College: Miami (FL) | 9 years
Height: 6'7" | Weight: 265 lbs
Birth Date: 11/24/1986
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
Graham didn't have quite the first season as expected with the Packers. He had a few big showings but was pretty mediocre most weeks. He was 12th overall in fantasy tight end scoring, but had 55 receptions for 636 yards and two touchdowns. His season was similar to the past few years, not showing quite as well as he did with the Saints earlier in his career. Graham is what he is at this stage of his career. He is not likely to see a big improvement over the past few seasons. Graham is a pretty complete package at tight end. He is a big target with top speed and the ability to make the tough catch. Graham is a top athlete that looked more like an elite receiver earlier in his career than tight end.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Graham was setup for a bounce-back season last year and didn't take advantage. Expect more of the same this year. He might get around 60 catches for 600 yards and five or so touchdowns. He is a low-end No. 1 tight end and maybe even a spot starter.
Aaron Rodgers just hasnt seemed to gel with a tight end since Jermichael Finley. The likes of Jared Cook, Martellus Bennett, and now Jimmy Graham have been brought to the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay in order to give Rodgers a weapon in the middle of the field and in the red zone. Last year, it didnt quite pan out as the Packers had hoped as Graham caught 55 passes on 89 targets for 636 yards and only 2 TDs. Currently, Graham is being drafted in the 13th round. With the addition of first-year head coach Matt LaFleur, the Green Bay offense should have a new look but this isnt necessarily good news for Graham. The Titans, whom LaFleur was the offensive coordinator for last year, finished 25th in the league in TE targets. Delanie Walkers injury and their slow pace of play surely contributed to this, though. When LaFleur was with the Rams in 2017 under head coach Sean McVay, the Rams ranked 27th in TE targets. All of this in addition to Graham having to learn a new offense for the second straight year. He is a phenomenal talent though and continues to be insanely athletic. He could have a chance to thrive in 2019 with a more efficient offense but he will need more red zone targets as he only recorded five receptions on 11 targets for three TDs.
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Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham seems to be returning to the previous form that he displayed earlier in his career. Graham has been working with quarterback Aaron Rodgers on both of their roles in the new offense, which culminated in a recent practice play. Graham displayed his ability to move on field, running a double move to get open on a route- catching a pass from Rodgers which was delivered perfectly for a 32-yard touchdown. Given the tight end landscape, Graham has a great chance to finish as a top ten option for fantasy owners.
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham said he expects to be a bigger part of the offense under new head coach Matt LaFleur.
Fantasy Spin: Graham was a disappointment in his first year with the Packers, especially with his lack of production in the red zone. His best years are certainly behind him, but he still has Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball. Graham could improve enough to provide low-end TE1 production this year.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham is motivated to have a great season. Graham is heading into his 10th season and said that he feels as good physically as he has in years, and has high hopes for his role in Matt LaFleur's new offense. Last season, he battled to manage a knee issue that kept him out of weekday practices, before a broken thumb hurt his production even more. Last season, Graham had 89 targets, catching 55 of them with both of those totals being his lowest since he suffered an injury-shortened season in 2015. Graham has been working hard this offseason to improve his chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. If Graham is as fit as he is stating, then he should be given more opportunities in this offense- making him a potential late-round steal at the tight end position.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham has been working hard to learn the new system being brought in by new head coach Matt LaFleur. Graham battled through injury last season (to both his knee and hands) but was able to catch 55 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns. Graham has only finished with that touchdown total one other time in his career- his first season in Seattle. Graham disappointed for fantasy owners, due in part to the lack of touchdowns that he was able to score. Graham has also been working with new position coach Justin Outten to fully absorb the offensive system, that will look to free Graham as he was in Seattle in 2017 when he recorded double-digit touchdowns.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham is looking to return to his former glory this season. Graham was a dominant player with the New Orleans Saints, but after moving to the Seattle Seahawks, and now the Green Bay Packers, he hasn't returned to those levels of production. Graham caught 55 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns in his first season with the Packers- which is the lowest production he has had in his career. However, Graham played through the season with a broken thumb, and in a passing game that struggled last season. Graham should likely benefit from a second season with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and Matt LaFleur's ability to scheme players open. The tight end position is thin for talent for fantasy owners, but Graham is an effective option as the season gets underway.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham wants to improve in the red zone after scoring just twice in his first season with the team in 2018. "Obviously there was a lot going on last year for all of us in the building. But all that's in the past. I know the player that I am and I know I still have juice, I know I still can run. I'm gonna go prove a lot of people wrong," Graham said. The 32-year-old might have already seen his best days, but he's better than what he put on tape last season with 55 catches for 636 yards and the two touchdowns. Many fantasy owners will be looking to avoid Graham after he disappointed them in 2018, which makes him a nice value pick for a potential bounce-back year in his second season with Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham said he is motivated to put his struggles from last year behind him. 'I know the player that I am, and I know I still have juice,' Graham said. 'Scoring in the red zone and being that big threat on third down. I mean, I've got to get back to that.'
Fantasy Spin: Graham's first season in Green Bay was a big disappointment, but a new head coach and a new offense could provide a needed spark. Still, he should be viewed as a low-end TE1, at best, after last season.
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham will be brought back in 2019. General manager Brian Gutekunst said Wednesday, Feb. 28 that he felt Graham had a productive year in 2018, and he is looking forward to what the veteran will do in 2019.
Fantasy Spin: Graham registered 55 catches and 636 yards with two scores over 16 games. His scores were way down from the 10 he posted in 2017. His average yards per catch (11.6) were up from a career-low 9.1 yards per reception in 2017, too. However, his fantasy value is at an all-time low, and he is now a borderline TE1/TE2 in most fantasy formats.