TE Noah Fant - Denver Broncos

6-4, 249Born: 11-20-1997College: IowaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2019

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17 vs OAK 36 1.0 4 0 0 0.4

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

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Noah Fant's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 17 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Fant played a full complement of snaps, but had just one catch for a paltry 4 yards on a tight end screen in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 16 vs DET (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Fant played a full compliment of snaps and had a solid day as a blocker, but he just didn't produce in the passing game in this one. He caught a tight end screen and barely made it back to the line of scrimmage in the 2nd quarter, then picked up a nine yard gain in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 15 vs KC (3 / 2 / 56 / 0 rec)

Fant had a smaller target share after missing nearly an entire quarter with an injury. He got behind the defense on a play action fake on 4th and 1 in the 2nd quarter and took off down the left sideline for a 43 yard gain. He was tackled hard and missed the 2nd quarter with a shoulder injury, but returned after halftime to finish the game. He picked up another 13 yards on a deep out route early in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 14 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 113 / 1 rec)

Fant opened the game up with a huge catch and run down the right sideline for a 48 yard gain on Lock's first pass attempt. He capped the same drive with a beautiful leaping touchdown catch, towering over a defender in the end zone for the score. Fant caught a short checkdown pass in the 2nd quarter and turned it into a 28 yard gain with a nice run after the catch. Fant slipped a tackle and racked up even more yards after the catch on a 3rd quarter out route. Fant unfortunately left the game later in the 3rd with a foot injury. Backup tight end Troy Fumagalli saw snaps and targets in Fant's absence.

2019 Week 13 vs LAC (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Fant caught Lock's first NFL completion, a modest out route early in the 1st quarter. It turned out to be Fant's only reception of the day as he could not connect on either of his other targets. Fant got his hands on a corner route in the end zone later in the 1st quarter, but had it knocked away by a solid defensive effort.

2019 Week 12 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

Fant managed the second highest target total with five, again trailing just Sutton, but it was a miserable day for everyone involved in this offense. Fant secured a few short checkdowns from Allen. He nearly lost a fumble on a screen pass that was blown up behind the line of scrimmage, but he was ruled down before the ball popped out.

2019 Week 11 vs MIN (11 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec, 2 / -7 / 0 rush)

Fant had an up and down day as he continues to showcase tough running after the catch. He got wide open up the seam on a play action pass from Allen early in the 1st quarter, gaining 31 yards on the play. Fant picked up another catch and run on an out route late in the 2nd quarter. Fant came up with a clutch 12 yard reception on a crossing route that converted 4th and 6 on Denver's final offensive drive of the game. Allen targeted Fant in the end zone on the final drive, but overthrew the tight end on the seam route. Denver tried not once but twice to get Fant going on an end-around sweep play, but the tight end got blown up behind the line of scrimmage on both plays. Fant drew a team-high 11 targets, including two looks in the end zone at the end of the game.

2019 Week 9 vs CLE (4 / 3 / 115 / 1 rec)

Fant topped 100 yards receiving for the first time in his NFL career, picking up most of it on a lengthy touchdown. He caught a short crossing route in the 1st quarter and broke no fewer than three tackles, turning up the left sideline for a 75 yard score. Fant made a nice play with a sliding catch on an out route for a 16 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. A few plays later in the same drive, he picked up 20 yards with a big catch up the right seam.

2019 Week 8 vs IND (8 / 5 / 26 / 0 rec)

Fant saw an uptick of targets in Sanders' absence, drawing a team-high 8 looks. An injury to fellow TE Jeff Heurman in the 1st also boosted Fant's snaps. He made a nice catch up the right seam late in the 1st quarter for a 17 yard gain, his only official catch of the day that wasn't some sort of underneath route. Fant caught a pass from Flacco in the back of the end zone in the 2nd quarter, but couldn't bring it down inbounds. Fant picked up a short 1st down conversion with a shallow crossing route in the 3rd. Heuerman could miss at least a week, meaning more playing time for Fant.

2019 Week 7 vs KC (5 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Fant had a miserable day, leaving a lot of yardage on the field with missed passes. a had a good chance at a deep ball down the right sideline, but couldn't reel it in as a distressed Flacco put the pass a bit behind him. Fant should have had a huge gain up the left seam at the end of the first half, but he let the pass bounce off his hands. Fant missed another huge gain up the right seam with a pass that hit him in both hands in the 3rd quarter. Fant managed just one catch on a curl route for a short gain.

2019 Week 6 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Fant had a rough day as a receiver, catching 2 of his 3 targets for short gains on boring curl routes. His final target was a deep over-the-shoulder fade in the 3rd quarter, but Fant appeared to lose the ball in the sun and safety Kevin Byrad intercepted it while trailing in coverage.

2019 Week 5 vs LAC (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Fant had one catch on a shallow crossing route late in the first quarter. He was targeted once more on an out route in the 3rd quarter that Flacco underthrew.

2019 Week 4 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 31 / 1 rec)

Fant had a beautiful catch and run in the 1st quarter for his first career touchdown. Flacco threw him a delayed screen pass behind the line of scrimmage and Fant followed his blockers beautifully, breaking a couple of tackles on his way to a an impressive 25 yard score. Fant nearly had another big gain down the right sideline in the 2nd quarter, but Flacco underthrew the ball. He was quiet after that, securing just one catch for a short gain up the seam late in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 3 vs GB (3 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)

Fant had some good highlights and some bad ones. He had a nice grab against double coverage on seam route early in the 2nd quarter. He also made a beautiful catch and run on an out route in the 4th quarter to convert 3rd and 14. His growing pains continued as he had the ball ripped from his hands for a fumble after catching a 3rd quarter pass from Flacco up the right sideline, with Green Bay recovering.

2019 Week 2 vs CHI (4 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

Fant didn't have any receptions until the 3rd quarter, when he reeled in a short out route in the 3rd quarter than converted 3rd and 4. He got wide open on a deep out route in the 3rd quarter that picked up 24 yards, Denver's longest play of the day. Fant managed to pull in a "dying duck" for a short gain from Flacco as the quarterback was tackled while throwing in the 4th quarter.

2019 Week 1 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)

Fant got the start at tight end alongside Heuerman in two TE sets, but he didn't secure a pass until the 3rd quarter, when he made a beautiful over-the-shoulder catch on a corner route for a 20 yard gain. He had one more short gain on an out route late in the 3rd quarter. Fant carried the ball once on a tight end sweep that was dropped for a five yard loss on the first drive of the game. No other tight ends were targeted in the passing game.


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