Kyle Pitts enters his first Fantasy Football season as that one player we see every August whose ADP starts going up and seemingly never stops because there will always be analysts like myself who still see a path to beat out his ADP regardless of where it lands. Part of what gets some of us so excited about Pitts is the state of the tight end position in Fantasy. People talk about the running back dead zone, but there's nothing quite as vast on a per-player basis as the tight end dead zone. Finding tight ends who can make a weekly difference can be the key component in a Championship roster -- as was the case for Darren Waller and Travis Kelce managers in 2020.

It's easy to get excited about Pitts, but more importantly than that, we want to keep you up to date with everything surrounding his 2021 profile. Below, we'll break down Pitts' outlook, changes in his ADP, where he's going in mock drafts, training camp/preseason updates and more.

2021 Outlook

Kyle Pitts is viewed by many as a generational TE prospect -- and for good reason. Not only did Pitts test so well athletically, but he backed it up with production and game film. He routinely beat SEC CBs when lined up as a receiver, and both linebackers and safeties when lined up as a tight end. His massive catch radius, ball skills and strong hands should immediately make him Atlanta's No. 1 red-zone option, especially since we know new Falcons head coach and playcaller Arthur Smith loves to utilize tight ends. 

He should be drafted as a top-six TE with the kind of upside that could challenge the top-three at the position, even as a rookie. The Falcons moving on from Julio Jones should only help Pitts' cause both from an overall target share standpoint and with his role inside the red zone. If he's still available by Round 5, take him in seasonal leagues. He'll get swiped by Round 4 in dynasty/keeper start-ups, and is a consensus top-five overall choice in rookie-only drafts.

Sportsline's Jacob Gibbs dove a bit deeper into Pitts' 2021 outlook and also his Dynasty forecast -- you'll find that here.

Changes in ADP

*All ADP data is courtesy of and for half-point PPR scoring.

As you can see, Pitts' ADP has been a rocket ship just in the last month going from a seventh-round pick to a mid-fourth-round pick. At some point, you won't be buying at his floor -- and that point has already likely come as a fourth-round pick -- but he's one of the highest upside players at any position you can get in his range.

CBS Mock Draft position

8/18 half-PPR 12-team: Round 5, No. 59 overall
8/12 half-PPR 10-team: Round 6, No. 54 overall
8/6 PPR Superflex mock: Round 5, No. 57 overall
8/3 non-PPR mock: Round 6, No. 61 overall
7/28 full-point PPR mock: Round 5, No. 59 overall
7/20 half-PPR mock: Round 5, No. 59 overall
7/7 Superflex mock: Round 6, No. 64 overall
6/16 full-PPR mock: Round 3, No. 32 overall
6/9 Superflex mock: Round 7, No. 79 overall