Where Should Jimmy Graham Have Been Drafted?
Graham is just shy of the receiving triple crown right now, tied for the league-lead in catches with 37 (on pace for 118), leading it with 593 receiving yards (1898) and second in TD catches with six (19). A 118-1898-19 season from your tight end in a PPR league is easily worth the No. 1 overall pick, except in a season where Peyton Manning is on pace for 64 TD passes and 6,029 yards - and three rushing TDs. Graham and Manning are the league's only major outliers through five weeks, and while they'll almost certainly regress, there's little reason to think either couldn't remain atop his positon from Weeks 6-17.
Does that vault them over the top running backs, knowing what transpired in the first five weeks? I'd still take Adrian Peterson ahead of them - especially given the failures of other first-round backs - but it would be a tough call at pick two between Graham, Manning, LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles.
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