Jimmy Graham healthy enough to delight fantasy owners

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The Saints tight end scored twice despite being a question mark until right before Sunday's game. We break down the fantasy implications.

Entering Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, the question about New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was "Will he even be healthy enough to play?" Coming out of the game, the question became "What isn't he capable of?"

Graham caught only three passes Sunday for 37 yards, but two of those receptions went for scores as the Saints beat the Bills, 35-17. Graham caught a 15-yard score near the end of the first half, then followed it up with a 13-yard touchdown partway through the third quarter. He wasn't on the field for much of the action, used mostly as a red zone weapon, but Graham made his presence known.

Fantasy impact: Fantasy owners had to be terrified about using Graham in the game, after he went without a catch in his last game against the New England Patriots, and with him possible inactive as late as 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Without the scores, a 3-for-37 fantasy day is nothing to write home about.

That said, Graham did have the scores, and with his height, as long as he's on the field, that's part of his game. Odds are good Graham will be at least questionable going into New Orleans' next game, but if he's active, he's a must-start in basically every fantasy league.

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