Kyle Pitts
Kyle Pitts
20-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Atlanta Falcons
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The term "generational prospect" is thrown around too often, but Pitts is the rare case where few argue with that assessment. His 43-770-12 receiving line in an eight-game junior season at Florida was as good as it gets in terms of per-game production from a tight end, a position where even the future NFL stars don't always put up big numbers in college. Pitts also had an impressive sophomore year that included a team-high 54 receptions, and his pro day workout surpassed even the lofty expectations. At 6-6, 245, Pitts put up the fastest 40 time (4.44 seconds) and broad jump (129 inches) among tight ends in this year's draft class. The Falcons saw enough to take him fourth overall, arguably passing up their best chance to find Matt Ryan's successor. Regardless of how that works out from a franchise standpoint, it means Pitts will start his career catching passes from a veteran QB who has a 10-year streak topping 4,000 passing yards, with an average of 4,571 in that stretch. Hayden Hurst still might be the nominal Week 1 starter, but his disappointing 2020 opens the door for Pitts to be Atlanta's top pass catcher at tight end, a role that should come with steady targets after the team traded Julio Jones to Tennessee. While avoiding rookie tight ends might be a good rule in general, a prospect like Pitts is the reason we leave room for exceptions. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $32.91 million contract with the Falcons in June of 2021.
Shows improvement in Week 2
TEAtlanta Falcons
September 19, 2021
Pitts secured five of six targets for 73 yards in the Falcons' 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
The fourth overall pick slogged through his NFL debut against the Eagles a week ago, but Pitts looked much more the part Sunday in a tough defensive matchup. Pitts notched a team-high 24-yard reception on his way to pacing the Falcons in receiving yardage, and he also flashed improved efficiency after bringing in only half his eight targets in Week 1. Pitts will look to continue his ascent against a vulnerable Giants defense in a Week 3 road battle.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kyle Pitts' 2021 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
48.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.93
 
% Team Air Yards
25.9%
 
% Team Targets
17.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
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How often does Kyle Pitts run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Kyle Pitts and the other tight ends for the Falcons are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Kyle Pitts
74 routes   14 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Giants pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
100.1
 
Cornerbacks
85.0
 
Safeties
91.7
 
Linebackers
139.4
 
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2021 Kyle Pitts Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kyle Pitts' measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
245 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
10.63 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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Fizzles in regular-season debut
TEAtlanta Falcons
September 12, 2021
Pitts brought in four of eight targets for 31 yards in the Falcons' 32-6 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
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Flashes athleticism on lone catch
TEAtlanta Falcons
August 29, 2021
Pitts caught his lone target for 27 yards in Sunday's 19-10 preseason loss to the Browns.
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Doesn't play Saturday
TEAtlanta Falcons
August 22, 2021
Pitts is among Atlanta's key skill players who have yet to see preseason action, Jeff Schultz of The Athletic reports.
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Sits out preseason opener
TEAtlanta Falcons
August 13, 2021
Pitts dressed for the team's preseason opener against the Titans on Friday but did not play, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports.
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Inks four-year deal
TEAtlanta Falcons
June 29, 2021
Pitts has signed a four-year deal with the Falcons worth $32.9 million, including $21.2 million guaranteed and a fifth-year team option, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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