Prior to Sunday’s game vs the Buffalo Bills, it was revealed New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was dealing with a partially torn plantar fascia in his foot.
Typically, that’s enough to sideline a player for multiple weeks, but not Graham, who was able to take to the field Sunday in front of a rocking New Orleans crowd, and the All-Pro helped lead the Saints to a 35-17 victory.
Noticeably hobbled, Graham managed to catch three passes for 37 yards and a pair of touchdowns, both of which saw him bulldozing over Bills defenders en route to the endzone.
The yards aren’t going to be there while he deals with the injury, but the Saints will clearly still target him when they’re in the red zone, a part of the field they are often in making Graham an elite fantasy football TE going forward.
He’s no longer the No. 1 fantasy TE though with Rob Gronkowski now healthy, and he may just be a shade behind Jordan Cameron, if not, right on par with. Unless you have Cameron, Gronkowski, and maybe Washington Redskins rookie Jordan Reed, play Graham this week.