Jake Butt
Jake Butt
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jake Butt in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a four-year, $2.7 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2017.
Healthy this offseason
TEDenver Broncos
May 30, 2020
Butt is ready for a full workout and practice plan this offseason, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
ANALYSIS
The 2017 fifth-round pick has suffered three ACL tears since 2014, and he missed the entire 2019 season after having "minor" knee surgery in late August. With only three regular-season NFL appearances to his name, Butt faces an uphill battle to earn a spot on the Broncos' 53-man roster.
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How often does Jake Butt run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jake Butt 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.
53 routes   17 targets
95%
53 routes   5 targets
95%
192 routes   17 targets
90%
192 routes   5 targets
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371 routes   65 targets
88%
68 routes   9 targets
87%
145 routes   20 targets
76%
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2019 Jake Butt Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jake Butt'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
250 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jake Butt
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April 29, 2019
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October 2, 2018
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Injuries have limited Butt to just eight catches over three games during his first two seasons in Denver. He'll return to a Broncos squad with both a new offensive coordinator and new starting quarterback with experience in accentuating the play of their tight ends. Adversely, the Broncos drafted Noah Fant in the first round and resigned Jeff Heuerman - albeit for little in the way of guarantees. Butt then suffered another setback with his knee issues in August, likely ruling him out for Week 1.
The 2016 Mackey Award winner, given to the nation's top tight end, Butt missed all of his rookie season after tearing his ACL in the Orange Bowl. The injury caused him to fall to the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft to Denver, which treated the campaign as a redshirt year for the former Michigan Wolverine. The tight end room is arguably the least experienced in Denver, with top returnees including former third-rounder Jeff Heuerman and undrafted Austin Traylor, who have 26 career receptions between them. Butt has even to less to show for his young career, but with no other clear answer on the roster, he should compete for the starting job if his injury rehab continues to go smoothly.
Butt would have been selected by the end of the second round had he not tore his ACL against Florida State in the Orange Bowl, according to Broncos' GM John Elway. Instead, Butt slid to the first pick of the fifth round and the Broncos hope that his rookie-contract loss is their gain. The recipient of the 2016 Mackey Award given to the nation's best tight end, Butt is not one of the new-wave tight ends coming out of many college programs that serves primarily as a big slot receiver. He caught just 97 passes for 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns over the past two seasons in Michigan's run-heavy offense. Butt's strength comes in completeness as a player, with Elway describing him as a classic in-line tight end. Butt is likely to start off slow this season as he recovers from knee surgery, but neither last year's starter Virgil Green nor 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman has done much at the position in recent seasons. If Butt makes a full recovery, he could be challenging for the starting job as soon as mid-season.
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No tread in 2019
TEDenver Broncos
February 3, 2020
Butt (knee) wasn't activated from IR in 2019.
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Expected to practice next week
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
October 18, 2019
Butt (knee) is set to begin practicing next week, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
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Will start season on IR
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
August 31, 2019
General manager John Elway told reporters Saturday that Butt (knee) will be placed on injured reserve to start the season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
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Expected to miss one month
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
August 29, 2019
Butt will miss approximately one month while on the mend from left knee surgery, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
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Needs another knee surgery
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
August 28, 2019
Butt is scheduled for minor surgery on his left knee following his most recent setback, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
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