Sit-em: Jimmy Graham (SEA) @ Los Angeles Rams
Jimmy Graham is in his third season with the Seattle Seahawks, and he still has not translated his play from New Orleans. For whatever reason, Graham is not the same player he was as a Saint. Fantasy football players tend to get caught up in the what-ifs and the maybes, but Graham is a lower-tier tight end right now.
Jimmy Graham has eight touchdowns as a Seahawk, and none have come this season. He had more touchdowns in each season he was in New Orleans, except for his rookie year, than in his two-plus seasons in Seattle.
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He isn’t that player anymore.
Luke Willson is listed as the No. 2 tight end on the Seahawks roster, but it doesn’t look like that every week. He has two touchdowns this season to Graham’s zero. Jimmy Graham was traded for by Seattle to be a favored red-zone target for quarterback Russell Wilson. However, that relationship and chemistry has not developed over these past three seasons.
Players like Charles Clay in Buffalo and Cameron Brate in Tampa Bay have been far more successful this season. They are not thought to have the same physical skills as Graham, yet every week he is outperformed by them. Graham is going to have to prove to me he is a legitimate threat again before he is back as a top-tight end play in fantasy football.
Other options: Jared Cook (OAK) vs. Baltimore and Zach Miller (CHI) vs. Minnesota