TE Garrett Graham, Free agent
HT: 6-3, WT: 243, Born: 8-4-1986, College: Wisconsin, Drafted: Round 4
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Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]Overall: Garrett Graham (212), B LaFell (213), J Rodgers (214)
Position: J Cook (190-TE22), C Fleener (193-TE23), Garrett Graham (212 - TE24), A Seferian-Jenkins (221-TE25), B Celek (224-TE26)
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PPR Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]Overall: B LaFell (205), Garrett Graham (207), M Floyd (208), R Streater (209)
Position: J Cook (182-TE22), C Fleener (192-TE23), Garrett Graham (207 - TE24), A Seferian-Jenkins (215-TE25), B Celek (226-TE26)
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Garrett Graham scattered five touchdowns last year reaching 49 receptions for 545 yards in 13 games. He saw increased playing time when veteran tight end Owen Daniels went down with a leg injury after week five. Graham's play heightened later in the season when he totaled 23 receptions in a four game span, before a hamstring injury kept him out for the last three games. Now that Owen Daniels signed with Baltimore in the off season, Graham will take over as the primary tight end threat for the Texans in 2014. Ryan Griffin enters his second year in the league and will also see action at tight end for Houston. Head Coach Bill O'Brien figures on using the tight end position often in his offensive philosophy, including the use of two tight end sets where we will see both Graham and Griffin on the field at the same time. Graham should continue to be a key offensive weapon, but his touchdown totals could drop some due to the uncertainties at the quarterback position.
2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Graham made a very impressive reception on third down early in the game when Schaub sent him a high pass as he ran an out route with a defender on his back. Graham's next reception didn't come until late in the second quarter when Matt Schaub extended a play to find him at the sideline for a short gain. Graham did well to keep working for the football. After Andre Johnson and Arian Foster did most of the work to bring the Texans to the goalline, Graham joined Daniels in sniping a touchdown from his teammates as Schaub hit him on a quick route over the middle. Graham did well to hold onto the ball as he had a defender tight to his body. Graham caught a two yard pass underneath on third and 10 with six minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Week 2 - Graham's first reception went for a touchdown as he seeped out of the backfield after a play-action at the goalline. He was wide open as the Titans didn't cover him. Graham's second target came in the endzone again in the third quarter. Schaub missed him when he was open towards the pylon because he was hit as he released the ball. Graham finally saw a target outside of the endzone in the third quarter as he caught an 11 yard out route on second and 16. He did well to watch the ball into his hands as he was sandwiched between two defenders. In overtime, Graham caught a pass over the middle of the field for an 18 yard gain and a first down.
Week 3 - Graham wasn't targeted during the game at all. The loss of Duane Brown played a part in that but the Texans used their receivers more this week than they had previously.
Week 4 - Graham's first reception was a shallow crossing route when he lost Kam Chancellor in a crowd. Graham adjusted well to a low pass over the middle for a first down on the Texans' next drive. Graham's first down reception set up a touchdown reception when he came free down the seam. On third and four, Graham settled down in a curl over the middle of the field against zone coverage for a first down. On third and four just before half time, Graham drew a pass interference flag against Chancellor. The pass was overthrown and the call was questionable, but the Texans still got a first down. Graham caught a short crossing route for three yards on second and 10, but he fumbled the ball as he was tackled. Fortunately for Graham, the ball went out of bounds.
Week 5 - Graham's first target didn't come until the second quarter. He couldn't catch the ball as it was just slightly out of his reach in the flat. Graham had his first catch soon after when Matt Schaub extended the play and found him underneath for a short gain. Graham caught a short pass with a defender on his back late in the second quarter. On third and nine late in the third quarter, Graham caught a shallow crossing route before getting down the sideline for the first down.
Week 6 - Graham didn't automatically assume Owen Daniels' targets. His first reception came in the third quarter as he caught an underneath curl route on third and long. Graham's next reception didn't come until the fourth quarter, when he did well to catch a high pass over the middle of the field.
Week 7 - Graham dropped his first target that could easily have been a touchdown. After a hard play action, Keenum threw the ball back across the field to the tight end who was wide open. Graham's first reception came in the third quarter and he nearly made up for missing the touchdown early in the game. He was stopped just short of the end zone, but did well to sprint down the sideline and set his offense up in good position. Later in the third quarter, Graham caught a crossing route that was stopped just short of a first down on third and long. When Keenum was in trouble under pressure, he found Graham in the flat for a one yard gain. Graham couldn't escape Eric Berry all day.
Week 9 - Graham's first reception came within two minutes of the first half. He caught a crossing route against tight coverage short of the first down marker on second down. In the third quarter, Graham caught a deep crossing route for a big first down. Keenum went back to Graham a few plays later on another crossing route for a first down. The young quarterback was relying on Graham during that particular drive, as Graham caught an out route for another good gain on second and 20.
Week 10 - Graham's first target came early in the first quarter. He caught a quick pass in the flat on third and three for a first down. Late in the second quarter, he beat Daryl Washington in man coverage to catch an out route for a first down.
Week 11 - Graham caught a crossing route early in the game, but he fumbled the ball as he was going to the ground. After the Raiders scored a touchdown, the Texans went straight back to Graham on a screen pass for a short gain. Graham was Keenum's favourite target early on, as he caught a big play down the left sideline after his quarterback's first interception. Again, Keenum extended a play in the second quarter before finding Graham for a big play. This time Graham caught the ball down the field instead of running with it before falling into the end zone. Graham caught a quick slant for a first down late in the second quarter. Graham caught a deep in route for a first down in the fourth quarter. Graham followed that up on the next drive with a first down on an out route.
Week 12 - Early in the third quarter, Graham caught a curl route for seveon yards on second and 10. On first and 10 soon after, Graham caught a pass in the flat for three yards on first down. Graham caught a crossing route for eight yards on second and 10 to end the third quarter. On third and eight, Graham caught a six yard pass underneath in the fourth quarter. Graham caught a pass underneath to start the Texans final drive.
Week 13 - Graham caught Keenum's first pass of the game as he caught a wide open pass in the flat after play-action. On third and long, Graham caught an underneath pass before being tackled short of the first down marker. Graham dropped a few passes in the first half before he made a leaping grab over the middle of the field for a first down in the third quarter.
Week 14 - Graham caught a quick pass in the flat after play-action for two yards on the Texans' first drive of the game. In the second quarter, Graham caught a first down pass over the middle of the field as he extended well before absorbing a hit from an incoming safety. Two plays later, Graham caught a curl route for a first down, but the play was negated by a penalty against the offensive line. Another first down reception came a few plays later when Graham caught a pass after play-action down the sideline. To start the final drive of the first half, Graham caught a pass underneath for nine yards. Graham caught another first down pass late in the third quarter when Matt Schaub came in. Soon after, Graham caught a touchdown pass on a slant route at the goal line. Early in the fourth quarter, Graham caught another first down pass by the sideline. Graham caught a quick out route for five yards to start a drive in the fourth quarter.