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Fantasy Football Week 5 Tight End Rankings: Kyle Pitts still a starter but becoming difficult to trust

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Kyle Pitts is considered a historical talent and yet here he enters Week 5 with fewer fantasy points than Hayden Hirst, Will Dissley, Logan Thomas and even Robert Tonyana, among others. He gained 150 yards in four games and only caught 10 of 22 throws.

And in the main figures, there is not much to worry about. Pitts only ran the route in 13 of 20 passes for the Falcons in Week 4, one of the most troubling game rates of the season so far – somehow, despite the Falcons only having 20 throws. , Pitts missed the route. 35% of them. It is basically impossible for Pitts to succeed in the current iteration of the Falcons attack, and this is not a blow to Pitts. Drake London is only 31 points per game despite a massive 33% share target.

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But, if you look at my tight end rankings for week 5, you can see that Pitts still has me at TE4. Maybe I’m being too generous. Maybe he should go TE6 – I see he has a case for T.J. Hockenson and Zach Ertz this week. Maybe I even see a case for Darren Waller and George Kittle ahead of him, even though they didn’t accomplish much on their own; and perhaps a huge fraction of Tyler Higbee’s goals also put him ahead of Pitts.

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So, dropping Pitts down to ninth… which means you’re probably still starting with him. The tight end remains a terrible position and Pitts is still an elite player who won’t turn 22 until Thursday this week. The hardest ends of his age are still blocked on Saturdays. Yes, it was tough, and yes, his attack looks like a pretty big hindrance. But the thing is, there still aren’t many good tight ends, and because of that, Pitts deserves more leash than in any other position.

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Maybe he never realizes it. Perhaps Pitts is just not good enough to handle his situation; maybe it’s just not that good, period – I highly doubt that’s the case, but it’s possible! But, if you don’t have Higby or Ertz, you should probably just keep rolling Pitt because the payoff if he realizes this is much higher than someone like Tyler Conklin or Irv Smith or anyone else who you could add to start over. his.

Here is my tight end ranking for week 5.

  1. Travis Kelsey vs. L.V.
  2. Mark Andrews vs. CIN
  3. Dallas Godert @ARI
  4. Kyle Pitts @TB — All I can tell you is that you should probably keep running Pitts. You may have a better option on the bench, but I’m going to keep using elite talent unless I have a definitively better option, however disappointing that start may be.
  5. TJ Hockenson @NE — Hockenson benefited from the Lions’ lack of attack in Week 4, but not only did he score more goals, he also scored more valuable targets, and his average depth hit a season-high in 9.3 yards. field. If the Lions were to commit to using him regularly in this way, he would be a mandatory starting TE; I’m just not sure you can trust it.
  6. Zach Ertz vs PHI. Ertz still deserves attention because I expect him to see a smaller offensive role when DeAndre Hopkins is able to return, which is Week 7. big role in the red zone at the moment.
  7. Darren Waller @KC — Uh-huh. Waller had only five targets in each of his last two games, turning them into three catches at 22 and 24 yards. At least he looks in the red zone, but his use so far is what we were worried about when the Raiders added Davante Adams. That its use failed when Hunter Renfroe was suspended is even more troubling. I’m still starting it because who else am I going to start? But he doesn’t feel like a different creator, that’s for sure.
  8. George Kittle @CAR
  9. Tyler Higbee vs Dala
  10. Gerald Everett @CLE — Everett has been a very solid option early in the season in the tight end, but it gets a little harder to recommend him as a starter if Keenan Allen is active. Just keep an eye on Allen’s status – he was unexpectedly eliminated for week 4, so it’s not clear if he’ll be back this week.
  11. Pat Freiermuth @BUF — Freiermuth shows some early breakout potential here with a very strong 23% share target. If this continues and rookie Kenny Pickett helps that offense find another pass, Freiermuth could become a mandatory starting option in the tight end – and it’s hard to imagine him sitting with him at this point.
  12. David Njoku vs LAC. Nyoku continued his outstanding performance with another good result in week 4. With five or more goals in three games in a row, he is a viable starting TE at the moment.
  13. Dalton Schultz @LAR — Schultz made 90% of his snaps in the second leg due to a knee injury, which is probably more important than the fact that he didn’t catch any of the three passes thrown in his path. He’s less attractive to Fantasy without Dak Prescott, but I’m certainly not giving up on him just yet.
  14. Tyler Conklin vs MIA
  15. Dawson Knox vs. PIT
  16. Logan Thomas vs. TEN
  17. Mike Gesicki @NYJ
  18. Mo Ali-Koks @DEN — Ali-Koks will be a popular waiver after 85 yards and a couple of touchdowns in Week 4, but just remember it was rookie Jelani Woods, who had two touchdowns the previous week. , with Ali-Cox catching one pass for 9 yards. He is a pilot, nothing more.
  19. Hayden Hurst @BAL
  20. Evan Engram vs. HOU
  21. Irv Smith vs. CHI
  22. Noah Fant @NO
  23. Cole Kmet @MIN
  24. Robert Tonyan vs. NYG



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