Isaac Nauta
Isaac Nauta
22-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Detroit wasn't done reloading it's tight end corps after signing Jesse James to a lucrative deal in free agency and drafting T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick. Nauta, selected in the seventh round, becomes the third addition of the offseason and may have been a more high-profile selection if not for his underwhelming performance at the combine, where he clocked a miserable 4.91-second 40 time. That lack of speed wasn't a huge problem for the Georgia product in college, as Nauta caught 30 of 35 passes (86 percent catch rate) for 430 yards and three scores. However, there's no guarantee he makes the 53-man roster out of training camp and Nauta will have to beat out a slew of other contenders for the No. 3 job on the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.08 million contract with the Lions in November of 2019.
Spent time at fullback
TEDetroit Lions
Hamstring
February 14, 2020
Nauta served as Detroit's primary lead blocker over the final six games of the 2019 season, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports.
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Burke also notes that the Lions "badly want a multifaceted fullback," and their top guy at that position, Nick Bawden (knee), has ended each of the past two seasons on injured reserve due to knee injuries. That's what paved the way for Nauta to serve as the team's lead blocker down the stretch in 2019, and Bawden's recovery from his most recent setback will presumably play a large role in how much time Nauta will see at fullback in 2020. In any case, Nauta's versatility as a blocker and receiver should help his odds of securing a roster spot in advance of Week 1,
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How do Isaac Nauta'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
1.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.17
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
33.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.5
 
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How often does Isaac Nauta run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Isaac Nauta and the other tight ends for the Lions 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.
Isaac Nauta
6 routes   3 targets
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% Routes Run
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67%
289 routes   59 targets
89%
163 routes   28 targets
83%
168 routes   27 targets
66%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Isaac Nauta Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Isaac Nauta'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' 3"
 
Weight
244 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.91 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.43 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.45 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.0 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.83 in
 
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Makes two catches as rookie
TEDetroit Lions
Hamstring
January 9, 2020
Nauta (hamstring) finished the 2019 season with two catches on three targets for 13 yards over six games.
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Done for day
TEDetroit Lions
Hamstring
December 29, 2019
Nauta (hamstring) was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Lions.
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Suffers injury Sunday
TEDetroit Lions
Hamstring
December 29, 2019
Nauta (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Green Bay.
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No targets on seven snaps
TEDetroit Lions
December 23, 2019
Nauta was not targeted during Sunday's 27-17 loss to Denver.
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Catches another pass
TEDetroit Lions
December 16, 2019
Nauta caught one of two targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
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