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Benjamin Watson's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Jimmy Graham Injury

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Benjamin Watson #82 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 30, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJanuary 7, 2017

With Jimmy Graham out with an injury, the New Orleans Saints will call upon Benjamin Watson, but he may not be a reliable fantasy option if Graham is forced to miss any time.

Graham went out with an injury late in the game. According to Jeff Howe from The Boston Herald, Graham's left shoe was off on the sideline and he was getting re-taped.

If the star tight end is forced to miss an extended period of time, Drew Brees will have to go to Watson at the tight end position. But it doesn't appear that will be the case, as Graham came back in shortly after, according to Michael Fabiano.

Heading into this game, Watson hadn't been a very productive player. He had just five receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown, which isn't enough to make him a valuable fantasy tight end.

It doesn't seem likely that Graham will miss any time. Even if he does, you probably shouldn't consider picking up Watson, because there are so many other options that could be more productive.

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