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Noah Fant entered the NFL as one of the most athletically gifted tight end prospects of the last decade -- specifically from a size, speed and explosiveness standpoint. Up until this point, his career has followed the Evan Engram trajectory -- albeit on a smaller sample size. Like Engram, while Fant has flashed big-time Fantasy upside at times, he has lacked the consistency necessary to stand out. A new and hopefully improved quarterback situation -- whether that be via Drew Lock's progression or Teddy Bridgewater's arrival -- could bode well for Fant's potential breakout.

We want to keep you up to date with everything surrounding his 2021 profile. Below, we'll break down Fant's outlook, changes in his ADP, where he's going in mock drafts, training camp/preseason updates and more.

2021 Outlook

Noah Fant is running out of time to be a major Fantasy asset. He scored 33 PPR points in his first two games of 2020, seemingly on his way to a breakout campaign, but then averaged 7.5 PPR points the rest of the way with only three outings north of 10 points. In non-PPR he had only three games with seven-plus points all season! So what gives? His 64.2% career catch rate isn't too bad, and his target share blossomed to a not-bad-for-a-TE 6.2 per game in 2020. 

The man needs more touchdowns after scoring only three in each of his first two seasons. To get more scores he'll need more targets near and in the end zone; he had just four in 2020 and six in 2019. That's 6.3% of his career targets! Gross! A man Fant's size should be more involved in the paint, but the Broncos have a bunch of different playmakers who will continue to keep Fant's touchdown share small. A favorable schedule helps, but he's at best a pick around 100th overall as either a streaming tight end or as a breakout candidate who just might be in a make-or-break year. (Dave Richard)

Changes in ADP

*All ADP data is courtesy of FantasyFootballCalculator.com and for half-point PPR scoring.

As you can see above, Fant's ADP has moved down coinciding with the buzz surrounding Jerry Jeudy. He remains a sleeper target with upside.

CBS Mock Draft position

8/18 half-PPR 12-team: Round 9, No. 100 overall
8/12 half-PPR 10-team: Round 10, No. 95 overall
8/6 PPR Superflex mock: Round 9, No. 102 overall
8/3 non-PPR mock: Round 9, No. 101 overall
7/28 full-point PPR mock: Round 9, No. 94 overall
7/20 half-PPR mock: Round 9, No. 101 overall
7/7 Superflex mock: Round 9, No. 102 overall
6/16 full-PPR mock: Round 8, No. 90 overall
6/9 Superflex mock: Round 9, No. 105 overall

Training camp/preseason updates

8/24: Fant is currently nursing a leg injury and missed Tuesday's practice. This came after Fant played 21 offensive snaps in Denver's second preseason game.