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Pat Freiermuth

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148 FPTS



159 FPTS

RANK: 10


24 yrs


6'5'' / 258 lbs


Penn State

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Minimal production Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-19

Freiermuth secured his lone target for two yards during the Steelers' 26-22 win over the Browns on Monday.

Freiermuth exited last week's regular-season opener with a chest injury but didn't appear to have significant limitations Monday while playing 76 percent of the team's offensive snaps. While the 2021 second-rounder managed to prop up his fantasy output by reaching the end zone in Week 1, he was unable to do the same against Cleveland in primetime. Freiermuth has had a slow start to the season, securing two of five targets for five yards and a touchdown, but he'll have a more favorable matchup against Las Vegas on Sunday.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @CIN Outdoor 73° 12.5 6th 2.507.044.510575015.09.45.60%32027%14%84%2%
2 NE Outdoor 75° 12.2 10th
3 @CLE Outdoor 61° 6.1 26th
4 NYJ Outdoor 57° 15.5 7th 2.21-3.041.59785012.18.73.413%41036%21%77%2%
5 @BUF Outdoor 59° 3.2 32nd 1.6014.044.5221206.04.02.00%0004%30%62%5%
7 @MIA Outdoor 78° 15.5 4th 1.947.044.5987509.47.32.10%21021%9%89%2%
8 @PHI Outdoor 60° 9.7 12th 2.4210.543.57457014.37.56.80%31018%45%55%0%
10 NO Outdoor 37° 7.6 16th 1.90-1.541.5743609.06.32.80%20027%24%66%10%
11 CIN Outdoor 27° 15.9 4th 1.993.541.51287909.96.83.10%21032%29%67%2%
12 @IND Dome 44° 6.9 19th 2.302.539.54339013.06.07.00%30014%25%73%2%
13 @ATL Dome 52° 10.6 8th 3.53-1.541.55376025.37.717.70%21119%14%78%8%
14 BAL Outdoor 42° 12.3 6th 4.10-2.537.56333111.08.03.00%20019%36%55%10%
15 @CAR Outdoor 47° 0.0 94th
16 LV Outdoor 9° 13.6 8th 1.94-2.539.5876609.43.36.113%40022%38%56%4%
17 @BAL Outdoor 44° 6.6 28th 2.201.535.56336012.010.02.00%21022%28%69%4%
18 CLE Outdoor 36° 0.0 93rd 0.00-3.039.520000.00.00.00%0007%33%63%4%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 16 100.61.6321st6.14.4380.
Away Outdoor 13 60.71.6437th5.23.4370.
Away Dome 1 011.23.732nd3.02.0321.
Away Retractable Dome 2 14.41.9417th4.53.0580.019.26.812.30%

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2021 23 PIT 16 9 152 12th796049778.3443%212012%22%73%5%
2022 24 PIT 16 8 148 6th9863732211.6756%319118%26%70%4%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Upgraded to full practice Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-15

Freiermuth (chest) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

It's an upgrade for Freiermuth after he was limited Thursday. It puts the third-year tight end on track to play Monday night against the Browns. We'll get an official injury designation for Freiermuth on Saturday, but fantasy players can tentatively leave the TE1 in lineups.

Gets in limited practice Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-14

Freiermuth (chest) was limited in Thursday's practice.

Freiermuth took a big hit from Ambry Thomas in the Steelers' Week 1 loss to the 49ers and had to leave the game. He made his one catch count, however, securing a three-yard touchdown. The Steelers host the Browns Monday night, giving Freiermuth an extra day to get closer to 100 percent.

May be limited during Week 2 prep

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-12

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Freiermuth (chest) may be limited to begin Week 2 prep, but he's optimistic about the tight end's health, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Freiermuth was on the receiving end of a big hit from the 49ers' Ambry Thomas just before halftime of Sunday's season opener, but the former stayed in the game and scored the Steelers' only touchdown of the game before departing in the second half. A chest injury is to blame, but with an extra day to prepare for Monday's contest against the Browns, he may have a better chance to miss no game action. Thursday's practice report could set the tone for his Week 2 availability.

Exits Sunday's game

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Freiermuth was forced out of Sunday's game against the 49ers with a chest injury, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Prior to his exit from the contest, Freiermuth caught his only target for a three-yard TD. In his absence, Darnell Washington and Connor Heyward are next up for the Steelers' TE reps.

Not targeted Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-24

Freiermuth wasn't targeted in Thursday's preseason game at Atlanta and finishes the preseason with two catches for 31 yards and a touchdown.

The tight end accounted for only two of 15 targets from QB Kenny Pickett this preseason, but Freiermuth is still a strong candidate to serve as the third option (or even second) in an offense that figures to start Diontae Johnson and George Pickens at wide receiver while using Allen Robinson as the No. 3 and primary slot man. The Steelers also have capable pass catchers in the backfield between Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren, giving Pickett quite a few options heading into Week 1 against the Niners.

In line to play Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-24

Freiermuth and the rest of the Steelers' starting offense are slated to play up to three series in Thursday's preseason game at Atlanta, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Freiermuth has logged exactly seven offensive snaps in both of Pittsburgh's exhibitions to date, and both of his catches (and targets) have gone for 25-yard touchdowns. It's tough to expect him to strike again with quarterback Kenny Pickett, but Freiermuth at least will be afforded the opportunity to do so.

Finds end zone

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Freiermuth recorded one reception on one target for 25 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 25-17 win over the Bills on Saturday.

Freiermuth capped the Steelers' second offensive possession with a long catch down the middle of the field for the score. He's played only briefly during the preseason, though he's still managed to show rapport with quarterback Kenny Pickett. It's unclear whether Freiermuth will suit up for Pittsburgh's third preseason game, but he appears to be ready for the regular season.

Good to go

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-27

Freiermuth (knee) did team drills Thursday at the first practice of training camp, Jeff Hathhorn of 93.7 The FAN reports.

This come as no surprise given that Freiermuth participated in OTA practices in late May and June. He avoided offseason surgery after suffering MCL and ACL sprains in Week 18 last season, and he's locked in as one of the top receiving threats for second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett.

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