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What to do with Noah Fant in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Noah Fant ahead of the Broncos Week 17 matchup against the Raiders.

Kevin Byard #31 of the Tennessee Titans intercepts a pass intended for Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on October 13, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos will end their 2020 season with a Week 17 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend and Noah Fant could play a major role in the contest. The second-year tight end has served as Drew Lock’s go-to guy all year an could be one of the most productive fantasy performers in the matchup.

Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos TE Noah Fant

Fant has missed two games this season but leads all Broncos in receptions with 58. Only six tight ends have caught more balls. Fant also ranks second in targets (87) and receiving touchdowns (3) among Denver players. One thing that flies under the radar when it comes to Fant is his ability to rack up yards after the catch. He leads Denver with 340 yards after the catch. Tim Patrick ranks second with 204. To be frank, Fant makes plays when he gets the ball in his hands. he only caught three passes for 18 yards the last time he faced Las Vegas but has now eclipsed 55 receiving yards in three straight games.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Fant. He has the highest floor of any Broncos pass catcher.