TE Jimmy Graham - Green Bay Packers

6-6, 260Born: 11-23-1986College: Miami (Fla.)Drafted: Round 3, pick 95 (2010)

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Summary

Jimmy Graham finished the 2018 season as the #12 tight end in PPR scoring, catching 55 passes on 91 targets for 636 yards and two touchdowns. Due to how shallow the tight end position has become, Graham was an every-week starter. With that said, Evan Engram, Jordan Reed and OJ Howard all averaged more points per game and would have finished ahead of Graham if they had played 16 games. That is concerning when you consider that Graham's 91 targets were the sixth most among all tight ends. Injuries have zapped Graham of his elite athleticism, but he still has size (6'6, 260 lbs), veteran savvy and Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball. The Packers brought in Graham to be a safety valve for Rodgers, but more importantly they expected him to be a mismatch in the red zone. That never materialized though, and although he looked slow and heavy-footed, his lack of use in the red zone is why Graham's value has decreased so rapidly heading into this year. The Packers used the 75th overall pick on tight end Jace Sternberger, and although he probably won't supplant Graham as the starter this year, the Packers will want to get him time on the field. The days of Graham being a #1 tight end are most likely over, although he does provide solid depth as a #2 option and a bye week fill in. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 18, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 19, 21, 23
TE Redraft PPR - 18, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25
TE Dynasty - 23, 17, 22, 24, 27, 30

Stats and Projections

YEARGRECYDTD
2016 SEA 16 65 923 6
2017 SEA 16 57 520 10
2018 GB 16 55 636 2
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 46.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 52.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 47.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 44.0 * *

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Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Jimmy Graham's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 155
TE: 18
Overall-PPR: 155
TE-PPR: 18

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Latest News

Packers | Jimmy Graham doesn't need surgery (Mon Aug 19, 04:41 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (finger) doesn't need surgery, according to head coach Matt LaFleur. Graham will 'be all right,' said LaFleur.

Our View: That's good news for the veteran tight end. He had to leave practice after jamming his finger, and without surgery Graham should be back out there in the near future. There is no question about his Week 1 status.
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Packers | Jimmy Graham not at practice (Mon Aug 19, 02:41 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (thumb) isn't at practice Monday, Aug. 19, due to a thumb injury.

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Packers | Jimmy Graham leaves after injury (Sun Aug 18, 04:12 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (finger) ran off the field Sunday, Aug. 18, after appearing to dislocate his finger, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Our View: No update on Graham here. He did not return to practice and we'll know more about the severity of this injury when the team releases more information. Some practice reporters called this a 'jammed' finger which sounds less serious than a dislocated finger even though it could be the same thing.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Chicago Bears
2vs Minnesota Vikings
3vs Denver Broncos
4vs Philadelphia Eagles
5@ Dallas Cowboys
6vs Detroit Lions
7vs Oakland Raiders
8@ Kansas City Chiefs
9@ Los Angeles Chargers
10vs Carolina Panthers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13@ New York Giants
14vs Washington Redskins
15vs Chicago Bears
16@ Minnesota Vikings
17@ Detroit Lions