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Falcons HC Arthur Smith said Wednesday that TE Kyle Pitts will miss the rest of the season with his knee injury. He underwent surgery on Tuesday (November 29) for what was reportedly a torn MCL. We don't have an official recovery timeline, but we'd expect Pitts to be available for at least some of the offseason program and back to 100% by training camp. He had a frustrating 2nd season but remains a high-upside dynasty asset with plenty of 2023 bounce-back potential. We'll be curious to see exactly where he goes in early drafts this coming offseason.

Falcons WR Drake London found the end zone in Sunday’s win over Chicago. He created a ton of separation for a short-range score. That 1st quarter catch marked his only one of the day, though. London’s 3 targets represented a 15% team share, as Marcus Mariota remained a low-volume passer. Kyle Pitts is slated to miss time with a knee injury, so perhaps the rookie’s involvement will tick up a bit. Still, it’s hard to bank on a major turnaround given the run-heavy environment. Atlanta faces the Commanders in Week 12.

4:10pm EST 11/21/22

The Falcons have placed TE Kyle Pitts (MCL) on IR for his knee injury. That means he'll miss at least 4 games. We'll see about confirmation on him missing the rest of the year. MyCole Pruitt and Parker Hesse are the next guys up at TE but shouldn't factor significantly into fantasy football plans. WR Drake London could see more targets with Pitts out. He drew just 1 against Chicago, though, in the game Pitts left early.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Falcons TE Kyle Pitts tore his right MCL in Sunday's win over the Bears and will require surgery. Pitts is reportedly getting a 2nd opinion before making a final decision, but it seems his season is likely over. We'll watch for confirmation over the next day or 2. Don't bet on any Falcons TE stepping forward for real fantasy help if Pitts is done. No other Atlanta TE has caught more than 5 passes this season, and Pitts has consistently come up short for fantasy football managers.

The Score's Jordan Schultz reports that "early indications" are that Falcons TE Kyle Pitts did not tear any ligaments in his knee. Pitts is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, so we should learn more about his status then.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts left in the 2nd half of Week 11 with a knee injury. He's questionable to return, per the team.

Anyone with Falcons TE Kyle Pitts on their fantasy teams knows just how disappointing a 2nd season he's been having. QB Marcus Mariota says he carries some of the blame. "Well, first and foremost, I can do a better job of giving Kyle more opportunities with the ball," Mariota said Wednesday, according to NFL.com. "I think sometimes I've been a little too safe, a little too conservative where I'm putting the football, so giving him a chance to go get it. I think that'll help some of his target numbers." That acknowledgement could portend some extra opportunities for Pitts on Thursday night against a Panthers defense that Football Outsiders rates 28th in pass-defense DVOA. Mariota delivered 9.0 yards per pass attempt and a 71.4% completion rate in the Week 8 meeting with Carolina. See where Pitts sits in our Week 10 fantasy football rankings.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts caught 2 of 7 targets for 27 yards in Week 9. And…we’re back to reality. After a huge Week 8, Pitts posted fewer than 5 PPR points for the 5th time this season. He dropped 1 pass, but the poor output wasn’t all his fault. He shook free for what could have been a 72-yard TD, only to get overthrown by Marcus Mariota. He was slightly overthrown on an end zone target later in the game, too. He’ll look to rebound against the Panthers in Week 10. Pitts posted 80 yards and a score against Carolina in Week 8.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts came to life with 5 catches for 80 yards and 1 score in Week 8. Stunningly, he drew a season-high 9 targets (32.1%). Pitts found the end zone in the 2nd quarter on a simple play-action crosser. Overall, his size and athleticism showed up nicely in this one. And it’s encouraging to see his routes (27 on 31 Marcus Mariota dropbacks) at a healthy level. He’s in the TE1 mix for a Week 9 tilt with the Chargers.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts tallied 3 catches for 9 yards in Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati. Marcus Mariota tossed only 13 passes, and Pitts actually drew 5 targets (38.4%). That’s where the positives end, though. Pitts couldn't quite secure the ball while he was over the goal line on a play that should have gone for 6. So, the 2nd-year TE remains stuck on 1 season-long score. He’s also been held under 30 yards in all but 1 game this season.

11:38am EDT 10/16/22

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the 49ers. He was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, so there’s still some elevated risk here.

The Falcons expect TE Kyle Pitts to play today against the 49ers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Pitts is dealing with a hamstring injury that cost him Week 5.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the 49ers after a limited week of practice. Pitts said earlier in the week that he'll return for this one, but it's clear that he's still not at 100%. Consider Pitts a risk/reward low-end TE1 for Week 6.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice. It looks like he's on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the 49ers, but we'll see how Pitts is listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. He told the media afterward that he expects to play vs. the 49ers this weekend. We'll track his progress over the next couple of days. It'd be nice to see him get in a full workout before Sunday.

Falcons HC Arthur Smith said Friday that TE Kyle Pitts' hamstring injury is "not expected to be long-term." Smith, per ESPN's Michael Rothstein, said Pitts "woke up more sore than usual" after last week's game, so the team is being cautious in holding him out this Sunday. We'll see if Pitts is able to make it back for Week 6.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Bucs. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 6. His absence leaves Parker Hesse as Atlanta's top TE, with Anthony Firkser behind him. Avoid that situation in fantasy lineups. The Falcons figure to lean on their run game for as long as they can on Sunday. When they do take to the air, WR Drake London should dominate targets.

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