Pat Freiermuth

Pat Freiermuth

24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Pittsburgh Steelers
Questionable
Injury Knee - MCL
Est. Return 5/1/2023
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Kyle Pitts deservedly drew most of the fanfare at tight end ahead of last year’s draft, but the Steelers found a good one 51 picks later in the second round. Freiermuth naturally took a few weeks to get acclimated, but after totaling just 11 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in his first five games, the Penn State product broke out with seven catches for 58 yards in Week 6 and never looked back, hauling in 49 passes for 397 yards and six touchdowns in his next 11 games. Freiermuth is more of a traditional chain-mover than a field-stretcher, but he has already established himself as a weapon near the goal line — his 20 red-zone targets tied for the league lead among tight ends, and his 13 catches on those targets came one shy of Travis Kelce’s league high at the position. Pittsburgh has an uncertain quarterback situation following Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement this offseason, but whether it’s free-agent addition Mitch Trubisky or first-round pick Kenny Pickett, Freiermuth should be a reliable security blanket in his second year. While Freiermuth’s ceiling might not rival that of the league’s top tight ends, he has already shown he knows how to use his 258-pound frame, and further development could lead to a larger role outside the red zone as well. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.03 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2021.
Nursing knee sprain
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
January 9, 2023
Freiermuth suffered a knee sprain during Sunday's 28-14 win over the Browns, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Freiermuth was forced out of Sunday's season finale with a left knee sprain before recording a catch, but he's at least avoided a worst-case scenario injury. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the tight end has an ACL and MCL sprain, but won't need surgery. What remains to be seen is when Freiermuth will be ready for offseason activities. He racked up 63 catches for 732 and two touchdowns on 98 targets in his second NFL season.
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How do Pat Freiermuth's 2022 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
50.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.13
 
% Team Air Yards
17.5%
 
% Team Targets
17.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.3%
 
Drop Rate
3.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
% Targeted On Route
23.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.71
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
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P.Pat Freiermuth
#% of Team Snaps

70864%
9771%
52748%
6749%
16315%
3526%
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How often does Pat Freiermuth run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Pat Freiermuth and the other tight ends for the Steelers 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.
Pat Freiermuth
426 routes   98 targets
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160 routes   23 targets
29%
79 routes   17 targets
47%
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2022 Pat Freiermuth Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Pat Freiermuth'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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
258 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Freiermuth was the second tight end selected in the 2021 NFL Draft after he spent three seasons at Penn State. He totaled 69 receptions for 875 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Nittany Lions and hauled in 23 catches for 310 yards and a touchdown in four games last year before he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. Eric Ebron will still likely handle most of the tight end duties in 2021, but Freiermuth could compete for targets as a rookie after Vance McDonald retired during the offseason.
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Hurts knee Sunday
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
January 8, 2023
Freiermuth was forced out of Sunday's game against the Browns with a left knee injury, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Leads team with 36 yards
TEPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2023
Freiermuth caught three of six targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over Baltimore.
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Bounces back against Raiders
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 24, 2022
Freiermuth recorded seven receptions on eight targets for 66 yards in Saturday's 13-10 win over the Raiders.
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Not targeted Sunday
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 18, 2022
Freiermuth was not targeted in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Panthers.
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Good to go after limited practice
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 16, 2022
Freiermuth (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
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