A pair of tight ends named Graham appears on the Week 10 injury report. Here’s the latest on their playing status and a few other injury situations to make you aware of.
Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys
In two games playing with a bad foot, Graham has caught 12 passes for 153 yards and four touchdowns. So while he is listed as Questionable yet again this week, there is no reason to not expect him to play against Dallas. In fact, at this point, the bigger surprise would be if he didn’t catch a touchdown pass against the Cowboys.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Gresham is dealing with a groin injury that kept him out of practice both Thursday and Friday. He is listed as Questionable but head coach Marvin Lewis has said he expects his tight end to be fine to play the Ravens. The Bengals have an interesting situation at tight end, as Gresham and rookie Tyler Eifert have basically been splitting the targets. With this timeshare in effect, it makes it very had to rely on either as a fantasy starter, but should Gresham not play today, this could be just the opportunity Eifert has been waiting for to bust out. If you own either, pay close attention to any updates prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals
Filling in for an injured Owen Daniels (broken leg), Graham showed up on the injury report this week with a thigh issue. He was limited in practice on Wednesday, but back to a full go by Friday, so his Probable designation appears in line. Graham has three touchdown catches on the season, but none since Week 4, so he doesn’t come without risk. That said, Case Keenum has thrown the ball very well since becoming the Texans’ starting quarterback and the Cardinals are giving up the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends so this just may be the week to take a flyer on Graham.
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Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers – Not surprisingly, the Packers placed Finley on injured reserve, ending his season. Finely’s healthy recovery from his spinal injury is secondary to his football playing status right now. Andrew Quarless will be Green Bay’s starting tight end the rest of the way, but he has yet to really produce and with Aaron Rodgers expected to miss at least three games, there’s really no reason to even keep Quarless on your radar.