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Jimmy Graham's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 9

Ryan DavenportContributor IApril 24, 2016

For fans of the New Orleans Saints as well as fantasy owners of one of their biggest stars, tight end Jimmy Graham's presence on the field during Week 9 is an overwhelmingly welcome sight. 

Last week, the All-Pro tight end appeared limited during the Saints' clash with the Buffalo Bills, but even at less than 100 percent Graham managed two touchdowns, though his three receptions for 37 yards were somewhat disappointing. 

But against the New York Jets, Graham quickly showed that his Week 8 outing was an outlier, as the former Miami Hurricane hauled in nine catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns, highlighted by a sparkling 51-yard score, all during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium.     

Now, with Graham appearing to be close to full strength, fantasy owners have to once again view Graham as one of the most valuable commodities on the market, regardless of position.

With 40 receptions for 630 yards and eight touchdowns heading into Week 9, Graham's torched every defense he's faced, and now that lengthy list includes Rex Ryan's vaunted Jets defense. 

Graham is one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the game, especially given the innate chemistry he's developed with Brees, so unless his injury woes flare up again, expect him to get back to racking up more than 100 yards a game, which he did for four consecutive weeks earlier this season. 


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