Noah Fant has been a favorite weapon in the Broncos offense this year, receiving five or more targets in every game. The Falcons allow the most points in the league to opposing tight ends and are an ideal match-up this weekend. Will there be enough room for two tight ends in the Broncos offense to find success this weekend as Albert Okwuegbunam emerges onto the fantasy scene? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos TEs Noah Fant, Albert Okwuegbunam
Noah Fant is currently the 12th ranked fantasy tight end this season. There is reason to believe he will move further into TE1 territory this weekend with a plus match-up with a Falcons defense that has allowed an average of 12.7 points to opposing tight ends. That may not seem like a high point total, but the tight end position has an exceptional dearth of reliable options this year, so would amount to a commendable performance. Fant belongs in lineups as a TE1 this weekend.
Albert Okwuegbunam saw some success in the Denver offense while Noah Fant was sidelined with an injury, but saw only one target in Week 8 once Fant had returned. Luckily for Okwuegbunam, his lone reception was a touchdown. Okwuegbunam has demonstrated the talent to succeed and he also has well established chemistry with Drew lock, as they spent two years together at the University of Missouri. Were he not competing with Fant for targets, he may garner some attention for starting lineups, but that is not the reality of the situation. Even with a plus match-up, Okwuegbunam’s role is too minor at this time to trust him as a fantasy starter in standard leagues. He should remain on the bench for now but is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Noah Fant as a TE1
Sit Albert Okwuegbunam