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87 Noah Fant TE

Denver Broncos

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
37%7%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
266210.304

Player Updates

September 16, 2019 09:04 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Leads tight ends with 54 snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant caught all four of his targets for 33 total yards during Sunday's 16-14 loss to Chicago. He led Denver's tight ends in offensive snaps with 54 -- 16 more than teammate Jeff Heuerman.

Fant jumpstarted a field-goal drive late in the third quarter, opening up the possession with a 24-yard deep grab. Though he's been criticized for his blocking, he's been a solid weapon to start the season -- four of his six receptions going for first downs -- and he has still yet to fully display the unique athletic profile that got him drafted in the first round. He probably isn't worth considering until those moments flash with more regularity, which will be tough Week 3 against a stingy Packers defense.

September 11, 2019 11:24 AM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Debuts as No. 1 TE
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant caught two of five passes for 29 yards and rushed once for minus-5 yards in Monday's 24-16 loss to the Raiders.

The rookie first-round pick was clearly Denver's No. 1 tight end -- he played 52 of 64 snaps (81 percent) -- but that didn't lead to noteworthy production, as Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton were clearly Joe Flacco's favorite targets. Still, it's a good sign that Joe Flacco is already looking Fant's way, and he has the size and athleticism to be an intriguing fantasy tight end. Owners should wait until he actually proves it, though, before plugging him into the lineup.

August 28, 2019 11:00 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Last man standing at tight end?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (ankle) is part of an injury-riddled tight end group that saw Jake Butt (knee) suffer another setback earlier this week, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Fant had been dealing with his own injury -- a minor ankle sprain -- but returned to practice Monday. Jeff Heuerman (shoulder) then made his way back to the practice field Tuesday, after missing the first three games of the preseason. Both tight ends seem to be on track for Week 1 at Oakland, giving the Broncos some options for how to divide snaps. Troy Fumagalli also is in the mix for playing time, coming off a five-catch performance in the third week of the preseason.

August 26, 2019 04:20 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (ankle) is participating in Monday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

It remains to be seen whether Fant is practicing in full or on a limited basis. In any case, it's a step in the right direction for the rookie tight end, who's working to get healthy after suffering an injury during last Monday's preseason tilt against the 49ers. All signs point to Fant suiting up for the regular-season opener, though he could see a limited snap count depending on his recovery progress.

August 22, 2019 11:04 AM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Expected back by Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant (ankle) is expected to suit up for Denver's regular-season opener against the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

The Broncos are viewing Fant as day-to-day after he sustained a minor right ankle sprain during Monday's exhibition contest against the 49ers. While it's positive news that the rookie tight end will likely be ready to go for Week 1, his capped reps late in the preseason could result in him handling a more limited role than initially projected early in the regular season as he works his way back to full strength.

August 20, 2019 05:00 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Diagnosed with sprained ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant was diagnosed with a minor ankle sprain and is considered day-to-day, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Fant suffered the injury in Monday's preseason game against the 49ers, but there doesn't appear to be much concern surrounding the sprain. With Fant being day-to-day, he shouldn't be at risk of missing the start of the regular season.

August 22, 2019 12:28 AM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Foot injury not concerning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant's foot injury is not considered serious, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Fant exited Monday's preseason contest against the 49ers due to a foot injury and did not return to the game, but he does not appear in danger of missing regular-season time. Still, any time spent sidelined would be a loss of valuable reps for the rookie first-round pick, who the Broncos hope can make an immediate impact in the receiving game. Fant will work to resume practicing as soon as possible.

August 19, 2019 08:52 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Exits due to injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant suffered a right foot injury during Monday's preseason contest against the 49ers and is questionable to return, Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post reports.

Fant limped off the field and was examined by trainers. The severity of the rookie first-round pick's injury remains undisclosed, but it's a positive sign that he wasn't immediately ruled out to retake the field. When fully healthy, Fant projects to serve as Denver's top pass-catching tight end.

August 9, 2019 03:28 AM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Brings in both targets in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant secured both of his targets for 14 yards in the Broncos' 22-14 preseason loss to the Seahawks on Thursday.

Fant doubled up his reception total from last Thursday's Hall of Fame Game, but he still produced a modest line overall. The first-round pick is gaining some valuable on-the-job training over the first pair of preseason contests, and he figures to benefit from Denver playing one extra exhibition game this summer. Fant will look to make more of a mark in the Broncos' third preseason tilt, which unfolds Monday, Aug. 18 against the 49ers.

August 2, 2019 01:00 AM
Broncos' Noah Fant: One catch in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fant secured one of three targets for seven yards in the Broncos' 14-10 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday.

The first-round pick didn't have much of a chance to make an impact, given that the Broncos' quarterback play was spotty. Fant's athleticism is off the charts, so he's expected to see a fair share of opportunities downfield in the coming season while primarily sharing tight-end duties with Jeff Heuerman. Fant will look to enjoy a bigger role in the passing game during next Thursday's preseason tilt against the Seahawks.

April 26, 2019 12:04 AM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Onward to Mile High City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos selected Fant in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 20th overall.

Denver makes this pick after trading the 10th pick to Pittsburgh. Fant is the most athletic tight end prospect in the class at 6-foot-4 1/8 and 249 pounds, with a 4.5 40-yard dash and a 39.5-inch vertical jump. His best season came as a sophomore when he caught 30 passes for 494 yards and a whopping 11 touchdowns before being slightly overshadowed by fellow first-rounder T.J. Hockenson in Iowa's offense. Fant is raw in some facets of his game and his blocking will be something that needs major work if he is to develop into an every-down piece of Denver's system. However, his athleticism and pass-catching upside can make him a mismatch up the seam if used properly. At the very least, Fant becomes the top pass-catching tight end in Denver right away.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/19OAK229200
29/15/19CHI433240
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
39/22/19@ GB1:00 pm
49/29/19JAC4:25 pm
510/6/19@ LAC4:05 pm
610/13/19TEN4:25 pm
710/17/19KC8:20 pm
810/27/19@ IND4:25 pm
911/3/19CLE4:25 pm
Bye: Week 10
1111/17/19@ MIN1:00 pm
1211/24/19@ BUF1:00 pm
1312/1/19LAC4:25 pm
1412/8/19@ HOU1:00 pm
1512/15/19@ KC1:00 pm
1612/22/19DET
1712/29/19OAK4:25 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2019Denver Broncos2266210.3240204
TOTAL2266210.3240204
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2019Denver Broncos221-5-5.0-5000
TOTAL221-5-5.0-5000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/249
Birthdate:
11/20/1997
Age:
21
Hometown:
USA
School:
Iowa
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: