Michael Mayer

Out
Injury Not Injury Related
Est. Return 1/1/2023
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Mayer impressed as a freshman and took things to another level as a sophomore with 71 catches for 840 yards and seven touchdowns on 99 targets. Notre Dame’s offense often features the tight end but Mayer makes it a necessity as he is an athletic mismatch for any defense. The Irish have a fairly talented group of receivers but Mayer is the top option. That type of role is rare for tight ends and he is a close second to Brock Bowers in our rankings. There’s a steep drop-off at the position after Mayer so if you want a premium tight end like him, you’ll have to pounce early. Read Past Outlooks
Headed to NFL
December 7, 2022
Mayer will skip the Gator Bowl against South Carolina and declare for the 2023 NFL Draft, Pete Thamel of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Mayer is expected to be the first tight end off the board in the 2023 NFL Draft and potentially a first-round pick. Mayer tallied 138 receptions for 1,649 yards and 16 touchdowns in 24 games over his last two seasons at Notre Dame.
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Mayer just paced all freshman tight ends in targets (61), receptions (42) and yards (450) and could be in line for an even bigger role in 2021. The former five-star recruit could lead the team in targets after the Irish’s other top three targets moved on from the program. There could be a dropoff at quarterback following Ian Book’s departure, leaving question marks at the position, however. Still, even if quarterback play drops off, Mayer’s role is secure and his five-star talent can help overcome inefficient quarterback play and make him one of the top fantasy tight ends.
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Leads in receiving in defeat
December 2, 2022
Mayer continued to be the go-to receiver for the Irish as he caught eight passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns as Notre Dame fell 38-27 defeat to the Trojans on November 26.
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Leads an abbreviated receiving game
November 23, 2022
Mayer caught five passes for 64 yards as a snowstorm and the score limited the passing game in the Irish 44-0 win over Boston College on Nov. 19.
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Hits paydirt in slow passing day
November 11, 2022
Mayer collected only 44 yards on four receptions in a day where Notre Dame did not need to throw the ball in the Irish 35-14 victory over Clemson on Nov. 5.
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Breaks ND's tight end mark
November 2, 2022
Mayer caught three passes for 54 yards in the 41-24 win over Syracuse on Oct. 29 where the junior smashed the tight end school record for receiving yards.
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Hits century mark again
October 27, 2022
Mayer caught six passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in the 44-21 win over UNLV on Saturday, Oct. 22.
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