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What to do with Noah Fant, Albert Okwuegbunam in Week 8 fantasy football

We go over Noah Fant, Albert Okwuegbunam’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Broncos Week 8 matchup against the Chargers.

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (87) gains yards after catch as New York Jets strong safety Bradley McDougald (30) defends during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos love to throw to their tight ends, and they have two useful options with Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam. Both have had impressive performances this season, so what should fantasy owners be doing with them looking ahead to Sunday’s game?

Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos TEs Noah Fant, Albert Okwuegbunam

Fant returned from a high ankle sprain, though he was not himself in last weekend’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He finished with three catches for 38 yards on seven total targets. While Fant was nowhere near 100% healthy, Okwuegbunam caught all seven targets that went his way for 60 yards. Denver quarterback Drew Lock is struggling right now, and he is looking toward the tight end position often.

Denver will face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, and they allowed three receptions for 32 yards to Jacksonville Jaguars tight end James O’Shaughnessy in their last time out.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Fant should be in fantasy lineups this weekend as a low-end No. 1 tight end despite his injury, while Okwuegbunam can stay on the bench for fantasy purposes.