- 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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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.