New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham could be "out or limited" in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN Saints blogger Mike Triplett. Graham was a non-factor in the Saints' Week 6 game against New England, and likely would have missed Week 7 had the team not been on a bye.
Graham had 593 receiving yards in New Orleans' first five games, with at least 100 yards in each of Weeks 2 through 5. He scored a touchdown in each of the first two weeks, then two scores apiece in Weeks 3 and 4. In Week 6, though, while dealing injury and being the focus of the Patriots defense, Graham was held without a touch.
Fantasy impact: When healthy, Graham is fantasy's No. 1 tight end (with the possible exception of the back-from-injury Rob Gronkowski). With him almost certainly either out or limited Sunday, Graham's fantasy owners should at the very least have a backup plan for Graham. Considering the six byes in Week 8, tight ends might be at a premium for Sunday's game.
In the meantime, the Saints' other primary offensive players should see a boost, regardless of whether Graham is out or merely limited. Darren Sproles and Marques Colston were already basically 100 percent starts, but guys like Pierre Thomas might see a boost as well.