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Oct 2, 2022 1 25 25 0 2
Sep 25, 2022 5 87 28 0 8
Sep 18, 2022 2 19 13 0 1
Sep 11, 2022 2 19 11 0 1

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2022 10 150 15.00 0.00
2021 68 1026 15.09 1 0.00 1086.4
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Fantasy News

  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Catches only one pass in win

    Pitts caught one of four targets for 25 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Browns. Pitts played a season-low 62 percent of the team's offensive snaps, but he still finished second on the team in targets behind Drake London (two catches on seven targets for 17 yards). Regardless, the second-year tight end's production was certainly disappointing after he caught five of eight targets for 87 yards -- all season highs -- during the team's Week 3 win over the Seahawks. Through four games, Pitts has caught 10 of 22 targets for 150 yards, and he's still only secured one touchdown across 21 career games.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Garners eight targets in win

    Pitts caught five of eight targets for 87 yards during Sunday's 27-23 victory over the Seahawks. After a quiet start to the season, Pitts was targeted early and often during Sunday's win, finishing with team highs in targets, receptions and receiving yards. Four of Pitts' five catches went for at least 10 yards, including a 28-yard gain in the first quarter. Marcus Mariota also probably missed the tight end on a few deep balls, hindering his potential production, but Pitts still submitted a solid performance. However, his lack of involvement in the red zone continues to be a concerning trend from his rookie year, and he's failed to score through three games. Pitts was never going to be held in check for the entire season, but if he can't find the end zone more in 2022, the second-year phenom will have a difficult time reaching his full potential.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Contrarian DFS Play

    When a player as talented as Pitts has been as bad as he has, he's almost always going to be high on my contrarian list. If he falters against the Seahawks as well, I may have to start reconsidering.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Top DFS Play

    Pitts' price is simply too low on FanDuel. While I don't love the matchup, we're still talking about arguably the most athletic tight end in the league, who is essentially playing wide receiver and earning a 22% target share. He should be priced closer to the top options even after a bad week.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Seven targets in loss

    Pitts caught two of seven targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 27-26 loss to New Orleans. Pitts was targeted two times on the Falcons' opening drive, hauling in one pass for 11 yards. He added an eight-yard reception at the end of the first half that set up a last-second field goal from Younghoe Koo. However, the phenom tight end was shut out in the second half as the Falcons offense sputtered, which allowed the Saints to make a fourth-quarter comeback. Pitts tied rookie wideout Drake London in targets but finished fourth on the team in receiving yards behind a trio of receivers -- London, Olamide Zaccheaus and KhaDarel Hodge. Pitts' Week 1 performance was disappointing, but his high target share bodes well for a potential bounce-back performance against the Rams in Week 2.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Delivers big play

    Pitts caught his only target for 52 yards in Monday's preseason loss to the Jets. Pitts made the most of his brief appearance in Atlanta's second preseason game by blowing past the Jets secondary for the big gain. Marcus Mariota underthrew the pass slightly, likely costing Pitts the chance to reach the end zone. Pitts looks almost certain to be the focal point of the Falcons' passing attack in 2022, especially with rookie Drake London (knee) currently sidelined.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: In line to play Monday

    Coach Arthur Smith said any Falcon who is healthy is slated to play in Monday's preseason game at the Jets, a group that includes Pitts, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Smith relayed the news on Monday Night Countdown on ESPN. This will mark Pitts' second appearance of exhibition season, after he went without a target on 10 offensive snaps preseason Week 1 at Detroit. With Drake London (knee) and possibly Bryan Edwards (shoulder) sidelined Monday, Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson represent the biggest names that will be at Marcus Mariota's disposal.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Aiming to improve blocking

    Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said Wednesday that he's hopeful Pitts is headed for a Year 2 leap after spending the offseason working on improving his blocking, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports. Pitts caught 68 passes for 1,026 yards last season, but the majority of his production came when he was lined up off the line as a receiver. Smith believes that unlocking Pitts' full potential will require the tight end to refine his craft as a blocker so that the 6-foot-6 athlete can be moved around the formation to create mismatches. The second-year pro has earned high praise for his offseason work, with Smith even calling Pitts' 10 snaps during the preseason opener "a winning effort" strictly based on his blocking alone. Pitts struggled to produce in the red zone as a rookie, catching just one touchdown, so his increased prowess in the trenches may be a good sign for his overall fantasy outlook in 2022.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Red-zone production key for Year 2

    Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said Pitts is only "scratching the surface," Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports. Pitts was drafted fourth overall by the Falcons in 2021 and lived up to the hype by recording 1,026 receiving yards as a rookie, becoming the first tight end to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in his first year since Mike Ditka in 1961. The 6-foot-6 phenom registered three 100-plus yard games -- including a 163-yard performance in Week 7 -- and averaged 15.1 yards per catch. However, Pitts, who was projected to be a major red-zone threat, caught just one touchdown on 25 targets from inside 20 yards. If the Florida product is going to continue living up to the hype, he'll have to improve his red-zone efficiency in Year 2. Atlanta hopes that the addition of fellow first-round pick Drake London and former Raider Bryan Edwards will open up more 1-on-1 opportunities for Pitts to showcase his athletic ability near the end zone moving forward, though it remains to be seen how prolific a Marcus Mariota-led offense can be in 2022.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Non-factor in loss

    Pitts caught two of five targets for eight yards during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints. Pitts came into the contest listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury, but the rookie first-round pick ultimately was able to suit up. However, the tight end produced his worst performance of the season. He finished the 2021 campaign with 68 catches for 1,026 yards, but he only scored one touchdown. Pitts was as advertised during his first season in the NFL and was one of the lone bright spots on the Falcons' sporadic offense, but he likely will have to improve as a red-zone threat in Year 2 if he's going to take over as a bonafide star.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Officially questionable

    Pitts is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, after Falcons coach Arthur Smith said Friday that he'd wait until Saturday to determine the tight end's availability, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Pitts thus enters the weekend uncertain for Atlanta's season finale, but with reason to believe another update will be available long before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. If the standout rookie doesn't play, Hayden Hurst and Parker Hesse will see most of the targets at tight end, with wideouts Russell Gage, Tajae Sharpe and Olamide Zaccheaus also candidates for more target volume.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Likely game-time decision

    Coach Arthur Smith suggested Friday that the Falcons may wait until Saturday to decide if Pitts (hamstring) can play in Sunday's game against New Orleans, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. In other words, Pitts likely will be listed as questionable and may need to be treated as a game-time decision heading into the weekend, though it sounds like his status will be determined Saturday rather than Sunday morning/afternoon. The Falcons and Saints kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Officially limited Thursday

    Pitts (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports. Four days removed from not playing the second half of the Falcons' Week 17 loss at Buffalo, Pitts made his first appearance on the field since sustaining a hamstring injury. During a media session Thursday he relayed that he feels "good" and believes he'll be able to play Sunday against the Saints, per Josh Kendall of The Athletic. Ultimately, Friday's practice report will reveal Pitts' odds to suit up this weekend, when he'll need 59 yards to break Mike Ditka's rookie record of 1,076 receiving yards for a tight end.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Not practicing Wednesday

    Pitts (hamstring) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Pitts managed only about one half of action this past Sunday in Buffalo before sitting out the rest of the contest with a hamstring injury. He still managed two reception (on four targets) for 69 yards, with the bulk of his production coming on a 61-yard catch-and-run late in the second quarter. If Pitts doesn't do enough in practice this week to make an appearance Sunday versus the Saints, he'll finish the campaign with a Falcons rookie record 1,018 receiving yards across 16 appearances.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Picks up hamstring injury Sunday

    Pitts sustained a hamstring injury during Sunday's 29-15 loss at Buffalo, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Pitts sustained the injury midway through the contest but attempted to stay on the field at the start of the second half. He was unable to do so, but before departing the tight end's 69 yards helped him become the Falcon with the most receiving yards for a rookie in franchise history (he has 1,018 in 16 games). Afterward, coach Arthur Smith wouldn't comment on Pitts' health, merely telling Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site that the team realized he was unable to continue. Pitts' status thus bears watching as the week goes on to get a sense of his potential to play Week 18 against the Saints.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Eclipses century mark in win

    Pitts secured all six targets for 102 yards in the Falcons' 20-16 win over the Lions on Sunday. Pitts comfortably paced the Falcons in receptions and receiving yards while also boasting the team lead in targets. The rookie tight end's 100-yard effort was his first since Week 7 versus Miami and third overall of his first NFL season, and it extended a streak of Pitts upping his yardage total over that of the prior contest to four games. The 21-year-old's catch total also was his highest since that aforementioned contest against the Dolphins, affording him plenty of momentum going into a Week 17 road matchup with the Bills.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Racks up 77 yards in defeat

    Pitts caught four of seven targets for 77 yards in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers. Pitts broke free for a 49-yard catch and run in the second half, but he was held in check for the rest of the contest. Veteran wideout Russell Gage was featured as Atlanta's top receiving option, finishing ahead of the talented rookie in targets and yards for the fourth straight week. Pitts has had a solid first year in the NFL so far, tallying 48 receptions for 847 yards through 14 games, but a lack of touchdowns (one) has suppressed his fantasy production. Pitts' fantasy managers are hoping that the Falcons can learn to use the 6-foot-6 tight end closer to the end zone, as he has seen just two red-zone targets (both in Sunday's contest) over the last six weeks. The Falcons will take on the Lions in Week 16.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Four catches in loss

    Pitts brought in four of seven targets for 48 yards in the Falcons' 30-17 loss to the Buccanneers on Sunday. Pitts was a distant second to Russell Gage in receptions, receiving yards and targets in another modest performance. The athletic tight end hasn't topped 50 receiving yards since Week 10, a disappointment given the Falcons continue to operate without Calvin Ridley (personal) in the air attack. The rookie's next opportunity to snap out of his funk comes in Week 14 versus the Panthers on the road.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Quiet in Jacksonville

    Pitts caught two of six targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 21-14 win over the Jaguars. A trip close to his old stomping grounds at the University of Florida didn't help the rookie tight end break out of his slump, as Pitts was limited to fewer than 30 yards for the second consecutive game after topping that mark in eight of his first nine. While Cordarrelle Patterson and the running game led Atlanta to victory in this one, the Falcons' passing attack continues to struggle, and Pitts' pedestrian play of late hasn't helped. The rookie third-overall pick will look to get back on track in Week 13 against a Tampa Bay defense that gave up a respectable 73 yards to Pitts back in Week 2.
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  • Falcons' Kyle Pitts: Underwhelming performance in loss

    Pitts caught three of seven targets for 62 yards during Sunday's 27-25 win over the Saints. Pitts was targeted deep down the left sideline on the first play of the game, but the rookie tight end couldn't haul in the big play, which has been a microcosm of his last two weeks. With Calvin Ridley still out due to personal reasons, the 2021 first-round pick is garnering plenty of looks from Matt Ryan, but his last two outings have left fantasy managers wanting more after he appeared on the brink of stardom with back-to-back 100-yard performances. Pitts likely will continue to be a major part of the Falcons' passing game and remains a must-start heading into Week 10.
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