Jimmy Graham: Saints Players Who Will Be Fantasy Stars in TE’s Absence

October 20, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham will miss the New Orleans Saints' division battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but other players will step up and have excellent fantasy football performances this week due to his absence.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported that Graham injured his ankle against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5 and will continue to rest this weekend.
Graham is a vital part of the Saints’ high-powered passing attack, and the team will certainly miss him against the Bucs. However, New Orleans is ranked first in passing yardage and third in passing attempts. The Saints will still take to the air early and often, allowing their receivers to rack up yards and catches. 
Here are the three players whose fantasy production will increase the most with Graham out.
Marques Colston 
Although Graham received more hype than any of the New Orleans wideouts in the preseason, Colston leads the team in nearly every statistic...

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