Nick Vannett
Nick Vannett
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Vannett was a surprise addition in free agency given Denver's already crowded tight-end room. The Broncos have two young, athletic targets at the position in Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam, so expect Vannett - who has just 61 career receptions - to mostly serve as an in-line blocker while garnering TE2-level snaps. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a two-year, $5.7 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2020.
Faces uncertainty heading into 2021
TEDenver Broncos
January 14, 2021
Vannett brought in 14 passes of 21 targets for 95 yards and a score in 15 games during the 2020 campaign.
ANALYSIS
Vannett stepped up a bit following the season-ending knee injury to fellow tight end Albert Okwuegbunam. The 27-year-old had three of his four multi-catch games during the final six contests of the season, including a four reception outing in Week 13 against Carolina. He did well in providing QB Drew Lock with a safety blanket underneath. The question heading into 2021 is whether that's worth $3.6 million against the cap when cutting him would cost just $875,000. Vannett is a strong blocker and a solid veteran presence, but he might be squeezed out with returning youngsters Noah Fant, Andrew Beck and Okwuegbunam.
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How do Nick Vannett's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
6.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.27
 
% Team Air Yards
2.0%
 
% Team Targets
3.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
4.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

73268%
36134%
13513%
11411%
868%
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How often does Nick Vannett run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Nick Vannett and the other tight ends for the Broncos are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Nick Vannett
107 routes   21 targets
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72%
406 routes   93 targets
91%
56 routes   15 targets
90%
48 routes   15 targets
79%
40 routes   4 targets
78%
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2020 Nick Vannett Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Nick Vannett's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
261 lbs
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.05 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
111 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
34.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Vannett battled a back injury during the early portion of last season, and he was mostly inconsistent for the remainder of the campaign. In his third season, Vannett averaged fewer than two catches per game and reached paydirt just three times. He will be in a battle again for snaps with Will Dissly and Ed Dickson, and Dissly's upside is enough reason to keep Vannett off fantasy rosters.
A third-round pick in 2016, Vannett hasn't had much opportunity to do anything with the Seahawks, playing behind Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson the last two years. Graham and Willson are gone, leaving Vannett in spot where he can actually contribute this season. Seattle signed veteran Ed Dickson and drafted Will Dissly in the fourth round, but both of those tight ends are blockers first. At 6-5, 261, Vannett is the biggest of the trio. The Seahawks likely won't pass as much at the goal line this season, but when they do, Vannett could get his number called.
Vannett is expected to be the third tight end again this season. That doesn't mean much, though, with Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson around. Vannett caught three passes in nine games last season. Expect more of the same this season.
The Seahawks selected Vannett in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the hope that he'll provide additional run-blocking support, so he likely won't be used much in the passing game, thus limiting his fantasy value. Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson are the clear top-2 pass-catching options at tight end, but Vannett could boost the production of running back Thomas Rawls with his blocking power.
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Falls in pecking order
TEDenver Broncos
December 22, 2020
Vannett didn't catch his lone target in Sunday's 48-19 loss to the Bills.
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Steps in following Fant exit
TEDenver Broncos
December 13, 2020
Vannett reeled in all four of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 32-27 win against Carolina.
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Two receptions in loss
TEDenver Broncos
December 8, 2020
Vannett caught both targets for seven yards during Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Chiefs.
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Handles highest snap count of 2020
TEDenver Broncos
November 24, 2020
Vannett caught both targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Dolphins.
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No targets in Week 10
TEDenver Broncos
November 18, 2020
Vannett wasn't targeted in Sunday's 37-12 loss to the Raiders.
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