Graham caught six of eight targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Rams.
Graham tied for the team lead in targets, but a long gain of just nine yards limited his production in that regard. He salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with a four-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter for his first score of the season. Graham's role seems to be trending up after a sluggish start to the season, and he will enjoy the upcoming bye before he looks to keep it going Oct. 22 against the Giants.
Like top wideout Doug Baldwin (groin), Graham progressed from Wednesday's DNP to an uncapped session Thursday. With little question surrounding his health, Graham will take aim Sunday at a Rams defense that surrendered one touchdown apiece to tight ends Garrett Celek and James Hanna over the last two games.
Despite missing three practices the previous two weeks, Graham posted his most productive performances of the season in the pair of games, which wasn't difficult due to his entering Week 3 with only four catches for nine yards on his ledger. During those outings, Graham's output (11 receptions for 133 yards on 17 targets) is more in line with last season's game-to-game contributions. If his designation isn't removed by week's end, the 30-year-old tight end likely isn't a candidate to take a seat after suiting up the last two contests.
Graham played through the same ankle injury last week without any reported setbacks, catching seven of 12 targets for 72 yards in a 33-27 loss to the Titans. He was held out of Wednesday's practice and limited at Thursday's session, but he nonetheless figures to handle his usual workload Sunday against the Colts.
Graham is ahead of last week's DNP/DNP/full practice schedule, following up Wednesday's absence with a capped showing Thursday. No matter where he ends up this Friday, owners breathed a sigh of relief in Week 3 after he corralled seven of 11 passes for 72 yards. If active Sunday night, Graham will be seeking to be the second tight end in as many weeks (previously, Browns rookie David Njoku) to reach the end zone against the Colts.
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|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||11||99||1310||13.2||59||11||18||2||74|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||9||85||982||11.6||46||9||12||1||59|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||12||86||1215||14.1||56||16||19||5||61|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||13||85||889||10.5||29||10||8||0||54|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||5||1||3||3.0||3||0||0||1|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||11||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||9||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||13||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||1||0||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||1||0||-2||1||0|
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