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Dennis Pitta | Tight End | #88

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 238
College: Brigham Young
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (114) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Dennis Pitta hauled in six-of-10 targets for 36 yards Sunday in the Ravens' Week 6 loss to the Giants.
Pitta led the Ravens with 10 targets but managed a long catch of only 11 yards. Though he still carries some value at a thin fantasy position, the reality is that Pitta is an injury-prone 31-year-old averaging just 8.7 yards per catch. Not to mention that it’s been three years since he scored his last touchdown. Pitta will merely be a TE2 against the Jets in Week 7. Oct 16 - 5:49 PM

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Dennis Pitta caught 7-of-8 targets for 59 yards in the Ravens' Week 5 loss to Washington.

Pitta was a chain mover in this one while Crockett Gillmore vultured Baltimore's lone touchdown catch in the first quarter. Pitta has a big role between the twenties, but he isn't getting many looks in scoring position, which severely curtails Pitta's ceiling. He'll be a low-end TE1 against the Giants in Week 6.
Oct 9 - 4:30 PM

Dennis Pitta managed three receptions for 17 yards on five targets in the Ravens' Week 4 loss to the Raiders.

It was a slow game for Pitta behind target monsters Steve Smith Sr. (11) and Mike Wallace (10) as Pitta got swallowed up in the coverage of Raiders ILB Malcolm Smith. Pitta has yet to be involved in the red zone, which is concerning for his fantasy outlook. He will remain a fringe TE1 against the Redskins in Week 5.
Oct 2 - 4:49 PM

Dennis Pitta turned eight targets into six catches for 42 yards Sunday in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.

Pitta got off to a hot start with six catches in the first half but couldn’t haul in either of his second-half targets. He’s settled in nicely as Joe Flacco’s primary check-down man with 20 targets over the last two weeks. The 31-year-old hasn’t scored a touchdown yet but fantasy owners have to be pleased with his involvement so far. Pencil him in as a rock-solid TE1 next time out against Oakland.
Sep 25 - 5:53 PM

Dennis Pitta caught 9-of-12 targets for 102 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Browns.

Pitta's dozen targets were easily a team-high, doubling up Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace, who each had six. After playing 56-of-72 snaps last week, Pitta was in on 46-of-75 plays this Sunday and has clearly worked his way back as the Ravens' No. 1 tight end. Pitta was running free over the middle on numerous occasions against the Browns and will be on the streaming map next week at the Jaguars. Pitta and Joe Flacco have long had a strong rapport.
Sep 18 - 5:34 PM

Dennis Pitta played 56-of-68 snaps Week 1 against the Bills.

Pitta easily out-snapped both Crockett Gillmore (30) and sophomore Maxx Williams (9). He finished the day with just three catches for 39 yards, but Pitta should be in for bigger games if he continues to be used as the No. 1 tight end. He is an interesting streaming option this week against the Browns.
Sep 12 - 10:26 AM

Dennis Pitta caught 3-of-4 targets for 39 yards in the Ravens' Week 1 win over the Bills.

It was Pitta's first regular-season game in nearly two years after last playing a meaningful game on September 21, 2014 before suffering a fractured hip two times. Pitta got the start Sunday and was the clear leader at tight end, with Crockett Gillmore (one) and Maxx Williams (zero) combining for one target. Pitta brings nothing to the table as a blocker, but he's close friends with Joe Flacco and could have some respectable games this season if he's able to stay healthy. Pitta gets the Browns' pitiful defense in Week 2.
Sep 11 - 6:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (finger, questionable) will start Week 1 against the Bills.

It's not surprising that Pitta is playing, though the announcement that he'll start is unexpected. Pitta was listed behind Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams on the Ravens' depth chart. If Pitta maintains a starting role, he could work his way into the TE2 discussion. With that said, Pitta has a lot to prove after missing almost two years due to recurring hip injuries.
Sep 11 - 8:17 AM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (finger) is questionable for Week 1 against the Bills.

He's practiced fully this week and should be fine for Sunday. Pitta is the Ravens No. 3 tight end behind Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams. Pitta is well off the fantasy radar.
Sep 9 - 2:30 PM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (finger, hip) has been cleared for Week 1.

Pitta has appeared in just four games since the end of the 2012 season, but the Ravens have somewhat surprisingly kept him on the 53-man roster. Pitta was once a going fantasy concern, but that won't be the case in 2016, even with Ben Watson out for the season.
Sep 3 - 12:42 PM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (finger) has resumed practicing.

Pitta missed a whopping 32 days of training camp with a broken finger. The fact that the Ravens are letting him practice suggests he'll be on the final 53.
Sep 3 - 11:30 AM

Dennis Pitta is sidelined with a broken finger.

He has not practiced since August 1. It was originally thought Pitta had just a sprain, but an MRI revealed a break. The Ravens are holding him out because they are concerned he could do further damage. Pitta ridiculously suffered the injury during a training-camp fight.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 11:41 AM

Dennis Pitta (sprained finger) hasn't practiced since August 1.

Pitta, who hasn't appeared in a game since Sept. 2014, has missed both exhibition contests. Pitta's slim odds of cracking the 53-man roster are evaporating.
Aug 20 - 7:07 PM

Dennis Pitta suffered a sprained finger in a fight at training camp Monday night and is going to be out "a while."

Pitta got in a tussle with rookie LB Kamalei Correa. Pitta is obviously coming back from a pair of hip surgeries and was medically cleared for camp. But now this happens. Despite his past accomplishments, Pitta is fighting for a roster spot on a crowded tight end depth chart in Baltimore.
Aug 1 - 10:08 PM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) avoided the active/PUP list to begin training camp.

It's an indication that Pitta is indeed 100 percent or very close to it after appearing in just seven games since the end of the 2012 season. He'll be eligible to practice on Thursday. If Pitta is capable of becoming a contributor, the Ravens could field more two-tight end sets with him and Ben Watson on the field together. Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore would be the odd men out.
Jul 24 - 2:36 PM

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