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Jimmy Graham, like the Packers, has had an up-and-down year. On Thursday night against the Seahawks, Graham left the game with a thumb injury, an injury the Packers are now fearing to be more serious than they initially thought. 

Graham being out for an extended period of time is not what this teetering Packers team or fantasy owners need right now. With Graham on the sidelines, backup tight end Lance Kendricks is most likely the next man up. Kendricks has played the second most snaps behind Graham at tight end, including 61 percent in Week 10. 

While all pass-catchers on the Packers stand to get a bump in production, due to increased looks in the absence of Graham, Kendricks will be the most notable guy that gets plugged in for a major fantasy upgrade until Graham is healthy again. Look for Kendricks to be a matchup-dependent TE2 moving forward. 

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