This season, the tight end position has been up and down in terms of production in fantasy football. However, second-year tight end Noah Fant has been a solid top-10/15 fantasy play when healthy.
Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos TE Noah Fant
If the Carolina Panthers decide that they want to take Tim Patrick and force one of the other wide receivers to beat them, then it could open up the door for Noah Fant. This season, the former Iowa Hawkeye has 44 receptions for 492 yards and two touchdowns. Both of those touchdowns happened within the first two weeks, which is not music to fantasy football managers’ ears.
In the Broncos’ last three games, Fant has nine receptions (14 targets) for 125 yards. Last week against the Chiefs, he posted four receptions (seven targets) for 57 yards. It is the second time in three weeks that Fant has recorded at least four receptions and 50 yards.
The young tight end could be in store for the same target share on Sunday against the Panthers. Carolina’s defense has not been great defending opposing team’s tight ends, allowing five touchdowns and 8.3 fantasy points per game this season.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start — Noah Fant