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Denver Broncos

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January 14, 2021 03:32 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Snags team-leading 62 passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant finished the 2020 season with 62 receptions for 673 yards and three touchdowns on 93 targets over his 15 appearances with the program.

Fant became more of a short-range, volume target under first-year offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak than he had been while playing in the Rich Scangarello-led offense in 2019. The tight end averaged 4.1 catches per game in 2020, but his yards per reception fell by more than three, dropping from 14.1 in 2019 to 10.9 in 2020. Fant's production fell off dramatically after injuring his ankle Week 4 against the Jets, and though he only ended up missing one game on the season, he never seemed to fully recover from the issue. With a full offseason to rehab and with better health in 2021, Fant could have the potential to make another leap forward in his third NFL season.

January 4, 2021 05:04 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Played through injury all year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant said Monday that he never got '100 percent' healthy in 2020 after injuring his ankle against the Jets in Week 4, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Fant only officially missed one game due to his ankle injury, but as evidenced by the fact that he was never able to surpass the 81 receiving yards he logged Week 1, it appears that the 23-year-old tight end never got back to full form. Still, Fant's 62 catches (93 targets) for 673 yards and three scores through 15 games paint the picture of a successful sophomore campaign, especially considering the context of Denver's offensive woes and how slowly young tight ends usually develop. Given that Fant managed to avoid the Broncos' injury report entirely to close out the year, there's no reason to be concerned that his ankle issue will linger into offseason workouts.

December 27, 2020 10:20 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Six grabs Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant caught six of nine targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Chargers.

The tight end is having a strong close to his second NFL campaign, hauling in 14 catches for 133 yards and a TD on 20 targets over the last two games. Fant will look to keep his momentum rolling in Week 17's clash with the Raiders.

December 19, 2020 09:44 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Dominates target share Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant reeled in eight of 11 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 48-19 loss to the Bills.

After being forced to exit last Sunday's win against Carolina in the first quarter because of an illness, Fant got back on track with a lucrative Week 15 performance. The second-year tight end attracted greater than double the targets of Denver's second-busiest option, Jerry Jeudy, while also racking up more catches and receiving yards than the entire receiving corps combined. Fant proved capable of snapping a 10-game scoring drought during the loss to Buffalo. Now, he shifts focus to a Chargers defense that ranks second worst in the NFL with 10 receiving TDs allowed to opposing tight ends.

December 16, 2020 08:12 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Returns to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (illness) practiced fully Wednesday, putting him on track to play Saturday against the Bills, Troy Renck of ABC Denver7 reports.

Fant was listed as a non-participant on Denver's practice estimate Tuesday, but he seems to have fully recovered the stomach ailment that forced him out early in last week's win over the Panthers. He draws a favorable Week 15 matchup versus a Buffalo defense that has allowed the most catches (75) and second-most yards (833) to tight ends this season, along with seven touchdowns.

December 16, 2020 08:12 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Should be fine for Week 15 action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said that Fant (illness) is "fine" ahead of Wednesday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Fant would ideally practice in full capacity Wednesday to put to rest any concerns about his health, but regardless, the tight end looks like he'll be ready to go once Saturday's game against the Bills arrives. He played just five snaps in last week's win over the Panthers before exiting due to what he believes was a case of the stomach flu.

December 15, 2020 04:56 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: No 'reps' Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (illness) is listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Fant made an early exit from Sunday's game at Carolina after coming down with an illness. He remained in Charlotte until Monday, when he tested negative for COVID-19 and was cleared to return to Denver. Still, Fant wouldn't have taken the field Tuesday if the Broncos had held a session. He'll aim to do so at some point before Saturday's contest against the Bills, but if Fant eventually isn't able to suit up, Denver will turn to Nick Vannett and Troy Fumagalli at tight end.

December 14, 2020 01:20 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Traveling back to Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (illness) returned negative PRC/POC tests for COVID-19 on Monday and will travel back to Denver, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Fant exited Sunday's win over the Panthers before drawing a target. Per Klis, Fant began to feel ill early, prompting the Broncos to take precautions for COVID-19. Coach Vic Fangio said after the game that Fant's illness may have been food poisoning, and now that he's tested negative for two straight days it looks like the second-year tight end will avoid a stint on the COVID list.

December 13, 2020 05:12 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Early exit Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio believes that the illness that caused Fant to exit Sunday's win over the Panthers may have been food poisoning, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Once Fant, who wasn't targeted prior to his exit from the contest, was out of action, Nick Vannett and Troy Fumagalli handled Denver's tight end duties. Per Legwold, Fant tested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday, but he'll remain in Charlotte on Sunday night and return to Denver on Monday if he tests negative again.

December 13, 2020 01:56 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant was forced out of Sunday's game against the Panthers with an illness, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Fant was not targeted prior to his exit from the contest. Next up for the team's tight end snaps in his absence are Nick Vannett and Troy Fumagalli.

December 7, 2020 11:16 AM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Leads team in receiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant converted a team-high seven targets into four receptions for 57 yards in Sunday's 22-16 loss to Kansas City.

Fant continues to blossom as a receiving threat while slowly shedding the "bust" label that followed him after being selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 22-year-old still struggles getting open in the end zone -- he has just two touchdowns through 12 games -- but he is consistently churning out high-floor, low-ceiling performances (excluding last week's bizarre contest in which Denver was pressed into starting a practice-squad WR at QB). There isn't a ton of upside here until he can develop into a reliable red-zone threat, but Fant is beginning to show some life in his sophomore campaign. Up next is a road tilt against the Panthers on Sunday.

November 29, 2020 09:32 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Logs team's only reception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant reeled in one of his two targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 31-3 loss to the Saints.

The tight end recorded Denver's only reception of the afternoon, as Kendall Hinton struggled in his NFL debut. To be fair, the young signal-caller joined Denver's practice squad Nov. 4 as a wide receiver and had little time to prepare for his first start, but that doesn't help fantasy managers who were depending on a decent outing from Fant. The Iowa product yielded 35-plus receiving yards in his first seven appearances of the season, but he's now been held under 20 yards in two of his past three. If Drew Lock is activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list in time for a Week 13 matchup against Kansas City, Fant's prospects will be exponentially improved.

November 25, 2020 04:44 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Hauls in four passes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant caught four of five targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 20-13 win over Miami.

Fant kick-started a key, clock-draining drive midway through the fourth quarter when he took a short pass at the sideline and broke back over the middle of the field for a 29-yard catch-and-run. The play helped Fant reach his highest yardage mark since Week 2, and his 33 yards after the catch were his third most this season. Denver found a groove Sunday with Drew Lock booting out and finding Fant and fellow tight end Nick Vannett in the flat. Look for that to continue in Week 12 against a Saints team that can push the pocket, but has been so-so covering tight ends.

November 22, 2020 05:36 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Active in Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (ribs) is active for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Dolphins.

The athletic tight end ran the gamut of practice participation during the week, finishing up with a full session Friday that supported the notion of active status Sunday. That's now official, meaning Fant once again will serve as the primary tight end option against a Dolphins defense that's surrendered a 36-343-4 line to the position this season.

November 20, 2020 06:36 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: On track to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said Friday that he expects Fant (ribs), who is listed as questionable, to play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Jon Heath of BroncosWire reports.

According to Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site, Fangio said that Fant is in a "good spot" after practicing at full speed Friday, putting him on pace to suit up in Sunday's AFC showdown. If Fant in fact plays, it's unsettled who he'll catch passes from, as Drew Lock (ribs) is questionable, and Brett Rypien likely would start under center if Lock can't go.

November 20, 2020 07:12 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Questionable against Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

If Fant suits up, he could be catching passes from backup quarterback Brett Rypien, as starter Drew Lock (elbow) is also questionable. Nick Vannett -- who has just six catches all season -- would start at tight end in the event Fant is sidelined.

November 20, 2020 01:44 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Questionable against Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

If Fant suits up, it's possible he'll be catching passes from backup Brett Rypien, as starting quarterback Drew Lock (elbow) is also questionable. Nick Vannett -- who has just six catches all season -- would top Denver's tight end depth chart if Fant ends up sitting out.

November 19, 2020 05:08 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Returns to limited session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (ribs) returned to a limited practice Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Fant sat out Wednesday's session, so the tight end's return to the field Thursday bodes well for his chances of playing Sunday against the Dolphins. Per Mike Klis of 9News Denver, coach Vic Fangio said that he's confident Fant will play this weekend, a notion that would be supported by his return to a full practice Friday.

November 19, 2020 03:24 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (ribs) returned to practice Thursday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reporters.

It remains to be seen if he's listed as a full or limited participant, but Fant's return to the field Thursday, in any capacity, has the tight end trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Dolphins approaches.

November 19, 2020 02:28 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Battling rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant's absence from Wednesday's practice was attributed to a rib injury, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

While it's at least encouraging that Fant isn't dealing with an aggravation of the ankle injury that has bothered him in recent weeks, his inability to practice on even a limited basis to begin Week 11 is somewhat concerning. Nick Vannett is currently the only healthy tight end for Denver, so he could be in line for a substantial workload if Fant's injury is serious enough to sideline him.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSAVGLGTD
1Mon 09/14vs TENL 14-1658116.2311
2Sun 09/20@ PITL 21-2645714.2221
3Sun 09/27vs TBL 10-285469.2180
4Thu 10/01@ NYJW 37-285357.0110
7Sun 10/25vs KCL 16-4333812.7240
8Sun 11/01vs LACW 31-307476.7120
9Sun 11/08@ ATLL 27-3434515.0320
10Sun 11/15@ LVL 12-373186.090
11Sun 11/22vs MIAW 20-1345513.8290
12Sun 11/29vs NOL 3-3111313.0130
13Sun 12/06@ KCL 16-2245714.2370
14Sun 12/13@ CARW 32-2700--0
15Sat 12/19vs BUFL 19-488688.5161
16Sun 12/27@ LACL 16-1966510.8190
17Sun 01/03vs LVL 31-3244812.0200
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2021DEN0000---00000
2020DEN15146267310.83738034
2019DEN16114056214.175310323
Total3125102123512.175618357
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2021DEN0000---0000
2020DEN1514000.00000
2019DEN16113-12-4.0-2000
Total31253-12-4.0-2000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/249
Birthdate:
11/20/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Omaha, NE
School:
Iowa
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: