Kyle Pitts

TE · Atlanta Falcons

Height 6'6" Weight 246
DOB 2000-10-06 Age 22.9
College Florida

2023 Fantasy Rankings

TE # 4 (Tier 2) · ADP (12-team PPR): 7.02, 74th

Position Rankings

Tier 1
2Mark Andrews, BAL1328.03.0710.1
3Darren Waller, NYG1331.04.117.9
Tier 2
4Kyle Pitts, ATL1122.97.026.2
5T.J. Hockenson, MIN1326.24.1010.0
6Dallas Goedert, PHI1028.77.059.6
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Kyle Pitts Has TE1 Upside

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    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 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Kyle Pitts Targeted Nine Times

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts surprisingly 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 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Kyle Pitts Draws Favorable Week 3 Matchup

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has continued to be disappointing in fantasy football, catching just four passes for 49 yards thus far in 2023. However, the tight end position is scarce and weak overall, so fantasy managers might just want to ride it out with him and hope a boom week comes. His Week 3 matchup, the Detroit Lions, have allowed the third-most fantasy points to tight ends through two weeks. Against the Seattle Seahawks last week, Detroit gave up nine receptions for 99 yards to the trio of Noah Fant, Colby Parkinson, and Will Dissly. Given the juicy matchup, it's too early to lose faith and bench Pitts in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Kyle Pitts Quiet Again In Week 2

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts caught just two passes for 15 yards in the team's 25-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Week 2. The former first-round pick saw the least amount of targets (five) among receivers who saw at least one. The second tight end on the depth chart, Jonnu Smith, outperformed Pitts in catches, yards, and targets. If the ex-Florida Gator can't put together a fantasy-relevant performance when Desmond Ridder throws 32 times and Atlanta dominates time of possession, it will be hard to predict when he will this season. It'll be tough to trust Pitts in Week 3 against Detroit despite a plus matchup.

    Sep 18 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Kyle Pitts - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts will look to rebound in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers following a disappointing performance to open the year. Pitts had just two catches for 44 yards and 6.4 PPR fantasy points in Week 1. The Falcons once again followed a run-heavy game plan last week, which resulted in quarterback Desmond Ridder only throwing 18 pass attempts. Atlanta ran the ball at the second-highest mark in 2022, and that doesn't seem to change for the team this season. Pitts is talented, but the opportunities just aren't there for him. He's a low-end TE1 this week.

    Sep 14 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Kyle Pitts Records Two Catches Sunday

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts finished Sunday's win over the Panthers by recording two catches for 44 yards. The 22-year-old was targeted only three times by Desmond Ridder. However, Ridder didn't do much throwing in this one, logging just 18 attempts. Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier were the primary contributors offensively. While that may not change moving ahead, Pitts remains a must-start in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Sep 10 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Kyle Pitts Faces Tough Week 1 Matchup

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts had an awful 2022 season. The former Florida Gator was the TE32, averaging only 6.2 half-point PPR fantasy points per game. While the second-year tight end missed seven games because of injuries, Pitts scored more than 5.9 fantasy points in only three contests. However, the former Gator had his best performance against the Carolina Panthers last year. He had five receptions on nine targets for 80 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 8, scoring 16.5 fantasy points. Meanwhile, the Panthers held tight ends to only 8.3 fantasy points per game last season, the ninth-fewest in the NFL. While Pitts has significant upside, fantasy players should temper their Week 1 expectations against Carolina.

    Sep 10 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Temper Expectations For Kyle Pitts

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    The Athletic's Josh Kendall suggests that fantasy managers shouldn't be taking Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts high in their drafts, unless you want to live dangerously. Pitts caught 28 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns last year and had his season cut short due to an MCL tear. Head coach Arthur Smith has hinted that Pitts could be used in more places that don't necessarily lead to passing targets in 2023. Kendall doesn't see the 22-year-old being any higher than fourth on the team in targets this year, and he'll also need to prove he's healthy after last year's surgery. Pitts should still be considered a top-10 fantasy tight end, but his expectations may need to be tempered with quarterback Desmond Ridder, who is entering his first full year as the starter under center.

    Sep 4 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Offseason In Review: Atlanta Falcons

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    Winners of seven games in four of the past five seasons, the Falcons have both overachieved talent-wise — during the Arthur Smith years, at least — while largely hovering off the radar. After two clear transition years that brought substantial dead money into the equation, the Falcons’ Smith-Terry Fontenot operation has moved to a point […]

    Aug 24 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Falcons Tyler Allgeier Cornell Armstrong Jessie Bates Matthew Bergeron Calais Campbell Lorenzo Carter Bud Dupree Arnold Ebiketie Justin Ellis Kaden Elliss Tre Flowers Joe Gaziano Richie Grant Jovaughn Gwyn Zach Harrison Taylor Heinicke DeMarcco Hellams Parker Hesse Khadarel Hodge Mack Hollins Albert Huggins Grady Jarrett Drake London DeAngelo Malone Scotty Miller Jeff Okudah David Onyemata Cordarrelle Patterson Clark Phillips Kyle Pitts MyCole Pruitt Desmond Ridder Bijan Robinson Andre Smith Jonnu Smith Keith Smith Avery Williams
  • Kyle Pitts To Ramp Up Practice Work Soon

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (knee) wasn't taking part in team drills at training camp practice on Wednesday, but head coach Arthur Smith revealed that the team plans to put more on his plate at practice heading into next week. Pitts is recovering from an MCL injury and is unlikely to play in the preseason opener on Friday against the Miami Dolphins. But barring a setback, the 22-year-old should be ready for the start of the regular season in Week 1. The former first-rounder in 2021 is trending down in fantasy after playing in only 10 games in his second NFL season last year due to injury. He finished with 28 receptions for 356 yards and two TDs, and he's scored only three times in 27 games (25 starts). Despite the lack of TDs, Pitts did have over 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie year and should still be considered a top-10 fantasy tight end.

    Aug 10 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Pitts returns from MCL injury, 'close' to peak form

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    Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts, returning from an MCL injury last November, did individual drills and ran routes while wearing a brace on his right leg.

    Jul 26 · ESPN Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Kyle Pitts To Practice Wednesday

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (knee) is participating in practice on Wednesday. This is great news considering the 22-year-old is coming off a torn MCL that ended his 2022 season after just 10 games. Pitts posted an impressive rookie season, becoming just the second rookie tight end in NFL history to post 1,000 yards. However, his sophomore campaign was a let down as he caught just 28 passes for 356 yards and two scores. Pitts will compete with Drake London, Mack Hollins, and Bijan Robinson for targets in a run-first offense, but given his elite prospect profile, he carries high-end fantasy TE1 expectations into 2023.

    Jul 26 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Kyle Pitts Still Working His Way Back From Knee Injury

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    Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (knee) missed the final seven games of last season due to a torn MCL. Head coach Arthur Smith said he expects Pitts to be ready for Week 1, but his workload for training camp is unclear. "He's still getting back. He's still working," wide receiver Drake London said. "Once he heals up, he's going to be the same Kyle Pitts we all know." The Falcons re-signed MyCole Pruitt for tight end depth on Tuesday after he led the team with four TDs in 2022. Pitts made the Pro Bowl and had 1,000 yards receiving in his rookie season in 2021, so he's clearly a bounce-back candidate in 2023 if he's healthy, especially if quarterback Desmond Ridder takes the next step in his first full year as a starter. The 22-year-old could have some nice fantasy value as a midrange TE1 this fall.

    Jul 26 · Source via Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Falcons TE Kyle Pitts Expected To Be Healthy By Week 1

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    The start of the Desmond Ridder era on offense in Atlanta will include several questions about the quarterback’s ability to retain the full-time starting role. He is likely to have one of the team’s top skill-position players available to start the season, though. Head coach Arthur Smith expects tight end Kyle Pitts to be fully healthy in time for Week […]

    Jul 16 · Pro Football Rumors Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Tight End Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1CARW 24-105.4173261.55.83324422.0000-00
    2GBW 25-242.5435769.56.1552157.5000-00
    3@DETL 6-206.6165277.614.91095418.201-4-4.0000


    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1NOL 26-272.9366384.09.3772199.5000-00
    2@LARL 27-312.9305793.44.9332199.5000-00
    3@SEAW 27-2311.263866.714.08858717.4000-00
    4CLEW 23-203.0413461.87.34412525.0000-00
    5@TBL 15-210.0---------------
    6SFW 28-149.4133356.95.2333196.3100-00
    7@CINL 17-352.4323778.710.655393.0000-00
    8CARW 37-3416.535074.613.49958016.0100-00
    9LACL 17-203.7244268.911.57722713.5000-00
    10@CARL 15-253.8235688.912.78822814.0000-00
    11CHIW 27-245.8152443.69.15534314.3000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 7, 2


    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1PHIL 6-325.1244968.111.1884317.8000-00
    2@TBL 25-489.885779.28.36657314.6000-00
    3@NYGW 17-144.5245283.94.83323517.5000-00
    4WASL 30-347.0205572.411.89945012.5000-00
    5NYJW 27-2022.435469.212.81010911913.2100-00
    7@MIAW 30-2819.824266.712.788716323.3000-00
    8CARL 13-192.3354483.011.3662136.5000-00
    9@NOW 27-257.7144474.611.97736220.7000-00
    10@DALL 3-438.0123361.113.07746015.0000-00
    11NEL 0-254.4264481.59.3553299.7000-00
    12@JACW 21-143.6264778.310.06622613.0000-00
    13TBL 17-306.8146794.49.97744812.0000-00
    14@CARW 29-218.6113753.68.76656112.2000-00
    15@SFL 13-319.7104981.711.77747719.3000-00
    16DETW 20-1613.243678.313.066610217.0000-00
    17@BUFL 15-297.9122750.97.54426934.5000-00
    18NOL 20-301.8393774.010.055284.0000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 2

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