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Jimmy Graham

29-Year-Old Tight End – Seattle Seahawks

2015 Receiving Stats

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48

Yds

605

TD

2

Avg

12.6

Tar

74

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Graham's expected transformation of the Seahawks' passing game never came to fruition last season as Seattle inexplicably failed to integrate him into the offense in a meaningful way. It wasn't just a...

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2016 ADP:  127.32

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Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 7"   WT: 265   DOB: 11/24/1986
College: Miami (FL)  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jimmy Graham Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Saints in July of 2014.

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Although Graham (knee) is expected to "ease into training camp," head coach Pete Carroll believes that the tight end will be ready for the regular season, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

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Jimmy Graham NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 23 NO 15 31 356 5 44 11.5 8.1 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 24 NO 16 99 1310 11 149 13.2 8.8 20 2 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 25 NO 15 85 982 9 135 11.6 7.3 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 26 NO 16 86 1215 16 143 14.1 8.5 18 5 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 NO 16 85 889 10 124 10.5 7.2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2015 28 Sea 11 48 605 2 74 12.6 8.2 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 29 SEA Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Jimmy Graham

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jimmy Graham Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 23 NO 15 4.4 6.5 5.4 2 24 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 NO 16 12.3 18.5 15.4 6 82 29 14 7 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 NO 15 10.1 15.8 13.0 6 65 17 10 6 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 NO 16 13.6 19.0 16.3 5 76 24 14 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 NO 16 9.3 14.6 12.0 5 56 21 10 7 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 Sea 11 6.6 11.0 8.8 4 55 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jimmy Graham – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

571

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Jimmy Graham was on the field for 571 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Jimmy Graham was on the field for 15 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 722 16
2014 775 9
2015 571 15
Jimmy Graham 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @StL 76 0 6 51 1 8 8.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
2 @GB 50 0 1 11 0 2 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Chi 50 6 7 83 1 8 11.9 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
4 Det 49 0 4 29 0 5 7.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cin 44 1 3 30 0 5 10.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 Car 51 0 8 140 0 12 17.5 4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @SF 50 0 2 31 0 5 15.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Dal 53 4 7 75 0 10 10.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ari 56 4 3 41 0 8 13.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 SF 56 0 3 39 0 3 13.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Pit 36 0 4 75 0 8 18.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Min
13 @Bal
14 Cle
15 StL
16 @Ari
17 @Min
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jimmy Graham  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 7"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   265 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.45 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   35.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   39 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   120 in
GREAT
Bench Press
Not Available
Seattle Seahawks Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
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CB

Jimmy Graham: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Graham (knee) is expected to be ready to play Week 1, general manager John Schneider told Seattle's KJR radio Wednesday.

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Graham ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee in Week 12 last season. Schneider said Graham might not be ready for the first couple preseason games, but that getting him ready for Week 1 is the priority. That still might be optimistic, as patella ruptures are notoriously severe injuries.
Graham, who suffered a ruptured patella tendon in Week 12 last season, could return by the end of the training camp, coach Pete Carroll said Thursday.

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Graham (knee) still has no timetable for a return from the ruptured patella tendon he suffered in Week 12, Seahawks GM John Schneider told ESPN on Wednesday.

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Graham (knee) will return to the Seahawks next season, according to general manager John Schneider, NFL.com reports.

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Head coach Pete Carroll relayed Monday that Graham has ditched crutches and continues to rehab his right knee in Florida, according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle.

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Graham (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

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After head coach Pete Carroll revealed that Graham sustained a torn patellar tendon in his right knee this weekend, it was inevitable that the tight end would land on injured reserve, which officially ends his first campaign with the Seahawks. A consistent threat for Russell Wilson in the passing attack, Graham was unable to match his stature as a Saint, accruing 48 catches (on 74 targets) for 605 yards and two touchdowns across 11 games. For the rest of the season and Seattle's potential appearance in the playoffs, Luke Willson will serve as the top tight end, while Cooper Helfet remains in reserve.
Graham (knee) will need surgery to repair his patellar tendon, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Graham will be out for the rest of the season. The tight end presumably tore his patellar tendon, which means he's no lock to be ready for training camp next year. Luke Willson will take over as the Seahawks' top tight end, with Cooper Helfet serving as the No. 2. The Seattle wide receivers may also see a few more targets due to Graham's absence.

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2015

It's perhaps remarkable what Graham accomplished last year considering he played most of the year with a sprained shoulder. He finished second among tight ends in receptions and touchdowns and fifth in receiving yards. But thanks to the injury, he averaged a career-low 10.5 yards per catch as his production fell dramatically even though he had just one fewer reception than in 2013. He was routinely jammed at the line, struggled to fight through double-teams and was accused of "alligator arms" because he couldn't fully extend to catch passes. As a result, his targets of 20-plus yards and receptions of 25-plus yards both fell by 10, and his long-distance scores dropped from five to one. The shoulder healed with offseason rest, but the concern this year is the blockbuster trade to the league's most run-heavy offense in Seattle. The Seahawks likely will use him as a wide receiver at least as much, if not more, than the Saints, creating mismatches on defensive backs with his size (6-7, 265) and on linebackers with his speed (4.56). And Russell Wilson will take advantage of Graham's 38.5-inch vertical at the goal line, as Graham has turned 27 receptions inside the 10-yard line the last four years into a league-leading 23 touchdowns. But while double-digit touchdowns seem within reach, Graham's opportunities for yards won't be as plentiful going from the league's second-ranked offense in attempts to the 32nd.

2014

Graham is almost a tight end in name only. So much so, in fact, he asked an arbitrator to declare him a wide receiver for franchise-tag purposes. Graham lined up in the slot on 67 percent of his snaps last season, led the league in receiving touchdowns and averaged more fantasy points per game, 13.6, than all but four wide receivers. He was one of seven players – and the only tight end – to top 100 receiving yards in six games, and he was the only player in the league with two receiving touchdowns in five games. Graham is a freak athlete who thrives on mismatches. At 6-7, 265, he is too big for defensive backs, and his 4.56 speed is too fast for linebackers. Add a 38.5-inch vertical and gigantic hands that thumb to pinkie measure 10-5/8 inches (nearly the length of an 11-inch NFL football tip to tip) and it's easy to see why he's such a force. He's nearly unstoppable at the goal line, scoring a position-leading six touchdowns inside the 10-yard line last season and 17 in the last three years, tied with wide receiver Wes Welker for the most in the NFL. Drew Brees' accuracy is a bonus, as is playing in one of the league's most prolific passing attacks, which ensures a high volume of targets. After 143 last season (25 more than the next closest tight end), he has 427 targets the last three years, sixth in the NFL. The only knock on Graham is that he doesn't like contact, and a physical defense can slow him. Perhaps, but that strategy hasn't worked too often. In the last three years over 47 games, he's only had six games with less than 50 yards and no touchdowns.

2013

While Graham failed to live up to 2011's lofty expectations, he still had an impressive season. He nearly topped 1,000 yards receiving in 15 games, and his nine touchowns were only two off his previous season's pace. His 135 targets ranked second among tight ends, though his per-target average dipped 1.5 yards last season. While part of his regression from 2011 was probably due to missing coach and offensive mastermind Sean Payton, a bigger factor was a nagging wrist injury during the second half of the season; after scoring eight touchdowns in his first nine games, he scored only once more – in Week 17. The wrist also contributed to an NFL-high 14 dropped passes. Graham underwent wrist surgery in January and should be ready for the start of the season. An athletic player, Graham uses his 6-7 frame to go up and get the ball in traffic. He also has enough speed to outrun opposing defenses as evidenced by his 32 catches of 20-plus yards the last two seasons. It also helps to have an accurate passer in Drew Brees, who for the second consecutive season attempted more passes to Graham than anyone else on the team.

2012

This space last season said Graham had the potential to be a top-five tight end, but even that underestimated his upside. Graham proved himself an elite tight end, rivaled only by New England’s all-world Rob Gronkowski, as Graham led the position with 99 receptions. His 1,310 receiving yards was, by 17 yards, second only to Gronkowski’s record-setting total, as were his 18 catches of 20-plus yards and his 11 touchdowns. A former college basketball player, Graham is virtually uncoverable. He can use his 6-7, 265-pound frame in traffic whether covered by a linebacker, defensive back or both. In the open field, he’s big enough to go through linebackers and fast enough with 4.5 speed to run away from defensive backs. His route running improved during the season, though his ability to read defenses and find the soft spots in the zone is still developing. Graham is obviously in a great situation as the top target in the prolific New Orleans offense. He never saw fewer than seven targets in a game last year, and his 149 targets ranked fifth among all receivers, 23 more than the next closest tight end. In the red zone, he led all tight ends with 28 targets, and his 13 targets inside the 10-yard line were second only to Aaron Hernandez’s 17.

2011

A converted basketball player, Graham played one season of football at the University of Miami but showed enough potential that the Saints used a third-round pick on him in 2010. And he showed enough promise as a rookie last year that the Saints let starter Jeremy Shockey walk this offseason, setting up Graham for a potential breakout. A behemoth of tight end at 6-8, 260, Graham came on for the Saints over the second half of last season, posting 26 receptions, 307 yards and five touchdowns in his final eight games. In significantly fewer snaps, he racked up 43 targets to Shockey's 59 and saw nine red-zone targets to Shockey's 10. With the position all to himself this season in one of the NFL's most explosive offenses, Graham has the upside to be a top-5 tight end.

2010

Graham was drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. A physical specimen, Graham has all the tools to become an elite tight end in the NFL. The kicker: Graham only played one season of football at the University of Miami. While in college, Graham spent four years on the Hurricane's basketball team. Still, his raw talent was enough to earn him a spot in the NFL Draft and reminded many top executives of Antonio Gates or Tony Gonzalez, two similar basketball-turned-football players, even if Graham might be a year or two away from fantasy-relevance.