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College: Michigan | 1 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 250 lbs
Birth Date: 7/11/1995
2019 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 6
Avg Pts: 0.38
Rank: 89 TE

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Butt suffered a torn ACL in practice last year, making it three times he has suffered a torn ACL. He had eight receptions for 85 yards in three games before the injury. If Butt can get healthy and stay on the field, he could challenge to start for the Broncos. But injuries are a concerning, playing three games in two NFL seasons. Butt is a two-way tight end that is a strong player with plus hands. He isn't the best athlete and lacks a little top-end speed but can be a good move-the-chains tight end.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Butt is a bit of a mystery after the last two years but the potential is there for him to produce if he gets the playing time. He is more waiver wire than draft material, though. Keep an eye on him early in the year to see if he starts making an impact on the field. For now, look for around 35 receptions for 350 yards with a few scores.

RotoBaller's Outlook

Coming into the NFL there was a lot of hype surrounding Jake Butt. However, a leg injury suffered in the Orange Bowl meant his hype would have to take a seat on the back burner for a season. Coming back in 2018 he only played in three games and had just eight receptions for 85 yards.With tight end friendly Joe Flacco now the starting quarterback in town the future should be bright for Butt. But they arent because the Broncos drafted fellow tight endNoah Fant in the first round of the NFL draft.At 66 and 250 pounds Jake Butt is a big man. However, at 64 and 250 pounds Fant not only has the size but he is also an athletic monster with a first-round price tag. That is a price you dont spend on a tight end unless you plan on using them right away, and it means Butt is no better than the TE2 on the offense. This means unless there is an injury to Fant in the preseason, Butt is not even in consideration to be drafted for fantasy purposes. Holding him for another season or two in dynasty will be tough as doing so may not pay out either. Overall, there is really not a league format in which Jake Butt is a worthwhile player to roster. It is a shame to see what has happened since his fall from a probable first or second round pick to the fifth round due to injury. He could have been very good and talked about with the young tight ends such asHunter Henry or O.J. Howard. Unfortunately, with the selection of Noah Fant his time is past, at least until he leaves the Broncos.

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Week 12Jake Butt 29 receiving yds (1 pts)
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Week 23Jake Butt 48 receiving yds (1 pts)
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Week 31Jake Butt 8 receiving yds (1 pts)
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Player Notes
Jun 22 4:13pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) said he will be ready for the start of training camp.

Jun 2 8:33pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) has begun taking part in individual drills during OTAs.

May 15 10:13pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) will 'hopefully' be ready to return by the start of training camp, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

May 12 4:33pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) and OG Ronald Leary (Achilles) will be limited during organized team activities because of injuries.

May 4 3:03am ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is unlikely to finish the season with the team, in the opinion of ESPN's Bill Barnwell, who sees TEs Noah Fant and Jeff Heuerman ahead of Butt, blocking his path to playing time.

Fantasy Spin: Knee injuries have ruined Butt's career. Until he proves he can stay on the field he doesn't belong anywhere near fantasy rosters.

Apr 18 10:23pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) still doesn't have a timetable for when he may be able to return, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

Apr 16 3:33pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is participating in minicamp, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic.

Mar 26 12:50pm ET

Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt, who has torn his ACL three times since 2014, said he is getting closer in his recovery from his latest knee injury. I cant go (practice), but Im getting closer, Butt said. Im about five months out right now. But rehab is going really well. Im feeling great and I know the trainers are feeling good about where Im at. He finished with eight catches for 85 yards in three starts in 2018 and has a chance to be the primary pass-catching tight end if he can stay on the field. The Broncos re-signed Jeff Heuerman and also have Troy Fumagalli recovering from a sports hernia. Fumagalli has been cleared to practice starting April 2. Quarterback Joe Flacco likes to lean on tight ends, which is good for this group, but it remains to be seen how this situation will play out. Fantasy owners would be better off avoiding Denver's tight end group.

From RotoBaller

Mar 26 11:23am ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) thinks he's about five months away from returning and hopes to be ready for training camp.

Fantasy Spin: Butt could be a late-round flyer, but he has torn his ACL three times now. That's something to consider when looking for upside late in drafts.

Jan 14 12:10pm ET

Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt (knee), who tore his left ACL in practice on Sept. 27, would like to be on the field when organized team activities begin this spring. Ill be here all offseason rehabbing and at the very least Ill be fully healthy for (training) camp, Butt said. Im progressing and I have goals I want to at least be doing something during OTAs. I feel really good. He had eight catches for 85 yards in the first three games of the season before his injury. Butt tore his right ACL twice in college and sat out all of 2017. He could be in line for a starting job if Jeff Heuerman departs in free agency, but Butt is really only a consideration as a dynasty league stash until he proves he can stay on the field.

From RotoBaller

Jan 13 11:43pm ET

Denver Broncos RB Jake Butt (knee) said he will be fully healthy by training camp at the latest. 'I'm progressing and I have goals,' Butt said. 'I want to at least be doing something during OTAs. I feel really good.'

Player Transactions
  • 04-Feb-2019: DEN - Off IR - torn ACL
  • 29-Sep-2018: DEN - On IR - torn ACL
  • 05-Feb-2018: DEN - Reinstated
  • 02-Sep-2017: DEN - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - undisclosed
  • 12-May-2017: DEN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
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