- Freiermuth's TD widens Penn State's lead
- Freiermuth muscles in for Penn State TD
- Freiermuth's 17-yard TD catch puts Penn State on the board
|Last 5 Games|
News: 4 days agoFreiermuth hauled in all seven of his targets for 58 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over Seattle.
Spin: Freiermuth had been limited to just three receptions for 18 yards across the last two weeks, but he set the highest marks of his career in receptions and yards during Sunday's prime-time matchup. He outpaced Eric Ebron in offensive snaps for the fifth time in six weeks and has hauled in 18 of 20 targets for 158 yards and a touchdown so far this year.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Freiermuth was selected by Pittsburgh with the 55th-overall pick of April's draft. The Penn State product is a big, strong and athletic 6-foot-5, 258-pound TE who can help as a blocker and receiver. Granted it was only four games, but he handled a massive 29% target share (30% air yard share) in 2020. Freiermuth isn't especially fast or agile and his hands are inconsistent, but he's good with the ball in his hands has the skills to eventually push for TE1 numbers. Of course, there's a learning curve for rookie TEs and, at least in 2021, he's positioned as Pittsburgh's replacement for the retired Vance McDonald as a secondary option behind Eric Ebron. Freiermuth has little to no short-term fantasy value and is only worth drafting in dynasty leagues.