Jimmy Graham's first season with the Seahawks in 2015 was a disaster due to poor production and a serious knee injury. Now we hope he'll be ready for the start of this year. Graham suffered a ruptured patella tendon in Week 12, and Seattle still doesn't have a timetable for his return. This is a tough injury to come back from (see Victor Cruz, who hasn't played since suffering the same injury in 2014), but we hope Graham can return for Week 1. And when he's back, maybe he can return to his form with the Saints since his performance with the Seahawks was miserable in 2015. He only scored two touchdowns in 11 games and had just three games with double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league. Now, when Seattle focused on him with at least eight targets, which happened six times, then he scored at least seven Fantasy points in a standard league in five of those outings. But the key to his outlook this season will be health, and you'll just have to monitor his status heading into training camp. We consider Graham a No. 2 Fantasy tight end, and he should only be drafted with a late-round pick. With the way he played last year, along with the injury, he's no longer considered an elite Fantasy option coming into the season.
Although Graham (knee) is expected to "ease into training camp," head coach Pete Carroll believes that the tight end will be ready for the regular season, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports. The Seahawks held their first batch of OTAs this week, which Graham was unable to participate in, as expected. However, he fit in some light running and caught some passes on the side Thursday, so he seems to have reached a good place in his recovery from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. In the end, his ability to handle snaps during the preseason will forecast if he's on pace to be on the field in Week 1.
Graham (knee) is expected to be ready to play Week 1, general manager John Schneider told Seattle's KJR radio Wednesday. Graham ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee in Week 12 last season. Schneider said Graham might not be ready for the first couple preseason games, but that getting him ready for Week 1 is the priority. That still might be optimistic, as patella ruptures are notoriously severe injuries.
Graham, who suffered a ruptured patella tendon in Week 12 last season, could return by the end of the training camp, coach Pete Carroll said Thursday. Carroll said Graham is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery. If Graham does not return until the end of training camp, it's likely he won't be ready for Week 1.
Graham (knee) still has no timetable for a return from the ruptured patella tendon he suffered in Week 12, Seahawks GM John Schneider told ESPN on Wednesday. Schneider said Graham is rehabilitating the knee down in Miami and is "ready to get after it," but the injury is too severe to know how it will respond at this point. The Seahawks are expected to keep Graham around despite a $9 million cap hit next season, so they obviously expect he will be back soon enough to make an impact, but we'll monitor his rehab throughout the offseason.
Graham (knee) will return to the Seahawks next season, according to general manager John Schneider, NFL.com reports. Graham's questionable fit with the Seahawks resulted in sub-par numbers of 48 catches for 605 yards and only two touchdowns prior to his season-ending knee injury in November. While Seattle's offense really kicked into gear following Graham's injury, the tight end remains in the team's plans going forward, according to Schneider. Knowing that, it'll be worthwhile to track Graham's progress within the offense once he returns healthy ahead of next season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|3||09/25||San Francisco 49ers||7||6.13|
|4||10/02||@New York Jets||2||4.75|
|8||10/30||@New Orleans Saints||33||12.38|
|10||11/14||@New England Patriots||6||6.00|
|12||11/27||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||6.50|
|14||12/11||@Green Bay Packers||21||7.78|
|15||12/16||Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|17||01/01||@San Francisco 49ers||7||6.13|
|3 Year Avg||114||73||903||9||48||12.37||144|