We break down the news that Pat Freiermuth has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 8 and beyond.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to have a season they weren’t expecting. They have given the ball to rookie Kenny Pickett and have one more tough test before getting to their much-needed bye week. They take on the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles this week. To start off the week, Pat Freiermuth was limited in practice on Wednesday as he deals with an ankle injury.
In Steelers secondary news: Levi Wallace (shoulder) didn’t practice, but Ahkello Witherspoon (hammy) was a full participant. pic.twitter.com/JgNOykFFKb
Freiermuth has played in six games. He has 28 receptions on 41 targets for 310 yards and a touchdown. He has consistent production in the offense and has a relatively safe floor, no matter who is under center for the team. The Eagles’ defense presents a tough matchup for all fantasy football positions. They are giving up middle-of-the-road numbers to opposing tight ends. Even so, Freiermuth should be started in your leagues if he is active.
If Freiermuth sits, then Zach Gentry would be the backup that would get the start. Gentry is more of a blocking tight end and hasn’t had an output that would inspire any confidence for a start in fantasy football. If Freiermuth is inactive, look for help elsewhere.
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