Posted: 9/20/2021 3:24 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts caught five of his six targets for 73 yards in a 48-25 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: After a lackluster debut, the rookie showcased his upside as an offensive weapon against the Buccaneers. There will be some bumps in the road, but between his athleticism and his targets, Pitts is a weekly TE1 candidate.
Posted: 9/12/2021 10:45 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts caught four passes for 31 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Huddle Up: Pitts was top ten pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and likely will be an important part of the passing game for the Falcons. He should still be a weekly starting option in most leagues despite his disappointing debut.
Posted: 6/29/2021 5:31 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons first-round-pick TE Kyle Pitts (Florida) signed a four-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $32.9 million on Tuesday, June 29. The deal includes a team option for the season.
Posted: 6/29/2021 5:08 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons first-round-pick TE Kyle Pitts (Florida) signed a four-year contract that includes a team option for a fifth season on Tuesday, June 29. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Pitts is expected to have an immediate impact on the Atlanta offense after the Falcons dealt Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans earlier this month. Early fantasy drafters have bought into the hype, typically making him the fourth tight end of the board. While Pitts should be more productive than the average rookie tight end, he's a good bet to disappoint at his current ADP. It's more likely he finishes as a top-eight tight end than a top-four option at the position.
Posted: 6/11/2021 1:42 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons first-round pick TE Kyle Pitts is being force-fed in practice in order to integrate him into the offense. Pitts has been moving around the formations in the open OTAs and the mandatory minicamp.
Huddle Up: Pitts is going to be a hot commodity on draft day with some bust potential. On the plus side, the whole position was pretty lackluster last year, and he'll fit in among the top three or four options come draft day.
Posted: 5/03/2021 12:23 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts led all tight ends in the 2021 draft class in average depth of target and yards per route run, and he didn't drop any of his 66 targets.
Huddle Up: Between his reliable hands and elite athleticism, it is easy to see why Pitts has been billed as a generational-type prospect, and landing in Atlanta's offense only bolsters his fantasy appeal. Rookie tight ends have been known to struggle, but Pitts has immediate TE1 upside.
Posted: 4/30/2021 12:51 am GMT
Florida TE Kyle Pitts was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Pitts will join Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley as targets in the Falcons passing game. He should see plenty of targets since the Falcons may be involved in high-scoring games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.