College: Iowa | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 249 lbs
Birth Date: 11/20/1997
2022 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
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Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant was acquired this offseason as part of a blockbuster trade featuring superstar quarterback Russell Wilson. The former 2019 first-round pick was a highly touted prospect entering the league, given his athleticism and opportunity to be a downfield threat. While he showed flashes in Denver, his career-highs of 68 receptions, 670 yards and only four touchdowns left a lot to be desired. Recently described as having "the most spectacular camp of anybody" by head coach Pete Carroll, it's clear that Fant is making a strong impression with his new team. Despite the void left at quarterback, there will still be plenty of opportunity for Fant to emerge behind receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett as a focal point for this offense, which could equate to a big year as a top-15 tight end in fantasy.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant thinks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's system will be good for him. "Honestly, I like now, granted, this is from just like a month coming in but I like the way they use the tight ends," Fant said. "I like the way we get passing concepts down the field. The run game, obviously it's going to be all built off the run game, which is a huge part of the game. Obviously, the play action is going to be huge. So it's a very balanced offense, which I like. And it's very favorable to the tight end. So it's nice." Fant has plenty of ability, but he'll be behind receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett in the pecking order and will likely share time with Will Dissly. Fant will be working with either quarterback Geno Smith or Drew Lock, who he worked with in Denver, but he'll remain more of a low-end TE1 target in fantasy.
The Seattle Seahawks have officially picked up Noah Fant's fifth-year option after acquiring him from Denver in the Russell Wilson trade during the offseason. He is the first player in the 2019 draft class to have his fifth-year option picked up and guarantees the tight end $6.85 million in 2022. Fant caught 68-of-90 targets for 670 yards and four touchdowns over 16 games for the Broncos in 2021. Dynasty managers should take note that Fant's performance in 2022 will likely dictate whether he remains a building block in Seattle's future or plays for his third team in as many seasons. He is still only 24 years old but is only likely to see his ceiling unlocked if there is a major change in his surroundings.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant isn't sure if the team will pick up his fifth-year option. Seattle has until May 2nd to do so, although he isn't concerned. In March, Fant, along with teammate Drew Lock, was acquired by the Seahawks in a blockbuster deal that sent Russell Wilson to the Broncos. The 24-year-old had 170 receptions for 1,905 yards and 10 touchdowns during his three years in Denver. Fant will have the luxury of catching passes from Lock once again. He also has the potential to surpass his ADP, so he should be targeted by managers who usually wait before drafting a tight end.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant told members of the media that the team hasn't spoken to him about his fifth-year option. This is a bit of a surprise considering he was a key part of the return for Russell Wilson, but it's not an indicator that they won't exercise the option. After all, the team still has roughly four weeks to file its official decision with the league. Exercising the option would keep Fant under contract for 2022 at the reasonable rate of $6.9 million. Through 16 games this past season, he caught 68 passes for 670 yards and four touchdowns.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant hopes that the team deploys him in a way that feels more natural and appropriate this coming season, according to Will Petersen of 104.3 The Fan. The former first-round pick said he was drafted to "get down the field, make those explosive plays, and kind of be that pass catching tight end." However, during his time with the Broncos, he felt cornered into a role that entailed "catching flat balls or whatever it may be, and then trying to be a shifty guy and elusive guy and try to break as many tackles possible to get my yards." Heading into 2022, following his trade from Denver to Seattle, it's reasonable to view Fant as a mid-to-low TE1.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant viewed himself as a deep threat and was frustrated with how he was used with the Denver Broncos. During an interview with 1043 The Fan, Fant said he's a deep threat, but the Broncos used him in the flat and had him try to break tackles. The 24-year-old caught 170 passes and 10 touchdowns in 47 career games with Denver while racking up at least 500 yards each season. Fant, along with quarterback Drew Lock and defensive lineman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, and two second-round picks were traded to Seattle Seahawks in exchange for quarterback Russell Wilson earlier in the offseason. Fant has upside, but with the uncertainty at quarterback for the Seahawks, the former Denver Bronco is a mid-range TE2 in upcoming fantasy drafts.