Start ‘Em – Pat Freiermuth
Well, I guess I have to choose one Steeler, right? While the so-called experts, media pundits, and talking heads will likely be throwing out guys like Chase Claypool, Vonn Bell’s best friend JuJu Smith Schuster, and everyone’s favorite rookie Najee Harris, I am offering someone a little less obvious, and at a position that is imminently steamable to boot!
As I’ve noted before, if you don’t roster one of the big three tight ends, then you are best to stream and hope for a touchdown. This could be the perfect spot.
The Bengals, despite being better last year, and this year thus far, have historically struggled against athletic receiving tight ends. Pat Freiermuth is exactly that.
The rookie from Penn State chipped in four catches for 36 yards against the Raiders in an ugly performance by the Steeler offense. With the line struggling to protect, and an injury that could potentially cause Dionte Johnson to miss this week, as well as fellow tight end Eric Ebron being missing in action, the prospect of Freiermuth being peppered with targets is good.
Good enough in fact that a short to medium touchdown is likely.