With the Julio Jones trades talks going on, it makes you wonder how quickly Kyle Pitts is going to be have a major fantasy impact.
Pitts has a chance of becoming the 2nd read in Atlanta’s offense from the get if Julio gets moved.
He had already landed in a great spot.
New Falcons HC Arthur Smith has a ton of experience coaching the tight end position, including during Delanie Walker’s best 4-year stretch.
Not only that, but Smith has been targeting the tight end position at the 4th highest rate among all play callers over the last two seasons, ever since he took over as the Titans OC.
The Titans were 3rd in TE target share in 2020.
Without a Derrick Henry or anything close to it on the Falcons, combined with a overall lackluster backfield, expect them to be more pass-heavy based on the personnel they have.
Is Pitts guaranteed to produce from Day 1? Not if you consider that most tight ends don’t break out until a couple of years into their career. But because he’s such an intriguing prospect, chances should be taken on him in redraft in the later rounds (Round 8/9 at the earliest).
After the first 4-5 tight ends taken this year, can we really argue that Pitts can’t be right behind those guys at the very least in Year 1?