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Noah Fant Week 3 Outlook - Buccaneers at Broncos

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 24th 2020, 10:26am EDT

It was a quiet start to the game for Fant last week, but he made his mark on the Steelers once Jeff Driskel came in and ultimately finished with four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. My concern with Fant this year was the lack of targets with so many good options, but now without Sutton and Lindsay, things have opened up a bit, allowing him to be the No. 4 tight end through two weeks. The Bucs knew their safety position was one they could've upgraded, and they did, snagging Antoine Winfield Jr. in the second round. He's looked good through two weeks, and the Bucs have allowed just 14.8 PPR points to tight ends through the first two games, which ranks as the seventh fewest in the league. That's somewhat easy to do when you play against Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz in Week 2, who combined for just one catch and eight yards. If you go back to Week 1, it was a different story with Jared Cook, who snagged 5-of-7 targets for 80 yards. Knowing the Bucs allowed nine top-12 tight ends last year in this scheme, the jury is still out, but Fant should be seeing five-plus targets in every game, making him a solid low-end TE1/high-end TE2.

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