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 3 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 at Green Bay Packers
In his first two NFL games, Noah Fant has totaled six catches for 62 yards. In the loss to Chicago last Sunday, Joe Flacco threw 50 passes, with only four going in the direction of the rookie. Fellow TE Jeff Heuerman also finished the contest versus the Bears with four receptions, but none of the Denver pass catchers have done much outside of the starting WRs. This looks like another week Fant should remain on your bench.