If you have Kyle Pitts in your fantasy league, you were probably disappointed in his first outing as a member of the Falcons. The highest tight end drafted in NFL history only hauled in four passes for 31 yards on eight targets. He did have two notable plays in an otherwise down performance — one 15-yard pass down the seam and a tough fourth-down conversion, which was his only first down conversion of the day. However, there were encouraging signs that Pitts will finish as a top-five player at his position. He had the third-highest target share among tight ends in Week 1 — 24%.
TE target share leaders after Week 1
1. Darren Waller, 35% 👀
2. Adam Trautman, 30%
3. Kyle Pitts, 24%
4. Tyler Higbee, 23%
5. Noah Fant, 22%
6. Travis Kelce, 21%
7. George Kittle, 20%
Everyone else sub 20%
— Michael F. Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) September 15, 2021
Pitts may not have had a big performance in his first game, but he is clearly a significant part of Arthur Smith’s offense. The entire unit underperformed, so it isn’t surprising that the former fourth-overall pick also struggled. He and Calvin Ridley both led the team in targets, which is how the rest of the season will go. Smith’s use of Pitts all over the field is only going to increase his production too. Against Philadelphia, Pitts was used in a variety of alignments.
Kyle Pitts Snaps By Position
Position Snap Inline 11 Slot 20 Wide 12