Noah Fant
Noah Fant
22-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.
Cleared for Week 8
TEDenver Broncos
October 29, 2020
Fant (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Just like last week, Fant opened Week 8 as a limited participant Wednesday before upgrading to full activity a day later. Now that he's further removed from the sprained ankle he sustained Oct. 1, Fant will look to deliver better results Sunday against the Chargers after the Chiefs limited him to three receptions for 38 yards in his return from a one-game absence last week. Fant still played 70 percent of the offensive snaps in that contest, and he should see a slight uptick in work moving forward after playing no fewer than 73 percent of the snaps in any of the Broncos' first three games.
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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
52.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.06
 
% Team Air Yards
13.0%
 
% Team Targets
17.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.7%
 
Drop Rate
5.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Denver BroncosBroncos 2020 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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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
147 routes   34 targets
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% Routes Run
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94%
35 routes   13 targets
95%
40 routes   4 targets
78%
39 routes   10 targets
74%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chargers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
85.7
 
Cornerbacks
76.7
 
Safeties
82.5
 
Linebackers
104.8
 
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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' 5"
 
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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Limited to start week
TEDenver Broncos
Ankle
October 28, 2020
Fant (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Three catches in return from injury
TEDenver Broncos
October 25, 2020
Fant caught three of his seven targets for 38 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-16 loss to Kansas City.
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Practices fully
TEDenver Broncos
October 22, 2020
Fant (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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Begins week with limited practice
TEDenver Broncos
Ankle
October 21, 2020
Fant (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Could return Week 7
TEDenver Broncos
Ankle
October 19, 2020
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Fant (ankle) has a "chance" to face the Chiefs on Sunday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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