Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts

21-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.
Non-factor in loss
TEAtlanta Falcons
January 10, 2022
Pitts caught two of five targets for eight yards during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.
ANALYSIS
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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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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
68.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.58
 
% Team Air Yards
29.3%
 
% Team Targets
19.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.8%
 
Drop Rate
2.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
% Targeted On Route
22.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
2.08
 
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74068%
2652%
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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
494 routes   110 targets
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67%
6 routes   2 targets
11%
45 routes   6 targets
39%
213 routes   31 targets
54%
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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
246 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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Ready for season finale
TEAtlanta Falcons
January 9, 2022
Pitts (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.
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Officially questionable
TEAtlanta Falcons
Hamstring
January 7, 2022
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.
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Likely game-time decision
TEAtlanta Falcons
Hamstring
January 7, 2022
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.
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Officially limited Thursday
TEAtlanta Falcons
Hamstring
January 6, 2022
Pitts (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Back on practice field
TEAtlanta Falcons
Hamstring
January 6, 2022
Pitts (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.
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