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Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby ajmetallica » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:21 pm

Should I start:

Owen Daniels vs. IND

or

Jimmy Graham vs. GB

Thanks

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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby ampant » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:34 pm

Although both are good plays, I would start Graham.

1) IND is far less likely to be scoring prolifically with Manning out with his neck injury. So HOU is more likely to build a lead and ground IND into submission.

2) I can see GB vs NO being a shootout. Which means more balls thrown and more opportunity for Graham.

3) Dude was looking real good in the preseason and camp, and Brees seems to really like throwing to him.
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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby jp05ser » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:53 pm

Don't let Manning being out fool you...Collins while old...can still chuck it. And he has many weapons on the colts. Plus the colts have nooo running game. Go with owens. He's one of the most targeted TEs in the league...just look what he did when he finally came back healthy last year. Graham is a good option BUT the biggest impact he had last year was in the red zone scoring TDs...the saints now have a healthy pierre thomas AND THEIR newest toy in ingrim who seems to be a red zone stud. Go w owens.

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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby csking33 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:20 pm

Daniels, they'll spread the ball around enough so that everybody will be included.

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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby ajmetallica » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:48 am

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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby ATLbraves » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:51 am

It's very close, but go with Owen Daniels.



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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby prophecy135 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:00 am

I think I'd go with Graham, I think while the colts arent hapless, and that they will score, I think the Packers/Saints game will be fireworks and Graham will have plenty of looks. He may lose some redzone targets with PT and Ingram getting goalline stuff, but the Texans threw the least out of any team inside the 20 last year. If Foster is good to go, he'll see the rock in the redzone, if he's not it will be Tate.

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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby Navyseal » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:23 am

You simply MUST start Owen Daniels. Here's why:

1) He's a veteran
2) He's sure handed
3) If you remember, in 2009 BEFORE his season ending knee injury, he was on pace for 1000yds and 10 TDs, clearly Schaub's 2nd favorite target! And now Daniels is 99% healthy... AGAIN.
4) Indy is a division rival, the kinda game where playmakers earn their keep and make their mark.
5) Finally, with Schaub as your QB, should Daniels find paydirt, you get the DOUBLE-TD effect; Schaub-to-Daniels is a very nice tandem to have... color me jealous :-b

...SO...while Graham is a fine young talent and budding young TE, he plays in an offense that is ON THE ROAD in GB(!) --- in the season OPENER no less --- against a team who has the best set of linebackers and the premier secondary in the entire NFL, not to mention that Brees spreads the ball around well, even with the absence of Lance Moore, Graham will still compete with Meachem, Colston, and Henderson, & possibly even Ingram/Pierre Thomas --- esp. in the red zone.

I urge you to go with the proven talent of TE Daniels, whose value doubles in the event that A.Foster can't go, which is looking more and more likely, and even if Foster does suit up, Daniels is the superior option imo...

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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby shaba » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:51 am

Shoot out tonight. Go w/ Graham & dont look back. I have him as well & there saying he could lead Saints in receptions this season. I would have no problem if u started him over Daniels all year. This dude is $ for sure !
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Re: Owen Daniels or Jimmy Graham for Week 1?

Postby Sierra Mountain Man » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:57 am

Owen Daniels is a main target in Houston........Go with him! ;-D
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