Graham had three receptions for 21 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Graham played all 16 games in his first year in Green Bay, but -- partly because of a broken thumb -- he topped 34 yards just once in the team's final eight games and didn't find paydirt after Week 9. His 636 total receiving yards were over 100 more than he tallied in 2017, but he was far less a threat in the red zone, as his touchdowns fell from 10 to just two. Graham is under contract with the Packers for next year, and there is at least a small chance he is not brought back if the team thinks his production will not warrant his salary. However, heading into the offseason, he is the favorite to start at tight end for Green Bay in 2019.
Graham (knee/thumb) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Lions, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports. Graham will close out his disappointing campaign against a Lions defense that yielded his third-highest yardage total (76) of the season back in Week 5. The Packers' injuries at wide receiver theoretically create an opportunity for increased target volume, but Graham has already failed to take advantage of similar situations on a number of occasions this season. Granted, it will be a bit different if the team has to play without Davante Adams (knee), who accounts for 42 percent of the red-zone targets and 28 percent of the overall volume. It's fair to wonder if this will be Graham's last game in a Packers uniform, with the three-year, $30 million contract he signed in March already looking like a clear mistake.
Graham (knee/thumb) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. After a veritable veteran's day off Wednesday, albeit due to knee and thumb injuries, Graham returned Thursday with a cap on his practice reps. If he follows the typical progression from his first season in Green Bay, he'll be a full participant Friday and head into the weekend without a designation. Unfortunately, his production has waned down the stretch, with 20 catches (on 30 targets) for 190 yards in seven games since his last TD in Week 9.
Graham (thumb/knee) is participating in Thursday's practice, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. Graham's presence at practice implies that his absence from the first session of the week Wednesday was likely a result of routine maintenance for his lingering knee issue and fractured left thumb. Neither injury has prevented Graham from playing this season, and the limited snap counts initially caused by the broken thumb are no longer a concern either. That said, Graham hasn't been the fantasy asset of old in first season in Green Bay and has seen his value depreciate in the second half of the campaign. He's reached 50 receiving yards on just two occasions since Week 9 and has scored only once over that span.
Graham (thumb/knee) was held out of practice Wednesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. This is status quo for Graham, who has managed a knee issue all season and a broken left thumb since mid-November. Since suffering the latter injury, he's had issues with drops and deflected passes, gathering in 18 of his 28 targets for 163 yards and no touchdowns over the last five games. Considering the production, Graham isn't a particularly inspiring fantasy option in Week 17 against the Lions.
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