Noah Fant

Noah Fant

24-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.
One catch in season finale
TEDenver Broncos
January 12, 2022
Fant caught one of two targets for 16 yards in Saturday's 28-24 loss to the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Fant turned in his lowest reception total of the season Saturday, but he still finished the campaign with a respectable 68-670-4 receiving line. The tight end talent is undeniable, but Denver's weak quarterback often made him difficult to rely on for steady production. The 24-year-old has one year remaining on his rookie contract, but it may take an upgrade at the quarterback position for him to raise his production and secure a long-term extension before he reaches free agency.
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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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
32.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.64
 
% Team Air Yards
12.2%
 
% Team Targets
17.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.6%
 
Drop Rate
1.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.9
 
% Targeted On Route
20.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.56
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

81474%
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40036%
2850%
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1629%
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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
430 routes   90 targets
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53%
170 routes   40 targets
43%
76 routes   12 targets
27%
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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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Approaches finale minus designation
TEDenver Broncos
January 6, 2022
Fant (quadriceps) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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Limited at Wednesday's practice
TEDenver Broncos
Quadriceps
January 5, 2022
Fant (quadriceps) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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Limited by quad issue
TEDenver Broncos
Quadriceps
January 4, 2022
Fant was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report due to a quadriceps injury, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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Big day in loss
TEDenver Broncos
January 2, 2022
Fant caught six of seven targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Chargers.
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Catches three passes in loss
TEDenver Broncos
December 29, 2021
Fant secured three of four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Raiders.
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