Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said that Kyle Pitts is "a big part of the offense" going forward. That's news to us, as Pitts continues to be a first-round bust in real life and in fantasy in 2023. The 23-year-old former fourth overall pick in 2021 has caught more than five passes in a game just once this year, has only one touchdown (in Week 6) and has gone over 50 receiving yards just twice. In the last five games, Pitts has 15 receptions on 22 targets for 190 yards and no scores. Perhaps Atlanta looks to get him more involved down the stretch in certain matchups, but it's become clear that he's become more of a high-end TE2 in fantasy in the Falcons' run-first, ball-control offense. The Falcons figure to stick to the ground more often than not in a tough Week 13 matchup on the road against the New York Jets, too.
Nov 29, 2023 12:03 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts continued his quiet campaign during Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. The young tight end hauled in both of his targets for 22 yards in the win. Pitts has only surpassed three receptions once over his last five games. To be fair, the Falcons rushed the ball over 40 times this week, so it was tough for any of the pass catchers to have much value. Although, Pitts has been a non-factor in this offense for a long time now. He should be considered a low-end TE2 for next week's matchup against the New York Jets.
Nov 26, 2023 9:23 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has surpassed 50 receiving yards once over the last five games. The good news is that Pitts has seen five or more targets in all of those games. However, the young tight end has been unable to do anything after the catch. It won't get any easier for Pitts versus the tough New Orleans Saints defense in Week 12. Quarterback Desmond Ridder is taking over at quarterback again, so maybe that will jumpstart this offense. Regardless, Pitts should remain a high-end TE2 for this upcoming Week 12 matchup.
Nov 23, 2023 9:25 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (personal) was not at the team's practice on Monday due to a personal family issue, but he's expected to return on Wednesday for the first official practice of Week 12. The Falcons are coming off their bye, so fantasy managers will be hoping that they schemed some ways to get Pitts more involved in the offense. Quarterback Desmond Ridder will be back as the starter under center this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints as well. In the first eight games with Ridder leading the offense, Pitts had 28 catches on 48 targets for 333 yards and a touchdown, including his best game in Week 5, when he had season-highs in catches (seven), targets (11) and receiving yards (87).
Nov 20, 2023 6:36 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has posted a few solid performances, but has mainly been quiet throughout most of the season. The Falcons haven't found a way to get Pitts involved on a weekly basis. The young tight end remained an afterthought during the Week 10 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Pitts hauled in three of his five targets for 30 yards in the loss to the Cardinals. The Falcons have a bye in Week 11, so hopefully afterwards they can figure out a way to get Pitts the ball more frequently.
Nov 12, 2023 10:55 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (personal) missed Friday's practice due to a personal matter but was removed from the final Week 10 injury report, so he will be active on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Pitts stepped away from the team for the birth of his son. The 23-year-old has been a frustrating fantasy starter this year, especially with Jonnu Smith seeing an increased role in the passing game in recent weeks. Top wideout Drake London (groin) will make his return in Week 10 after a one-game absence, too. Pitts' only trip to the end zone was in Week 6, and he's been overshadowed by Smith the last several weeks. He should have more upside with quarterback Tyler Heinicke under center for the second straight week, but Pitts is on the TE1/2 borderline against Arizona.
Nov 10, 2023 1:33 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has been a frustrating player to roster in fantasy leagues this season. Last week, Pitts finished with four receptions for 56 yards in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings. It was only the second time this season that Pitts has finished with over 50 receiving yards in a single game. He'll look to keep it going against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. The Cardinals defense has struggled this season, but has done a nice job of defending the tight end position so far. That being said, fantasy managers shouldn't get their hopes up for a big game from Pitts. He'll remain on the TE2 radar this week.
Nov 10, 2023 11:18 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts was expected to have a bigger game than normal with wide receiver Drake London (groin) sidelined for this game. The assumption was that Pitts would have increased usage with London unavailable. That didn't really happen as Pitts finished with four receptions for 56 yards in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Fellow tight end Jonnu Smith went for 100 yards and a score in this game. It's certainly frustrating rostering Pitts in fantasy leagues right now. He'll remain on the TE2 radar for the Week 10 matchup versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Nov 5, 2023 9:44 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has been quiet over the last few weeks. The young tight end has a ton of potential, but continues to be an afterthought in this offense. The yardage has been the biggest problem for Pitts. He has only surpassed 50 receiving yards once through the first eight games this season. It's unlikely going to get much better against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9. Possibly, Pitts sees an uptick in usage if wide receiver Drake London (groin) is unable to play. That absence of London would keep Pitts on the TE1 radar. Otherwise, he should be treated as a TE2 for this game.
Nov 3, 2023 10:12 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has been unable to get anything going lately after he looked like he was finally heating up a few weeks ago. On Sunday, the young tight end hauled in three of his five targets for 35 yards in the loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Falcons didn't have much success in the passing game this week. To be fair, they lost starting quarterback Desmond Ridder (concussion) during the middle of this contest. It remains to be seen if Ridder is going to miss more time. That being said, Pitts is falling into TE2 territory for Week 9.
Oct 29, 2023 5:32 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has been more productive lately after a slow start to the season. However, the young tight end has been held to under 50 receiving yards in every game, but one this season. The good news is, the Falcons are targeting Pitts more now, but it's not resulting in a ton of yardage. It won't get easier for Pitts as he heads into a tough matchup versus the Tennessee Titans in Week 8. A team that has defended well against the tight end position this season. Fantasy managers in PPR formats should be able to count on Pitts as a low-end TE1 this week.
Oct 28, 2023 10:20 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts was able to once again remain involved during Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The young tight end hauled in three of his four targets for 47 yards in the win. Pitts was quiet throughout most of the game, but secured 39 of his yards on the drive that set up the game-winning field goal. This marks three straight games that Pitts has put together a fairly decent performance. He should be treated as a low-end TE1 for next week's matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
Oct 22, 2023 10:01 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts was able to find the end zone for the first time this season during last week's loss to the Washington Commanders. The young tight end hauled in four of his six targets for 43 yards and a score. The former first-round pick has been more productive over the last few weeks. However, he could have some trouble against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7. A defense that has yet to allow a tight end to score on them. Pitts should be treated as a high-end TE2 for this upcoming matchup.
Oct 20, 2023 10:32 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts was able to find the end zone on Sunday for the first time in what feels like forever. The young tight end appears to be finally turning a corner after a slow start to the season. On Sunday, Pitts hauled in four of his six targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Washington Commanders. Pitts has now produced solid outings in back-to-back games. That being said, he should be treated as a low-end TE1 for the Week 7 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Oct 15, 2023 5:50 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts is coming off his best performance of the season. The young tight end hauled in seven of his 11 targets for 87 yards in the Week 5 win over the Houston Texans. The Falcons continue to utilize the tight ends with Pitts and Jonnu Smith combining for 13 receptions during this game. The hope is that the Falcons continue with this offensive gameplan in Week 6. Pitts will have a favorable matchup versus the Washington Commanders defense. Fantasy managers should consider Pitts a TE1 for this game.
Oct 13, 2023 10:19 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts was able to put together a bounce back performance during the Week 5 matchup against the Houston Texans. Pitts appeared to be the focal point of this offense during this game. He hauled in seven of his 11 targets for 87 yards in the win over the Texans. Hopefully, the Falcons continue to get Pitts involved at a high rate going forward. He'll have strong value against the struggling Washington Commanders defense in Week 6.
Oct 8, 2023 7:10 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts continues to struggle with two receptions in three of the first four games this season. The young tight end has a ton of potential, but the Falcons just can't seem to get him involved. Last week, Pitts finished with two receptions for 21 yards in the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hopefully, Pitts will bounce back against the Houston Texans who are league-average when it comes to defending tight ends. Despite that, fantasy managers shouldn't consider him anything more than a TE2 right now.
Oct 5, 2023 6:43 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts was coming off a season-high nine targets in Week 3, but saw his workload take a significant hit this week. The Falcons offense struggled heavily to move the ball during the Week 4 matchup against Jacksonville Jaguars. Pitts hauled in two of his four targets for 21 yards in the loss. Fellow tight end Jonnu Smith has looked better than Pitts over the last few weeks. The hope is that Pitts gets back on track versus the Houston Texans next week. He'll fall into TE2 territory for that upcoming matchup.
Oct 1, 2023 7:06 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts was able to have some success during last week's loss to the Detroit Lions. The young tight end hauled in five of his nine targets for 41 yards in the loss. Pitts still has yet to top 45 yards in any game this season, but maybe he'll do it in Week 4. He does have a favorable matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this week. Clearly, the Falcons are trying to get Pitts more involved in the offense. He'll be a borderline TE1 for the upcoming Week 4 matchup.
Sep 28, 2023 10:03 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts surprising saw an increase in usage during Sunday's Week 3 matchup against the Detroit Lions. The young tight end hauled in five of his nine targets for 41 yards in the loss. This was the first game this season that Pitts has seen more than five targets in a single game. Sadly, quarterback Desmond Ridder overthrew him multiple times during this contest. That being said, Pitts probably won't have TE1 value too often this season. He'll be a mid-range TE2 for the Week 4 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sep 24, 2023 9:00 PM EST