Three tight ends to trade for in dynasty

Three tight ends to trade for right now

By: Christian Esparza

  1. Pat Freiermuth – Pittsburgh Steelers

As a rookie for the Steelers last year, Freiermuth hauled in 60 receptions for 497 yards and seven touchdowns. He was clearly one of Pittsburgh’s primary endzone weapons and that always bodes well for fantasy football, even if that production can’t be replicated year to year. While Pittsburgh enters a new era at quarterback, having Freiermuth at tight end as an established “safety valve” will no doubt be good for whoever is under center. Freiermuth was TE13 overall with about nine points per game last season, but will no doubt improve in year two as tight end is notorious for being hard for rookies to adjust to. It won’t be long before Freiermuth is close to 800 yards and double-digit touchdowns every season. 

  1. Isaiah Likely – Baltimore Ravens 

He likely has had a huge preseason for the Baltimore Ravens. Throughout the summer the fourth-round pick out of Coastal Carolina has quickly emerged as a top target for Lamar Jackson. He also put up over 100 receiving yards in Baltimore’s second preseason game. Of course, Mark Andrews is firmly entrenched as TE1 in Baltimore but don’t let that deter you from any shares of Likely. Baltimore’s depth at the receiver position is extremely thin, so it’s very “Likely” that the Ravens run two tight end sets, especially with how the rookie has looked throughout the summer. Baltimore is sometimes okay with being a bit unconventional, and they will do whatever they need to get the best 11 players on the field. It likely could surprise this season. 

  1. Greg Dulcich – Denver Broncos 

Denver’s current “starter” at tight end, Albert Okwuegbunam has shown flashes but has been unable to consistently put it together on the field or stay healthy. This led to the Broncos selecting Dulcich out of UCLA in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Dulcich is an athletic tight end who can succeed at all three levels in the passing game and create yards after the catch as well. He does need some refinement to his game, which makes Denver a great landing spot for him as he will not be expected to start as a rookie. If things go according to plan, Dulcich will be one of the better young tight ends by 2023. 

3 underrated players on the Pittsburgh Steelers

Who is the most underrated player on the Steelers?

By: Jake Rajala

It will not be easy for the Pittsburgh Steelers to return to the playoffs in the Big Ben-less era. With that said, I’m going to simply untwine three under-the-radar profiles that could help the Steelers shine in a division that may not have Deshaun Watson next season.

Larry Ogunjobi

Larry Ogunjobi was one of the best-kept secrets with the Browns for four seasons and then he really blossomed with a new AFC North team in Cincinnati last season. Ogunjobi recorded career-high marks in sacks (7.5), TFLs (12), and QB hits (16). The Steelers DL may have the reigning DPOY winner and Pro Bowl DL Cameron Heyward, but Ogunjobi can certainly be the x-factor on defense for many years. The Steelers ranked first in sacks last season and the recent off-season signing of the former Browns third-round draft pick should help solidify the Steelers as a Top-3 team in sacks next season.

Mason Cole

The Steelers center Mason Cole is certainly the x-factor on the Steelers offensive line. He has already caught the attention of his quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Per Steelers Depot, Trubisky stated, “I didn’t even know if he was gonna be the center at the time because they were talking about guard or center, but he’s working in at center and has done a great job. Me and him have gotten really close from day one”. The plan is for Cole to start at center, but he does have the ability to excel at guard. Cole earned a modest 69.7 grade by PFF last season.

Pat Freiermuth

The Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth hauled in an impressive 7 touchdowns as a rookie. Freiermuth also had a 72.3 grade by PFF last season and PFF named him as a 2022 breakout candidate. The Steelers may have a talented WR trio, but it’s important to not lose sight of the Steelers second-year TE. It shouldn’t be a surprise if he has double-digit touchdowns and a Pro Bowl berth next season.

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