But you don’t have to take my word for it; it appears several other analysts feel similarly.
“Fant became just the 10th rookie TE to average at least eight yards per target since 2000 (min. 50 targets),” Harlitz wrote. “Only A.J. Brown (8.8 yards after the catch per reception) and Deebo Samuel (8.5) were more efficient with the ball in their hands than Fant (8.5). New OC Pat Shurmur has a history of feeding his offense’s TE. This is a situation where talent *should* meet opportunity, making Fant arguably the prime late-ish round TE of 2020.”
“He and [Drew] Lock became a dynamic duo, and they should be expected to take off together as sophomores,” Gagnon wrote. “Don’t be fooled into drafting a worn-down Rob Gronkowski or an unreliable alternative like Tyler Higbee or Evan Engram. Fant is where the value’s at in the middle rounds.”