2018 Fantasy Football Jimmy Graham Player Profile

If you only want the most polarizing tight end on your team, then this fantasy football Jimmy Graham player profile is for you.

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but at the skill positions, I think three years is plenty to see what a player does.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best wide receiver value lies.

Fantasy Football Jimmy Graham

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: TE4, #49 overall

PPR: TE4, #52 overall




Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 4 112 5 7
2016 2 128.3 6 8
2015 17 72.5 12 6.6


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 7 158.2 8 10.6
2016 4 193.3 9 12.1
2015 20 120.5 12 11


Targets Targets Per Game Receptions Receptions Per Game Catch Rate
2017 96 6 57 3.6 59%
2016 95 5.9 65 4.1 68%
2015 74 6.7 48 4.4 65%


Overview: Jimmy Graham spent his 2016 campaign scoring ten touchdowns as the de facto goal-line back in Seattle last season. No run game to speak of meant that Russell Wilson to Jimmy Graham was the go-to Seattle play inside the five-yard line last season. He moves to one of the best offenses in the NFL with one of the best red zone quarterbacks of all-time. Countless pixels and endless breaths have been spent this offseason trying to figure out Jimmy Graham’s 2018 prospects. He looked… bad on tape last year, but his two remaining talents (being big and pushing off) means he has some fantasy football appeal. After all, seven fantasy points gets you a top-twelve finish at the position in standard scoring more often than it doesn’t.

Strategy: Graham’s ADP has a lot of anticipation built-in. There’s hope he can retain his Seattle role in Green Bay, while joining one of the biggest red zone target hogs (Davante Adams). Green Bay also has more running backs than it knows what to do with, meaning they won’t say “screw it, just throw it up to Jimmy.” I’m fading him, but taking him at his ADP likely secures more top-twelve TE weeks than not. Since he won’t get too many yards, if he doesn’t score touchdowns, you’re going to have to swallow a massive goose egg. The question is if you want to pay a fifth-round pick for that production.

Ceiling:  Year-end stats: Twenty touchdowns, thirty yards.

Floor: Year-end stats: Thirty yards, two touchdowns.

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