Garrett Graham and Case Keenum's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 11

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2013

Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham (88) celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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Things have not gone well for the Houston Texans lately, but the connection between quarterback Case Keenum and tight end Garrett Graham is something that can help your fantasy team.

In the first half of the team's Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders, Keenum connected with his tight end for a 42-yard touchdown pass. Keenum ended 13 of 24 for 170 yards and a touchdown while throwing an interception before being benched for Matt Schaub in the second half.

Graham finished with seven receptions for 136 yards and the score in the losing effort vs. Oakland.

If these players can continue to hook up, they will both be legitimate fantasy options going forward.

Keenum especially has been impressive since taking over for Matt Schaub in Week 7. The undrafted free agent managed one score in his first game, but then threw three touchdown passes in each of his next two starts.

Although he added his first career interception against the Raiders, the coaching staff continues to trust him throwing the ball. With the type of weapons he has around him, this will lead to solid production for the rest of the year, provided he gets the call ahead of Schaub.

If he gets the start, this should lead him to being owned in all fantasy leagues, as well as being a legitimate starter unless you have a top-10 option.

Meanwhile, Graham has been a disappointment since catching three touchdown passes in the first four games. When Owen Daniels got hurt, many projected the backup to become an elite fantasy option, but he has failed to top five fantasy points in a game since.

However, this performance in Week 11 proves that he should at least be owned in standard leagues. When the matchup is favorable, he is a worthwhile start with few better options at tight end. 


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