Nov 3, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) holds up the ball after catching a touchdown pass against New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham continues to produce with injury


After watching New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham catch  two touchdowns on only three catches and 37 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 8, many wondered if Graham could continue to produce elite TE numbers while dealing with a Plantar Fascia injury that could linger for the remainder of the season.

Sunday, he proved all of his doubters wrong as he again scored twice, but was more of an weapon all over the field and not just in the red zone. Graham caught nine of his 12 targets for 116 yards as the Saints lost to the New York Jets, 26-20.

Graham is the third TE in NFL history with 9 Rec TD in 3 straight seasons.  [-]

And per ESPN, Graham now has the most consecutive seasons with nine receiving TDs by a TE in NFL history:

Antonio Gates SD 4 2004-07
Jimmy Graham NO 3 2011-13
Rob Gronkowski NE 3 2010-12

It’s unclear as to when or if Graham’s foot will be able to fully heal this year, but it is clear his production isn’t going to take enough of a hit that you decide to not play him at any point in your fantasy football league.

His play will also continue to keep the Saints among the NFL’s most explosive offenses and quarterback Drew Brees among the game’s best passers.



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  • Al Martin

    Cant count on him in the clutch

  • Mike Johnson

    Problems of the feet range from minor to serious. Swelling, stiffness,
    pain, calluses, blisters, and sprains can usually be treated at home by
    by removing restrictions such as jewelry, using compresses, elevating
    the foot, keeping pressure off the injury, rubbing with a towel after a
    bath or shower