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TE PIT

College: Ohio State | 5 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 261 lbs
Birth Date: 3/6/1993
2020 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 33.6
Avg Pts: 2.10
Rank: 55 TE

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Vannett played with the Seahawks and Steelers last season, getting traded to Pittsburgh after three games with the Seattle. Vannett had 17 receptions for 166 yards between the two teams. Vannett has 61 receptions in four NFL seasons. He signed with the Broncos this offseason and will play a reserve role with his new team. He should get plenty of playing time for the Broncos because of his blocking ability. He can be an asset for the running game. He can make plays in the passing game, though, improving in that area in recent seasons.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Vannett probably won't get a lot of targets in the passing game, helping more as a blocker than receiver. He isn't worth a draft pick for fantasy teams unless he is forced into a bigger role in the passing game. Expect around 20 receptions for 200 yards with a score or two.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

2018 was a career year for Seattle Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett. He hauled in 29 receptions for 269 yards and three touchdowns, all career highs and numbers that led all Seahawks tight ends. However, much of that was due to injuries, as veteran Ed Dickson missed the first eight games with a back injury and rookie Will Dissly suffered a season-ending knee injury minutes into Seattles fourth game of the season. Dissly and Dickson are both healthy now, and Seattle also added Jacob Hollister into the mix - and thats after using lineman George Fant as a tight end multiple times last season. Its a crowded tight end picture in Seattle at the moment, and this is not a team that is known to utilize their tight ends exceptionally well, as many former Jimmy Graham owners can attest to. Dissly likely has the upper hand on the starting tight end role in Seattle, as long as he is healthy. Because of that, he is the late round flyer you want to target in Seattle - which means Vannett should remain on your waiver wire. Injuries are certainly a possibility to push him into a bigger role once again in 2019, but until that happens I wouldnt use a roster spot on him.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 13.60Nick Vannett 16 receiving yds (1.60 pts)
Nick Vannett 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 22.30Nick Vannett 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
Nick Vannett 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 31.90Nick Vannett 9 receiving yds (0.90 pts)
Nick Vannett 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 44.80Nick Vannett 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)
Nick Vannett 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 50.00
Week 61.50Nick Vannett 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Nick Vannett 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 82.50Nick Vannett 15 receiving yds (1.50 pts)
Nick Vannett 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 90.00
Week 101.80Nick Vannett 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
Nick Vannett 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 111.70Nick Vannett 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
Nick Vannett 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 12
Week 131.70Nick Vannett 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
Nick Vannett 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 29.00Nick Vannett 40 receiving yds (4.00 pts)
Nick Vannett 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Playoff Week 32.80Nick Vannett 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
Nick Vannett 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Player Notes
Apr 3 2:53pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Nick Vannett on Friday, April 3, discussed his run blocking on a media conference call. 'I have always thought one of the traits need to have, you have to have some nasty,' Vannett said. 'It's not a cute job. It's not an attractive job. You are not going to get any stats from it. You know what, it's all mentality.'

Fantasy Spin: Vannett only caught passes in 16 games with the Seahawks and Steelers last season, and he'll play the blocking tight end role in Denver with 2019 first-round pick Noah Fant and veteran Jeff Heuerman serving as the primary pass-catching tight ends and only viable fantasy options.

From TheHuddle

Apr 2 6:13pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Nick Vannett was officially signed to a two-year contract Thursday, April 2. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

From TheHuddle

Mar 22 9:23pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman's roster spot could be in jeopardy following the addition of TE Nick Vannett, according to Troy Renck of Denver7.

From TheHuddle

Mar 21 7:10pm ET

The Denver Broncos signed tight end Nick Vannett to an undisclosed two-year deal on Saturday, according to a source. Vannett, more known for his blocking, had 17 combined catches between the Seahawks and Steelers in 2019. He should serve as the blocking complement to Noah Fant in his new home. The 27-year-old was a third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2016 and hasn't had more than 29 catches or 269 receiving yards in a single season. He won't be on the fantasy radar unless Fant misses time with an injury, and even then he'd be a low-end TE2 without much upside.

From RotoBaller

Mar 21 4:13pm ET

Free-agent TE Nick Vannett (Steelers) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos Saturday, March 21, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

From TheHuddle

Mar 20 3:13pm ET

Free-agent TE Nick Vannett (Steelers) appears unlikely to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the team agreed to terms with TE Eric Ebron.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 21-Mar-2020: DEN - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2021)
  • 18-Mar-2020: PIT - Declared Free Agent
  • 25-Sep-2019: PIT - Traded - for 2020 fifth-round draft pick
  • 06-May-2016: SEA - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2019)
NFL Week
OppPtsRecRec
Yds
Rec
TDs
Rec
Tgt
100
Yds
Rush
Att
Rush
Yds
Rush
TDs
Fum
Lost
2019 Season33.601716602200000
Week 1@NWE3.602160200000
Week 2SEA2.301130100000
Week 3@SFO1.90190200000
Week 4CIN4.802280200000
Week 5BAL0.00000100000
Week 6@LAC1.50150100000
Week 7bye
Week 8MIA2.501150200000
Week 9IND0.00000100000
Week 10LAR1.80180100000
Week 11@CLE1.70170100000
Week 12@CIN0.00000000000
Week 13CLE1.70170100000
Week 14@ARI0.00000000000
Week 15BUF9.005400600000
Week 16@NYJ2.801180100000
Week 17@BAL0.00000000000