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Noah Fant activated from COVID-19 list for Week 10

The Broncos tight end is likely to return for Week 10 vs. the Eagles.

Tight end Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos runs with the football past linebacker Quincy Williams #56 of the Jacksonville Jaguars on his way to a touchdown during the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on September 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Nov 10 update: The Broncos have activated Noah Fant from the COVID injury list and he will be available in Week 10, per Nick Kosmider.

Friday update: Head coach Vic Fangio told reporters that he doesn’t expect Noah Fant to play in Week 9 due to COVID-19 protocols, per Zac Stevens. Albert Okwuegbunam will take over the lead role at tight end against the Cowboys.

The Denver Broncos have placed tight end Noah Fant on the COVID-19 reserve list. Doug Kyed is reporting the move came due to a positive test. It is not yet clear if Fant is vaccinated or not. If he is vaccinated, he would be able to return after two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. If he is not vaccinated, he would be sidelined ten days, pending subsequent tests.

It’s been an up-and-down season for Fant. He has scored touchdowns in three separate games and has double digit fantasy totals in four games. He is coming off a Week 8 in which he had two receptions for eight yards against Washington.

The Broncos welcomed back Jerry Jeudy and Albert Okwuegbunam saw a boost in playing time. Neither bodes well for Fant’s fantasy stock. It’s probably too late to get much value for Fant until he bounces back, but he’s not someone to waive outside of shallow leagues.