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What to do with Jimmy Graham in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Jimmy Graham ahead of the Bears Week 17 matchup against the Packers.

Jimmy Graham #80 of the Chicago Bears celebrates with Mitchell Trubisky #10 after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguarsat TIAA Bank Field on December 27, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

The Bears head into Week 17 with a chance to punch their playoff ticket if they can pick up a win against the Packers. Chicago tight ends have scored a touchdown in eight-of-fifteen games this season, and that is what fantasy managers will be hoping for from their tight ends. So, should you consider starting Jimmy Graham this week?

Fantasy Football analysis: Bears TE Jimmy Graham

While Cole Kmet has put a dent in Jimmy Graham’s target share over the last few weeks, the former has failed to take over any significant redzone work. Graham has scored eight touchdowns compared to Kmet’s two. To take it one step further, six of those eight scores have come from the arm of Mitch Trubisky. Unfortunately for both TEs, Green Bay is allowing the fourth-fewest DKFP per game to the position this season. It will be tough to place our trust in an outlier performance, especially considering Jimmy Graham only caught three for 32 yards in their Week 12 matchup against the division rivals.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit Jimmy Graham.