Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham caught four passes off of five targets for 29 yards in Monday's win over Detroit Titans .
After almost resembling his bayou-self during last week's seven-catch performance against Chicago, Graham was kept quiet on Monday. Part of Graham's less-than-exciting start has to do with fewer passes to go around, after being part of an offense that ranked second in the league in pass attempts last season, he's on a squad that had thrown the 23rd most passes through four weeks. Even when Seattle does pass the ball, Graham is not the go-to target he was in New Orleans. Graham trails Doug Baldwin in targets and catches and Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse in yards. Graham is far and away the Seahawks' most established target, so he should remain in your lineup with the hope of more games like Week 3 and fewer like Week 4.
The Seahawks had trouble getting the ball to Graham in the first two games, but Sunday they made him a focal point. He was targeted a team-high eight times. It's still a work in progress, and the soft Bears defense probably helped matters, but Graham should get 8-10 targets a week.
It was a favorable matchup for Graham, and he responded with his best game of the season. After receiving eight targets in both the season opener and Sunday, it appears as though Week 2's two-look outing was the the anomaly.
Russell Wilson is attempting more passes than ever before, so one would assume that Graham's role will grow. He and the Seahawks will face the Lions at home in Week 4.
Eight of Russell Wilson's 30 pass attempts went to Doug Baldwin, who was the only Seattle player with more than 36 receiving yards. Graham drew a bunch of targets late in Seattle's Week 1 loss to the Rams, but his usage (or lack thereof) has been disappointing to owners so far.
Although a Week 3 home game against the Bears appears quite favorable from a matchup perspective, the Seahawks may be able to get by with only a minor contribution from their passing attack.
Graham caught six passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in his team debut against the Rams on Sunday. His score came on a seven-yard pass from Russell Wilson early in the fourth quarter, as Seattle was in the midst of a comeback.
The Seahawks are back in action Week 2 against the Packers.
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