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Jimmy Graham has big performance despite injury, fantasy owners breathe easy

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

The Saints tight end caught nine passes and scored twice. We break down the fantasy implications.

A week ago, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had two touchdowns, but they came on only three catches and 37 yards, as the team deployed him strategically in an effort to help the tight end recover from injury.

Sunday, he again scored twice, but was more of an all-around offensive weapon, catching nine of his 12 targets for 116 yards as the Saints lost to the New York Jets, 26-20.

Graham's scores came on 51- and 10-yard receptions in the first half. He had 72 yards through two quarters, catching five second-half catches for 44 yards.

Fantasy impact: There isn't much to say about Graham that hasn't been said by this point. He's still the biggest stud at a position that traditionally lacks big studs. Considering Rob Gronkowski's injury concerns, no single player in fantasy has as big a lead as his position's No. 2 as Graham right now. He's a dominator.

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