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TE Jimmy Graham - New Orleans Saints

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

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Week 5: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
1 at ATL 8 82 0 0
2 at CLE 10 118 2 0
3 vs MIN 6 54 0 0
4 at DAL 8 86 1 1
5 vs TB PROJ-Dodds 6 * * *
5 vs TB PROJ-Tremblay 7 * * *
5 vs TB PROJ-Bloom 7 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs CLE (13 / 10 / 118 / 2 rec)

The Saints offense started slowly before Graham put the offense on his back. Over the final 33 minutes, he was an absolutely dominant force. The Saints often tasked CB Joe Haden with trying to stop Graham when he split out wide and Graham dominated the matchup. The Saints passing game finally came alive when Brees decided to feed the ball to Graham. Trailing 16-3 with 3:21 to play in the 2nd quarter, Graham still had not touched the ball yet when the Saints entered their hurry-up offense. On the first play of the drive, Brees hit Graham for 23 yards down the middle of the field. Brees looked to Graham often the rest of the drive as Graham pulled in 5 passes on 6 targets during the drive. The final catch was a 9-yard-TD on a jump ball in which Graham easily out-leaped Joe Haden with seconds left in the half. Overall, Graham had 57 of the Saints 85 yards on the drive as the Saints got themselves back into the game. Graham was the recipient of the first two Brees passing attempts after halftime as well. The first fell incomplete as the pair tried to hook up deep down the left sideline, but Graham made a great play on the second as he caught it short and made a nifty run to pick up 15 yards and a Saints first down. The first drive of the second half again ended with a Graham TD. Graham went in motion across the formation pre-snap and CB Buster Skrine was a bit late in getting across the field leaving Graham open for an easy 1-yard TD on a quick out route towards the pylon. Early in the 4th quarter, Graham nearly grabbed his third touchdown of the day. Matched up in single coverage against Joe Haden, Graham muscled his way to the inside, put Haden on his hip, grabbed a pass from Brees and raced towards the end zone but got tripped up on the 3 by Haden.

2014 Week 3 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)

Graham really showed off the power and run after the catch aspect of his game in Week 3. He made a beastly play on 3rd and 9 on the 2nd drive of the game. Caught the ball about 2 yards shy of the first down marker and just threw the DB backwards 5 yards with a wicked stiff arm and easily picked up the 1st. Graham often drew multiple defenders in coverage, which opened things up for other players. He ran an out on the long Hill TD with both linebackers following Graham, which left Hill wide open for the TD. Showed off his power on multiple catches throughout the game, dragging Vikings defenders on his back. Had a drop on what should have been a 15-yard completion down the right sideline where he just seemed to lose concentration.

2014 Week 4 vs DAL (11 / 8 / 86 / 1 rec)

Graham was mostly quiet as an early drop and extra attention from the Cowboys defense made him a non-factor in the first half. Graham dropped an easy catch as the ball tipped right off his finger tips with him running wide open for what should have been a big gain on the second Saints offensive play of the game. The Cowboys were called for defensive holding, which mitigated the damage somewhat. In the third quarter, Graham was finally starting to get involved more but had a costly fumble with the Saints trying to mount a desperate comeback. After a 16-yard completion deep into Dallas territory, Graham coughed it up when the Dallas defender dropped his head and put his helmet right on the ball, popping it out for a Dallas recovery. Graham bounced back two drives later with a 13-yard touchdown over the middle. He caught the ball at the four on a curl route, turned and dove over a Dallas defender to reach the end zone. Graham ended up padding his stats with three catches and 31 yards in garbage time with the Cowboys in prevent defense on the final drive, but the solid stat line is a bit deceiving as Graham did little to impact the game.

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Schedule

5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Green Bay Packers
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs San Francisco 49ers
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12vs Baltimore Ravens
13@ Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ Chicago Bears
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers