Posted: 8/08/2019 6:08 am UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham said he expects to be a bigger part of the offense under new head coach Matt LaFleur.
Huddle Up: Graham was a disappointment in his first year with the Packers, especially with his lack of production in the red zone. His best years are certainly behind him, but he still has Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball. Graham could improve enough to provide low-end TE1 production this year.
Posted: 6/03/2019 2:06 am UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham said he is motivated to put his struggles from last year behind him. 'I know the player that I am, and I know I still have juice,' Graham said. 'Scoring in the red zone and being that big threat on third down. I mean, I've got to get back to that.'
Huddle Up: Graham's first season in Green Bay was a big disappointment, but a new head coach and a new offense could provide a needed spark. Still, he should be viewed as a low-end TE1, at best, after last season.
Posted: 2/28/2019 5:02 am UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham will be brought back in 2019. General manager Brian Gutekunst said Wednesday, Feb. 28 that he felt Graham had a productive year in 2018, and he is looking forward to what the veteran will do in 2019.
Huddle Up: Graham registered 55 catches and 636 yards with two scores over 16 games. His scores were way down from the 10 he posted in 2017. His average yards per catch (11.6) were up from a career-low 9.1 yards per reception in 2017, too. However, his fantasy value is at an all-time low, and he is now a borderline TE1/TE2 in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 1/29/2019 7:01 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham is expected to stay in Green Bay in 2019, according to a source. He is due a $5 million roster bonus by March 15. It was previously reported that the Packers could release Graham to save the money.
Huddle Up: It was a relatively frustrating year for the Packers, and Graham was part of that frustration. After scoring 10 times in 2017, he found the end zone only twice last season. Despite that, he finished as the TE12 in PPR scoring. He can be drafted as a No. 1 fantasy tight end as he looks for a rebound campaign.
Posted: 1/25/2019 5:01 am UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham could be released during the offseason, in the opinion of the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty, a move that would save the team $5.3 million in cap space.
Huddle Up: Graham finished second on the team in both receptions (55) and receiving yards (636), but he was a massive disappointment in the red zone where he accounted for just two touchdowns. If head coach Matt LaFleur believes Graham can rebound in the new offense he could be back, but otherwise the team may overhaul the position entirely.
Posted: 12/30/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham registered three grabs for 21 yards on five targets in Week 17 against the Detroit Lions, finishing with 55 grabs, 636 yards and only two scores.
Huddle Up: The touchdown total tied a career low, matching his two scores in 2015 with the Seattle Seahawks. He was once one of the top fantasy targets at the tight end position, but now he is a borderline low-end TE1 or TE2 heading into 2019.
Posted: 12/28/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee, thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 17. The Packers did not hold a practice Friday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Graham has gone seven straight games without a touchdown and has under 50 yards in six of the last seven games. He could still be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in some league but is no longer a must-start option like he was in the past.
Posted: 12/27/2018 10:12 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee, thumb) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 27, getting in a limited session.
Huddle Up: This indicates Graham should be fine for Sunday's season finale, though he hasn't exactly been useful as of late, topping 50 yards only once in his last nine games. He's also scored only once within that span. Even so, given how weak the tight end position is, Graham still checks in as a lower-end TE1.
Posted: 12/26/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee, thumb) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Graham has been banged up for the second half of the season and he has been a shell of his former self from a fantasy perspective. If you have healthier alternatives for Week 17 you should use them.
Posted: 12/24/2018 2:12 am UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham caught three of his four targets for 34 yards in a 44-38 win over the New York Jets in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Even with Aaron Rodgers throwing for more than 400 yards, Graham could barely find a piece of the action. Injuries haven't helped his cause, but his first year in Green Bay has to be considered a huge disappointment no matter what he does in the finale.