By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 17th 2021, 3:25pm EDT
Was there a part of me that hoped Pitts would come out in week one and absolutely set the league on fire? Absolutely. However, he produced like a rookie TE normally does in their first NFL game and that's fine. It takes TEs a bit of time to adjust to the speed of the NFL game with all that they're asked to do and Pitts is no exception. It's going to take him time before he starts producing like a high-end TE1. The encouraging part for fantasy managers is that he was aligning everywhere in this offense and they were clearly intent on getting the ball into his hands. Pitts logged 49 total snaps in week one with 12 coming inline, 23 snaps coming from the slot, and 14 out wide. He also finished with the third-highest team target share for the TE position in week one with 24.2%. There's enough to build upon moving forward, but we shouldn't be excited to play Pitts this week against the Bucs. He's still a start based on the investment you made in him and the likelihood that you don't have another top-tier option to pivot to, but we shouldn't be expecting crazy things from him in this game.