Posted: 6:23 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
By Andrew Fox Miller
Jimmy Graham put up a rare egg on Sunday with six targets and nothing to show for it. The Patriots planned well against Graham as Aquib Talib was primarily assigned to the fantasy stud. Talib eventually left the game with an injury, but Graham was unable to capitalize on the defensive back's absence as he dealth with an injury of his own in the second half. Graham left the game with what appeared to be an ankle injury. He returned only to further aggravate the injury and leave the game with the final minutes ticking away.
Fantasy impact: It's difficult to stay frustrated with a player that has otherwise been a fantasy monster all season. A few dud weeks are expected, but it's both surprising and impressive that the Patriots were able to completely eliminate Graham from getting a single catch. While the extent of Graham's injury is unknown, he did walk off the field under his own power. He now has a bye week to nurse whatever is ailing him.