|Team:||New Orleans Saints|
|Ht / Wt:||6'5" / 255 lb.|
|Born:||February 5, 1997|
|Drafted:||2020 / Rd. 3 (105)|
Trautman hauled in 17 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown as a rookie in 2020.
Analysis: With Jared Cook operating as New Orleans' primary tight end for most of the season, Trautman was minimally involved in the receiving game as a rookie. He topped out his season at 3 receptions and 45 yards, though his outlook for 2021 is a bit more encouraging. The veteran Cook is set to be a free agent, and after spending a third-round pick on Trautman in 2020, the team may be confident enough in him to let Cook walk. If Trautman is New Orleans' primary pass-catching tight end next season, he could be a productive fantasy player, though who's under center will certainly contribute to his production.
Trautman caught his only target for five yards in the Saints' 33-7 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Analysis: Trautman ends his rookie season with 15 receptions for 171 yards and a score. With Jared Cook set to be a free agent in 2021 and Trautman boasting a third-round pedigree, he has a path to meaningful production next season.
Trautman reeled in both of his targets for 45 yards in the Saints' 52-33 win over the Vikings on Friday.
Analysis: Most of Trautman's production came on a 41-yard grab, but he was otherwise uninvolved. Trautman has little scoring upside, and the timeshare with Jared Cook leaves the former off the fantasy radar in most formats.
Trautman caught his lone target for 12 yards in the Saints' 24-21 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
Analysis: Jared Cook has apparently been revived, as the veteran tight end has scored in both of his last two contests. As a result, Trautman remains a second-string option and a player best suited for dynasty rosters rather than redraft rosters at this point.
Trautman caught all three of his targets for nine yards in the Saints' 21-16 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Analysis: The rookie matched his season-high in receptions, but he was unable to turn them into meaningful yards against Atlanta's porous defense. Trautman isn't a fantasy-relevant option in New Orleans' passing attack.
Trautman caught his lone target for eight yards in the Saints' 31-3 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Analysis: For yet another week, Trautman found his name in the box score and out-gained Jared Cook. Trautman finished third in receiving yards in this one, though that didn't amount to much of anything in Sunday's low-volume passing attack. Trautman doesn't belong on redraft fantasy rosters outside the deepest of leagues.
Trautman brought in his lone target for 19 yards in the Saints' 24-9 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Analysis: Trautman emerged for a single reception, and that was the extent of his involvement Sunday. The rookie has been held without a catch in five-of-nine contests this season and is not on the fantasy radar outside of dynasty formats.
Trautman hauled in all three of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 38-3 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Analysis: The rookie entered the game with just three receptions for 34 yards on the season, so this performance was certainly unexpected. Trautman grabbed a seven-yard strike in the first quarter for his first NFL touchdown that put the Saints up 14-0. With New Orleans' receiving corps returning to full strength, Trautman is likely to see a reduced role moving forward, and fantasy managers shouldn't expect regular scoring.
Trautman failed to bring in his only target in the Saints' 27-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Analysis: After being a healthy scratch in Week 5, Trautman got some work in Sunday's win with Michael Thomas (hamstring) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID) out of action, though he was unable to capitalize on the playing time. With Jared Cook healthy, Trautman isn't on the fantasy radar in even the deepest of leagues.
Trautman (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Chargers.
Analysis: The rookie third-round pick wasn't targeted Week 4 despite the absence of Jared Cook (groin), and he won't be suiting up Monday with Cook active. Trautman has played a minor role in the passing game through four contests, catching all three targets for 34 yards.
Trautman wasn't targeted in Sunday's 35-29 win over the Lions.
Analysis: The rookie third-rounder looked poised for more looks with Jared Cook (groin) out of the lineup, but Josh Hill ended up logging more snaps and finished with one catch for seven yards. Rookie tight ends are often tough to depend on, and even if Cook sits out Week 5 against the Chargers, Michael Thomas (ankle) could return and likely will command his usual target share.
Trautman is expected to have an uptick in usage Sunday versus the Lions following news that Jared Cook (groin) has been ruled out, John Sigler of USA Today reports.
Analysis: Star wideout and typical target monster Michael Thomas (ankle) has also been ruled out. Missing Cook is a big loss for the Saints, as he ranks second on the team with 15 targets, but the team has faith that Trautman can step up. The rookie third-rounder out of Dayton has caught all three of his targets for 34 yards this season, and he was quite productive in his final collegiate season with a 70-916-14 line. With no other tight ends currently on the active roster, Trautman could handle a full workload Sunday.
Trautman caught both of his targets for 17 yards in the Saints' 37-30 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: Trautman recorded the first multi-catch game of his career. Jared Cook left this one early, as he was seen limping to the locker room in the second half. If he's limited or forced to miss time, Trautman should see his role increase moving forward.
Trautman recorded a 17-yard reception on his lone target in Monday's 34-24 loss to the Raiders.
Analysis: Trautman has played just 15 offensive snaps over two weeks, as he's considered the No. 3 TE behind Josh Hill and Adam Trautman. The rookie third-rounder showed a flash with his reception, but he likely won't have much fantasy relevance this season.
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