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Week 3 Outlook
Falcons TE Kyle Pitts caught 5-of-6 targets for 73 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers.
Pitts had the best game of his young NFL career. He didn't score but still managed a 5/73/0 line. Pitts gets a great matchup with the Giants in Week 3.
Falcons TE Kyle Pitts caught 4-of-8 targets for 31 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Eagles.
While Pitts was a disappointment in Week 1, he did draw eight targets, tieing him with Calvin Ridley for the team lead. Pitts will have to get on track quickly to make an impact on an Atlanta offense that needs playmakers to step up. Pitts gets a solid matchup in Week 2 against the Buccaneers, who were gashed by the Cowboys' passing attack in Week 1.
Falcons rookie TE Kyle Pitts caught his lone target for 27 yards in Sunday's loss to Cleveland.
Pitts got his first taste of NFL action in the final game of preseason. Though he caught only one ball, his remarkable athleticism was showcased, as he broke loose for an impressive catch and run. Pitts is firmly entrenched as a top six TE in redraft leagues and will be an exciting player to watch.
Observing Sunday's training camp practice for the Falcons, Kevin Knight of The Falcoholic noted that: Kyle Pitts has lined up out wide, in the slot, and in-line thus far in practice. In motion a lot as well.
It is becoming more evident that Atlanta intends for Pitts to reach target monster status, as he'll have big shoes to fill with Julio Jones out of the picture. In addition, the Falcons don't have much talent in the backfield and aren't very deep defensively, setting up the team to be one of the more pass-heavy offenses in the league. Typically barely ranked outside of the top 5 tight ends in redraft leagues, Pitts could offer tremendous value in his rookie season.
Projecting the Atlanta Falcons roster, The Athletic's Tori McElhaney writes: Pitts is going to be a focal point of this offense. The Falcons didn’t pick him at No. 4 for him not to be, especially with [Julio] Jones gone.
McElhaney adds: In minicamp, Pitts was everywhere, and [Hayden] Hurst was never without an important role to play. This group will be paramount to the Falcons’ offensive success in this new scheme. McElhaney points out that new play-caller Arthur Smith loves his TEs as well.
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