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Kyle Pitts injury: What status means for Week 6 fantasy football

Kyle Pitts is dealing with a hamstring injury for Week 6. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Kyle Pitts #8 of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball against the Seattle Seahawks Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Game status Update: Pitts is ACTIVE for Sunday’s game.

Game day Update: Pitts is expected to play on Sunday, per Ian Rapoport.

After sitting out last week’s game with a hamstring injury, Kyle Pitts was back at practice this week with the Atlanta Falcons. He got in some work on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week as a limited participant in each session. That would seem to put him on track to play on Sunday, but it’ll be important to keep an eye on the news over the weekend to confirm his status.

The Falcons host the San Francisco 49ers this week, with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday.

Fantasy football implications

Pitts first turned up on the injury report last week, ahead of Atlanta’s Week 5 game against the Bucs before being ruled inactive for that one. The week before that, Pitts had just 25 yards, catching one pass on four targets. His best game of the season so far was Week 3 when he caught five passes on eight targets for 87 yards. That was his only game this season with more than 25 yards.

The incredibly talented tight end doesn’t have much to do in Atlanta’s ground-and-pound offense, which is unfortunate. Still, he’s capable of putting up a TE1 kind of week from time to time.

If he can’t play, Parker Hesse would be Atlanta’s starting tight end; he would not be a recommended fantasy play.