Kyle Pitts

FPPG: 9.8  |  FanDuel Salary: $6,100
FPPG: 9.8  |  FanDuel Salary: $6,100
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Kyle Pitts playing in slot, out wide for Falcons

Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts caught 4 passes on 8 targets for 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

What It Means:

The results are disappointing and Pitts also had an 11-yard gain erased on offensive pass interference, but his usage was extremely encouraging. The No. 4 overall pick played 68% of the Falcons' offensive snaps while lining up in the slot 23 times and out wide 14 times. He ran a route on 90% of Matt Ryan's drop backs and tied Calvin Ridley with a team-high 22.9% target share. Pitts also ranks in the top-10 among tight ends for the week with 31 pass routes. The offense will likely have a tougher challenge in Week 2 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it's worth noting that the Dallas Cowboys' tight ends caught 9 passes on 10 targets versus the Bucs in last Thursday's opener.

Pitts finished with 5.1 FanDuel points in his NFL debut, finishing well below numberFire's Week 1 projection (10.7). He recorded the seventh-most air yards (38) among all tight ends through Sunday's contest and ranked 13th in Reception Net Expected Points per target, out of the 19 tight ends with at least five targets.