Tre' McKitty

Los Angeles Chargers
Tight End
Los Angeles Chargers
Tight End

Tre' McKitty News

Inefficient season

McKitty finished the 2022-23 season catching 10 of his 18 targets for 72 yards.

Analysis: McKitty failed to surpass 100 yards on the season despite playing in every game, and was outgained on the season by Donald Parham who only played in six games. While McKitty has primarily been used as a run blocker, he has still failed to live up to his status as a third-round pick. Don't expect McKitty to be involved more as a pass catcher unless the Chargers opt not to bring back Parham, who is a restricted free agent.

Jan 12, 2023 4:23 PM EST

Just one catch

McKitty snared one of his two targets for 10 yards in the 20-3 win over the Colts on Monday.

Analysis: McKitty continues to see plenty of snaps as a blocking specialist and has slowly been incorporated into the passing attack more as a result. The second-year tight end has drawn four targets in the past four games after combining for just 7 total from Weeks 1-11. Needless to say, McKitty should not be in fantasy consideration unless injuries impact the availability of Donald Parham or Gerald Everett.

Dec 26, 2022 9:39 PM EST

Records short reception in win

McKitty recorded a five-yard reception on his lone target in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Though Gerald Everett is the Chargers' starting tight end, McKitty frequently shares the field with him. He played 40 snaps on offense in Week 14, though unlike Everett -- who finished with five catches for 28 yards on eight targets -- McKitty wasn't prominently featured in the passing attack. Since earning six targets Week 10 against the 49ers, McKitty has drawn only two looks from quarterback Justin Herbert in the Chargers' subsequent four games.

Dec 14, 2022 1:15 PM EST

Ineffective in loss

McKitty caught his only target for eight yards during the 27-20 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.

Analysis: McKitty was targeted for just the first time in the past three weeks as he continues to struggle to fight for opportunities. Despite playing nine more snaps than Stone Smartt, he was still targeted two less times than the rookie tight end, as he continues to be utilized primarily as a blocking specialist. Barring an injury, McKitty's production shouldn't be expected to increase and thus doesn't have much fantasy value except in the deepest of leagues.

Dec 6, 2022 11:24 AM EST

Targetless in win

McKitty did not see a single target during Sunday's 25-24 win against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Gerald Everett (groin) returned to the lineup after missing last week's game relegating McKitty back to his role as blocking specialist. With Everett and Keenan Allen (hamstring) now healthy, along with Mike Williams (ankle) potentially returning soon, McKitty should continue to struggle getting targets, and doesn't have much fantasy value except in the deepest of leagues.

Nov 29, 2022 11:35 AM EST

Absent in box score despite start

McKitty did not record a target in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Even with Gerald Everett (groin) out the second-year tight end never factored in the box score. Perhaps more troubling, McKitty did end up playing 60 percent of the offensive snaps, so it wasn't as if he was lacking playing time. Everett's absence is not expected to be a long-term issue, which means McKitty will likely return to his lower snap count in the coming weeks.

Nov 21, 2022 8:52 PM EST

Big drop in loss

McKitty caught three of his six targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: McKitty saw a massive increase in playing time after Gerald Everett left Sunday's game with a groin injury, and the second-year tight end would have had a nice outing if not for an easy first-half drop that would have went for a touchdown. Everett's status is one to monitor next week as the Chargers typically tend to use at least one tight end as a pass catcher, particularly with Mike Williams (ankle) and Keenan Allen (hamstring) sidelined. Typically known as a blocking specialist, McKitty might be forced into a prominent role if Everett was to miss extended time.

Nov 14, 2022 10:11 AM EST

Can't corral either target Week 5

McKitty played 35 of the Chargers' 69 offensive snaps and failed to haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's 30-28 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Even though Donald Parham (hamstring) suited up for the first time all season, McKitty maintained his standing as the No. 2 tight end behind Gerald Everett. McKitty managed to clear 50 percent of the offensive snaps for the fourth time in five games, but he continued to function mostly as a blocker during his time on the field. The 6-foot-4, 246-pound McKitty is unlikely to see an expanded role in the passing attack unless Everett misses time.

Oct 10, 2022 12:19 PM EST

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