College: Iowa | Rookie
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 249 lbs
Birth Date: 11/20/1997
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Questionable - hip, foot
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
The Broncos used a first-round pick on Fant, hoping to have found their starting tight end for years to come. He is a top pass-catching option at the position. He can stretch the seam well because of his size and speed. He plays more like a receiver than a tight end. Fant also isn't a bad blocker for a young player and should improve in that area with more seasoning. He should start from the get go his rookie year.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Joe Flacco likely opens the season as starter for the Broncos, which is great news for Fant. Flacco has a history of targeting the tight end. Fant has a chance to lead all rookie tight ends in scoring. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy tight end. He can get around 65 catches for 700 yards and six touchdowns.
Coming into the NFL Draft, it was widely considered Noah Fant and his college teammate T.J. Hockenson were the two best tight end prospects. So, it was no surprise when they were the top two tight ends drafted. Fant went to Denver, whereJoe Flacco and the Broncos will love the athletic non-blocking tight end as a major contributor this season.Emmanuel Sanders is coming off his torn ACL and without him,Courtland Sutton did not show out the way some thought he would after the trade of Demaryius Thomas. Daesean Hamilton could end up leading the Broncos in receiving in 2019. Even so, he is only projected for 70 catches and just under 800 yards. This means a lot of yards are going to go somewhere and when it comes to Flacco, this means the TE position. He has made solid contributors out of the likes of Dennis Pitta, Todd Heap and even Maxx Williams. A talent like Noah Fant should shine.In his final two college seasons, he combined for 69 receptions for 1,014 yards and 18 touchdowns. In a Big Ten conference with elite defenses in Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State, these numbers are impressive. He looks to repeat that production as a rookie at a position notorious for taking a few seasons to find footing in. Fant is one of a handful of players who can come in and have the skill and talent to hold up and make a difference right away. He is currently being drafted as the TE16 at the end of the 13th round of fantasy drafts, behind players such as college teammate Hockenson as well as Eric Ebron and Trey Burton. All of these players would be hard-pressed to finish the season higher in the TE rankings than Noah Fant.The opportunity for Fant to outperform other veterans with Joe Flacco at QB is there. It is not a stretch to think he reaches 65 receptions for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns in his rookie season. He could be a top 10 TE, both in fantasy drafts and fantasy rankings.
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Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (hip, foot) is good to go for Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Fant is coming off his second career 100-yard game and will take on a Chiefs secondary that ranks 12th in the NFL against the pass. It is a tough matchup, but the rookie could be a decent streaming option in a road game where Denver may be playing from behind against one of the league's better offenses.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant has been listed as questionable to suit up Sunday versus the Kansas City Chiefs due to a foot injury. Despite his designation, head coach Vic Fangio stated that Fant is trending toward being able to suit up for the divisional showdown. Fant hauled in all four targets that he received last week from rookie signal caller Drew Lock, compiling 113 receiving yards and the third touchdown of his career. While he cannot claim to have legitimate TE1 value for this Sunday, owners in a pinch can definitely look to Fant, who appears to have developed something of a rapport with his new quarterback.
Denver Broncos rookie tight end Noah Fant (hip, foot) returned to a limited practice on Thursday after being held out on Wednesday. The talented tight end caught all four of his targets for 113 yards and a touchdown in his second game with Drew Lock under center in Week 15 against the Texans. There obviously remains plenty of volatility with the rookie, but Fant has much more upside with Lock under center. In Week 15 against the Chiefs, Fant will be an upside TE2 if he plays. He could be questionable for the divisional tilt, but we should have a better idea of his status on Friday. Jeff Heuerman would be the primary pass-catching tight end on Sunday if Fant can't go.
Denver Broncos rookie tight end Noah Fant (foot) will not practice on Wednesday, but his outlook is "positive overall." Fant caught all four of his targets for 113 yards and his third touchdown of the season in the surprising win over the Texans in Week 14. In his first game with quarterback Drew Lock last week against the Chargers, Fant had just one catch for five yards. Fant has been up and down in his rookie season, but his upside is no doubt much higher with Lock under center. If he plays, the rookie tight end will be an upside TE2 against the Chiefs in a game where the Broncos might be passing often. If Fant cannot get cleared, Jeff Heuerman would be the primary pass-catching tight end on Sunday against KC.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant was carted off the field in Week 14's game against the Houston Texans. The rookie suffered a foot injury and was taken to the locker room on a cart but was later seen returning to the sideline, also on the cart. With the Broncos up 38-17 in the fourth quarter, there's no reason to rush Fant back into the game. Before leaving, he'd caught four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant struggled alongside the Broncos offense, as it was a rough game for the offensive unit as a whole. Fant had been starting to come alive in recent weeks but took a step back against the Bills with three catches for a mere 14 yards. Fant hopes to erase this performance from his memory and move on to the Chargers next week. Fant remains one of the few weapons left on the Broncos offense and should find production in favorable matchups moving forward.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant was a highly sought after target for quarterback Brandon Allen, as he hauled in four catches on 11 targets. This is a career-high in targets for Fant, who is starting to see an uptick in production with a change of scenery in recent weeks. Against the Vikings, the rookie tallied 60 yards, his second-highest yards in a game this season. Fant's stock continues to rise as he and the Broncos have a tough test against the Bills next week.
Denver Broncos recorded his second touchdown of the season against the Browns before the Week 10 bye and will look to keep things moving against the Vikings in Week 11. The Vikings are allowing a middle-of-the-pack 12.07 fantasy points per game this season to opposing tight ends, and though that number isn't the worst, it will still be an uphill battle for production for the rookie on Sunday against Minnesota.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant had the biggest game of his young career on Sunday afternoon as the Broncos handled the Cleveland Browns in the Mile High City. The rookie out of Iowa tallied 115 yards on three catches, one of which was a highlight 75-yard touchdown catch. Take this performance with a grain of salt, as the 75-yard touchdown clearly inflated the statistics, but this is a trend in the right direction for Fant. If the Broncos continue to gameplan for the athletic tight end to get into the open field, he may be able to emerge as a weapon for an offense that desperately needs more playmakers.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant is a risky play in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns with new quarterback Brandon Allen under center for the Broncos. Fant has had a rough start to his rookie year and this week will be Brandon Allen's first game under center, which doesn't bode well for Fant's stock. There is potential that Fant sees high production with Allen checking down a good bit, but his floor is very low relative to the odds of him being a hit in your lineup. Proceed with caution if you are considering Fant in lineups for Week 9.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant hauled in a team-high five catches on eight targets, also a team-high, in the Broncos loss to the Colts on Sunday afternoon. While Fant's five catches for 26 yards is not an outstanding stat line, it is the most catches and targets the rookie has had in a game this year and also shows that he may be Flacco's second favorite target with Emmanuel Sanders off of the Broncos roster. Fant may hold value in deeper leagues moving forward if he continues to see this type of volume with Sanders out of town.
Denver Broncos rookie tight end Noah Fant (foot) isn't practicing on Friday but should be ready to play in Week 8 against the Colts, according to a source. Fant could be questionable on the final injury report, but he should be out there on Sunday. The first-round pick doesn't have more than four catches or 37 yards in a game this year and has scored only one touchdown in seven games. While he certainly has upside in the long term, Fant remains a low-end, touchdown-dependent TE2 for fantasy owners. It doesn't help that Joe Flacco is throwing him the ball.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant has had a rocky start to his rookie season and has been shaky to trust with any fantasy production. The one thing that Fant has going for him is his high snap count, but even that took a dip last week as he only saw action on 65% of snaps with teammate Jeff Heuerman managing a 52% snap count. The rookie tight end may be able to be stashed on rosters, but with the current offensive plan he simply isn't getting consistent enough production to justify a starting role on fantasy teams.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant disappointed against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon, posting an abysmal stat line. The rookie tight end managed only two catches for 16 yards on the game, a part of what has been a lackluster rookie season thus far for the first-round draft pick. Fant has struggled to find a consistent role in Denver's lacking passing attack, but the volume and playing time continues to be present. Fant lines up against the Kansas City Chiefs next week on Thursday night.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant is still struggling to establish a solid role in the team's offensive attack. Thus, it is tough to trust Fant at the tight end position and he should be approached with caution when being considered for lineups. He faces a Tennessee Titans Defense that has let four of five opponent tight ends find the end zone this year, so he could be worth a desperation play if you are hoping for a touchdown on a down week for your team, but in most scenarios, he should be benched.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant put up the worst performance of his rookie campaign on Sunday afternoon as the Broncos passing game struggled as a whole. The Iowa product caught his sole target of the afternoon for a six-yard gain. Fant was one of many Bronco pass-catchers to struggle during the game and looks to bounce back against the Tennessee Titans in Week 6.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant hauled in his first career touchdown last week but had low production as he only caught two balls for 31 yards. Fant continues to struggle to find consistency in the receiving game, but it is clear that the coaching staff trusts him on the field as he saw action on 73% of snaps last week. The rookie tight end's usage continues to make him an enticing piece to roster, but until he starts to truly breakout he should be on benches or waivers.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant found the end zone for the first time in his rookie campaign, as the Broncos lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Omaha native tallied two catches for 31 yards alongside his lone touchdown. Fant has yet to break into a heavy usage role within the team's passing game, but the red zone production is positive for owners that continue to stash Fant. The Broncos travel to Los Angeles to face off against the Chargers in Week 5.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant hopes to break out in Week 4, as he has yet to have his statement game to start his rookie season. Fant has been consistent week-to-week but has failed to have heavy fantasy relevance. He continues to get the most reps out of the team's tight end group, as he was on the field for 63% of offensive snaps last week. The rookie most likely should not be in lineups this week but can be stashed for future value.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant continued his narrative of sub-par stat lines to start the 2019 season against the Green Bay Packers. Fant hauled in three catches for 37 yards in Week 3, once again being the top tight end on the team. The rookie also coughed up the football once on Sunday afternoon. Fant continues to search for a breakout game where he tallies more than four catches as he lines up against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4.