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3:00pm EST 1/9/22

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the Saints. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday but comes with elevated risk in Week 18 fantasy lineups.

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Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Saints. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. Pitts said Thursday that he expects to play, but the team will have the final say. Falcons-Saints doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday, but we’ll look for an update on Pitts’ status that morning.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He told reporters afterward that he'll play vs. the Saints this weekend, but we wouldn't take his status for granted just yet. We'll get another update on Pitts on Friday afternoon.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He needs 59 yards to break Mike Ditka's record for receiving yards in a season by a rookie TE, but it looks like he might not get the chance.

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts suffered an apparent hamstring injury in the 1st half of Sunday’s game at Buffalo. He posted 2 catches for 69 yards before departing. We’ll let you know if he returns in the 2nd half.

Update: Pitts returned for the start of the 2nd half.

The Falcons selected Florida TE Kyle Pitts with the 4th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. It’s the highest a TE has ever been picked. Pitts stands nearly 6’6 and 245 pounds with a massive, 83 3/8” wingspan. As a junior in 2020, he tallied 43-770-12 across only 8 games. That sample included monster lines against Alabama (7-129-1), Tennessee (7-128) and Ole Miss (8-170-4). The 20-year-old has the movement skills and versatility of a future WR1, making him a bit of a cheat code at TE. For further confirmation of his dominance, Pitts tested very well with a 4.44 forty time (98th percentile) and a 129-inch broad jump (97th percentile). He joins Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley to give the Falcons 1 of the best groups of pass-catchers in the league. We’ll probably see a lot of 2-TE sets in Atlanta this year with Pitts and Hayden Hurst under former Titans TEs coach and new Falcons HC Arthur Smith.

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