Trautman is expected to step into a starting role this season, Katherine Terrell of the Athletic reports.
After letting both Jared Cook and Josh Hill walk in free agency, New Orleans did almost nothing to replenish the tight end room this offseason outside of signing Broncos castoff Nick Vannett. The team's belief in Trautman may be the main reason why, as the all-around tight end followed up a 900-yard, 14-touchdown 2019 season at Dayton with an impressive rookie campaign that saw Trautman finish as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 blocking tight end in 2020. Should a jump in targets follow his likely surge in playing time this fall, Trautman could become a significant fantasy contributor before long.
Trautman hauled in 17 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown as a rookie in 2020 over 15 regular-season games.
With Jared Cook operating as New Orleans' primary tight end for most of the season, Trautman was minimally involved in the receiving game as a rookie. His single-game high for receptions was just three (twice) and his high for yardage was 45, though his outlook for 2021 is a bit more encouraging. The veteran Cook is set to be a free agent, and after spending a third-round pick on Trautman in 2020, the team may be confident enough in him to let Cook walk. If Trautman is New Orleans' primary pass-catching tight end next season, he could be a productive fantasy player, though who's under center will certainly factor into his production.
Trautman caught his only target for five yards in the Saints' 33-7 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Trautman ends his rookie season with 15 receptions for 171 yards and a score. With Jared Cook set to be a free agent in 2021 and Trautman boasting a third-round pedigree, he has a path to meaningful production next season.
Trautman reeled in both of his targets for 45 yards in the Saints' 52-33 win over the Vikings on Friday.
Most of Trautman's production came on a 41-yard grab, but he was otherwise uninvolved. Trautman has little scoring upside, and the timeshare with Jared Cook leaves the former off the fantasy radar in most formats.
Trautman caught his lone target for 12 yards in the Saints' 24-21 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
Jared Cook has apparently been revived, as the veteran tight end has scored in each of his last two contests. As a result, Trautman remains a second-string option and a player best suited for dynasty rosters rather than redraft rosters at this point.
Trautman caught all three of his targets for nine yards in the Saints' 21-16 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The rookie matched his season high in receptions, but he was unable to turn them into meaningful yards against Atlanta's porous defense. Trautman isn't a fantasy-relevant option in New Orleans' passing attack.
Trautman caught his lone target for eight yards in the Saints' 31-3 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
For yet another week, Trautman found his name in the box score and out-gained Jared Cook. Trautman finished third on the team in receiving yards, though that didn't amount to much in Sunday's low-volume passing attack. Trautman doesn't belong on redraft fantasy rosters outside the deepest of leagues.
Trautman brought in his lone target for 19 yards in the Saints' 24-9 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Trautman emerged for a single reception, and that was the extent of his involvement Sunday. The rookie has been held without a catch in five of nine contests this season and is not on the fantasy radar outside of dynasty formats.
Trautman hauled in all three of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 38-3 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
The rookie entered the game with just three receptions for 34 yards on the season, so this performance was certainly unexpected. Trautman grabbed a seven-yard strike in the first quarter for his first NFL touchdown that put the Saints up, 14-0. With New Orleans' receiving corps returning to full strength, Trautman likely will see a reduced role moving forward, and fantasy managers shouldn't expect regular scoring.
Trautman failed to bring in his only target in the Saints' 27-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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.
Trautman (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Chargers.
The rookie third-round pick wasn't targeted Week 4 despite the absence of Jared Cook (groin), and he won't be suiting up Monday with Cook active. Trautman has played a minor role in the passing game through four contests, catching all three targets for 34 yards.
Trautman wasn't targeted in Sunday's 35-29 win over the Lions.
The rookie third-rounder looked poised for more looks with Jared Cook (groin) out of the lineup, but Josh Hill ended up logging more snaps and finished with one catch for seven yards. Rookie tight ends are often tough to depend on, and even if Cook sits out Week 5 against the Chargers, Michael Thomas (ankle) could return and likely will command his usual target share.
Trautman is expected to have an uptick in usage Sunday versus the Lions following news that Jared Cook (groin) has been ruled out, John Sigler of USA Today reports.
Star wideout and typical target monster Michael Thomas (ankle) has also been ruled out. Missing Cook is a big loss for the Saints, as he ranks second on the team with 15 targets, but the team has faith that Trautman can step up. The rookie third-rounder out of Dayton has caught all three of his targets for 34 yards this season, and he was quite productive in his final collegiate season with a 70-916-14 line. With no other tight ends currently on the active roster, Trautman could handle a full workload Sunday.
Trautman caught both of his targets for 17 yards in the Saints' 37-30 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Trautman recorded the first multi-catch game of his career. Jared Cook left this one early, as he was seen limping to the locker room in the second half. If he's limited or forced to miss time, Trautman should see his role increase moving forward.
Trautman recorded a 17-yard reception on his lone target in Monday's 34-24 loss to the Raiders.
Trautman has played just 15 offensive snaps over two weeks, as he's considered the No. 3 TE behind Jared Cook and Josh Hill. The rookie third-rounder showed a flash with his reception, but he likely won't have much fantasy relevance this season.
Trautman has been a standout performer in the Saints' initial practices, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
The third-round rookie has gotten some work with the first-team offense and drew the attention of fellow tight end Jared Cook for his hands and route running. Trautman is unlikely to see much work in the passing game in his first season with New Orleans, but these promising early reports suggest he could be on track for future success.
The Saints selected Trautman in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 105th overall.
Trautman arrives to New Orleans -- following the team's draft day trade with the Vikings -- from the small school ranks, but the former Dayton standout brings a legitimate NFL frame at 6-foot-5, 255 pounds. He also possesses uncommon quickness (6.78-second three-cone drill), though his 4.8-second 40-yard dash implies limited seam-stretching ability. For a relatively big tight end, Trautman could prove a nifty underneath target once Jared Cook's tenure with the Saints concludes.
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