TE - ATL
Week 13 Outlook
Kyle Pitts caught both of his targets for 22 yards in a 24-15 win over the Saints in Week 12.
Pitts was an afterthought in the offense on a day where Atlanta handed the ball to their running backs 34 times. The veteran tight end has been quiet of late as he only has five catches for 52 yards in his past two games. Pitts will be on the TE1/TE2 borderline in Week 13 against the Jets.
Kyle Pitts is not practicing on Monday.
It does not appear to be injury related for Pitts. He is expected to return to practice on Wednesday.
Kyle Pitts caught 3-of-5 targets for 30 yards in the Falcons' 25-23 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Pitts led the team in targets and tied with Drake London for the team lead in receptions. Besides Pitts and London, no other receiver had more than two targets in the loss. That includes fellow tight end Jonnu Smith, who was held to a single catch for a yard after going for 100 yards and a score last week. It's tough sledding in the Falcons offense right now, with a constant and unpredictable rotation of who will or won't be involved on a game-by-game basis. Pitts is best left on the bench unless you must start him.
Kyle Pitts was not at practice on Friday for the birth of his son.
It was not injury related so Pitts has a chance to play on Sunday, but it is not a guarantee. If he is sidelined, Jonnu Smith would jump into the streaming conversation this week.
Kyle Pitts secured 4 of 5 targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Vikings.
With Taylor Heinicke making his first start at QB for the Falcons, Pitts put up his highest receiving yardage total and tied his highest reception total of the last four weeks. That's definitely a positive sign, as is the fact that he was able to turn in a solid effort along with fellow Falcons' TE Jonnu Smith doing the same. Simply put, Heinicke is a better and more experienced QB for Pitts to work with and should continue to produce more consistent fantasy results for the uber-talented TE.