Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth recorded three receptions for 18 yards on seven targets in a 21-18 loss to the New England Patriots. Although quarterback Mitch Trubisky frequently looked for Freiermuth, the 25-year-old struggled to find success against a Patriots defense that has shut down tight ends all season. Given the state of the Steelers' offense, Freiermuth should not be expected to produce for fantasy purposes consistently. He'll look to bounce back in a more favorable matchup against the Indianapolis Colts next week.
Dec 8, 2023 12:08 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth will take the field for his eighth appearance of the campaign against the New England Patriots in Week 14. Although Freiermuth displayed his potential to be a solid fantasy asset as recently as Week 12, he'll be difficult to trust on Thursday night with the Patriots surrendering the third-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends this season. Furthermore, the Steelers will be forced to start Mitch Trubisky at quarterback with starter Kenny Pickett (ankle) injured. Freiermuth's output was inconsistent with Trubisky under center in 2022. He is likely still a better starting option than any tight end available on waiver wires, but fantasy managers should temper their expectations for the 25-year-old in this matchup.
Dec 6, 2023 7:24 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth finished with three receptions for 29 yards on five targets in a Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. With the Steelers' offense struggling to move the ball, Freiermuth was unable to replicate the success he found in a career-best performance in Week 12. A difficult test against the New England Patriots is on tap for Thursday night. Fantasy managers will want to monitor the status of quarterback Kenny Pickett (ankle) this week before deciding to start Freiermuth.
Dec 3, 2023 8:20 PM EST
The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to "replicate" last week's success on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, using the middle of the field and getting the ball into the hands of their playmakers, including tight end Pat Freiermuth. After battling injuries and limited usage over the first half of the season, he had one of the best games of his career in Week 12, catching nine of 11 targets for 120 yards. He immediately figures into the TE1 conversation in fantasy football and can be started in most leagues.
Dec 3, 2023 11:11 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth dominated in Week 12 and will hope to find similar success against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Cardinals have held opposing tight ends in check for much of the season but did surrender two touchdowns to the Rams' Tyler Higbee last week. With quarterback Kenny Pickett targeting the middle of the field more frequently in a revamped offense, Freiermuth should be heavily involved once again. Fantasy managers should fire up the 25-year-old as a top-10 option this week.
Dec 1, 2023 6:59 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth secured nine of 11 targets for 120 yards in a 16-10 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals. In his second game since returning from a hamstring injury, Freiermuth posted career-highs in receptions and yardage. Cincinnati has been extremely vulnerable to tight end production all season, but it is worth noting that the Steelers' offense looked much improved in its first contest without former offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Freiermuth was perhaps the biggest beneficiary of Canada's departure as quarterback Kenny Pickett frequently looked for him over the middle of the field. The third-year pro should be a popular addition off fantasy waiver wires this week and will look to keep rolling against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13.
Nov 26, 2023 9:44 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth was held in check by the Cleveland Browns last week but will look to capitalize on a much better matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. The Bengals have surrendered the second-most fantasy points per contest to tight ends this season. Freiermuth, who was targeted just once in Week 11, is likely to see more opportunities on Sunday in his second game back from a hamstring injury. There is still plenty of risk in relying on Freiermuth for fantasy purposes as the Steelers' offense has been ineffective for much of the 2023 campaign, but fantasy managers in need of a starter this week can take a shot on him in this divisional showdown.
Nov 24, 2023 7:56 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth recorded just one reception for seven yards on his lone target of a 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Freiermuth returned to action on Sunday after missing Weeks 5 through 10 with a hamstring injury. He was hardly involved, but it wasn't surprising to see him shut down by a Browns defense that has surrendered the fewest fantasy points to the tight end position this season. Freiermuth will hope to return to form next week against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have been extremely vulnerable to tight ends in 2023.
Nov 19, 2023 5:10 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) is officially active for Week 11 versus the Cleveland Browns. He had been listed as questionable, but it became clear that he would play after the Steelers activated him from injured reserve on Saturday. Freiermuth has been sidelined since Week 4 this season. He was relatively unimpressive over his first four contests, catching just eight passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns. He's not a top-12 fantasy option against Cleveland's strong defense this weekend.
Nov 19, 2023 11:38 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) has been activated from the injured reserve ahead of the Week 11 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. This is a welcoming sight as Freiermuth has been sidelined since Week 4 due to a hamstring injury. He's currently listed as questionable for this weekend's game. This season, Freiermuth has eight receptions for 53 yards in four games. It's hard to imagine him being a viable fantasy option right now. At the moment, fantasy managers should consider Freiermuth a low-end TE2 for this upcoming Week 11 contest.
Nov 18, 2023 6:08 PM EST
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to activate tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) from Injured Reserve before they depart for Cleveland on Saturday, according to a source. Freiermuth, who has been out since injuring his hamstring in Week 4, will be a big boost for Pittsburgh's offense and for quarterback Kenny Pickett while going up against one of the best overall defenses in the NFL in the Browns. The 25-year-old hadn't exactly set the world on fire with just eight catches for 53 yards in four games before landing on IR, but he did have two touchdowns in four games and will be a nice weapon for Pickett in the red zone. In Freiermuth's first game back in Week 11, he should be treated as a touchdown-dependent TE2 for fantasy lineups in a tough matchup after a long layoff.
Nov 18, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) was able to practice in full on Thursday and Friday, but he's officially listed as questionable to come off Injured Reserve and play in Week 11 against the division-rival Cleveland Browns. We should know by the deadline on Saturday to activate players from IR as to whether Freiermuth will suit up for the first time since Week 4. The Steelers could certainly use their starting tight end against a tough Browns defense on the road. The 25-year-old appears to be on the right side of questionable. If he's back in action, he'll serve as a shaky touchdown-dependent TE2 in fantasy lineups against the Browns. In Week 2 against Cleveland, he had just one catch for a two-yard gain.
Nov 17, 2023 3:20 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) remains on Injured Reserve, but he's definitely trending towards being activated to play in Week 11 against the division-rival Cleveland Browns after practicing in full on Thursday. Freiermuth was listed as limited on Wednesday's report. The 25-year-old is practicing for the first time since Week 4 preparations and said he is feeling great. We'll know for sure whether he'll play this Sunday if Pittsburgh officially activates him from IR on Saturday. If he returns, Freiermuth will return to being the team's top pass-catching tight end, and he'll have low-end TE1/high-end TE2 fantasy appeal against the Browns. Before his injury, he had eight catches on 13 targets for 53 yards and two touchdowns in four games.
Nov 16, 2023 7:00 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) has been designated to return from Injured Reserve, meaning the team now has 21 days to remove him from IR and add him to the active roster. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Freiermuth could be activated as soon as this week, setting him up to face the Cleveland Browns in Week 11. In Freiermuth's first four games of the season, he caught just eight passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Three of those games were without Diontae Johnson in the lineup. That said, he has a low floor this season until proven otherwise. The Steelers have one of the worst offenses in the NFL, while the Cleveland defense is one of the best units in the NFL.
Nov 15, 2023 9:50 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) could be close to returning to the field. Freiermuth initially injured his hamstring in Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve in what was expected to be a short stay. He began practicing fully ahead of Week 7 but reinjured his hamstring in practice and ultimately did not get activated. Freiermuth is now eyeing a return to the field in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns after his team takes on the Green Bay Packers in Week 10. Fantasy managers will want to check waiver wires and scoop him up if he's still out there.
Nov 8, 2023 9:47 PM EST
The Pittsburgh Steelers placed tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) on Injured Reserve on Saturday, which means he will now miss at least the next four games. In a corresponding move, the Steelers officially activated wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hamstring) from IR. Freiermuth was already expected to miss the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Rams after aggravating his hamstring injury in practice on Thursday. Rookie Darnell Washington and Connor Heyward should both have bigger roles in the passing game with Freiermuth now out for an extended period, but neither player should be considered an intriguing streaming option at the position, even in deep two-TE leagues.
Oct 21, 2023 11:58 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Freiermuth was getting ready to return after last week's bye before aggravating his hamstring injury in practice on Thursday. He underwent an MRI exam on Friday and could miss more than just this weekend. It's an unfortunate break for a Steelers offense that has mostly looked disjointed in 2023. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect the 24-year-old to be available in Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. With Freiermuth out, Connor Heyward and Darnell Washington are likely to share pass-catching duties at the position against the Rams. Neither player is worthy of streaming consideration in fantasy.
Oct 20, 2023 5:42 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) is expected to miss the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday and will likely be sidelined longer after aggravating his hamstring injury in practice on Thursday, according to sources. Freiermuth had an MRI exam on Friday morning and his return to action is now on hold. It's a bummer for fantasy managers that were itching to get him back into their lineups this week. Coming off the bye, the 24-year-old put in a full practice on Wednesday before aggravating his hamstring Thursday. Return him to your benches for now. Darnell Washington will once again have a bigger role against the Rams, but he's not a realistic streaming option. The 22-year-old has just one catch for 10 yards on three targets in five games in 2023.
Oct 20, 2023 12:12 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice. This should be considered a downgrade after Freiermuth was a full participant on Wednesday. Fantasy managers shouldn't panic as this could just be the Steelers limiting his reps. The third-year tight end is hopeful to get back on the field this week after sitting out in Week 5. Fantasy managers should pay attention to Friday's practice session. Freiermuth should be considered a TE2 for this Week 7 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, assuming he plays.
Oct 19, 2023 9:35 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) practiced in full on Wednesday and is trending towards suiting up for Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The third-year tight end missed the Steelers' Week 5 win over the Baltimore Ravens with a hamstring issue but should be ready to go for Week 7, barring any setbacks in practice this week. Freiermuth has eight catches (13 targets) for 53 yards and two touchdowns in four games this season and would rank as a TE2 in Week 7. The Steelers' passing attack is nothing special and the target pie will shrink even more with the likely return of wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hamstring) this week.
Oct 18, 2023 6:24 PM EST