Pat Freiermuth

TE · Pittsburgh Steelers

Height 6'5" Weight 258
DOB 1998-10-25 Age 25.3
College Penn State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

TE # 9 (Tier 3) · ADP (12-team PPR): 9.05, 101st

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 2
7George Kittle, SF930.36.0911.4
Tier 3
8Tyler Higbee, LAR1031.212.056.8
9Pat Freiermuth, PIT625.39.057.3
10Evan Engram, JAC929.58.098.1
11David Njoku, CLE527.610.068.1
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Pat Freiermuth Could Benefit From New Offensive Coordinator

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    The addition of new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith bodes well for Pittsburgh Steelers tight ends Pat Freiermuth and Darnell Washington. From 2021 to 2023 when Smith was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, they ran the most plays with multiple tight ends on the field (1,549), while the Steelers ran only 844 plays with multiple TEs, ranking 22nd in the league. Smith was inconsistent in using Kyle Pitts after his 1,000-yard rookie season, but Smith's scheme could help Freiermuth and Washington get more involved in 2024. The team's QB issues didn't help his cause, but Freiermuth had his worst season in his third year with Pittsburgh in 2023, catching 32 passes for only 308 yards and two touchdowns in 12 regular-season games. However, the 25-year-old finished the year strong and could bounce back in 2024 with better QB play.

    Jan 31 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Leads Steelers In Receiving Against Bills

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth hauled in five of his eight targets for 76 yards in a 31-17 playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills. Following a quiet end to the regular season, Freiermuth was involved early and often on Monday. The 25-year-old was responsible for Pittsburgh's longest play of the contest, a 33-yard catch and run on a deep pass from quarterback Mason Rudolph in the first quarter. He suffered an ankle injury late in the loss that limited his snaps on Pittsburgh's final possessions. It was a disappointing third professional campaign for Freiermuth, who dealt with multiple injuries in 2023, most notably a hamstring strain that kept him sidelined for five games. He will head into the offseason with one year left on his contract and will likely be the subject of extension negotiations.

    Jan 16 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Difficult To Trust Against Bills

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth will be making the second postseason appearance of his career against the Buffalo Bills in the wild-card round. Freiermuth's utilization has been inconsistent all season, making him difficult to depend on for fantasy purposes. In addition, the Bills have been stout against tight ends, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to the position in 2023. With the winter weather in Buffalo expected to limit the potential for offensive firepower on Sunday, fantasy managers should view Freiermuth as a last-resort starting option.

    Jan 13 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Gains 21 Yards In Week 18 Victory

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth hauled in both of his targets for 21 yards in a 17-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens. With weather conditions forcing both teams to rely on short routes, Freiermuth's 13-yard gain in the second quarter was the second-longest passing play for Pittsburgh on Saturday. Although it's been a tumultuous year for the Steelers' offense as a whole, it's certainly fair to describe Freiermuth's third professional campaign as underwhelming. He'll conclude the regular season with just 32 receptions for 308 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games played. Freiermuth will hope to make an impact in the AFC playoffs, but Pittsburgh will need a few things to go its way to sneak in.

    Jan 6 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth A Risky Play Against Ravens

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth has had a disappointing run over the past five weeks and will hope to bounce back against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 18. Although the Ravens are expected to rest many starters on Saturday, Freiermuth remains difficult to trust from a fantasy perspective. The 25-year-old has not surpassed three receptions or 45 yards since Week 12 and Baltimore has been stout against the tight end position this season. Freiermuth is at least guaranteed to see the field with Pittsburgh fighting for a spot in the AFC playoffs, but he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a desperation option.

    Jan 5 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Goes For 44 Yards In Win Over Seahawks

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth finished with three receptions for 44 yards in a Week 17 win against the Seattle Seahawks. It was by no means a great performance by Freiermuth, but the 25-year-old was effective with his four targets after earning zero opportunities last week. While Pittsburgh's offense has been impressive with Mason Rudolph handling QB1 duties, Freiermuth has not made much of an impact for fantasy purposes in recent weeks. Unfortunately, things will only get more difficult for him when the Steelers travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens in Week 18.

    Jan 5 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Goes For 44 Yards In Win Over Seahawks

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth finished with three receptions for 44 yards in a Week 17 win against the Seattle Seahawks. It was by no means a great performance by Freiermuth, but the 25-year-old was effective with his four targets after earning zero opportunities last week. While Pittsburgh's offense has been impressive with Mason Rudolph handling QB1 duties, Freiermuth has not made much of an impact for fantasy purposes in recent weeks. Unfortunately, things will only get more difficult for him when the Steelers travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens in Week 18.

    Dec 31 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Difficult To Trust In Week 17

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth failed to record a reception in a Week 16 victory but will hope to bounce back against the Seattle Seahawks. It was clear that the Cincinnati Bengals made it a priority to shut down Freiermuth last week after the 25-year-old torched them for nine receptions and 120 yards back in Week 12. That said, it's difficult to gauge his chemistry with quarterback Mason Rudolph, who will be making a second consecutive start on Sunday. It is worth noting that Seattle represents a favorable matchup for tight ends as it has surrendered the eighth-most yards to the position this season. Still, fantasy managers should only consider Freiermuth as a last-resort starting option in championships this weekend.

    Dec 29 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Not Targeted In Week 16 Win

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth was not involved in the team's 34-11 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Quarterback Mason Rudolph attempted 27 passes in the victory but did not target the 25-year-old once. It was somewhat surprising to see Freiermuth shut down on Saturday after he went off for nine receptions and 120 yards against the Bengals back in Week 12. Pittsburgh's offense was impressive with Rudolph under center, but fantasy managers will not be able to trust Freiermuth in Week 17 regardless of who is given QB1 duties against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Dec 23 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Has Upside Against Division Rival

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (knee) logged full practices on Wednesday and Thursday and is set to face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16. Freiermuth has been extremely quiet in recent weeks but could bounce back on Saturday with the Bengals surrendering the second-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. In fact, the 25-year-old exploded for nine receptions and 120 yards against Cincinnati in Week 12. There is still reason to be concerned about Freiermuth in this contest, however, with quarterback Mason Rudolph drawing the start. Rudolph and Freiermuth connected for five receptions and 31 yards on nine targets in their only start together, which came in Week 10 of the 2021-2022 campaign. Fantasy managers can roll the dice on Freiermuth if in search of potential upside this week but should not be surprised if the third-year pro disappoints.

    Dec 22 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Bumps Up To Full Practice Session

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (knee) was limited in practice on Tuesday but upgraded to a full session on Wednesday, putting him in line to play in Week 16 against the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday afternoon. He said he tweaked his knee on Tuesday, but it was a "false alarm." An MRI exam confirmed that the injury isn't serious, and his return to practice on Wednesday is a sign that he'll be available this weekend. Outside of his nine-catch, 120-yard breakout in the first meeting with Cincy in Week 12, Freiermuth has been an underwhelming TE2 streamer for fantasy managers. The 25-year-old has only scored twice in nine games as well, and not since Week 3. It's nice that he's facing the Bengals again on Saturday, but it also remains to be seen what his chemistry will be like with quarterback Mason Rudolph, who is the expected starter.

    Dec 20 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Limited On Wednesday

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (knee) was listed as a limited practice participant at Tuesday's practice session. Freiermuth is dealing with a knee injury as the team prepares for a Saturday matchup against the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals, but it's an injury that doesn't appear to be serious enough to keep him sidelined in Week 16. The 25-year-old missed five games earlier this year due to a hamstring injury that landed him on Injured Reserve, but he's been back since Week 11. Aside from a nine-catch, 120-yard performance in the Week 12 win over the Bengals, Freiermuth has done very little, catching nine passes (16 targets) for 63 yards in the last three games. In Pittsburgh's low-scoring offense that will now see quarterback Mason Rudolph make his first start of the year, Freiermuth should be considered a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE1, at best, in fantasy.

    Dec 19 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth A Middling Starting Option In Week 15

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth has been held in check over the past two weeks but will hope to return to form in a Week 15 bout with the Indianapolis Colts. It was not surprising to see little output from Freiermuth last week against the New England Patriots, who have been stout against the tight end position all season. Freiermuth still managed to earn seven targets from quarterback Mitch Trubisky, and if he sees similar volume on Saturday, it could translate to production as the Colts' defense has allowed the eighth-most yards and fourth-most points to opposing offenses in 2023. It's difficult to have much confidence in Freiermuth right now, but fantasy managers shouldn't go scavenging on the waiver wire to replace him in this matchup.

    Dec 15 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Held In Check In Week 14

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    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 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Pat Freiermuth Faces Tough Challenge In Week 14

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    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 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Tight End Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2021PIT119.77.51668358.26.74.979604978.3700-01
    2022PIT116.77.31674364.18.46.1986373211.6200-00
    2023PIT58.84.91247458.25.83.947323089.6200-00

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1SFL 7-306.893250.86.344133.0100-00
    2CLEW 26-220.7524175.91.911122.0000-00
    3@LVW 23-1811.664979.06.54434113.7100-00
    4@HOUL 6-302.2353050.86.844372.3000-00
    5BALW 17-100.0---------------
    11@CLEL 10-131.2393153.41.711177.0000-00
    12@CINW 16-1016.524259.215.51111912013.3000-00
    13ARIL 10-244.4233659.08.2553299.7000-00
    14NEL 18-213.3324868.610.0773186.0000-00
    15@INDL 13-303.1344475.96.9443165.3000-00
    16CINW 34-110.0-3762.70.00000-000-00
    17@SEAW 30-235.9194663.95.64434414.7000-00
    18@BALW 17-103.1303861.33.22222110.5000-00
    WC@BUFL 17-3110.1-4467.712.38857615.2000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 3, 13

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CINW 23-2010.075688.915.9101057515.0000-00
    2NEL 14-1710.2104881.411.9774225.5100-00
    3@CLEL 17-295.1214576.36.84424120.5000-00
    4NYJL 20-2412.074773.414.19978512.1000-00
    5@BUFL 3-382.2333749.32.7222126.0000-00
    6TBW 20-180.0---------------
    7@MIAL 10-1611.544458.712.0998759.4000-00
    8@PHIL 13-357.7154761.89.27745714.3000-00
    10NOW 20-105.6175869.08.3774369.0000-00
    11CINL 30-3711.955271.216.412128799.9000-00
    12@INDW 24-175.4194971.05.84433913.0000-00
    13@ATLW 19-169.183655.47.75537625.3000-00
    14BALL 14-1610.863156.410.96633311.0100-00
    15@CARW 24-160.0-3855.90.00000-000-00
    16LVW 13-1010.1115580.911.8887669.4000-00
    17@BALW 16-135.1295477.18.66633612.0000-00
    18CLEW 28-140.0-4663.02.72200-000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 8, 10

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@BUFW 23-162.9372950.01.71112424.0000-00
    2LVL 17-265.6193358.97.1444369.0000-00
    3CINL 10-249.7123036.16.0553227.3100-00
    4@GBL 17-271.6423253.31.71111111.0000-00
    5DENW 27-191.7503249.23.122273.5000-00
    6SEAW 23-209.3124560.09.3777588.3000-00
    8@CLEW 15-1012.425878.49.57744411.0100-00
    9CHIW 29-2718.815170.88.3665438.6200-00
    10DETT 16-163.6275462.110.3995316.2000-01
    11@LACL 37-419.1123956.510.1774112.8100-00
    12@CINL 10-4112.074775.86.54444010.0100-00
    13BALW 20-194.1244473.36.7443268.7000-00
    14@MINL 28-3610.285574.34.13323216.0100-00
    15TENW 19-135.7202244.98.2444379.3000-00
    16@KCL 10-360.0---------------
    17CLEW 26-144.7256276.57.4665224.4000-00
    18@BALW 16-138.3145065.811.8996538.8000-00
    WC@KCL 21-424.5-3145.67.4554256.3000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 4, 2, 4, 10, 5, 15, 15

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