Kyle Pitts, Myles Gaskin, and more Week 5 surprises


Week 5 was a roller coaster ride. It had everything from last-second victories to atrocious field-goal kicking. Today we are going to focus on breakout performances from multiple players.

Here are a few takeaways from Week 5.

Kyle Pitts, the new King of England

Someone get his Hall of Fame jacket ready! Alright, that may be a little premature, but Kyle Pitts‘ breakout finally happened in Week 5. Pitts was a man amongst boys, posting 9 receptions for 119 yards and 1 TD. This resulted in him finishing as the TE3 on the week as well as seventh in target share (22.2 percent) and third in receiving yards.

So much for rookie tight ends not performing for fantasy huh?

So, we established he had an amazing game but did Pitts only have one because Calvin Ridley wasn’t in the lineup?

Not necessarily. Pitts’ breakout performance was inevitable based on his usage all season. Before Week 5, Pitts was 10th among tight ends in target share (16.7%), eighth in receiving yards per game (47.3), and tied for second in red-zone targets (6). Basically, the opportunities have always been there. It just took leaving the country to unlock his true potential, apparently. Despite Ridley being the number-one option, Pitts has and will continue to be highly involved in Atlanta’s offense. With that being said, we need to discuss expectations for Pitts for the rest of the season.

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I would love to say he is going to have the best tight end season ever. Instead, I’ll temper expectations and say his ceiling is finishing in the Top Three. Luckily, he doesn’t have far to go as he is currently the TE7 on the season. Meanwhile, Pitts should continue to see a sizable target share as the Falcons are third in passing attempts and 14th in passing yards. 

The Falcons, unfortunately, have a Week 6 bye but Pitts should feast in Week 7 against the lowly Miami Dolphins’ defense.

Myles Gasoline

Myles Gaskin had a field…

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