Show Navigation
Show Menu
FANTASY FOOTBALL NEWS

Freiermuth disappears in run-heavy win

By Jared Smola | Updated on Sun, 18 Dec 2022, 6:58 PM EST
Pat Freiermuth Headshot

Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth saw 0 targets in Sunday's win over the Panthers. Pittsburgh attempted only 22 passes, which didn't help. But 7 other Steelers drew at least 1 target, with WR Diontae Johnson (10), WR George Pickens (5) and WR Steven Sims (2) the only guys to exceed 1. Zach Gentry drew the only TE target. According to Pro Football Focus, Freiermuth still led the position in routes, running on 73.9% of QB Mitchell Trubisky's dropbacks. That ranked 3rd among all Pittsburgh players. Freiermuth entered the game off 3 straight 3-catch weeks, so he has fallen out of must-start range in fantasy football leagues. Week 16 does hold an upside matchup with the Raiders, at least. A Week 17 trip to Baltimore also features a defense that plays the run tougher than the pass and fares worse against TEs than WRs in coverage.

Jared Smola Author Image
Jared Smola, Lead Analyst
Jared has been with Draft Sharks since 2007. He’s now Lead Analyst, heading up the preseason and weekly projections that fuel your Draft War Room and My Team tools. He currently ranks 1st among 133 analysts in draft rankings accuracy.
Fantasy Football Draft Preview: Wide Receivers

Fantasy Football Draft Preview: Wide Receivers

38 minutes ago

Are WRs going too early in your fantasy football draft? Or should you chase them wherever you need to? Let's dig into those answers in this WR draft preview.

Read More »
Video: 2024 Fantasy Football Draft Guide

Video: 2024 Fantasy Football Draft Guide

10:17am EDT 7/20/24

Matt and Jared go position by position with draft strategies and tips for your 2024 fantasy football draft.

Read More »
2024's Best and Worst Offenses, According to Vegas

2024's Best and Worst Offenses, According to Vegas

11:32am EDT 7/19/24

Which offenses do the oddsmakers project to be best and worst in 2024? And how should that info impact our fantasy football draft strategy?

Read More »
Compare Plans » Compare Plans »