Jimmy Graham 'uncertain' to play Week 8, fantasy owners hold their breath

Chris Graythen

The latest report on Jimmy Graham suggests that he won't be ready to play next week despite coming off a bye. We break down the fantasy implications.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is "uncertain" to play in Week 8, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter reports that if the Saints played last Sunday, it "would have been difficult" for Graham to play.

Graham suffered a foot injury in the Saints' Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots. New Orleans had a bye in Week 7, but Graham is still not a sure thing to suit up against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Graham has been the top scoring fantasy tight end this year, grabbing 37 catches for 593 yards and six touchdowns in six games.

Fantasy impact: Graham owners got a double whammy in his last game, when he was held without a catch and suffered the foot injury. His loss will be a big blow to both the Saints offense and fantasy lineups across the board. We will know more about Graham's Week 8 status when the Saints start practice on Wednesday, but fantasy owners should start thinking about a Plan B.

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