Marques Colston, Jimmy Graham both have excellent fantasy performances against Panthers

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Both Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham had strong games against the Carolina Panthers. We break down the fantasy implications.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston and tight end Jimmy Graham had strong games on Sunday against the NFC South rival Carolina Panthers. Colston led the way with nine receptions for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns, both of which came in the second quarter.

Graham managed six receptions for 58 yards, but also found the end zone twice, with both players accounting for all of quarterback Drew Brees' touchdowns. To put how much Brees relies on these two into perspective: Colston saw 13 targets on the day, while Graham saw 11. The next-highest receivers were Lance Moore and running back Pierre Thomas, who saw four targets apiece.

New Orleans won the game with over 300 yards passing, and only rushed the ball for 69 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Brees has been one of the top fantasy quarterbacks this season, and both Colston and Graham have benefited greatly from this fact. Colston is his top receiver and Graham is possibly the top tight end in the NFL. Both players are must-starts every single week and both figure to be valuable weapons for fantasy owners in the final weeks of this fantasy season.

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