College: Iowa | Rookie
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 249 lbs
Birth Date: 11/20/1997
Depth Chart: TE1.2
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
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 has shown signs of promise to start the year, but he still needs to prove himself before he can be trusted to put up consistent numbers week-to-week. That being said, we have yet to see signs that Fant can have a breakout game and he should stay on waivers and benches in most leagues for Week 3.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant saw a slight uptick in production on Sunday afternoon versus the Chicago Bears. The rookie out of Iowa hauled in all four of his targets for 33 total yards. While Fant has yet to show the signs of being a tight end that will break onto rosters, it is clear that he is slowly getting more acquainted with the offense. At this point, the athletic rookie should only be on rosters if being stashed in a deep league or dynasty setting, as owners wait for him to have a breakout game.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant had a lackluster performance in his NFL debut versus the Oakland Raiders. Fant came in with low expectations from most fantasy owners and matched those expectations with two receptions for 29 yards. Some silver linings are that the rookie from Iowa did see five targets on the evening and was the clear leader from the tight end group. Fant will look to rebound versus the Chicago Bears in Week 2 but should be on most benches or waiver wires at this time.
Denver Broncos rookie tight end Noah Fant (ankle) is back at practice on Monday after suffering an ankle injury last Monday in the preseason game against the 49ers. Fant should be fine for Week 1 and will enter his rookie season with a good chance of becoming the team's primary pass-catching tight end by the end of the year. Quarterback Joe Flacco often leans on his tight ends, but fantasy owners need to temper expectations for the rookie, as he'll also be splitting repetitions with Jeff Heuerman and Jake Butt (if healthy). Fant is merely a low-end QB2 option with upside. He's a much better dynasty asset.
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said that rookie tight end Noah Fant (ankle) will be ready for Week 1 after he suffered a minor ankle injury in the preseason game against the 49ers on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's great news for the Broncos, as they drafted Fant in the first round hoping that he could make an immediate impact in his rookie season alongside Jeff Heuerman and Jake Butt (if healthy). Fant easily has the most pass-catching upside of the group, but temper your expectations in Year 1 despite the fact that quarterback Joe Flacco often leans on his tight ends. Fant is a low-end TE2, at best. He's much more attractive in dynasty formats.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant hauled in two receptions against the 49ers on Monday, the notable catch being a dump pass from quarterbackJoe Flacco that the rookie tight end turned into an 11-yard run with a nice shake of the 49ers linebacker. So far, Fant's athleticism has looked to be a problem for linebackers and defensive backs trying to guard him. Fant continues to lead a depleted tight end corps for Denver but has yet to be penciled in as a top tight end in regards to fantasy value.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant looks to separate himself from his teammate tight ends on the roster for the Broncos, as the team drafted him with high expectations this spring. Offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello has spoken highly of Fant's preseason, as the rookie looks to follow-up a prolific career at the University of Iowa with similar results in the NFL. Fant's main competition is returning tight end Jeff Heuerman, who has been battling injury this preseason after a sub-par 2018 campaign.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant hauled in both of the targets thrown his way on Thursday evening, totaling 14 yards for the game. The Iowa product is one of few healthy tight ends on the roster right now for the Broncos, so his limited usage should be no shock as the Broncos most likely don't want to add their first-round pick to the injury list. Fant enters his rookie season with hopes of high usage in the Mile High City, and his two catches on Thursday showed no signs of having rookie struggles present.
The Denver Broncos are signing rookie tight end Noah Fant, the No. 20 overall pick of the first round, to a four-year rookie deal with a fifth-year option on Thursday, according to a source. The deal will include a $7.17 million signing bonus. Poor blocking and problems with drops could hurt Fant early in his career, but he has intriguing long-term upside and could put up some decent numbers in his first year in Denver with quarterback Joe Flacco often leaning on his pass-catching tight ends. Still, he'll have to compete with Jeff Heuerman, Troy Fumagalli and Jake Butt, so don't overvalue him in redraft leagues in his rookie season.
Denver Broncos rookie tight end Noah Fant has a chance to put up numbers right away in 2019 with quarterback Joe Flacco throwing him passes. In every season with Baltimore, Flacco had at least one tight end finish among the top five in catches on the team. In seven of his seasons, a tight end was among the top three Ravens in catches. "Im excited about it," Flacco said. "When you look at him, hes a really athletic guy. I think hes underrated at the line of scrimmage in terms of what he can do and getting his hands on people. He can obviously run." Fant has high-end pass-catching upside in the NFL, but don't get too excited right out of the gate. Draft him as a TE2 with room to grow in his first season.