Jake Butt erased any worry with a solid performance in a football return of nearly one year in the making. Butt said he “felt good” on 11 snaps played with two receptions for 17 yards. He took on blockers, split out as a wide receiver on some plays and showcased quick feet in route running, albeit in a small sample size.
Butt had a false alarm when he limped off the field after his first play. Butt is further down the Broncos depth chart with Fant projected as the team's TE1. But, several injuries to the tight ends and the still unknown potential of Fant present Butt an opportunity to move up.
DEN TE Noah Fant - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 7 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Broncos offense didn’t need to do too much versus Tennessee last week, as Joe Flacco threw for only 177 yards. In the shutout win, Noah Fant received three looks, resulting in two receptions for 16 yards. The rookie was targeted on a deep pass but had the ball hit him in the back which turned into an interception. Fant has just 14 catches and one TD through the first six games. Right now, he’s not a big enough part of the Denver passing attack to warrant a fantasy start.