Saubert secured three of his five targets for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Raiders. With Albert Okwuegbunam (hamstring) placed on IR, Saubert saw his first action as Denver's No. 2 tight end. Unfortunately, that didn't equate to much in the way of production behind starter Noah Fant. Saubert played on just 35 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps. With Okwuegbunam sidelined, Saubert will likely continue to see increased playing time behind Fant, but he will remain far off the fantasy radar with so many mouths to feed in the Denver passing attack. Up next for the Broncos is a Thursday night showdown with the Browns in Week 7.
Saubert secured both of his targets for 36 yards in Saturday's 33-6 win over Minnesota. Saubert gained most of his yardage on a 22-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter of the contest, with his involvement in the passing game a promising sign in his battle for a roster spot. According to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic, "Saubert appears to have the No. 3 tight end position locked down." If this becomes reality, the veteran will find himself behind incumbent starter Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam on the depth chart. With that said, Okwuegbunam did not play Saturday as he continues rehab from an ACL surgery last November. It remains unclear if Okwuegbunam will be ready for the season opener. If not, Saubert could find himself taking on a larger role in the offense. The 6-foot-5, 253-pounder will look to build upon this performance and his solid training camp when the Broncos visit the Seahawks in Week 2 of the preseason.
The Broncos signed Saubert to a contract Monday, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports. Saubert appeared in eight games with the Jaguars last season, securing three of four targets for 16 yards. He'll now compete to earn a similar depth role for Denver.
Saubert was promoted to Jacksonville's active roster from the practice squad Saturday. Saubert appeared in one game earlier this season and saw most of his action on special teams. He'll fill a depth role Sunday with James O'Shaughnessy (knee) sidelined.
Saubert reverted to Jacksonville's practice squad after suiting up for Sunday's game against the Chargers, per the NFL's official transaction log. Saubert was on the field for 13 snaps in Week 7, all on special teams. He's now appeared in two games in 2020.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/31||Washington Football Team||15||7.00|
|12||11/28||Los Angeles Chargers||31||11.33|
|13||12/05||@Kansas City Chiefs||29||11.00|
|16||12/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||25||10.00|
|17||01/02||@Los Angeles Chargers||31||11.33|
|18||01/09||Kansas City Chiefs||29||11.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||5||3||28||0||1||9.33||2|