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Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts

TE - ATL

Age: 20College: Florida

Week 2 Outlook

ATL @ TB
Sun 4:05pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) TE #6
Projection 5.9 pts

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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.

Pitts did not have a ton of production in Week 1, but the targets were there. He should be a solid TE1 option against a Bucs D that was 17th against fantasy tight ends in Week 1.

The highest drafted tight end ever enters the NFL with a locked-in prominent role within his team's passing offense. Pitts is often described as a unicorn, a player who we all think can overcome the mostly negative history of rookie tight ends in fantasy football. In addition to his own talent, the case for Pitts lies in how much volume he could see post Julio Jones trade. His offensive environment is a positive as well, headlined by the underrated Matt Ryan and the forward-thinking Arthur Smith. We knew Pitts' season had a volatile range of outcomes, leading to 41 yards on three receptions. The good news is he still had eight targets, which is impressive for a rookie. It's time to buy the dip.

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