News: 6 hours agoTrautman recorded a 17-yard reception on his lone target in Monday's 34-24 loss to the Raiders.
Spin: Trautman has played just 15 offensive snaps over two weeks, as he's considered the No. 3 TE behind Jared Cook and Josh Hill. The rookie third-rounder showed a flash with his reception, but he likely won't have much fantasy relevance this season.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The Saints traded up to select Trautman in the third round of April's draft. Trautman has terrific size (6-foot-5, 255 pounds) and is a capable blocker with good hands (two drops last season) and post-catch ability. He showed well at both the Senior Bowl and combine (his 6.78 three cone was best among tight ends). Granted, it was lesser competition, but Trautman put up huge numbers at Dayton with 110 catches for 1,511 yards and 23 touchdowns during the past two seasons. He'll warm the bench behind Jared Cook and Josh Hill in the short term but has the chops to push for fantasy relevance in a year or two.