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Jimmy Graham 2013 Season Outlook


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#1 RMJ_12

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:53 AM

He's got his Head Coach back, he should be healthy again, and he was the #1 TE last year even in a down year.  How early is too early for this guy?  Where would you draft him?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:49 AM

I would probably pick him end of the 1st/top of the 2nd round in a 12 teamer, would be the earliest I would pick him.

Gonna have a great season.

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RB: Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, Bishop Sankey, Mark Ingram, LeGarrette Blount, DeAngelo Williams
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:39 AM

The earliest I would take him is the 3rd so I probably won't take him.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

Mid 3rd for me. So I'll be missing out on him.


I took him with the 13th overall last year. For the first half, I was extremely happy with his production in a ppr league. The second half, he was bothered by injuries and even when he seemed to be healthy, he was inconsistent. I think I'm going to try to get Witten, Pitta, or Myers later on.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:05 AM

He's worth a 2nd rd pick and I would consider him in that rd depending on who else is available.  I would be surprised if Payton and NO are not looking to unleash an offensive barrage on the league after what was done to them in 2012.  This obviously would bode very well for the fantasy prospects of Graham, Brees, Colston, Sproles

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

With Gronk aparently needing IV antibiotics to get that forearm fully healed and Hernandez missing multiple games every season thus far Graham's separation from the rest of the TE field (at this time anyways) is growing wider.

Depending on how the first 10-11 picks shake out, if you're at #12 and looking at the 10 best RB gone and Tron, I wouldn't hesitate to take Graham and A.J. Green at the turn. Graham would be the only TE I would take this early, otherwise I'd go to my take 2 TE late strategy with one being a flier that has the possiblity of dramatically outperforming their ADP.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:16 AM

When you have an off year, get hurt, lose your head coach, and still finish as the best option at your position - I have no problem drafting you early (again)

He's got WR1 potential in the tight end slot .... I'll gladly take him 2nd round. Would love to go Brees/Graham 1/2.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

View Postrraayy3, on 17 April 2013 - 09:16 AM, said:

When you have an off year, get hurt, lose your head coach, and still finish as the best option at your position - I have no problem drafting you early (again)

He's got WR1 potential in the tight end slot .... I'll gladly take him 2nd round. Would love to go Brees/Graham 1/2.

Exactly, you have to look at him as a WR1 that you get to play at TE.  That's potentially a huge advantage over other teams.  Let's say you have the #6 pick in a 12 team league, you could potentially go:

Rd 1 - Lynch
Rd 2 - Graham
Rd 3 - Fitzgerald
Rd 4 - LMiller
Rd 5 - JNelson
Rd 6 - Bowe
Rd 7 - Luck

I'd be really happy with that as my starting team.  Obviously the WR in rds 3, 5, & 6 can be replaced by someone else you like more that's going in that range.  The bottom-line is that you have a huge advantage at TE and I don't think you are at a big disadvantage at any of the your other starting spots.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

brees ... graham ... mcfadden ... sproles ... nicks ...

yeah buddy.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

View Postrraayy3, on 17 April 2013 - 01:30 PM, said:

brees ... graham ... mcfadden ... sproles ... nicks ...

yeah buddy.

The complete boom or bust team - either a championship squad or near last place finish.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

after this year i care even less about "injury prone". it's all about luck and knowing how to work the wire during the year.

i took dmc, stafford, harvin, mathews with my top 4 picks in a league last year ... and still finished top 3. i'm only posting this to give you an idea of why i completely disregard the injury prone tag. you can still win if you know what you're doing.

is graham safe [because he was still the top TE] or #injuryprone now anyway?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

View Postrraayy3, on 17 April 2013 - 09:16 AM, said:

When you have an off year, get hurt, lose your head coach, and still finish as the best option at your position - I have no problem drafting you early (again)

He's got WR1 potential in the tight end slot .... I'll gladly take him 2nd round. Would love to go Brees/Graham 1/2.

I can't imagine going into the 3rd round of the draft without a RB or WR. I'd be interested to see what you end up with if you try it in a mock.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

View Postrraayy3, on 17 April 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

i completely disregard the injury prone tag. you can still win if you know what you're doing.
You can call it luck all you want but it's not "bad luck" when you draft DMC, Vick, RGKnee, Murray, Knowshon and they end up missing significant playing time.

Yeah you can still win,it just makes it a lot harder when half your team is on the injury report.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

The only Wrs I have over him is Tron.  Getting a WR1 in the TE spot is fantasy gold.  WR and QB is deep this year.  TE is very shallow.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

TE is shallow I can't stand when people call it deep.

Filled with a ton of mediocre options is not "deep".



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

In PPR he is a god amongst men.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:57 PM

View Postzpahvgjp, on 17 April 2013 - 10:32 PM, said:

I was extremely happy with his production in a ppr league.Posted Image
Really? I had him in my cash league and the second half of the season I was extremely disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high or my memory is slipping....
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W/R/T: Cecil Shorts III
TE: Jason Witten
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:24 AM

View Postrraayy3, on 17 April 2013 - 01:30 PM, said:

brees ... graham ... mcfadden ... sproles ... nicks ...

yeah buddy.
you'd have to be crazy to go qb in the first round this year

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:15 AM

People forget in the Graham vs Gronk debate that Jimmy had basically 1 yr of college experience coming into the 2010 draft. Jimmy's best years are approaching him soon and I think that he's gonna repeat or exceed his 2011 year. I'm buying in 2nd no doubt although if people are going to continue to disrespect Gronk (as I see him going in the middle/late 4th) in mocks I can't pass up that massive value.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:40 AM

View PostRyan81, on 17 April 2013 - 06:46 PM, said:

View Postrraayy3, on 17 April 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

i completely disregard the injury prone tag. you can still win if you know what you're doing.
You can call it luck all you want but it's not "bad luck" when you draft DMC, Vick, RGKnee, Murray, Knowshon and they end up missing significant playing time.

Yeah you can still win,it just makes it a lot harder when half your team is on the injury report.

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