Noah Fant Injury Update is Encouraging for Fantasy Outlook

By michael obermuller
Noah Fant's injury update and fantasy outlook both seem promising.
Noah Fant's injury update and fantasy outlook both seem promising. / Joe Sargent/Getty Images

For the Denver Broncos this season, it has been one injury after the next plaguing their roster. Even in the franchise's first win of the year last night, there was a feeling of nervousness as star tight end Noah Fant was carted off the field.

Fantasy owners also held their breath as Fant never returned to action on a game-winning Broncos drive late in the fourth quarter, but the injury update this morning is encouraging.

Noah Fant Fantasy Outlook

Whenever you see a cart in action, it's not usually a great sign, but this time it may have been a false alarm. Fant will have a long period of rest after the Thursday night game, so a "minor" tag from the Broncos should mean that he will suit up in Week 5 against the New England Patriots.

Former undrafted free agent Brett Rypien was also slinging the ball around with more competence against the New York Jets than Jeff Driskel in Week 3, which should help Fant moving forward.

The tight end started 2020 with a touchdown in Weeks 1 and 2, and looked like a fantasy sleeper with an average of 15.2 yards per catch in those games, but the quarterback flux in Denver has since derailed his progress. In the last two games, Fant did catch 10 passes, but only managed 81 total yards on much shorter routes.

You can't expect Fant to produce like he did with Drew Lock moving forward, but the young talent can still be a serviceable tight end if his ankle is good to go. It appears to be, and now you can exhale.

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