Fant caught one of two targets for 16 yards in Saturday's 28-24 loss to the Chiefs. Fant turned in his lowest reception total of the season Saturday, but he still finished the campaign with a respectable 68-670-4 receiving line. The tight end talent is undeniable, but Denver's weak quarterback often made him difficult to rely on for steady production. The 24-year-old has one year remaining on his rookie contract, but it may take an upgrade at the quarterback position for him to raise his production and secure a long-term extension before he reaches free agency.
Fant (quadriceps) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Fant received clearance for the season finale after practicing fully Thursday after he had been listed as a limited participant on the Broncos' initial two Week 18 reports. The tight end is coming off an impressive 6-92-1 receiving performance in the Broncos' Week 17 loss to the Chargers, but he could be in store for a reduction in the seven targets he saw in the previous contest now that starting wideouts Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick have been cleared to play following one-game stints on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Fant (quadriceps) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Fant was also listed as a limited on Tuesday's estimated practice report after presumably picking up the injury while catching six of seven targets for 92 yards and a touchdown during the Week 17 loss to the Chargers. The 24-year-old could avoid an injury designation for Saturday's matchup with the Chiefs if he's able to practice fully Thursday.
Fant caught six of seven targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Chargers. He was the Broncos' leading receiver on the afternoon, although his five-yard TD late in the fourth quarter did little but boost his fantasy production. Fant has set new career highs in catches (67) and touchdowns (four) this season, and he needs only 20 more receiving yards in Week 18 against Kansas City to reach a new personal best in that category as well.
Fant secured three of four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Raiders. Fant's underwhelming season continued Week 16, as the tight end failed to produce a fantasy-friendly line. Notably, Fant hasn't found the end zone since Week 6, the first time the Broncos played the Raiders. The Denver passing game has been ineffective for the majority of the season, and it was more of the same with Drew Lock starting under center. Fant and the Broncos will visit the Chargers in Week 17, but the 6-foot-4, 249-pound tight end will be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.
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