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What to do with Noah Fant in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Noah Fant ahead of the Broncos Week 16 matchup against the Chargers.

Khari Willis #37 of the Indianapolis Colts breaks up a pass to Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos in the end zone during the second quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

Noah Fant is coming off of his best fantasy performance of 2020. What does he have for an encore against the Los Angeles Chargers this week.

Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos TE Noah Fant

After dealing with an ankle injury for most of the season and being beset by what was believed to be food poisoning in Week 14, Fant looked healthy for the first time in a long time when he faced the Bills last Saturday. He set season-highs in targets (11) and receptions (8), concluding with 68 yards and his first touchdown since Week 2. Those 11 looks represented a 34.4 target share. Fant has cleared 50 yards in three of his last four games (excluding Week 14 since he played just five snaps before heading to the locker room with his illness). The Chargers have allowed 10 touchdowns to tight ends this year, tied for third-most in the league. They were most recently ripped up by Las Vegas’ Darren Waller, who went off for nine receptions, 150 yards and a TD.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Fant should be a popular fantasy option this week. His athleticism, improved health, recent target share and matchup all make him an easy top-10 pick at the position in season-long formats. His DraftKings price has risen to $4,800, up $1,000 from last week.