Adam Trautman

New Orleans Saints
Tight End #82
New Orleans Saints
Tight End #82

Adam Trautman News

One catch Week 18

Trautman caught their only target for 18 yards during Sunday's 10-7 defeat against Carolina.

Analysis: Trautman recorded one of the Saints' 15 total receptions Week 18. This final stat line is an accurate representation of the 25-year-old's limited role this season. On 503 offensive snaps over 15 games, Trautman posted 18 catches on 22 targets for 207 yards and a touchdown. This was a marked step down from his role during the 2021 season when he recorded 43 targets on 615 offensive plays in 13 games. The 2020 third-round pick also never finished with more than three targets in any game during the 2022 campaign, as he was consistently overshadowed by emergent No. 1 tight end Juwan Johnson. Trautman's lack of production despite the Saints' recurring injuries at wide receiver this season does not bode well for his fantasy relevance heading into the 2023 season.

Jan 9, 2023 8:39 AM EST

First catch in four weeks

Trautman caught their only target for 16 yards during Sunday's 20-10 victory versus Philadelphia.

Analysis: Trautman logged his first reception and just his second target since the Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay. The 25-year-old tight end finished as one of five Saints players to haul in their lone target behind the team's clear-cut top receiving trio of Rashid Shaheed, Chris Olave and fellow tight end Juwan Johnson. Trautman's primary role as a run-blocker has only been reinforced by Johnson's continued production in the passing game over the second half of the season. Barring injuries or a plan to rest starters with the playoffs now out of reach, expect the Saints to continue feeding the ball to receivers other than Trautman during next week's regular-season finale.

Jan 2, 2023 7:01 AM EST

Active in Week 16

Trautman (ankle) is active for Saturday's Week 16 clash against the Browns, Katherine Terrell of reports.

Analysis: Trautman practiced in limited fashion throughout the week and will now suit up for Saturday's frigid interconference clash. Although weather conditions in Cleveland are expected to be extremely unconducive to the passing game, Trautman could still be the subject of a handful of extra targets while operating as the No. 2 tight end due to top receivers Chris Olave (hamstring) and Jarvis Landry (IR-ankle) being unavailable.

Dec 24, 2022 8:47 AM EST

Gets questionable tag for Week 16

The Saints list Trautman (ankle) as questionable for Saturday's game at Cleveland, Terrin Waack of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Trautman was listed as a limited participant on practice reports issued Tuesday through Thursday, with his lack of full participation presumably standing in the way of him entering the weekend minus an injury designation. If he ends up active for the Week 16 contest, Trautman will be the Saints' No. 2 option at tight end behind Juwan Johnson, but there could be an uptick in targets headed in both players' direction while New Orleans is without two of its starting receivers in Chris Olave (hamstring) and Jarvis Landry (ankle).

Dec 22, 2022 12:43 PM EST

Limited in practice

Trautman (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Limited for a second straight day, Trautman should be able to play after playing through the same injury last week and handling 65 percent of offensive snaps in a 21-18 win over the Falcons. He was targeted just once, which isn't unusual when fellow tight end Juwan Johnson is healthy.

Dec 21, 2022 1:51 PM EST

Reps capped to begin Week 16

Trautman (ankle) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: Trautman dealt with the same injury last week and took a questionable tag into Sunday's game against the Falcons before gaining clearance ahead of kickoff. Though he took on a normal snap share (65 percent), Trautman drew just one target on the afternoon, while position mate Juwan Johnson (four catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns on six targets) commanded more attention from quarterback Andy Dalton despite playing eight fewer snaps than Trautman. Assuming Trautman is able to play through the ankle issue again this weekend in Cleveland, expect him to once again see most of his work as a blocker while Johnson serves as the Saints' preferred pass-catching tight end.

Dec 20, 2022 1:05 PM EST

Serves blocking role Week 15

Trautman did not catch his lone target during Sunday's 21-18 victory over the Falcons.

Analysis: Trautman returned to his limited role as a receiver versus Atlanta. Fellow tight end Juwan Johnson actually led the Saints in targets (six), receptions (four) and receiving touchdowns (two) during his return from a one-game absence with an ankle injury. While Trautman's 36 offensive snaps still outdid Johnson's 28, it's clear that New Orleans prefers the 6-foot-4 Johnson to serve a much bigger pass-catching role when both are available. Barring injuries, expect Trautman to continue playing a minimal factor in the Saints' limited passing offense over the final three weeks of the regular season.

Dec 19, 2022 6:58 AM EST

Playing in Week 15

Trautman (ankle) is listed as active Sunday versus the Falcons, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Trautman experienced a season-high 80 percent snap share Week 13 with fellow tight end Juwan Johnson (ankle) sidelined, but it didn't translate to the box score (two catches for 28 yards on three targets). Following the Saints' Week 14 bye, Trautman and Johnson had their practice reps capped Wednesday through Friday and entered the weekend as questionable due to respective ankle issues, but both will be available to the offense Sunday. Johnson's overall 31-349-5 line on 49 targets this season gives him a leg up in terms of fantasy, as Trautman himself has mustered 16-173-1 on 19 targets.

Dec 18, 2022 8:35 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Trautman (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Trautman and Juwan Johnson (ankle) followed the same practice schedule (limited participation all week) and now both are listed as questionable ahead of the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday. With Johnson out for the last game, Trautman handled season-high 80 percent snap share and tied his season high of three targets, though it was Taysom Hill had more fantasy impact thanks to a 30-yard TD catch.

Dec 16, 2022 12:41 PM EST

Another limited showing

Trautman (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.

Analysis: Both Trautman and Juwan Johnson (ankle) are operating under practice limitations this week, giving them one more chance to get back to all activity before the Saints potentially hand them a designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Trautman hasn't been targeted more than three times in a contest this season, even when Johnson was out Week 13 at Tampa Bay, so another absence from the latter wouldn't necessarily benefit the former, if he's active this weekend.

Dec 15, 2022 1:36 PM EST

Limited with ankle issue

Trautman (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, ESPN's Kat Terrell reports.

Analysis: Trautman wasn't on the injury report leading up to Week 13, so he evidently picked up the injury either against Tampa Bay that week or somehow during the bye since then. That he was a limited participant rather than an inactive one is a good sign for Trautman's chances to play against Atlanta in Week 15, though he might see his target upside reduce if fellow tight end Juwan Johnson (ankle) can return after logging a limited practice Wednesday.

Dec 14, 2022 1:51 PM EST

Moderate outing in loss

Trautman notched two receptions (on three targets) for 28 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Trautman played a season-high 80 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps with Juwan Johnson (ankle) ruled out Week 13. Practice squad tight end Lucas Krull only saw action on 11 of the team's 59 offensive snaps while Taysom Hill continued to slot into a multi-purpose role as a rusher, passer and receiver. However, Trautman did not see a corresponding increase in production, as he merely matched his existing season high in targets while falling shy of his season high in receiving yards set Week 4. With the Saints heading into a bye Week 14, it's likely that Trautman will fall back into his usual split duties if Johnson manages to return against Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 18.

Dec 6, 2022 4:03 PM EST

Should serve as top TE on Monday

Trautman is likely to serve as the Saints' starting tight end in Monday's game at Tampa Bay with Juwan Johnson (ankle) listed as out for the contest.

Analysis: New Orleans could elevate one or both of J.P. Holtz or Lucas Krull from the practice squad before Monday, but at the moment, Trautman and Taysom Hill are the only healthy tight ends on the active roster. Considering that the jack-of-all-trades Hill has lined up as a receiver on in-line tight end on just 91 of his 195 snaps on offense this season, Trautman looks like the better bet to step into Johnson's role as the Saints' top pass-catching tight end. Trautman hasn't logged more than three targets in any game this season and would still represent little more than a dart throw at the position for fantasy managers who are lacking appealing alternatives.

Dec 4, 2022 7:30 AM EST

One catch in loss

Trautman reeled in his only target for 17 yards during Sunday's 13-0 loss versus San Francisco.

Analysis: Trautman made the most of his limited receiving role with 13 yards after the catch on his lone target Week 12. The 25-year-old also played more offensive snaps (35) than fellow tight end Juwan Johnson (27) for the second game in a row, though the two ultimately combined for just three targets from struggling quarterback Andy Dalton. With the Saints' receiving corps near full health after being banged up for much of the season, Trautman's production should remain capped by his short-yardage and blocking roles.

Nov 28, 2022 9:01 AM EST

Logs three catches in win

Trautman gathered in all three targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 27-20 victory versus the Rams.

Analysis: Trautman once again served as a short-yardage, checkdown option for quarterback Andy Dalton, who logged his best stat line of the 2022 campaign. The 6-foot-5 also saw his highest playing time of the season after the Saints waived J.P. Holtz and Nick Vannett on Saturday. While Trautman's 40 offensive snaps outpaced No. 1 tight end Juwan Johnson (36), he still logged one fewer target. Trautman's production should continue to be limited by his lack of involvement in the downfield passing game.

Nov 21, 2022 7:10 AM EST

Catches two passes in loss

Trautman hauled in two of three targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 20-10 defeat versus the Steelers.

Analysis: Trautman tied his season high in targets despite playing fewer than 20 offensive snaps for the second game in a row. The 25-year-old has also caught a pass in each of his last six games, hauling in all but two of his 12 targets over this span. While Trautman has been a consistent short-yardage receiver in the Saints' limited passing offense, his overall production will remain capped while playing behind top tight end Juwan Johnson.

Nov 14, 2022 8:05 AM EST

One catch in return

Trautman gathered in his lone target for eight yards during Monday's 27-13 defeat to the Ravens.

Analysis: Trautman caught one pass for eight yards during his return from a two-week layoff due to an ankle issue. However, the tight end still played his second fewest offensive snaps (18) of the year, as he logged a season low in this category before exiting with this injury against Cincinnati in Week 6. While Trautman could see increased playing time moving forward, he still figures to firmly slot in behind No. 1 tight end Juwan Johnson. As a result, don't expect the 25-year-old Trautman to attract significantly more opportunities against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Nov 8, 2022 6:03 PM EST

Cleared for Monday

Trautman (ankle) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's contest against the Ravens, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Trautman missed the previous two games with a troublesome ankle, but the 25-year-old is good to go for Monday. It's possible the Saints could rely on their tight end squadron a bit more with Michael Thomas (toe) done for the season meaning Trautman, Juwan Johnson and Taysom Hill may see significant playing time.

Nov 5, 2022 1:23 PM EST

Limited again Friday

Trautman (ankle) was a limited participant during Friday's practice.

Analysis: Trautman, who's missed the past two games with an ankle injury, has logged back-to-back limited practices to start Week 9 prep. He'll have one more opportunity to log a full practice before the Saints need to make a decision on his status for Monday's matchup against the Ravens.

Nov 4, 2022 1:09 PM EST

Back in limited capacity

Trautman (ankle) was a limited practice participant Thursday, John Hendrix of reports.

Analysis: Since injuring his ankle Week 6, Trautman hadn't mixed into drills until Thursday's session, so he may be drawing close to a return to action. Even if he's able to suit up Monday versus the Ravens, though, he'd likely play second fiddle to fellow tight end Juwan Johnson as a receiving threat in the Saints offense.

Nov 3, 2022 2:04 PM EST

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