say, any defensive back is smaller than him). That was the case on the first TD catch, as he not only got the matchup he wanted, but somehow managed to sneak behind them to an open spot in the end zone. On his second TD, the game winner, which came with less than 30 seconds on the clock, he was somehow able to get wide open over the middle, and ran it easily from inside the 10.
2017 Week 7 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 51 / 1 rec)
Jimmy 'Jekyll-and-Hyde' Graham was in the doghouse early on, with an awful drop in the end zone, that hit him right in the hands, as well as another drop in open space. He later redeemed himself with a couple of excellent catches, including a near carbon copy of the first drop, but this time for a TD.
2017 Week 5 vs LAR (8 / 6 / 37 / 1 rec)
Graham came down with a score to help his line, but the yardage total doesn't exactly impress. He was mainly used on very short routes, and had a long catch of the day of nine yards. The TD gives hope, however, since he is a dangerous option in the end zone, and the Seahawks clearly know that. Given the uncertainty around Doug Baldwin's groin injury, Graham might be the best bet on this offense to produce from week to week.
2017 Week 4 vs IND (6 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Graham basically matched the top wideouts, Lockett and Richardson, for production in this game. He made a couple of notable catches late in the game as the Seahawks took control of the scoreboard, working over the middle in the red zone, and catching a ball in full stride for a 33 yard gain. Graham also was the target on both interceptions, the first of which was a fluke, but the second was a catchable ball that went through his hands for the turnover. As the run game got untracked, he benefitted from not having to stay and pass block all the time.
2017 Week 3 vs TEN (11 / 7 / 72 / 0 rec)
Graham rebounded well from early season criticism. It helped that the Seahawks were behind, and went almost exclusively into passing mode in the 2nd half, but much credit must be given to the big man himself. When Graham is on his game, he's incredibly reliable all over the field, and is always a threat to turn a short pass into a long gain as defenders bounce off him like pinballs. He had one such play in this game, but most catches were routine, and he wasn't able to get a hold of a couple of red zone/end zone throws that were just out of reach. The only trouble with his consistency is that Graham himself is quite consistent, while the game plan each week is not.
2017 Week 2 vs SF (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Graham seemed a bit off this entire game. Early on, he was hit hard and dropped a pass. Wilson had hit him in stride going downfield, for what could have been a big gain. It looked like the Seahawks made a point of getting the ball his way early. But the Niners made a point of hitting him hard. In the third quarter, Graham made a very short catch as well, but had nowhere to run.
2017 Week 1 vs GB (7 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
Graham was targeted often but still finished with a subpar line. He was too often the check down option on 3rd and long - and too often left blocking to help out the porous offensive line. He showed uncharacteristically bad hands with a couple of drops that shouldn't have been. The saving grace here is that he was a top target, something that you couldn't say last season for every game. That, and he remains a key red zone target for Russell Wilson.
Latest NewsRavens | Jimmy Graham has Ravens' interest? (Fri Feb 9, 12:22 PM) - Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham could be pursued by the Baltimore Ravens in free agency, in the opinion of beat writer Jamison Hensley. Our View: The Ravens need more weapons in the passing game and Graham would provide that. Guys like Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore have failed to stay healthy or impress. The team could add Graham as a seam-ripper for QB Joe Flacco, plus he'd be a great target in the red zone.
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