Garrett Graham
Garrett Graham
34-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Garrett Graham in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by Broncos in September of 2016.
Released by Broncos
TEFree Agent
Shoulder
September 13, 2016
Graham (shoulder) was released by the Broncos on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.
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Graham was placed on IR at the end of the preseason due to a shoulder injury, and the Broncos finally decided to cut ties with the tight end. He'll look to return to full strength in the hopes that he can return to an NFL roster next season.
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How do Garrett Graham's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
243 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.71 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.35 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.09 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Graham hopes to resurrect his career in Denver where he will re-team with coach Gary Kubiak. Graham's last decent season came in 2013 when he had 89 targets with Kubiak in Houston. The last two years, he's totaled 37. He had only 19 last year, as he couldn't get on the field in the second half of the season once Ryan Griffin returned from injury. At 6-3, 243, Graham has red-zone upside - he had 13 red-zone targets and scored three touchdowns from inside the 10-yard line in 2013. He's also a good route-runner with 4.71 speed in the 40. Graham landed on IR at the end of August, however.
It's a bad situation when a team's starting defensive end has as many receiving touchdowns as its tight ends. But that was the situation last year in Houston as defensive end J.J. Watt caught three touchdown passes while tight ends Graham, Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz each had one. Coach Bill O'Brien came to Houston last year with a reputation of featuring the position in his offenses, but the first-year head coach used the tight end less than any team last season. The Texans' tight end trio had 51 targets - 25 individual tight ends had as many. Graham missed Week 1 with a back injury and then watched his season end Week 13 with a high-ankle sprain. In between, he "led" the team's tight ends with 18 receptions on 28 targets. Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins and Arian Foster dominated the targets last year, accounting for 68.6 percent of the team's pass attempts. Johnson is gone this season, but his 147 targets likely will be split by free-agent signee Cecil Shorts and rookie Jaelen Strong. Where that leaves Graham is unclear. Uncertainty at quarterback also plays a factor. At 6-3, 243, Graham has red-zone upside - he had 13 red-zone targets and scored three touchdowns from inside the 10-yard line in 2013 - but at this rate, he may never get there again.
Graham posted career highs across the board last season, handling the starting job for the first time in his four-year career after Owen Daniels broke his fibula in Week 5. Daniels left for Baltimore this offseason, leaving Graham as the No. 1 tight end, but his role is a bit uncertain. The Texans have a new look this year with former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien as the new head coach. O'Brien plans to use formations with multiple tight ends the way he did in New England, with Graham in the slot and 2014 third-round draft pick C.J. Fiedorowicz as the in-line tight end. Fiedorowicz is noted more for his blocking than as a major receiving threat, but he will still likely poach some of the 89 targets Graham had last year. The 6-5, 265, Fiedorowicz, also might be the preferred option in the red zone. Graham, 6-3, 243, had 13 red-zone targets and scored three touchdowns from inside the 10-yard line last season. The Houston quarterback situation is also unsettled, which adds to the uncertainty.
With James Casey now in Philadelphia, Graham has an opportunity to receive more targets in two-tight end sets but he will still be behind starter Owen Daniels on the depth chart.
With the departure of Joel Dreessen (Denver) in free agency, Graham moves up the depth chart in 2012. And it's not an insignificant move. Even though Owen Daniels is returning to form after a season-and-a-half worth of injuries, the Texans utilize the tight end in their offense and there's room Graham to contribute in the receiving game.
Graham saw a little action in his rookie season, with most of it coming on special teams. He should move up to third on the depth chart if the transition of James Casey from tight end to fullback goes as planned. He was a good receiving tight end at Wisconsin, but any contributions to the Texans' offense this year will be as a blocker and in pass protection.
Graham has to compete with several other rostered tight ends for a depth role at the position. The fact that Houston liked him enough to draft is a positive for him as he dukes it out with Anthony Hill, James Casey and Derek Fine.
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Lands on IR
TEDenver Broncos
Shoulder
August 30, 2016
Graham has been placed on IR by the Broncos.
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Likely out Saturday
TEDenver Broncos
Shoulder
August 27, 2016
Graham (shoulder) isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Jeff Legwold of ESPN reports.
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Works with strength coach on side of practice
TEDenver Broncos
Shoulder
August 25, 2016
Graham (shoulder) worked with the team's strength and conditioning coach Thursday, Andrew Mason of denverbroncos.com reports.
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Won't play Saturday
TEDenver Broncos
Shoulder
August 20, 2016
Graham (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's preseason game versus the 49ers, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses practice Saturday
TEDenver Broncos
Shoulder
August 13, 2016
Graham missed Saturday's practice with an undisclosed injury, the Denver Post reports.
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