Kyle Pitts

  • Height
    6' 6"
  • Weight
    245 lbs
  • Arm Length
    33 1/2" (68th)
Kyle Pitts headshot
  • Draft Pick
    1.04 2021
  • College
    Florida
  • Age
    21.7

Kyle Pitts Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 17 110 68 1026 15.1 1110 1 10.4 (#11)
  • College Dominator
    24.1 (74th)
  • College YPR
    15.0 (77th)
  • Breakout Age
    19.9 (80th)
  • SPARQ-x
    120.9 (88th)

Kyle Pitts Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+1.4
(#109)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Snap Share

2021

Target Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Kyle Pitts ADP

31.90
(0.04)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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3.08 Pick
TE3 Rank

Popularity Index

#103

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Kyle Pitts Injury History

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Kyle Pitts College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2018 3 (TE) 3 (7 tgts) 73 (24.3 ypr) 1.9% 42.9% 0 18 Florida
2019 13 (TE) 54 (79 tgts) 649 (12.0 ypr) 16.9% 68.4% 0 19 Florida
2020 8 (TE) 43 (67 tgts) 770 (17.9 ypr) 14.2% 64.2% 0 20 Florida

Who is Kyle Pitts

In 2020, Kyle Pitts improved his college stat line to 43 catches for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. He accomplished this despite only playing in eight games and missing games with a concussion. Along with fellow future first-rounder Toney, Pitts helped Kyle Trask put up over 4200 yards passing and 43 touchdowns in the SEC. Pitts would win the John Mackey (top TE) award because of his strong performance. What was more impressive though was he became the first tight end to be named a Fred Biletnikoff (top WR) finalist.

Tight ends rarely go in the first round of the NFL draft, much less, in the top-five. But Pitts was a proven unicorn. Despite a need to find their next franchise quarterback, the Atlanta Falcons opted to draft the tight end/wide receiver hybrid that ran a 4.49 (98th-percentile) 40-Yard Dash with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft over dual-threat QB Justin Fields and 4500-yard passer Mac Jones.

At 21 years old, Pitts would finish his rookie season with over 1000 yards receiving. It may be the quietest 1000 yard season ever for a tight end because the athletic TE only found the end zone once all season. This appears to be a coincidence though as the Falcons peppered him with 110 (No. 5) targets in a season where they were missing their No. 1 wide receiver Calvin Ridley for most of the year and had traded Julio Jones away in the offseason.

Pitts was top-5 in Air Yards (1110), Air Yards Share (28.3-percent), Completed Air Yards (698), and Unrealized Air Yards (412). He paired up his Air Yards with a 20.3-percent (No. 6) Target Share. This combination of targets and air yards is a recipe for future top tight end fantasy seasons.

The Falcons smartly aren’t going to ask Pitts to do something that he can’t do. His 81.5-percent Route Participation was right outside the top-5 among tight end. As he’s proven in his football career, he’s a wide receiver playing tight end. Pitts was top-5 in Average Target Distance (10.1), Yards Per Reception (15.1), and Yards Per Route Run (2.20).