Nick Vannett
Nick Vannett
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.06 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2016.
Rare catch Sunday
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 1, 2019
Vannett caught his only target for seven yards in Pittsburgh's 20-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
In seven games with Pittsburgh, Vannett has been targeted just nine times with six catches for 35 yards to show for it. As attractive as the Week 14 matchup against a non-existent Arizona pass defense is, there simply is no reason to even have Vannett on fantasy rosters.
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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
5.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.25
 
% Team Air Yards
2.3%
 
% Team Targets
2.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.9
 
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How often does Nick Vannett run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Nick Vannett
53 routes   5 targets
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95%
325 routes   46 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Cardinals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Dec 8th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
106.8
 
Cornerbacks
106.8
 
Safeties
105.0
 
Linebackers
107.8
 
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2019 Nick Vannett Split Stats
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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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2016
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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Puts in full practice Thursday
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Illness
November 21, 2019
Vannett (illness) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Hampered by sickness
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Illness
November 20, 2019
Vannett (illness) didn't practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Brings in seven-yard pass
TEPittsburgh Steelers
November 19, 2019
Vannett caught his only target for a seven-yard gain during Thursday's 21-7 loss to Cleveland.
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Rare catch in win
TEPittsburgh Steelers
November 11, 2019
Vannett caught his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams.
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Targeted once in win
TEPittsburgh Steelers
November 5, 2019
Vannett was unable to bring in his only target during Sunday's 26-24 win over the Colts.
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