3. Jimmy Graham
If active on Sunday night, Jimmy Graham will be playing with a broken thumb and it remains to be seen how much he’ll play or how much his injury will affect him.
Graham had a stellar game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 (six catches for 95 yards) and will look to replicate that same success.
Graham was the Packers’ big ticket free agent this past offseason. He hasn’t had the amount of success most expected, but he has been a solid target.
If Graham can find another gear and become the red zone target he was expected to be, the Packers could also find another gear on offense.
Davante Adams will be Davante Adams and put up monster numbers and draw attention away from other people, and one of those who should benefit is Graham.
I’m also hoping Mike McCarthy finds a way to incorporate Robert Tonyan. Marcedes Lewis and Lance Kendricks will get a bulk of the work in the run game, but neither has the stretch-the-field ability of Tonyan.
Double tight end sets featuring Graham and Tonyan could be a dangerous formation for the Packers.