Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

TE Jimmy Graham - New Orleans Saints

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

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Derick E. Hingle, US Presswire


Jimmy Graham is an exceptional athlete that came into the NFL with very little experience after playing football for only one year at the University of Miami, after he had played basketball for four years. In his one collegiate season, he caught only 17 passes and similarly, started slowly in his 2010 rookie NFL season. He had only 3 targets and 1 catch for 11 yards in his five games. However, he closed out his rookie year well, catching 30 passes on 41 targets for 345 yards and 5 TDs, giving a hint of production to come. From 2011 through 2013, Graham led the Saints in targets (447), receptions (270), yardage (3,507) and TDs (36). He has missed only one game and consistently comes up huge for his team on big downs and in the red zone. The concern with Graham approaching 2014 is not his abilities, but rather his franchise tag situation. The Saints assigned him the franchise tag in early March. He has consistently stated that he is as much wide receiver as tight end and the NFLPA filed a grievance on his behalf in early May, just before the draft. Graham is not expected to report to the team until the contract situation is resolved. It may be mid-June before the grievance is heard. Meanwhile, Drew Brees said "he plays a different position that anybody in the league, so he'll be cutting edge with whatever he gets paid". Everyone expects him to play for the Saints this year, but he may miss some early workouts. (May 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Overall Redraft - 7, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 15
TE Redraft PPR - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Overall Redraft PPR - 6, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
TE Dynasty - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2
Overall Dynasty - 7, 4, 6, 7, 7, 9

Stats and Projections

2011 NO 16 99 1310 11
2012 NO 15 85 982 9
2013 NO 16 86 1215 16
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 84 * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 90 * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 90 * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 87 * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

In Your Leagues

If you were a Footballguys Insider, you would see all sorts of cool info here, like how Jimmy Graham ranks according to YOUR scoring system in ALL YOUR leagues.

All you have to do is enter your email address into the box below and click the "Send Now" button and we'll INSTANTLY send you your login and password. Once you've signed in, you'll get immediate access to the content you were trying to see plus more.

If you're already a Footballguys Insider, you're good to go -- just log in at the top of this page.

Enter Your Email Below To Become An Insider.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 7
TE: 1
Overall-PPR: 7

New Orleans Saints Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

NFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 8
Coaching Carousel: Kyle Shanahan
  Kyle Wachtel - March 27
The Gut Check No.299: RB and TE Drop Rates
  Matt Waldman - June 30
Preseason Watch List: NFC South
  Jason Wood - July 22
How to Attack Your Small-League PPR Draft
  Jeff Tefertiller - July 15
Touchdown Regression: Receivers to Watch
  Chad Parsons - July 15
The Gut Check No.302: PPR Tiers
  Matt Waldman - July 14
Dissecting Dwayne Allen and LeVeon Bell
  Cian Fahey - July 11
The Gut Check No.301: Gut Checks Part II
  Matt Waldman - July 10
How to Attack Your 2-QB PPR Draft
  Jeff Tefertiller - July 10

Articles from around the web

Fantasy's Most Dominant Player
  Raymond Summerlin - June 25
30 Fantasy Questions Heading into NFL Training Camps
  John Paulsen - July 21
Using FireFactor to Dominate Your Fantasy League: Tight End Edition
  Brandon Gdula - July 18
Using FireFactor to Dominate Your Fantasy League: Running Back Edition
  Brandon Gdula - July 16
Why Julius Thomas Isn't Worth a Premium Pick in Your Fantasy Football Draft
  Leo Howell - July 14
The Fabled Sophomore TE Leap
  Raymond Summerlin - July 12
Fantasy Notebook: AFC North Preview; Coach, Coordinator Changes Add to Intrigue
  Bob Harris - July 12
Silva's July Rankings, 101-200
  Evan Silva - July 5
How to Attack Your 2QB Draft 2014
   - July 4
How to Attack Your 2QB Draft 2014
   - July 4

Latest News

Saints | More on Jimmy Graham contract (Thu Jul 17, 01:38 PM) - Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham agreed to a contract with a $4 million cap hit in 2014, $11 million in 2015, $12 million in 2016 and $13 million in 2017. The deal includes a $2 million roster bonus in 2017.

Our View: Everyone seems okay with this deal that makes Graham the highest paid tight end in league history. It still seems like he's underpaid to us.
link to story   

Saints | Jimmy Graham worked out this offseason (Wed Jul 16, 12:43 PM) - New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham said it was hard not to work with his teammates this offseason but did work out in Miami with free-agent LB Jonathan Vilma (Saints). He said he had a similar regime this offseason than what he did during the lockout in 2011, which produced one of his best NFL seasons. 'It was tough being away from the guys,' Graham said. 'The good thing is that the base and group of friends I have here in Miami is still strong. I did the same thing I did during the lockout year. I basically did the same day-to-day routine that I did (in 2011). And after the lockout, I had one of my best seasons I have ever had.'

Our View: Graham is going to get back into football shape rather quickly during training camp. He knows the offense like the back of his hand and is cemented as the number one tight end in fantasy football.
link to story   

Saints | Jimmy Graham the highest-paid TE (Tue Jul 15, 09:52 AM) - Updating earlier reports, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham will be the highest-paid tight end in the league with his $40 million deal with between $20 million and $21 million guaranteed.

link to story   

Saints | Jimmy Graham terms (Tue Jul 15, 09:32 AM) - Updating earlier reports, the New Orleans Saints signed TE Jimmy Graham to

link to story   

Saints | Confirm Jimmy Graham deal (Tue Jul 15, 09:32 AM) - Updating an earlier report, the New Orleans Saints have confirmed they've reached a multi-year agreement with TE Jimmy Graham.

Our View: Great news for both sides here. Graham gets a four-year, $40 million deal with $21 million guaranteed. This makes him the highest paid tight end in the NFL. He is worth every penny, and the Saints offense (despite their claims otherwise during arbitration) wouldn't be the same without him. With a new deal in place, Graham is locked in as the top tight end in your fantasy draft. His current ADP is TE1 (1.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.
link to story   

More News

2014 Schedule

1@ Atlanta Falcons
2@ Cleveland Browns
3vs Minnesota Vikings
4@ Dallas Cowboys
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