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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Draft Rankings

Kyle Pitts Note
Kyle Pitts photo 6. Kyle Pitts (vs . NO)
He should be a very good player for a very long time, but we've seen highly-athletic tight ends have trouble out of the gate before. In fact, rookie tight ends in general have trouble producing. I want to ask you a question: Since 1998, how many tight ends do you think have topped 627 yards in their rookie season? Two of them. Both of those tight ends saw 115-plus targets, a number Pitts isn't likely to see with Arthur Smith as the new head coach. It helps that Julio Jones has left town, but don't forget that ultra-athletic Jonnu Smith saw just 65 targets in Smith's offense just last year, and he wasn't a rookie.
9 weeks ago
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 26. Hayden Hurst (vs . NO)
Hurst is also a very good football player who's going to be on the field quite a bit, as Arthur Smith's offense used more 12 personnel (two tight ends) than any other team in the NFL last year. It's why Jonnu Smith was capped at 65 targets while Anthony Firkser saw 53 of his own. I'm not saying that'll be the split between these two, but Hurst is going to get more targets than some expect, limiting Kyle Pitts' true target ceiling.
9 weeks ago
Lee Smith Note
Lee Smith photo 99. Lee Smith (vs . NO)
Jaeden Graham Note
Jaeden Graham photo 108. Jaeden Graham (vs . NO)
Parker Hesse Note
Parker Hesse photo 180. Parker Hesse (vs . NO)
John Raine Note
John Raine photo 191. John Raine (vs . NO)
Ryan Becker Note
Ryan Becker photo 200. Ryan Becker (vs . NO)