Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Sun 12/19/21 9:32 PM

Pitts caught four of seven targets for 77 yards in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers.
EDGE Analysis
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.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Sun 12/12/21 5:23 PM

Pitts brought in five of six targets for 61 yards in the Falcons' 29-21 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Pitts shared the team lead in receptions with Mike Davis in another relatively quiet day for the Falcons' passing game. The rookie tight end's catch total was his best since Week 7, while his yardage tally was his highest since Week 9, making it a very solid fantasy day by his standards during the second half of the campaign. Pitts' next opportunity to up his numbers comes in a Week 15 road trip to San Francisco.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Sun 12/5/21 7:17 PM

Pitts brought in four of seven targets for 48 yards in the Falcons' 30-17 loss to the Buccanneers on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
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.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Sun 11/28/21 4:58 PM1 Comment

Pitts caught two of six targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 21-14 win over the Jaguars.
EDGE Analysis
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.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Thu 11/18/21 11:31 PM

Pitts secured three of four targets for 29 yards in the Falcons' 25-0 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night.
EDGE Analysis
Pitts checked in tied for second in receptions and as the sole runner-up in receiving yards for the Falcons on the night, but neither tally was anything that would qualify as a useful figure from a fantasy perspective. The rookie tight end had even more attention heaped upon him than usual with both Calvin Ridley (personal) and Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) out, and it helped lead to his second-lowest yardage total of the season. Pitts has yet to top four catches in any of his last four games, although a potentially favorable Week 12 matchup against the Jaguars on the road a week from Sunday could help break that unfavorable pattern.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Sun 11/14/21 4:39 PM

Pitts caught four of seven targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 43-3 blowout loss to the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Pitts was the lone bright spot for the Falcons in a game where the offense could barely move the ball through the air (131 total passing yards and three interceptions). The fourth overall pick from this year's draft has contributed 40 receptions, 606 yards and one touchdown through nine contests. Pitts' lack of touchdowns might be the only criticism that could be made of his fantasy game so far, especially given his large frame (6-foot-6, 245 pounds). He does have 17 red-zone looks so far this season, so the touchdowns should come so long as Matt Ryan continues to look his way in scoring situations. Pitts and the Falcons will take on a stout Patriots defense Thursday.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Mon 11/8/21 2:04 PM

Pitts caught three of seven targets for 62 yards during Sunday's 27-25 win over the Saints.
EDGE Analysis
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.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Sun 10/31/21 8:50 PM

Pitts caught two of his six targets for 13 yards during the Falcons' 19-13 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
After back-to-back 100-yard performances, Pitts was humbled in this Week 8 defeat. Calvin Ridley was out for the second time in three games due to a personal issue, so Pitts operated as Atlanta's top receiving option and was doubled for the majority of the contest. Matt Ryan tried to force the ball to the 6-foot-6 tight end on multiple occasions, but the rookie first-round pick failed to make a highlight play. Pitts remain a must-start moving forward, but he'll need a bounce-back performance against the Saints next Sunday to give his fantasy managers confidence once again.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Sun 10/24/21 4:36 PM

Pitts brought in seven of eight targets for 163 yards in the Falcons' 30-28 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Two weeks after lighting up the Jets for a 9-119-1 line in London, Pitts comfortably exceeded that yardage mark Sunday to quickly establish a new career high. The rookie dominated the Dolphins physically all afternoon long, with his big day a product of consistent chunk gains as opposed to being boosted by one splash play. Given his production in the last two contests and his clear grasp of head coach Arthur Smith's offense, Pitts is naturally a must-start option against the reeling Panthers in Week 8.

Kyle Pitts
TE ATL (14)
Sun 10/10/21 1:02 PM

Pitts recorded nine receptions on 10 targets for 119 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's win over the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
Pitts saw big volume for the second consecutive game, though this time he managed to also deliver plenty of production. He torched the Jets' secondary for big gains of 39, 22, 18 and 16 yards to account for the majority of his production. Pitts also managed the first touchdown of his career, which came from two yards away late in the opening quarter. It was by far Pitts' best performance of his rookie campaign and it came in the absence of Calvin Ridley (personal), but the duo should have plenty of pass volume to both produce moving forward. The Falcons head into a Week 6 bye but will return for a Week 7 matchup against the Dolphins.