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News: 1 day agoTrautman failed to bring in his only target in the Saints' 27-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Spin: After serving as a healthy scratch in Week 5, Trautman got some work in Sunday's win with Michael Thomas (hamstring) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID) out of action, though he was unable to capitalize on the playing time. With Jared Cook healthy, Trautman isn't on the fantasy radar in even the deepest of leagues.
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.