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Name  Earnest Graham
Born  1/15/1980
Height  5-9
Weight  225
College  Florida
12/26/2010 6:30:00 PM
Description: Bucs RB Earnest Graham left Sunday's Week 16 game vs. Seattle in the 2nd quarter with a neck injury.
Insight: Graham was dinged after catching a short screen pass and having his neck bent while going down. His return is doubtful, but with LaGarrette Blount and Caddy Williams both healthy, this isn't a huge loss.
10/11/2010 12:03:00 PM
Description: Graham had three carries for 65 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals on Sunday.
Insight: Graham is not getting a lot of touches, but he did have nine receptions in the two games prior to Week 5. He is at least someone to keep an eye on in fantasy leagues as he does have two touchdowns this season. (RapidDraft.com)
9/20/2010 10:05:00 AM
Description: Graham had five receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown along with three carries against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: Despite the touchdown, Graham is not worth owning in fantasy leagues right now. (RapidDraft.com)
6/1/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: The St. Petersburg Times reports Graham is working as the Buccaneers' starting fullback at this week's OTAs.
Insight: Graham is slated to serve as lead blocker for Cadillac Williams and Derrick Ward this season, which all but eliminates any kind of fantasy value he might have. (SportsBuff.com)
3/24/2010 8:39:00 PM
Description: According to Pewter Report, Buccaneers' head coach Raheem Morris said Graham is in line to the team's starting fullback in 2010.
Insight: This circumstance limits Graham's touches, and thus his fantasy value. (SportsBuff.com)
12/28/2009 7:52:00 PM
Description: Graham (toe) has been placed on IR, ending his 2009 season, with a torn ligament in a toe on his right foot. (St. Petersburg Times)
Insight: Graham was the odd man out in the Buccaneers' backfield rotation, as he only had 28 total touches all season. His role with the team going forward is unknown. (SportsBuff.com)
Cold10/20/2009 10:00:00 PM
Description: Pewter Report confirms that Graham will take over as the Buccaneers' full-time lead blocker with the loss of B.J. Askew.
Insight: Graham wasn't getting enough touches to be worth a fantasy roster spot anyway, but if you still have him on your roster feel free to drop him now. (SportsBuff.com)
10/18/2009 11:15:00 AM
Description: Graham will start at fullback today for the Bucs in place of the injured B.J. Askew.
Insight: That doesn't figure to boost his fantasy stock much, but it could net Graham a few extra short-yardage carries. (SportsBuff.com)
Probable10/15/2009 6:08:00 PM
Description: According to the St. Petersburg Times, Graham (hamstring) practiced fully on Thursday.
Insight: Since B.J. Askew had a "fender bender" earlier in the week, Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris suggested that Graham could serve as the team's fullback this week against Carolina. That is obviously not a recipe for fantasy success. (SportsBuff.com)
Questionable10/8/2009 1:16:00 PM
Description: According to the Tampa Tribune, Graham (hamstring) did not practiced on Wednesday.
Insight: Graham is third in line for carries in the Buccaneers' backfield behind Cadillac Williams and Derrick Ward. He is not worth having on your roster at this point, especially since he has had problems staying on the practice field. (SportsBuff.com)
10/7/2009 10:40:00 AM
Description: The Tampa Tribune speculates that Graham "is not hitting the hole with the same authority he did two years ago."
Insight: Graham has just eight carries for 25 yards so far this season as he has served as a blocking back for Cadillac Williams and Derrick Ward and the Buccaneers have been behind in games so much. (SportsBuff.com)
Questionable10/1/2009 5:56:00 PM
Description: Accordig to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times, Graham (hamstring) returned to full practice on Thursday.
Insight: With Derrick Ward's status in doubt with a knee issue, Graham could see some significant playing time this week against Washington. (SportsBuff.com)
8/10/2009 11:14:00 PM
Description: Graham is listed on the team's depth chart as the starting running back, according to Pewter Report. The Bucs gave former Giants running back Derrick Ward a multi-year deal in free agency this off-season.
Insight: It probably won't matter a whole lot who actually gets the starter tag between Graham and Ward. The duo figures to be deployed much like Ward and Brandon Jacobs did with the Giants. Look for both to offer solid fantasy value, with Graham quite possibly the better value in non-PPR formats. (SportsBuff.com)
Steady7/12/2009 5:12:00 PM
Description: Graham started 2008 on fire with four TD's in the first six weeks of the season. He got hurt in the second half and only ended up playing in ten games.
Insight: Graham has shown when healthy, he can be a nice producer. With Derrick Ward on the team, Graham may need to play second fiddle, but he is a nice late round speculative pick. (SportsBuff.com)
4/14/2009 8:40:00 PM
Description: Graham rushed for 563 yards and four touchdowns in 2008 with the Bucs. He also caught 23 passes for 174 yards.
Insight: Graham sees his fantasy value decrease with the addition of Derrick Ward. With the two backs expected to split touches, Graham enters 2009 as a number three RB. (SportsBuff.com)
Steady3/29/2009 9:16:00 AM
Description: Graham told the Buccaneers website that he is excited to share the backfield with Derrick Ward. He said it was tough to be in the league these days and have to get punished for an entire game.
Insight: Graham, who is rehabbing from a leg injury, was limited to ten games last year and only had three carries after Week Nine. He will probably find himself behind Ward on the depth chart, so it is nice that he can be positive about it. (SportsBuff.com)
3/2/2009 11:23:00 PM
Description: The Bucs signed Derrick Ward on Monday, according to ProFootballTalk.com. The free-agent back spent his first five seasons with the Giants.
Insight: One would have to think that Ward decided on Tampa in part because of a promise that he'll be featured. Graham could still grab goal-line work, though, and enjoy LenDale White-type value. As the situation develops, we should find out more about what the team plans to do with its running backs. (SportsBuff.com)
Out11/19/2008 2:17:00 PM
Description: The Bucs made it official on Wednesday, ending Graham's season by placing him on injured reserve.
Insight: The team signed former Packer Noah Herron to fill Graham's roster spot. Expect Warrick Dunn and Cadillac Williams to see the majority of the carries, though fullback B.J. Askew could continue to get goal-line work. He scored his first NFL touchdown on Sunday. (SportsBuff.com)
11/19/2008 9:59:00 AM
Description: Graham appears to be done for the season. Jon Gruden has already begun making changes in the offensive backfield and you may consider dropping Graham to clear room for an active player.
Insight: Graham has been an all-around back for Tampa Bay and he will be missed. He has no remaining fantasy value. (SportsBuff.com)
11/16/2008 10:21:00 AM
Description: Earnest Graham and Warrick Dunn will both be available for the Bucs today. Neither makes for a good fantasy starter, though, against the tough Vikings run defense. (SportsBuff.com)

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