After an impressive rookie season, and a whole lot of hype coming into his sophomore campaign, Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has had a very underwhelming start to his 2022 season.
Through two games, Pitts has only managed 38 receiving yards on 4 receptions and zero touchdowns. His yards per catch is also down to 9.5 from 15.1 during his rookie year.
When pressed about Pitts' involvement in the offense, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith had a response that won't make Pitts' fantasy managers happy.
Kyle Pitts Fantasy Outlook
While Smith's quote is technically true, it still remains puzzling why the team's most talented offensive weapon isn't being utilized more effectively. And it's not as if Atlanta's passing attack has been completely non-existent.
Rookie receiver Drake London turned in a great performance in Week 2 with 86 yards on 8 catches and a touchdown.
Regardless while Pitts' first two games have been really disappointing and the head coaches' quotes are concerning, Pitts' managers should still remain hopeful about his future prospects.
Right away in Week 3, Pitts and the Falcons draw a great matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, who have not been great against tight ends this season. In Week 2, Seattle gave up a touchdown to tight end Ross Dwelley, and in Week 1 surrendered a combined 7 catches and 85 yards to the Denver Broncos tight ends.
Pitts, for now, remains a must-start in all fantasy formats, despite the underwhelming start. His talent is enough to warrant that. If these type of games continue for Pitts, then the conversation might change.
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