Should You Start Jimmy Graham in Week 16?
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was heading towards a second straight 1000-yard, ten touchdown season before he seemingly hit a wall. Graham has been dealing with a wrist injury that has, no doubt, been hindering his play. With everything at stake, should you start Graham in your fantasy football championship game?
Before you even consider benching Graham, you will have to have a pretty serious backup. I’m talking a Greg Olsen or Dennis Pitta type. If you’re going to sit down one of the games best tight ends, you better have a great alternative.
Sure, Graham has failed to score a touchdown in three straight games. Sure, he has not topped 60 yards since Week 10. You know, given his size and athleticism, that he is capable of breaking out in a big way any time he steps on the football field.
Graham is averaging 49.2 yards per game in his past five games. He has just one touchdown during that stretch. There aren’t many tight ends that average 50 yards per game. If you have one that is capable of doubling that mark, you almost have to stick with him.
Graham may have just one touchdown catch in his past five games, but he has 19 over the past two years. He is a nightmare to cover around the goal line because he’s too quick for linebackers and too big for defensive backs.
I know you’re frustrated that you haven’t getting the big game from Jimmy Graham lately. I suggest you ride it out and hope that he delivers you a championship next week against the Dallas Cowboys.
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