Steelers top fantasy football prospects for the 2022 season
Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth
It’s not that Freiermuth had a stellar season in 2021 and only averaged approximately ten fantasy points a week. However, he did snag seven touchdowns, and when the season ended, the difference between Kyle Pitts and Freiermuth was only about 34 fantasy points. In part because Pitts only had one touchdown in 2021. Nonetheless, he is still a worthy selection as a number two tight end and could even work his way up to a number one.
With Roethlisberger’s retirement, one could surmise his retirement would not benefit Freiermuth. It’s still possible. Still, we know that Matt Canada plans to integrate Freiermuth more into the offensive game plan.
So it’s highly likely Freiermuth’s stats will continually improve. Whether he matches his touchdown output is another question. Still, Freiermuth will continue to improve, and he could even be as good as Heath Miller someday. He is worth the selection if he is still on the draft board in round 12.
If you have Freiermuth in a dynasty league, hold on to him he is only going to get better as time goes on, and we still can’t say where his ceiling is; that has yet to be determined. Even if you Kelce, Pitts, or Kittle, given Freiermuth is only in his second season, it’s conceivable he plays another 8-10 seasons. So if you are not sold on his stats yet, youth is still on his side.
With Kelce, Kittle, Ertz, and Waller all at or over 30 years old, their time is limited. Before much Longer, Pitts, Andrews, and Freiermuth could be the top three tight ends in fantasy football. Expect Freiermuth to keep paying dividends for your fantasy league regardless of format.