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Saints' Jimmy Graham: Quiet end to comeback season
Graham finished the 2023 regular season with six receptions (on seven targets) for 39 yards and four touchdowns in 13 appearances.
Graham was never expected to make much of an impact for the Saints this season after coming out of retirement to sign a one-year, $1.32 million contract in late July. The 37-year-old caught just one pass over the first seven weeks of the campaign while filling an extremely limited role behind tight ends Juwan Johnson and Foster Moreau. Graham temporarily fell out of this rotation when he missed four games in a row either with illness or as a healthy scratch. But, he got a chance again when the Saints' wide receiver corps was shorthanded with numerous injuries. Graham went on to catch one touchdown pass in three consecutive games from Week 13 to Week 15 while almost exclusively working as a target in the red zone. Graham then went without a target over the final three contests of the year, and it appears unlikely that he'll be re-signed by New Orleans this coming offseason.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Grabs 4th touchdown in win
Graham reeled in both of his two targets for nine yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 24-6 win against the Giants.
Graham leaked out on a play-action pass from the one-yard line for a wide open touchdown early in the fourth quarter, marking his third red-zone touchdown in as many weeks. The 37-year-old has now logged four touchdowns on just six receptions -- all of which have come in the red zone -- this season. Graham's longest reception of the season was a 12-yard catch in the red zone during last week's win over the Panthers. With Michael Thomas (knee) on IR and No. 1 wideout Chris Olave (ankle) banged up recently, the Saints have leaned more on their tight end corps between Graham, Foster Moreau and Juwan Johnson. While the latter two have seen the bulk of playing time, Graham's resurgence as a red-zone scoring threat lately makes him the most viable fantasy option of the group. He'll look to extend his scoring streak during a Week 16 matchup versus the Rams.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Finds paydirt again
Graham gathered in both of his targets for 16 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 28-6 win versus the Panthers.
Graham suited up for the second week in a row, as the Saints' receiving corps remained shorthanded with starting wideouts Michael Thomas (knee) still on IR and Rashid Shaheed (thigh) inactive. This led quarterback Derek Carr to continue relying on his tight ends, targeting the position group on six of his 22 passing attempts. Graham tied younger tight ends Juwan Johnson and Foster Moreau in both targets and receptions Sunday, but the 37-year-old paced the unit in receiving yards, and he has now caught a touchdown pass in the low red zone each of the past two weeks. Graham's repeated usage within the opposing 20-yard line has netted him a touchdown on all but one of his four receptions this season. While this ratio of touchdowns to receptions is not sustainable, Graham could be a decent option as a waiver-wire pickup in the deepest of fantasy leagues. It will also be worth monitoring the health of New Orleans' receiving corps when assessing Graham's value heading into the Week 15 contest against the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Scores touchdown in return to field
Graham gathered in his only target for a six-yard touchdown during Sunday's 33-28 loss versus the Lions.
Graham was ruled a healthy scratch for four games in a row leading into Week 13, but with starting wideouts Rashid Shaheed (thigh) and Michael Thomas (knee - IR) unable to play, the Saints needed extra bodies Week 13. As a result, the 37-year-old tight end suited up and saw just his third target of the season when he got New Orleans on the board for the first time in the game with a six-yard touchdown catch. Graham has now recorded a touchdown on each of his two receptions on the season, both of which came within the 10-yard line. Fellow tight ends Juwan Johnson (three) and Foster Moreau (two) each recorded more targets in the game, and it seems like Graham's only value will come as a unique scoring threat when New Orleans is in the low red zone.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Inactive versus Falcons
Graham (coach's decision) will not play in Sunday's game versus the Falcons, John Hendrix of Saints News reports.
This will mark Graham's fourth straight game on the sidelines and third as a healthy scratch. The veteran tight end's next opportunity to see the field will come in one week versus the Lions.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Won't play Sunday
Graham (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
This is the third game in a row that Graham will sit out. The last two he was a healthy scratch. He has just one reception for the season, which was an eight-yard touchdown in Week 3 against the Packers.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Gets extra rest Wednesday
Graham (rest) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.
Graham has not suited up for either of New Orleans' last two games, and he's now limited to start the Saints' new week of practice. His odds of playing in Week 10 would get a big boost if he were able to practice in full Thursday or Friday.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Sitting out Sunday
Graham (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Bears, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
Graham missed Week 8 against the Colts due to an illness, but he'll now miss a second consecutive game, despite no longer being on the team's injury report.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Logs limited practice Wednesday
Graham (rest) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.
Graham sat out of Sunday's win at Indianapolis with an illness, so it's a bit concerning to see him limited for any reason to start the new week of practice. He'll likely need to manage a full practice Thursday or Friday to avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Won't suit up Sunday
Graham (illness) is out for Sunday's contest against the Colts, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
Graham popped up on the injury report after logging a limited practice session Thursday. Luckily for the Saints, tight ends Juwan Johnson (calf) and Taysom Hill (calf) will play in Sunday's game, so the lost depth of Graham will be mitigated.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Jimmy Graham: Questionable due to illness
Graham (illness) is questionable to play in Sunday's Week 8 matchup against Indianapolis.
There appears to be a bug going around the Saints' locker room, as Graham is among three players listed as questionable due to an illness heading into the weekend. The veteran tight end has just one catch so far this season, though that was an eight-yard touchdown grab Week 3 against the Packers.... See More ... See Less
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