Jimmy Graham is active for fantasy owners, can be placed in starting lineups

Chris Graythen

The Saints' All-Pro tight end continues to deal with a foot injury, but will suit-up once again this week. We break down the fantasy implications.

New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham is active for the team's matchup versus the New York Jets.

Graham has been nursing a foot injury, and the Saints have subsequently limited him to red-zone and third-down snaps. Despite that, Graham caught two touchdown passes a week ago versus the Bills while getting-in just 18 snaps. Graham suffered no setbacks and was able to practice at a limited basis this week, which indicates he could be in line for a larger workload, especially if the game is closely contested.

Fantasy Spin: There's not much reason for Graham's owners to bench him this week despite his obvious health concerns. With six teams on bye, and with Graham still proving his worth around the goal line, he is a boom-or-bust play that is worth a gamble even at less than 100 percent.

Look for Graham to be on a snap count once again, so while a 100-yard game is likely out of the question, he can still put-up points in the form of touchdowns. As a result, Graham can be penned-in as a top-five option in what is looking like another dismal week for tight ends as a whole.

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