TE Noah Fant - Denver Broncos

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

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Summary

The Denver Broncos traded back in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, but with the no.20 overall pick they got a receiving weapon in Iowa tight end Noah Fant. During his days in college, Fant split time with fellow 2019 first-round pick T.J. Hockenson. While Hockenson is more of the all-purpose tight end, Fant is a gifted athlete and receiving threat. He could be a 'seam ripper' for the Broncos offense in 2019. Fant has the speed to get down the seam in a hurry and he creates mismatches for safeties or linebackers tasked with covering him. Fant has good hands, concentration and can make some 'OMG' catches near the sideline or the back of the end zone. He should become a favorite target of Joe Flacco and should be the leading receiver for the Broncos at the tight end position. (May 6)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 25, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 28, 29, 29, 32, 34
TE Redraft PPR - 25, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 25, 25, 25, 28, 28, 29, 31, 32
TE Dynasty - 14, 7, 16, 16, 19
Overall Rookie - 14, 4, 14, 14, 15, 16, 24

Stats and Projections

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2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 42.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 45.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 35.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 30.3 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 157
TE: 19
Overall-PPR: 153
TE-PPR: 19

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Latest News

Broncos | Noah Fant's speed showing up (Sun Jul 21, 09:01 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant caught a touchdown in the red zone and was able to create separation and 'rip off gains' of 20-plus yards on passes in the flat during practice Sunday, July 21, according to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com.

Our View: Fant could be relevant in fantasy leagues this year despite being a rookie. His chemistry with Joe Flacco is key and it sounds like it is already developing.
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Broncos | Noah Fant's blocking praised (Sun Jul 21, 03:03 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant is impressing with his run blocking so far in training camp. 'One of the things I think was undervalued with him ahead of the draft is I think he's an excellent run-blocker,' Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello said Sunday, July 21.

Our View: Fant's run blocking won't result in fantasy points for him, but it can get him on the field more as a rookie and earn the trust of his coaches. If he can become a clear starter and every down player right out of the gate, Fant could be a low-end TE1 this year.
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Broncos | Noah Fant making plays (Fri Jul 19, 10:32 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant 'found success' running quick out routes and catching passes in the flats during practice Friday, July 19, according to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com.

Our View: Fant, a first-round pick of the Broncos in the 2019 NFL draft, has the upside to be a weapon in the Rich Scangarello offense. He's big, fast, strong and physical, making him s a tough player to match up with. Fant is too big for safeties to cover and too fast for linebackers to cover. He's got to work his way up the depth chart to earn starter's snaps over guys like Jeff Heuerman, Jake Butt or Troy Fumagalli.
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Broncos | Noah Fant tested early (Thu Jul 18, 09:53 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant was used as an in-line tight end with the first-team offense during training camp Thursday, July 18, and he struggled to contain LB Von Miller.

Our View: Many players struggle to contain Miller, so we're going to give Fant a break on his first day of training camp. The rookie first-round pick has major upside...eventually...as a starting tight end for the Broncos. Right now, the top target for Joe Flacco at the position seems to be second-year pro Troy Fumagalli. We'll watch Fant and Fumagalli battle it out in camp and the preseason.
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Broncos | Odds stacked against Noah Fant? (Thu Jul 11, 09:05 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant's impact is 'more likely to come in 2020 and beyond' because only four rookie tight ends in NFL history have reached 700 receiving yards, according to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com

Our View: We don't think anyone should be expecting 700 yards receiving for Fant as a rookie. However, projecting him for 40-plus catches is not outlandish. First, he's catching passes from QB Joe Flacco who historically loves to go to the tight end early and often. Second, Fant is playing in a Shanahan/Kubiak offense under new Broncos OC Rich Scangarello and that could boost his numbers. The Broncos selected Fant in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft for a reason, and they'll use him often...albeit in some form of committee at tight end.
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