As we close in toward the new season, the ever-changing NFL landscape has player fantasy values constantly on the move, with key events like free agency and the 2023 NFL Draft still to come. Whether you’re used to the dynasty platform or are still learning the rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty fantasy football value of TE Pat Freiermuth.
Pat Freiermuth’s Dynasty Outlook and Value
The tight end position in dynasty is abysmal. There are maybe six guys you feel great playing with, and the rest are just hopes and prayers. Although he doesn’t carry the enormous upside of guys like Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, George Kittle, Dallas Goedert, or even what we saw from Evan Engram at the back end of 2022, Freiermuth has put together two very productive years in the NFL — something rare for a player who just transitioned to the big leagues.
Freiermuth finished as the TE7 in PPR formats (TE9 in PPG) with 63 receptions on 98 targets for 732 yards and two touchdowns. He was behind only Kelce (13) and T.J. Hockenson (10) and tied with Andrews (nine) for the most weeks inside the top 12 at his position.
Freiermuth was fourth amongst all tight ends in both target share (19.84%) and air-yard share (20.15%). Seeing him take the next step forward in his development was a welcome sight for sore eyes when we consider the entire position. However, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for Freiermuth.
Concussions have been one of this year’s key storylines, and it’s becoming an ugly trend for Freiermuth. Officially, his concussion in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills was his third on record in the NFL and came in a span of just 20 career games.
However, there’s no way to tell how many someone’s had, and we’re starting to see a disturbing pattern for Freiermuth. Yet, is that something to sway potential fantasy managers away from one of the top young tight ends in the game? I doubt it.
Pat Freiermuth’s Dynasty Fantasy Ranking
Freiermuth is a clear TE1 and is my TE7 for dynasty. When it comes to Superflex formats, where QBs see an increase in value due to positional scarcity, Freiermuth is the No. 95 overall player.
He is one of the few tight ends that allows me to not worry about the position. The same can’t be said when we get to the TE10-13 range, where you could have significant inconsistencies. Just last season, the difference between the average score of the weekly TE1 and the TE12 was 17.57 points (PPR). That’s an entire RB1 or elite WR2 difference from one position.
While I do think players such as Darren Waller and even David Njoku will be productive, what about Dalton Schultz now in Houston? How about Cole Kmet facing more competition, including Robert Tonyan? Or even Greg Dulcich in Denver or Trey McBride and Chigoziem Okonkwo? Your guess is as good as mine, and that is not a gamble I want to take with my dynasty roster, especially one where I am competing.
I’m someone that will be paying up as I did last year at both quarterback and tight end. I’ll keep Freiermuth on the shortlist of options that I feel are ascending in value yet still bring a consistent weekly floor to my roster.
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