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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
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Dennis Pitta snagged nine-of-11 targets for 90 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Ravens' Week 13 win over the Dolphins.
Pitta ended a 17-game touchdown drought on Sunday and he did it with style. Baltimore made a point to attack the middle of the field, which, coincidentally, is where Pitta makes his living. His first touchdown came on a 13-yard pass Joe Flacco managed to squeeze between Isa Abdul-Quddus and Bacarri Rambo. He went for six again late in the first half, this time beating Rambo in zone coverage for a nine-yard score. Pitta did lose a fumble in the fourth quarter but the Ravens were way ahead at that point. His nine catches matched a season-high and the 90 yards he tallied were his most since Week 2. Pitta will be a TE2 consideration next week against New England. Dec 4 - 4:44 PM

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Dennis Pitta caught 3-of-5 targets for 34 yards in the Ravens' Week 12 win over the Bengals.

Ho hum, another slow game for Pitta in a good matchup. It's hard to keep up faith that Pitta can become a legitimate fantasy asset when he consistently fails to hit in plum spots. He'll be a low-ceiling TE2 in Week 13 against Miami.
Nov 27 - 6:01 PM

Dennis Pitta caught 3-of-5 targets for 30 yards in the Week 11 loss to the Cowboys.

This has become what to expect from Pitta. He still hasn't scored a touchdown in over 1,000 calendar days. Pitta will be a TE1/2 next week against a Bengals defense that struggles to contain tight ends.
Nov 20 - 8:04 PM

Dennis Pitta secured all six of his targets for 26 yards Thursday in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Browns.

You know the drill by now with Pitta. He catches a ton of short passes and is allergic to scoring touchdowns. That was the story of his Thursday night. Pitta does carry some PPR appeal at a thin fantasy position, but trusting him as a weekly starter seems like a fool’s errand. He’ll be in the TE2 mix next week at Dallas.
Nov 11 - 12:21 AM

Dennis Pitta caught 2-of-3 targets for 14 yards in the Ravens' Week 9 win over the Steelers.

Yikes. The targets were Pitta's fewest of the season. With half the year in the books, Pitta is on pace for 80/698/0. It's impressive considering he played just seven games the past three seasons, but not exactly helping fantasy owners. Pitta is a low-floor, low-ceiling option that hopefully won't be on the TE1 radar in weeks where fewer than six teams are on bye.
Nov 6 - 5:43 PM

Dennis Pitta caught 4-of-10 targets for 40 yards in the Ravens' Week 7 loss to the Jets.

Pitta has seen ten targets in each of Steve Smith Sr.'s missed games, but he still hasn't scored a touchdown since December of 2013. A high-volume tight end in the Ravens' high-volume passing game, Pitta has PPR value but much less in standard scoring leagues. Baltimore will face Pittsburgh after a Week 8 bye.
Oct 23 - 4:25 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
RB1Terrance West
2Buck Allen
3Kenneth Dixon
4Lorenzo Taliaferro
GLB1Terrance West
2Buck Allen
3RB1Buck Allen
2Terrance West
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Kamar Aiken
3Breshad Perriman
WR21Mike Wallace
2Chris Moore
3Devin Hester
WR31Kamar Aiken
TE1Dennis Pitta
2Crockett Gillmore
3Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2James Hurst
LG1Alex Lewis
2John Urschel
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Ryan Jensen
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Vlad Ducasse
RT1Rick Wagner
K1Justin Tucker