Denver Broncos tight end Adam Trautman had an encouraging debut for Denver in Week 1 when he caught all five of his targets for 34 yards after Greg Dulcich left with a hamstring injury. Trautman was expected to have an elevated pass-catching role as the No. 1 TE with Dulcich missing several weeks due to his injury, but he failed to catch his only target in the Week 2 loss to the Washington Commanders despite playing 82% of the offensive snaps. Dulcich is now on Injured Reserve, meaning he'll miss at least three more games. Trautman will continue to serve as Denver's No. 1 tight end, but it isn't necessarily going to translate to fantasy production. After all, Trautman will be used more as a blocker than a pass-catcher.
Sep 22, 2023 12:13 AM EST
Denver Broncos tight end Adam Trautman was expected to take on a bigger pass-catching role in the offense with Greg Dulcich (hamstring) set to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered in the season opener. Well that didn't happen in a Week 2 loss to the Washington Commanders. Trautman was only targeted one time in the passing game and failed to haul it in. In the Week 1 loss, he caught all five of his targets for 34 yards. The Broncos passing game succeeded deep down the field in this one, and quarterback Russell Wilson got rookie Marvin Mims Jr. and Brandon Johnson involved for touchdowns. Trautman should have more opportunities in the passing game until Dulcich returns, but this showing proves he's nothing more than a blind-folded dart throw in fantasy lineups.
Sep 18, 2023 1:00 AM EST
Denver Broncos tight end Adam Trautman's fantasy value has risen after the Week 1 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. With Greg Dulcich (hamstring) going down with an injury that is going to cost him multiple weeks, Trautman led the Broncos in receiving with five catches for 34 receiving yards on five targets. While he may have been worth a waiver-wire pickup in deeper fantasy leagues for tight end depth this week, he's still nothing more than a low-end streaming option at the position in a Broncos offense that is still trying to find their identity in new head coach Sean Payton's system. The 26-year-old is going to have an expanded pass-catching role in Week 2 against the Washington Commanders this Sunday, but he could also be losing out on targets if receiver Jerry Jeudy (hamstring) makes his season debut.
Sep 15, 2023 2:19 PM EST
With Denver Broncos tight end Greg Dulcich (hamstring) expected to miss at least a few weeks with the same hamstring injury that cost him seven games in his rookie season in 2022, the Broncos will rely even more on Adam Trautman at tight end as a receiving threat. Trautman led the entire team in the Week 1 loss to the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders with five catches and had the second-most receiving yards (34). Receiver Jerry Jeudy (hamstring) has yet to make his 2023 debut due to injury, either, so Trautman could be heavily involved in Week 2 this Sunday against the Washington Commanders. Fantasy managers in need of help at the position already should consider the 26-year-old a viable streaming option this weekend in deeper leagues.
Sep 13, 2023 11:43 AM EST
Denver Broncos tight end Adam Trautman entered the 2023 regular season as the top TE on the depth chart, but it was still widely expected that Greg Dulcich (leg) would be Denver's top pass-catching target at the position. Dulcich injured his leg early in the Broncos' 17-16 Week 1 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday and never returned, allowing Trautman to operate in a bigger role. He responded by catching a team-high five passes for 34 yards on five targets. Depending on how serious Dulcich's injury is, the 26-year-old could be worth a waiver-wire addition in deeper fantasy leagues moving forward. He's a favorite of head coach Sean Payton from their time together in New Orleans, but just remember that Trautman has 60 career catches in three NFL seasons and remains a better blocker than pass-catcher. In season-long leagues, Dulcich is still the better fantasy bet if he's healthy.
Sep 10, 2023 11:49 PM EST
Trautman was traded by the Saints to the Broncos alongside an exchange of late-round draft picks Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Apr 29, 2023 1:30 PM EST
Trautman caught their only target for 18 yards during Sunday's 10-7 defeat against Carolina.
Jan 9, 2023 8:39 AM EST
Trautman caught their only target for 16 yards during Sunday's 20-10 victory versus Philadelphia.
Jan 2, 2023 7:01 AM EST
Trautman (ankle) is active for Saturday's Week 16 clash against the Browns, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 24, 2022 8:47 AM EST
The Saints list Trautman (ankle) as questionable for Saturday's game at Cleveland, Terrin Waack of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Dec 22, 2022 12:43 PM EST
Trautman (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Dec 21, 2022 1:51 PM EST
Trautman (ankle) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Dec 20, 2022 1:05 PM EST
Trautman did not catch his lone target during Sunday's 21-18 victory over the Falcons.
Dec 19, 2022 6:58 AM EST
Trautman (ankle) is listed as active Sunday versus the Falcons, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Dec 18, 2022 8:35 AM EST
Trautman (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Dec 16, 2022 12:41 PM EST
Trautman (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
Dec 15, 2022 1:36 PM EST
Trautman (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, ESPN's Kat Terrell reports.
Dec 14, 2022 1:51 PM EST
Trautman notched two receptions (on three targets) for 28 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat to the Buccaneers.
Dec 6, 2022 4:03 PM EST
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.
Dec 4, 2022 7:30 AM EST
Trautman reeled in his only target for 17 yards during Sunday's 13-0 loss versus San Francisco.
Nov 28, 2022 9:01 AM EST