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Jimmy Graham

27-Year-Old Tight End – New Orleans Saints

2013 Receiving Stats

Rec

86

Yds

1215

TD

16

Avg

14.1

Tar

143

2013 Receiving Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 previou...

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2013 ADP:  24

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 7"   WT: 265   DOB: 11/24/1986  College: Miami (FL)  Show ContractHide Contract

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The Saints placed the franchise tag on Graham in February of 2014.

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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 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Proj 26 NO 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
2013 Proj 26 NO Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Jimmy Graham

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jimmy Graham – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Tight End
  1. Jimmy Graham
  2. Ben Watson
  3. Josh Hill
New Orleans Saints

Snap Count Stats

722

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Jimmy Graham was on the field for 722 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

16

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Jimmy Graham was on the field for 16 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 696 65
2013 722 16

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Jimmy Graham 2013 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 Atl 58 0 4 45 1 7 11.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2 @TB 59 0 10 179 1 16 17.9 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ari 60 0 9 134 2 15 14.9 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0
4 Mia 52 1 4 100 2 4 25.0 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Chi 36 1 10 135 0 11 13.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NE 45 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Buf 18 0 3 37 2 3 12.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NYJ 56 0 9 116 2 12 12.9 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 33 4 5 59 0 5 11.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 SF 51 0 6 41 0 12 6.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
12 @Atl 38 0 5 100 1 7 20.0 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Sea 53 0 3 42 1 9 14.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
14 Car 47 6 6 58 2 11 9.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 2 0 0 0
15 @StL 72 3 2 25 0 6 12.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
16 @Car 44 1 5 73 1 11 14.6 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
17 TB 0 0 5 71 1 8 14.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Phi 0 0 3 44 0 4 14.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Sea 0 0 1 8 0 6 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Saints' general manager Mickey Loomis stated that the team will use the franchise tag on Graham if necessary, reports ESPN.com. Graham will be a free agent this offseason.

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Loomis' comments confirm what most expected going into this offseason: Graham will be a Saint in 2014. Yet Graham, who lined up as a receiver on 67 percent of his teams snaps in 2013, could be the most high-profiled case in the recent debate whether a tight end should be officially labeled as a wide receiver if he plays more than 50 percent of his snaps in receiver alignments. Traditionally, receivers make significantly more money than tight ends, and there is a significant difference between the franchise tag salary for a receiver and a tight end. Unsurprisingly, according to Loomis, the Saints view Graham as a tight end, while Graham is expected to argue that he deserves wide receiver money given his specific usage. If Graham is franchised, the case could come before an arbitrator to determine Graham's official position, and the subsequent ruling could have a ripple effect on Graham's fantasy value. Still, that scenario is a long way off. In the meantime, fantasy owners can find comfort in the fact that with Drew Brees throwing him the ball, Graham should maintain his elite fantasy value, regardless of position.
Graham caught one pass for eight yards on six targets in Saturday's 23-15 playoff loss to the Seahawks.

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The one reception was a freebie, as the Saints for some reason decided to throw a short pass over the middle with less than 30 seconds remaining and no timeouts. Graham was otherwise shut out by the vaunted Seattle secondary, after catching just three passes for 44 yards against the not-so-vaunted Philadelphia defensive backfield in the first round. This is an incredibly disappointing way to finish a terrific season, particularly from Graham's perspective, as he's slated to hit free agency in March. The Saints will almost certainly lock him up before then, either with the franchise tag or a long-term deal. Graham is still in line for a massive payday but may have cost himself some money Saturday. Barring an injury, he figures to enter 2014 as the near-consensus No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Graham saw just four targets and caught three passes for 44 yards during the Saints' win over the Eagles in the NFC wild-card game on Saturday.

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Graham caught five passes on eight targets for 71 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown reception, in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Buccaneers.

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Graham had five catches on 11 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Panthers.

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Graham had just two receptions on six targets for 25 yards in Sunday's loss at St. Louis.

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Graham caught six passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Panthers.

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Graham caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Monday's 34-7 loss to the Seahawks.

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Leave it to Graham to salvage his fantasy night in what was probably the worst performance you'll ever see from a Drew Brees/Sean Payton offense. Although the numbers probably don't live up to what owners were expecting, Graham reinforced just how valuable of a commodity he is. Even with a tough matchup against the Panthers awaiting next week, Graham is undoubtedly a top-two play at tight end. It will be a minor miracle if Drew Brees struggles this badly again, after passing for just 147 yards Monday night.
Graham (elbow/foot) isn't listed on the Saints' injury report Thursday.

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Graham (elbow/foot) caught five passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in Thursday’s 17-13 win over the Falcons.

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Graham (elbow/foot) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Falcons.

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2013

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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.