Noah Fant

Noah Fant

26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Seattle Seahawks
Questionable
Injury Hand
Est. Return 3/1/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Noah Fant in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $12.59 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2019. Traded to the Seahawks in March of 2022. Seahawks exercised $6.85 million team option for 2023 in April of 2022.
Tough sledding in contract year
TESeattle Seahawks
Hand
February 1, 2024
Fant (hand) recorded 32 receptions for 414 yards and no touchdowns across 17 games during the 2023 regular season.
ANALYSIS
Fant played out the fifth year of his rookie contract, en route to posting career lows in receptions, yards and touchdowns. The 26-year-old tight end, who surpassed 50 yards just twice this season, suffered a hand injury in the Seahawks' season finale. It shouldn't be a long-term issue or affect his value as a free agent in March, but the market may be softened for Fant based on his downturn in production in 2023.
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How do Noah Fant's 2023 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
17.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.56
 
% Team Air Yards
7.5%
 
% Team Targets
7.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.4%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.6
 
% Targeted On Route
14.4%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.39
 
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How often does Noah Fant run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Noah Fant
298 routes   43 targets
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55%
134 routes   22 targets
37%
205 routes   34 targets
44%
2 routes   0 targets
13%
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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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Fant was traded to Seattle in the offseason deal that sent Russell Wilson to Denver. Also included in the trade was quarterback Drew Lock, from whom Fant caught passes last season in addition to Teddy Bridgewater. Fant finished eighth in catches and 10th in yards among tight ends last year in what was nearly a carbon copy of his 2020 campaign, but with 4.50 speed at 249 pounds, the 24-year-old still has time to grow his skill set. While the familiarity with Lock could have been a positive for Fant if the former had won the quarterback competition with Geno Smith, the 2019 first-round pick out of Iowa once again finds himself in an offense helmed by one of the league's least productive starting quarterbacks. And now he will have to compete for targets with a pair of established wide receivers in DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. There should be enough targets left behind Metcalf and Lockett - the Seahawks do not have a proven No. 3 wide receiver - for Fant to replicate last year's numbers, but he might not get many high-quality looks in a Seattle offense with Smith under center Week 1.
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.
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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Ruled out of Sunday's game
TESeattle Seahawks
Hand
January 7, 2024
Fant (hand) won't return to Sunday's game in Arizona, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Tending to hand issue
TESeattle Seahawks
Hand
January 7, 2024
Fant exited Sunday's game at Arizona due to a hand injury.
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Hauls in five passes Sunday
TESeattle Seahawks
December 31, 2023
Fant secured five of six targets for 59 yards during Sunday's 30-23 defeat to the Steelers.
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Gets back to full participation
TESeattle Seahawks
December 28, 2023
Fant (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports.
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Tending to knee issue
TESeattle Seahawks
Knee
December 27, 2023
Fant (knee) was a non-participant at Wednesday's walkthrough, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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