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Dennis Pitta | Tight End

Team: Brigham Young Cougars
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 250

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The Salt Lake Tribune reports that BYU tight end Dennis Pitta, who played with an injured knee against Utah last year, is fired up about facing the in-state rival when he's 100%.
Pitta's 54 catches for 735 yards and seven scores is second only to Dennis Morris in 2009 tight end production. Wed, Nov 25, 2009 08:15:00 PM

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BYU tight end Dennis Pitta (strained MCL) was back at practice Thursday and according to sources looked very close to 100%.

Given the injury (we highly doubt he is 100%) and the fact they are going up against Utah's defense on the road, Pitta is a bit of a fantasy risk this week. However, odds are you don't have better options on your bench, so play your stud.
Source: Desert News
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 10:45:00 PM

Standout tight end Dennis Pitta will not practice for BYU until at least Thursday as he rehabs a strained MCL in his knee.

Players and coaches sound confident Pitta will play this week against Utah. If he does, he will do so with a brace on his knee.
Source: ksl.com
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 05:15:00 PM

BYU star tight end Dennis Pitta strained his MCL in the win at Air Force, and his status for next week is uncertain, though one would bet he'd do everything to play in this week's clash with Utah.

Pitta continued his great play, catching nine balls for 113 yards. His loss would be a huge blow for both BYU and fantasy owners.
Sun, Nov 16, 2008 11:15:00 AM

Conventional wisdom suggests that following an excellent outing last week versus Colorado State, freshman tailback for Air Force, Asher Clark, would get the call today against Brigham Young. So much for conventional wisdom. Instead, head coach Troy Calhoun gave the start to senior Todd Newell, who responded by taking 21 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown against the Cougars.

Fantasy owners having viewed Clark as an excellent free agent pick up have to be left scratching their heads; no doubt that Newell can move the ball, but was the experience factor enough to give his freshman teammate only 10 carries?
Sat, Nov 15, 2008 09:45:00 PM

Had it not been for junior tight end for BYU, Dennis Pitta, who tonight against Colorado State caught 12 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns, the Cougars would not have been able to pull off a close three-point victory over the Rams. It was Pitta, after all, that caught a 17-yard scoring pass from sophomomore Max Hall with just 22 seconds left in the game that allowed BYU to go up 45-42.

His third 100+ yard game of the 2008 season, Pitta now sits just under 200 yards short of 1000 yards receiving for the year and has six touchdowns to his name through nine games.
Sat, Nov 1, 2008 11:15:00 PM