Noah Fant
Noah Fant
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
2021 Fantasy Outlook
If not for a Week 4 ankle sprain, Fant might've enjoyed a breakout season in 2020. He caught 14 passes for 184 yards and two TDs in the first three weeks before exiting early in Week 4 and sitting out Week 5. Fant then averaged only 34.1 yards (with no TDs) the next eight games, though he eventually got back on track with 18 catches the final three weeks. While consistency has been elusive, the 20th overall pick from 2019 has displayed no shortage of potential through two seasons, locking down a spot as Denver's starting TE. The 23-year-old is an elite athlete at his position even by modern standards, running a 4.50 40 at 249 pounds. His development figures to be a priority, but if Fant continues to struggle with drops (10 in two seasons), he may end up as only the third or fourth option in Denver's passing game. Wideouts Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy both have flashed superstar potential, and 2020 second-round pick KJ Hamler also has upside. Fant's rare combination of size and athleticism should make him a welcome asset for starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who tends to favor quick, short passes over slower-developing throws. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $12.59 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2019.
Quiet in win
TEDenver Broncos
September 26, 2021
Fant secured two receptions on three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 26-0 win over the Jets.
ANALYSIS
Fant was not a big part of the game plan in Week 3 as the Broncos cruised to victory over the hapless Jets. His three targets were tied for third most on a day when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw 25 passes. With wide receiver KJ Hamler going down with a knee injury Sunday, it is likely that the veteran tight end could see a bump in his usage going forward if Hamler is forced to miss time. The Broncos are already without Jerry Jeudy, so Denver's pass-catching group is getting thinner. The 6-foot-4, 249-pounder's athleticism will likely be relied on to help the offense move the chains going forward, and Fant will get a shot to bounce back when the Broncos host the Ravens in Week 4.
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How do Noah Fant's 2021 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
41.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.80
 
% Team Air Yards
12.3%
 
% Team Targets
20.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
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How often does Noah Fant run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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53 routes   17 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
72.1
 
Cornerbacks
70.0
 
Safeties
66.0
 
Linebackers
83.3
 
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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.
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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Will suit up Sunday
TEDenver Broncos
September 24, 2021
Fant (ankle) participated fully in practice Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Jets, Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports reports.
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Turns in another limited session
TEDenver Broncos
Ankle
September 23, 2021
Fant (ankle) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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Limited to start week
TEDenver Broncos
Ankle
September 22, 2021
Fant was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
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Finds end zone
TEDenver Broncos
September 19, 2021
Fant recorded four receptions on six targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Jaguars.
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Targeted eight times
TEDenver Broncos
September 12, 2021
Fant recorded six receptions on eight targets for 62 yards in the Broncos' Week 1 victory against the Giants on Sunday.
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