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Fantasy Football: Breakout tight ends for 2023

2K9YB44 Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 30th Oct, 2022. Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Credit Image: © Debby Wong/ZUMA Press Wire) Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Live News

  • Kyle Pitts is elite for his age: Pitts is one of the best 22-year-old tight ends in NFL history.
  • Target the red zone threats: Only four projected starters saw a 30% or more targets per route run rate within 10 yards of scoring last season, and two of them made this list.
  • Know when to draft tight ends: The perfect fantasy draft strategy will let you know when you should be prioritizing tight ends, and where these players fit in the strategy.
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These breakout players are those who have an ADP between 48 and 120  on ESPN who I have ranked notably higher than their ADP, and they have a good chance of producing the best season of their career. For help on draft strategy, rankings or for more details about other players, check out the rest of my summer content below. For rankings with better filtering along with auction values, check out our draft rankings page.

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Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons (ADP: 71.8, From ESPN)

Pitts is already one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL, and he is still only 22 years old.


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