Adam Trautman

Adam Trautman

27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
Questionable
Injury Abdomen
Est. Return 8/11/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Trautman followed head coach Sean Payton from New Orleans to Denver, and after starting 12 games with the Saints in 2022, the 6-foot-5 tight end made 12 starts for the Broncos in 2023. Most of Trautman’s value comes from his blocking ability, as his three touchdowns last season marked a career high and the highest yardage total of his four-year career is a modest 263 from 2021. Oft-injured 2022 third-round draft pick Greg Dulcich has a far higher ceiling than Trautman as a pass catcher, and unheralded third-stringer Lukas Krull flashed some promise down the stretch in 2023, but Trautman’s probably the favorite to lead all of Denver’s tight ends in snaps once again. His track record suggests that playing time won’t lead to meaningful production, though. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year contract with the Broncos in March of 2024.
Dealing with abdomen injury
TEDenver Broncos
Abdomen
June 14, 2024
Trautman did not participate in Denver's mandatory minicamp Wednesday due to an abdomen injury, Jon Heath of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Coach Sean Payton said Trautman's injury isn't too serious and won't need surgery, calling it "basically a sprain." The fifth-year pro thus appears on track for the start of training camp late July. Trautman projects to contribute as a rotational part of the Broncos' tight-end corps behind Greg Dulcich (foot/hamstring), though the latter is still working toward a return to the field.
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How do Adam Trautman's 2023 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
16.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.39
 
% Team Air Yards
8.1%
 
% Team Targets
7.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.9%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
% Targeted On Route
11.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.64
 
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#% of Team Snaps

71170%
35335%
16016%
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How often does Adam Trautman run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Adam Trautman and the other tight ends for the Broncos are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Adam Trautman
318 routes   35 targets
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% Routes Run
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45%
21 routes   5 targets
37%
21 routes   4 targets
70%
121 routes   14 targets
76%
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Measurables Review
How do Adam Trautman's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
253 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.80 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.27 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.78 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
114 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Broncos acquired Trautman in a draft-day trade with the Saints this offseason, reuniting the tight end with his former head coach Sean Payton. The 2020 third-rounder never really took off as the New Orleans top option at tight end, losing his starting job to Juwan Johnson in 2022. In his first season in Denver, Trautman will likely serve in a depth role behind starter Greg Dulcich, with Albert Okwuegbunam and Chris Manhertz also in the mix. The 26-year-old may not see steady targets in an offense flush with pass catchers, but a change of scenery could help Trautman take a step forward in a familiar system.
Trautman was just starting to come into his own in the middle of his second season when a sprained MCL stunted his momentum. In his last game before the injury, he racked up a career- high 58 yards and a touchdown. That was also the fifth time in a six-game span that Trautman exceeded 30 yards. In 22 appearances outside that stretch, he has topped 30 yards twice. The Saints’ 2020 third-round pick is healthy and ready to reprise his role atop the depth chart this season, though he could continue to lose some red-zone looks to converted wide receiver Juwan Johnson. The 6-5 Trautman and the 6-4 Johnson each had seven red-zone targets last season, and Johnson had four receiving touchdowns to Trautman’s two. Swiss Army knife Taysom Hill is also expected to play most of his snaps at tight end this season after largely working at quarterback throughout his five-year career, which could further cut into Trautman’s use near the goal line.
The Saints picked Trautman at No. 105 overall in the 2020 draft, overlooking a disappointing 40 time (4.80) on the heels of a highly productive college career (2,295 yards, 31 TDs) at FCS Dayton. The small-school product then worked behind Jared Cook most of his rookie season, logging 393 offensive snaps and 139 routes run in 16 games. Although he was targeted on only 11.5 percent of those routes, Trautman did catch 15 of the 16 passes and averaged 7.8 YAC. With Cook now off to Los Angeles and replaced by only Nick Vannett (75 receptions in 70 NFL games), there's a clear opportunity for Trautman to emerge as the Saints' top tight end, which in turn could make him the third or fourth option in the passing game. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara will obviously be the priorities, but there's nobody else on the roster who clearly commands targets, and Thomas is expected to miss the early part of the season. Unfortunately, Trautman's status for Week 1 has also come into question, after he suffered a foot injury in the second game of the preseason. He'd also been losing some work to converted wideout Juwan Johnson before the injury, perhaps hinting at a committee approach to tight end in New Orleans.
The tight end position in New Orleans has largely been a patchwork affair since Jimmy Graham left town, but stability at the position could soon come in the form of third-round rookie Trautman. A big-bodied and athletic option in the receiving game, Trautman played four seasons at Dayton and earned Pioneer League Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2019 thanks to a 70-916-14 receiving line. He may not see much playing time in his first year, but with Josh Hill a minimal contributor on offense and the aging Jared Cook in the final year of his contract, Trautman is poised for a starting role sooner rather than later.
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Back in Denver
TEDenver Broncos
March 12, 2024
Trautman has agreed to re-sign with the Broncos on a two-year contract, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Concludes first season in Denver
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January 14, 2024
Trautman finished the 2023 season with 22 receptions on 35 targets for 204 yards and three touchdowns.
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One catch in win
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January 3, 2024
Trautman caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Chargers.
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One target in Week 16
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December 27, 2023
Trautman failed to reel in his lone target in Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Patriots.
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One catch in loss
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December 18, 2023
Trautman caught one of three targets for 24 yards in Saturday's 42-17 loss to the Lions.
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Set for role reduction Thursday
TEDenver Broncos
October 12, 2023
Trautman, who's operated as the Broncos' de facto No. 1 tight end over the last four-plus games while Greg Dulcich was sidelined by a hamstring injury, is slated to move back into a secondary role with the latter's expected return for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports Dulcich is slated to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Thursday night's game after practicing both Tuesday and Wednesday without any setbacks. Trautman, a third-round pick of the Saints in 2020 while current Broncos head coach Sean Payton was still serving in that role in New Orleans, was largely unable to capitalize on the opportunity created by Dulcich's absence, going without a catch in Weeks 2-4 before recording four receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown in a Week 5 loss to the Jets.
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