If you are a casual football fan or even a casual fantasy football player than the name Jimmy Graham has become pretty familiar to you. Graham is one of the most athletic and impossible to cover tight ends in the game and his natural abilities allow him to play outside, like a wide out rather than just a tight end. With Drew Brees slinging the ball around Graham was able to put up almost historic numbers, right alongside fellow tight end stud Rob Gronkowski. Those superstar numbers probably came to an end this past year after the Saints dealt Graham to the Seattle Seahawks. What can we expect from Graham going forward?
While Jimmy Graham is an elite receiving option he has never been considered to be a prime time blocker says Brad Reifler. The Seahawks are a ground and pound team, whether with Marshawn Lynch or Russel Wilson, and so blocking is always important. While we anticipate that Graham will lose some snaps to a blocking tight end we doubt that he will lose very many. Still the fact that this is a run based team should scare a few fantasy players from drafting him, and that is to your benefit.
In Seattle we will see Graham become the unquestioned #1 target on offense. Wilson can keep plays alive and find the open man and Graham figures to be open a lot. He won’t be worth a 1st round fantasy draft pick but in the 3rd round you can’t miss.