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Noah Fant


#8 Tight End

104 Projected Points

ADP: 12.4
Bye: 11
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 23
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 249
40 Time: 4.50

2021 Projections & Outlook


#8 Tight End

104 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
12.4 65 744 5 1

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Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Fant posted a 62-673-3 line in 15 games last year, ranking 12th among TEs in PPR points per game and 18th in non-PPR.
  • That’s misleading, though, because …
    • Fant left Week 4 early with an ankle injury.
    • The Broncos were missing all of their QBs in Week 12, limiting Fant to 1 catch.
    • He played just 5 snaps in Week 14 due to an illness.
  • If we remove those 3 games, Fant climbs to 5th in PPR points per game and 10th in non-PPR.
  • Among 35 TEs with 40+ targets last year, Fant ranked 15th in yards per target, 6th in yards per route run and 5th in Pro Football Focus receiving grades.
  • Even with the injury, illness and QB issues, Fant scored the 12th most PPR points by a 2nd-year TE over the past 10 seasons.
  • That followed an impressive 40-562-3 line as a rookie -- the 7th most PPR points scored by a rookie TE over the past 10 seasons.
  • Fant’s 102 catches through his first 2 seasons rank 3rd by a TE over the last 10 years. His 1,235 yards rank 6th on that list, and his 158.3 PPR points 8th just behind Evan Engram, Hunter Henry and O.J. Howard and right ahead of Zach Ertz and T.J. Hockenson.
  • OC Pat Shurmur returns for his 2nd season with the Broncos in 2021.
  • The Broncos traded for QB Teddy Bridgewater in April. He’ll compete with QB Drew Lock for the starting job.
  • Bridgewater sports a career 66.5% completion rate and 7.3 yards per attempt average -- much better than Lock’s 59.1% completion rate and 6.6 yards per attempt through 2 seasons.
  • Whether Lock takes a significant step forward in 2021 or Bridgewater beats him out, Fant should get better QB play this season than last.
  • He’ll face more target competition, though. Courtland Sutton is back after playing just 31 snaps before tearing his ACL last year. And Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler are candidates for bigger roles in their 2nd seasons.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Fant was better last year than his final fantasy ranking suggests. An injury, illness and game without a legitimate QB tripped him up. But outside of those outings, he finished TE5 in PPR points and TE10 in non-PPR. That followed a strong rookie season.

Fant faces tough target competition, most notably from WRs Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. And QB play remains a question mark. But the 23-year-old Fant is an ascending player with an exciting ceiling.

If you miss out on the top tier of TEs, he’s a nice target in the middle rounds of your fantasy draft.


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Broncos TE Noah Fant is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the Panthers with an illness. We'll update his status when we know more.

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Broncos TE Noah Fant (ribs) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He got in a full practice on Friday — and the ankle that he’s been struggling with isn’t listed on the injury report this week. Fant is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

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Broncos TE Noah Fant (ribs) is expected to play against the Dolphins today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fant got in a limited practice on Thursday and a full workout on Friday. These rib injuries tend to be pain-management issues more than anything else. Fant is fine to get into fantasy lineups.

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Broncos TE Noah Fant (ribs) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. The ankle that’s bothered him for the past few weeks is off the injury report, but now he’s dealing with this rib issue. We’re expecting Fant to play on Sunday but will look for an update in the morning. Miami-Denver doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET.

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Broncos TE Noah Fant injured his right ankle at the end of a 1st-quarter catch in Atlanta. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Fant returned in the 2nd quarter.

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