Noah Fant
Noah Fant
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Fant's rookie season was a match for the pre-draft scouting profile, with his 4.5 speed evident on three gains of 40-plus yards, while his flaws manifested in a 6.2 percent drop rate (10th worst among TEs) and a brutal 45.4 PFF grade for run blocking. Despite his inconsistency, the No. 20 overall pick finished 14th at his position with 704 offensive snaps, benefiting from an utter lack of competition for playing time. Fant's 8.3 YAC average tied Jonnu Smith for the lead among tight ends, albeit with nearly half his 332 after-catch yards coming in two games. Fant caught just one of eight targets traveling 20-plus yards downfield, but he went 12-for-17 on targets of 10-19 yards, proving to be more than just a dump-and-run tight end. And for what it's worth, Fant saw only 14 targets in Drew Lock's five December starts, but the limited chances were efficiently converted to a 10-188-1 receiving line. Incoming draft picks Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler will boost the target competition coming from Denver's wide receivers, while fourth-round TE Albert Okwuegbunam shouldn't be an immediate threat, perhaps profiling as a slightly lesser version of Fant - long on athleticism, short on polish. Courtland Sutton is still the top dog, but a Year 2 breakout for Lock would create room for both Fant and Jeudy to thrive. On the other hand, a disappointing sophomore campaign for the young QB could leave behind a ton of fantasy wreckage for an offense loaded with skill-position talent. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $12.59 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2019.
Snags team-leading 62 passes
TEDenver Broncos
January 13, 2021
Fant finished the 2020 season with 62 receptions for 673 yards and three touchdowns on 93 targets over his 15 appearances with the program.
ANALYSIS
Fant became more of a short-range, volume target under first-year offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak than he had been while playing in the Rich Scangarello-led offense in 2019. The tight end averaged 4.1 catches per game in 2020, but his yards per reception fell by more than three, dropping from 14.1 in 2019 to 10.9 in 2020. Fant's production fell off dramatically after injuring his ankle Week 4 against the Jets, and though he only ended up missing one game on the season, he never seemed to fully recover from the issue. With a full offseason to rehab and with better health in 2021, Fant could have the potential to make another leap forward in his third NFL season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Noah Fant'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
44.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.90
 
% Team Air Yards
13.3%
 
% Team Targets
17.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.0%
 
Drop Rate
3.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
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How often does Noah Fant run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Noah Fant 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.
Noah Fant
406 routes   93 targets
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91%
56 routes   15 targets
90%
48 routes   15 targets
79%
40 routes   4 targets
78%
107 routes   21 targets
72%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Noah Fant Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Noah Fant'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' 4"
 
Weight
249 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.22 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.81 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Fant's splashy film at Iowa caught everyone's attention, especially since the scouting community is desperately looking for the next George Kittle - another Hawkeye -to come about. Fant's good-but-not-dominant college stats can be directly tied to the depth of the Iowa roster; No. 8 overall pick T.J. Hockenson shared work with Fant in a run-first offense the last couple years. The prospect hounds were drooling when Fant destroyed the combine with a 4.5 40-yard dash and 39.5-inch vertical, but sometimes his play on the field wasn't as interesting - he struggled with dropped passes in college. Add it all up and the usual rules apply. We're plenty interested in Fant's future, but rookie tight ends are generally seen and not heard from, at least for fantasy purposes. The Broncos also have some other competition for TE snaps, bringing back Jeff Heuerman on a two-year, $8 million contract despite his uninspired performance last year. Toss in a shaky quarterback situation and it's a lot for a rookie tight end to overcome.
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Played through injury all year
TEDenver Broncos
January 4, 2021
Fant said Monday that he never got '100 percent' healthy in 2020 after injuring his ankle against the Jets in Week 4, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Six grabs Sunday
TEDenver Broncos
December 27, 2020
Fant caught six of nine targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Chargers.
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Dominates target share Week 15
TEDenver Broncos
December 19, 2020
Fant reeled in eight of 11 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 48-19 loss to the Bills.
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Returns to full practice
TEDenver Broncos
December 16, 2020
Fant (illness) practiced fully Wednesday, putting him on track to play Saturday against the Bills, Troy Renck of ABC Denver7 reports.
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Should be fine for Week 15 action
TEDenver Broncos
Illness
December 16, 2020
Coach Vic Fangio said that Fant (illness) is "fine" ahead of Wednesday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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