Jimmy Graham scored a touchdown in week one to kick off his run with the Seattle Seahawks, but was held to just one catch in the second game of the season. With just 10 targets across two games, it’d be pretty understandable to learn Graham may not be overly thrilled with his role on a would-be Super Bowl contender.
That might be an understatement. Per reports, Graham is “pissed off” and “hates” his role with the team. The worst part is he’s not blocking that much more than he did in New Orleans and Russell Wilson is averaging 30 pass attempts per game. They’re just not going Jimmy Graham’s way.
That just might change come week three.
Game flow has been an issue for Seattle, as has the fact that the two teams the Seahawks have faced so far worked hard to take Graham out of the game. St. Louis has a history of being stingy against the tight end and worked hard in week one to keep him quiet, while the Packers also did a strong job on him in week two.
But Jimmy Graham can’t stay down forever. He’s simply too good. That’s why week three seems like a good time for Seattle to get their star tight end heavily involved. The Chicago Bears are coming to town, and after giving up a whopping 79 points over the first two weeks, Seattle has a pretty good chance to blow up offensively.
The other thing is Seattle has been on the road through the first two weeks of the year, so they’ve had a tough time setting up their run game and really getting settled. In those two games, Graham was only a true spare last week, so it’s not time for anyone to panic just yet – even though Graham might be.
Week three could be the explosion fantasy football owners are waiting for from Graham, but it’s not like you can bench him anyways. Keep rolling him out there and cross your fingers that he can take advantage of a very favorable matchup.