TE Noah Fant - Denver Broncos
|6-4, 249||Born: 11-20-1997||College: Iowa||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2019|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): Fant had his breakout game before the bye and should be the #2 target this week against a reeling Vikings pass defense.
Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Noah Fant's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
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.
Latest NewsBroncos | Career day for Noah Fant (Sun Nov 3, 11:35 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant caught three of his four targets for 115 yards and a touchdown in a 24-19 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 9. link to story
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