- It’s understandable if you missed the Kyle Pitts breakout. Pitts lit up the Jets in Week 5, but it was played in the early morning hours in the US, as the Falcons played in London. Plus, it was against the Jets, after all, and Calvin Ridley didn’t play either, so his nine catches on ten targets for 119 yards and a touchdown could easily be explained away. With a Week 6 bye up next, that London game already felt like a distant memory. But in Week 7, even with Ridley back on the field, Pitts went off, roasting the Dolphins for 163 yards on seven catches. He’s now caught 16 of his last 18 targets and has consecutive finishes of TE3 and TE2 respectively. For the year, Pitts is the TE5 on a point-per-game basis, and that is with the aid of just one touchdown. He’s the rare tight end that can avoid being touchdown dependent, and the reason why I ranked him as the TE4 ahead of T.J. Hockenson in the preseason. Pitts has now run nearly 73% of his snaps split out wide of from the slot, he’s more Julio Jones than he is tight end, and I could not be more excited to watch his career from here.
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options
Week 8 TE Rankings