Pitts logged a monster 9-119-1 stat line in the London win over the Jets. He was targeted a team-high 10 times, with Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage out. Pitts’ TD was a thing of beauty as he out-jumped the opponent and hauled in the highlight-reel catch.
Pitts’ stats finally caught up to his usage in Week 5. We’re not expecting many more fantasy tallies like that. But the rookie ranks 4th among TEs in targets for the year, 4th in yards and tied for 5th in receptions. That’s the range in which you should consider him as a fantasy option.
Pitts totaled 35 yards on two receptions last week in the win over the Giants. He was targeted just 3 times in the contest as we saw QB Matt Ryan turn to veteran WRs Calvin Ridley and Cordarrelle Patterson for half of his pass attempts. Pitts made the most of one reception, showcasing why he was so highly coveted coming out of Florida. We’re not worried that Pitts wasn’t targeted as much as he was in the previous two games. His talent speaks for itself, and games like this are to be expected. Pitts is still looking for his 1st TD, but it could be coming soon with games against Washington and New York Jets before their Week 6 bye.
Pitts caught 5 of 6 targets for 73 yards in the Falcons' Week 2 loss to the Bucs.
Pitts flashed some of his elite upside with multiple 24-yard receptions, including a one-handed snag on a ball that was well behind him on a 3rd and long play
The Falcons will most likely be among the pass heaviest teams in the league due to a bad defense and shaky run game, so Pitts should continue to be a TE1 as the 2nd option in the Falcons passing attack behind only stud WR Calvin Ridley.
Pitts is an easy top 10 TE play in Week 3 against the Giants.
Rough debut for Pitts, but probably not as rough as the numbers made it look.
Pitts caught his 1st target of the game on the opening drive, but couldn’t get his 2nd foot down to make it count. He would finish the 1st half with just a 1-yard catch among 4 targets.
His 1st look of the 3rd quarter produced an 11-yard reception, but an offensive PI call negated it. Pitts later secured an 18-yard catch (that counted) for Atlanta’s longest play of the game. But he finished with just a 4-31 receiving line on 8 looks.
Those 8 official targets gave him a strong 22.9% target share, though, and Pitts spent 80% of his snaps in the slot or out wide, according to Pro Football Focus. That made him more WR than TE, which is good for his fantasy outlook.
If you entered the season banking on Pitts, don’t overreact by giving up on him already.