Jake Butt

#80 TE / Denver Broncos / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 250 lb Age: 23 College: Michigan Bye 10

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Jake Butt is working his way back from last year's torn ACL, and he's hopeful to be the No. 2 tight end in Denver this season behind rookie Noah Fant. His main competition will come from Jeff Heuerman and Troy Fumagalli to play behind Fant, but even if Butt is No. 2 on the depth chart, he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. Ignore Butt in all leagues on Draft Day.

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  • Broncos' Jake Butt: Could be back for camp
    By RotoWire Staff

    Coach Vic Fangio said he's hopeful Butt (knee) will be available for training camp, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports. The beginning of training camp sounds optimistic given Butt's statement in late March that he was still about five months away from being able to practice. His timeline hints at a possible stint on the PUP list to begin the season, which shouldn't come as any surprise for a player recovering from his third ACL tear in a five-year span. The injury in September at least took place in his left knee, while the first two tears impacted his right. The Broncos don't seem to be counting on Butt for a major contribution in 2019, as they re-signed Jeff Heuerman to a two-year contract and drafted Noah Fant at No. 20 overall.

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  • Broncos' Jake Butt: Still far away from practice
    By RotoWire Staff

    Butt (knee) said he is about five months away from being able to practice, Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post reports. Rehabbing from his third ACL tear, Butt apparently isn't on track for the start of training camp but could be ready at some point during the first half of the 2019 season. He's pleased with his progress since suffering the latest injury in late September, and there's no question the Broncos could use some help at tight end after losing Matt LaCosse to the Patriots. The team did re-sign Jeff Heuerman, who served as the starter in 2018 until a bruised lung and broken ribs forced him to injured reserve in late November. It won't come as any surprise if Denver supplements the position with an early draft pick.

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  • Broncos' Jake Butt: Progressing in rehab
    By RotoWire Staff

    Butt (knee) is aiming to return to the field in time for OTAs this spring, Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post reports. "I'll be here all offseason rehabbing and at the very least I'll be fully healthy for [training] camp," Butt said. "I'm progressing and I have goals. I want to at least be doing something during OTAs. I feel really good." Butt, who tore up his knee twice in college, is on the mend from a torn ACL in his left leg that he suffered in practice last September. The tight end will be roughly seven months removed from surgery by the time the offseason program begins in April, which is likely too early to expect someone to be running at full speed. With that said, we just saw the Chargers' Hunter Henry return from an ACL tear in less than eight months. Regardless of when exactly he returns to the field, Butt seems on track to be ready to play far before the start of the 2019 season. With Jeff Heuerman (ribs) set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, Butt is in the running to earn the starting job in Denver.

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  • Broncos' Jake Butt: Ends second season on IR
    By RotoWire Staff

    Butt caught eight of 12 targets for 85 yards in 2018. After essentially red-shirting as a rookie -- still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the Orange Bowl -- Butt lasted just three games in his sophomore campaign before suffering another torn ACL in practice. When he was on the field, Butt drew praise from teammates and coaches in practice and looked to be building a solid rapport with Case Keenum in games. Assuming he regains his health, he looks to be the best of a large collection of young, unestablished options at Denver's disposal. One couldn't blame the Broncos' brass, however, for seeking additional options in free agency or the draft given Butt's run of injuries.

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  • Broncos' Jake Butt: Placed on IR
    By RotoWire Staff

    Butt (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. Since joining the league last season, Butt has already suffered two torn ACLs -- last season in his right knee and now in his left. In a corresponding move, the Broncos added tight end Brian Parker to their active roster from the practice squad. Look for Jeff Heuerman to see increased snaps with Butt now out.

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    Completed Games

    WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
    1 SEA 4 2 29 14.50 0 2
    2 OAK 5 4 48 12.00 0 4
    3 @BAL 3 2 8 4.00 0 0
    *4 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *5 @NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *6 LAR 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *7 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *8 @KC 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *9 HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0
    10 BYE - - - - - -
    *11 @LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *12 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *13 @CIN 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *14 @SF 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *15 CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *16 @OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0
    *17 LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
    PROJECTION 12 8 82 10.25 - 8

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    Scheduled Games

    WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
    1 09/10 @Oakland Raiders 29 9.25
    2 09/15 Chicago Bears 13 6.00
    3 09/22 @Green Bay Packers 8 5.50
    4 09/29 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 7.25
    5 10/06 @Los Angeles Chargers 10 5.67
    6 10/13 Tennessee Titans 5 4.75
    7 10/18 Kansas City Chiefs 31 9.56
    8 10/27 @Indianapolis Colts 25 8.33
    9 11/03 Cleveland Browns 27 8.50
    10 BYE - - -
    11 11/17 @Minnesota Vikings 7 5.25
    12 11/24 @Buffalo Bills 2 4.50
    13 12/01 Los Angeles Chargers 10 5.67
    14 12/08 @Houston Texans 30 9.41
    15 12/15 @Kansas City Chiefs 31 9.56
    16 12/22 Detroit Lions 15 6.63
    17 12/29 Oakland Raiders 29 9.25

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    Career Stats

    Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
    2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2018 12 8 85 0 4 10.62 8
    2017 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
    3 Year Avg 12 8 85 0 4 10.62 8
    Career 12 8 85 0 4 10.62

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