Week 3 at Cleveland Browns
Although nobody has Pat Freiermuth going to that top tier of tight ends any time soon, he is putting up good numbers based on expectations. In two games, he has 17 targets for 9 receptions and 97 yards. Like the rest of the skill players, he is suffering from a poor overall offensive scheme and below average quarterback play which has produced two offensive touchdowns this season.
Freiermuth was targeted 13 times in the two meetings against Cleveland last year. He ended 9 receptions for 66 yards. The Browns are ranked 16th in aFPA to tight ends so far.
Start Freiermuth as a solid TE1 for Week 3. He has been reliable early and since the Steelers don't throw the ball down the field, he becomes a major target in the short passing game and check-downs.