Nick Vannett
Nick Vannett
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Vannett was a surprise addition in free agency given Denver's already crowded tight-end room. The Broncos have two young, athletic targets at the position in Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam, so expect Vannett - who has just 61 career receptions - to mostly serve as an in-line blocker while garnering TE2-level snaps. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $5.7 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2020.
Lands in new spot
TEDenver Broncos
March 21, 2020
Vannett signed a two-year contract, $5.7 million contract with the Broncos on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
It's an odd decision by the Broncos considering they've invested a first-round (Noah Fant), third-round (Jeff Heuerman) and two fifth-round picks (Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli) in the tight end position over the last five years, but Vannett profiles as a more reliable blocking option behind the obvious starter, Fant. Vannett caught just 17 passes combined last season between stints with the Seahawks and Steelers, but the fourth-year player has missed just two games over the past three years despite playing at least 500 combined offensive and special teams snaps each season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Nick Vannett's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
5.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.22
 
% Team Air Yards
2.4%
 
% Team Targets
3.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.3
 
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How often does Nick Vannett run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Nick Vannett and the other tight ends for the Broncos are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Nick Vannett
53 routes   17 targets
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% Routes Run
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95%
371 routes   65 targets
88%
68 routes   9 targets
87%
145 routes   20 targets
76%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Nick Vannett's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
261 lbs
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.05 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
111 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
34.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Vannett battled a back injury during the early portion of last season, and he was mostly inconsistent for the remainder of the campaign. In his third season, Vannett averaged fewer than two catches per game and reached paydirt just three times. He will be in a battle again for snaps with Will Dissly and Ed Dickson, and Dissly's upside is enough reason to keep Vannett off fantasy rosters.
A third-round pick in 2016, Vannett hasn't had much opportunity to do anything with the Seahawks, playing behind Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson the last two years. Graham and Willson are gone, leaving Vannett in spot where he can actually contribute this season. Seattle signed veteran Ed Dickson and drafted Will Dissly in the fourth round, but both of those tight ends are blockers first. At 6-5, 261, Vannett is the biggest of the trio. The Seahawks likely won't pass as much at the goal line this season, but when they do, Vannett could get his number called.
Vannett is expected to be the third tight end again this season. That doesn't mean much, though, with Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson around. Vannett caught three passes in nine games last season. Expect more of the same this season.
The Seahawks selected Vannett in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the hope that he'll provide additional run-blocking support, so he likely won't be used much in the passing game, thus limiting his fantasy value. Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson are the clear top-2 pass-catching options at tight end, but Vannett could boost the production of running back Thomas Rawls with his blocking power.
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Comes up empty in finale
TEPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2020
Vannett wasn't targeted on any of his 15 offensive snaps in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
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Unproductive in loss
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 22, 2019
Vannett caught his lone target for 18 yards in Pittsburgh's 16-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday.
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Good to go Week 16
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 20, 2019
Vannett (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jets.
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Misses practice with illness
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Illness
December 19, 2019
Vannett (illness) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Best game as a Steeler
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 16, 2019
Vannett caught five of six targets for 40 yards in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.
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