Noah Fant

Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #87
Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #87

Noah Fant News

Rings up 34 yards

Fant caught three of four targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Fant followed up last week's 5-96-0 line with a modest showing, as he finished fifth among Seahawks pass catchers in terms of receiving yards. The 2019 first-round pick started the season slowly, but he has produced a respectable 20 catches for 250 yards through the last six contests.

Nov 13, 2022 6:56 PM EST

Leading receiver in Sunday's win

Fant caught five of six targets for 96 yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: The tight end nearly doubled his previous season high in receiving yards as he led the Seahawks in that category. Fant's target volume remains erratic -- Sunday's five targets represented his second-highest usage of the year -- but his role in the Seattle offense appears to be growing heading into a Week 10 clash with Tampa Bay in Germany.

Nov 6, 2022 5:27 PM EST

Ready for Week 9 action

Fant (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game in Arizona, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: After opening the week with back-to-back limited sessions, Fant capped it with all activity Friday, setting him up to be out there Week 9. He'll continue to team with Will Dissly at tight end for the Seahawks, but due to an overreliance on top wideouts DK Metcalf (knee) and Tyler Lockett (hamstring/ribs), there aren't many targets that linger behind that duo. That said, No. 3 wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (groin) isn't playing Sunday, so Fant could be a bit more involved in Seattle's passing game than normal. Through eight games, Fant has reeled in 22 of 28 targets for 176 yards and one touchdown.

Nov 4, 2022 3:07 PM EST

Another limited practice

Fant (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: After kicking off Week 9 prep with back-to-back capped sessions, Fant has just one more opportunity to get back to all activity Friday before Seattle potentially tags him with a designation for Sunday's game in Arizona. If he's able to suit up, he'll be looking to build upon the 22-176-1 line he's put together in eight games this season.

Nov 3, 2022 4:50 PM EST

Tending to hamstring issue

Fant was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Aside from dealing with an illness during Week 7 prep, Fant otherwise has avoided Seattle injury reports this season. The good health hasn't translated to much production in his first campaign with the Seahawks, as he's compiled a 22-176-1 line on 28 targets in eight contests. Fant will use sessions Thursday and Friday to potentially put him on a path to play Sunday in Arizona.

Nov 2, 2022 4:47 PM EST

Puts up 19 yards

Fant caught both of his targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Fant played 46 offensive snaps, barely trailing Will Dissly (50). Neither of the tight ends made an impact for fantasy purposes, as Dissly caught two passes for 12 yards. Through eight games this year, Fant has produced 22 catches for 176 yards and a touchdown.

Oct 31, 2022 6:53 AM EST

One catch in win

Fant caught one of three targets in Sunday's 37-23 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Fant battled an illness early in the practice week, but he handled a season-high 73 percent snap share in Week 7 anyway. However, the 2019 first-round pick finished behind both Will Dissly (four catches for 45 yards) and Colby Parkinson (one catch for 28 yards). Fant hasn't been dependable for fantasy purposes this season, as he hasn't produced more than 50 yards in a game yet.

Oct 24, 2022 6:24 AM EST

Back to full practice

Fant (illness) practiced fully Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: After enduring a cap on his reps Wednesday due to an illness, Fant was back to full capacity one day later. He thus is set to seek out his third game in a row with at least 40 yards and five targets Sunday versus a Chargers defense that has given up the third-most YPT (9.2) to opposing tight ends this season.

Oct 20, 2022 4:29 PM EST

Comes down with illness

Fant was limited at Wednesday's practice due to an illness, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Fant so far has avoided Seattle injury reports in his first season in the Pacific Northwest. That is, until the first session of Week 7 prep. He'll look to get back to full Thursday and/or Friday, at which point the Seahawks may remove his designation entirely. While he had a relatively slow start to his tenure with team -- a combined 10-56-1 line on 11 targets through four games -- Fant has come to life somewhat over the last two contests, hauling in nine of 12 targets for 94 yards and no scores.

Oct 19, 2022 4:37 PM EST

Ties for team lead in targets

Fant recorded six receptions on seven targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 19-9 victory over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Fant saw an uptick of involvement in the offense, tallying a season-high seven targets. He wasn't particularly efficient with the opportunity, but he did manage to lead the team in receptions and yards. Though Fant's usage has been inconsistent to begin his time in Seattle, he now has over 40 yards in each of his last two games.

Oct 16, 2022 9:52 PM EST

Totals 49 yards

Fant caught three of five targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 39-32 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Fant recorded 10 catches for 56 yards and a touchdown through the first four weeks, but he put together his best performance of the season in Week 5. He's still being out-snapped by Will Dissly, who has registered a 14-137-3 line thus far. In turn, Fant will be difficult to trust in fantasy, but Geno Smith's brilliance this year should provide occasional value if it continues.

Oct 10, 2022 8:28 AM EST

Scores first Seahawks touchdown

Fant caught his lone target for a two-yard touchdown in Sunday's 48-45 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Fant now has 10 catches on 11 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown through four games. Fellow tight end Will Dissly has played more snaps over the last two games, and he has been more successful as a pass-catcher this season with 116 yards and three touchdowns. For the time being, Fant isn't trustworthy in fantasy.

Oct 3, 2022 8:41 AM EST

Four targets in losing effort

Fant hauled in all four of his targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Fant had one more target and reception than fellow tight end, Will Dissly, but it was the latter who was the beneficiary of a Geno Smith touchdown pass. The even split in playing time and targets has left both veteran tight ends with little to no fantasy appeal heading into a Week 4 matchup with the Lions.

Sep 26, 2022 12:00 AM EST

Snares two passes

Fant caught both of his targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-7 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Fant handled 26 of the 49 offensive snaps, while fellow tight end Will Dissly was on the field for 23 snaps. Still, Fant has produced just five catches for 27 yards through two games. It doesn't appear that he'll have a big role on offense this season, as DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are the focal points of the passing game.

Sep 19, 2022 7:41 AM EST

Picks up 16 yards

Fant caught three of four targets for 16 yards in Monday's 17-16 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Fant logged 31 offensive snaps, which was second to Will Dissly but ahead of Colby Parkinson. However, both Dissly and Parkinson managed to produce 43 yards and a touchdown. Fant is not the clear No. 1 tight end as many had hoped, and with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett leading the pass-catchers, his production could be volatile all year.

Sep 13, 2022 6:01 AM EST

No targets in preseason finale

Fant wasn't targeted in Friday's 27-26 preseason loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Fant played just 16 offensive snaps in the preseason finale. He has been quiet during the preseason, catching just three passes for 17 yards. Nevertheless, he's expected to be the No. 3 target in Seattle's offense behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Geno Smith was named the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Broncos.

Aug 27, 2022 2:41 PM EST

Lacking chemistry with Smith

Fant caught his only target for minus-3 yards in Thursday's 27-11 preseason loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Fant's only touch came in the second quarter, as he wasn't heavily involved despite seeing substantially more playing time than starting wide receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (one series each). Seattle was shut out in the first half with Geno Smith under center the entire time, which could open the door for Fant's former Broncos teammate Drew Lock to push for the starting quarterback job if he can recover from COVID-19 in time to face the Cowboys in the Aug. 26 preseason finale.

Aug 18, 2022 9:04 PM EST

Rings up 20 yards

Fant caught two of three targets for 20 yards in Saturday's 32-25 preseason loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Fant only played 20 offensive snaps, all of which were in the first half, so all three of his targets were from Geno Smith. The 2019 first-round pick was solid as a blocker and pass catcher; he didn't need to prove much in the exhibition contest. We should expect Fant's reps to remain limited for the rest of the preseason.

Aug 14, 2022 10:52 AM EST

Draws high praise from coach

Head coach Pete Carroll said Fant had the "most spectacular camp of anybody" following the team's offseason program, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Seahawks received Fant from Denver in the Russell Wilson trade, and it appears he's already making a strong first impression with the coaching staff. The 2019 first-round pick posted 68 catches for 670 yards and four touchdowns last season while catching passes from Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock. Lock will compete with Geno Smith to start for the Seahawks this year, and neither quarterback should be considered an upgrade. Nevertheless, Fant has an opportunity to be a solid underneath threat while DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett draw the attention of defenses.

Jun 29, 2022 10:13 AM EST

Gets fifth-year option

The Seahawks picked up the fifth-year option on Fant's rookie contract Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: The 2019 first-round pick was part of the March trade that sent QB Russell Wilson to the Broncos and QB Drew Lock back to the Seahawks. While Fant's prospects for 2022 partially hinge on Lock improving or the Seahawks finding a better QB, there's a good chance the 24-year-old tight end will have more than one year to figure things out in Seattle. The fifth-year option is for a fully guaranteed $6.85 million, a reasonable figure from the team's point of view even if Fant hasn't quite lived up to the standards of a 20th overall draft pick. The upcoming season will be his fourth in the NFL, with the option then applying to 2023.

Apr 12, 2022 12:50 PM EST

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