Friday update: Pitts has practiced every day this week and is listed as questionable. He should be on the right side of questionable, but they could always give him another week of rest.
Thursday update: Pitts was once again at practice on Thursday, per Michael Rothstein. He’s on track to play against a tough 49ers defense.
Wednesday update: Kyle Pitts said he expects to play in the Falcons’ game against the 49ers on Sunday.
Falcons TE Kyle Pitts said he expects to play Sunday.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) October 12, 2022
The Atlanta Falcons were without their first-round tight end in Week 5 due to a hamstring injury. The good news is that Pitts will return to practice on Wednesday, per D. Orlando Ledbetter. Pitts didn’t practice once last week, so this is a great sign.
Of course, Pitts hasn’t lived up to fantasy football expectations this season, as he’s not getting a full look in the passing game. He’s often used to block or isn’t in the offensive scheme. He is still getting deep targets, which is good, but his routes run need to be up there with Drake London, as he’s just that good offensively.
Fantasy football implications
Pitts is hard to start in fantasy due to his lackluster numbers, but his upside remains high with his deep targets so far. If he’s healthy this week, he’ll remain in the conversation to start, but only if you don’t have a dependable tight end on your team.