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Dennis Pitta

29-Year-Old Tight End – Baltimore Ravens

2014 Receiving Stats

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13

Yds

113

TD

0

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8.7

Tar

19

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Pitta missed the first 12 games last season recovering from a fractured and dislocated hip. It took him no time to get re-acclimated when he returned, as he saw 33 targets in his four games. Pitta was...

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2014 ADP:  87.29

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 6/29/1985  College: Brigham Young  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pitta and the Ravens agreed to a five-year deal in February of 2014.

September 11, 2014  –  Dennis Pitta News

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Pitta caught three passes for 30 yards on four targets in Thursday's 26-6 win over the Steelers.

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Dennis Pitta NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 25 Bal 11 1 1 0 5 1.0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Bal 16 40 405 3 56 10.1 7.2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Bal 16 61 669 7 94 11.0 7.1 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Bal 4 20 169 1 33 8.5 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Bal 2 13 113 0 19 8.7 5.9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 29 BAL Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Dennis Pitta

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dennis Pitta Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 25 Bal 11 0.0 0.1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Bal 16 3.7 6.2 4.9 3 25 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Bal 16 6.8 10.6 8.7 4 42 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Bal 4 5.7 10.7 8.2 5 42 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Bal 2 5.7 12.2 8.9 7 57 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 29 BAL Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Dennis Pitta

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dennis Pitta – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

143

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Dennis Pitta was on the field for 143 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Dennis Pitta was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 634 93
2013 95 0
2014 143 0
Dennis Pitta 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Cin 81 0 10 83 0 15 8.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 Pit 62 0 3 30 0 4 10.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3 @Cle
4 Car
5 @Ind
6 @TB
7 Atl
8 @Cin
9 @Pit
10 Ten
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NO
13 SD
14 @Mia
15 Jax
16 @Hou
17 Cle

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Dennis Pitta  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 4"
AVERAGE
Weight:   245 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.17 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.72 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   32.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   27 reps
ELITE
Baltimore Ravens Team Injury Report
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Dennis Pitta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pitta caught 10 passes for 83 yards on 15 targets in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bengals.

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Pitta caught one pass for 16 yards on two targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

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Pitta (ankle) returned to practice Monday, The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Pitta was thought to have sat out Sunday's session with a minor hamstring tweak, but according to coach John Harbaugh, the tight end is actually dealing with a minor ankle sprain, Luke Jones of WNST reports. Although Pitta was back on the practice field Monday, his workload was limited to preserve his health. Following a season derailed by injury, he'll aim to remain fit this time around, especially since new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak figures to feature tight ends consistently in Baltimore's passing attack.
Pitta was held out of Sunday's practice after tweaking his hamstring, ESPN.com reports.

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Pitta worked with the Ravens' trainers during practice to take care of what coach John Harbaugh described as, "a little tweak." Given that Pitta missed the first 12 games of last season with a hip injury, Baltimore is rightfully exercising caution with their prized pass-catcher. Although Pitta's issue isn't considered serious, it wouldn't be surprising if he took it easy in the coming days.
Pitta caught one pass for 14 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers.

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Pitta is aiming for a breakout year in new coordinator Gary Kubiak's offensive scheme, NFL.com reports.

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Pitta and the Ravens have agreed to a five-year deal, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports.

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Pitta and the Ravens have been in negotiations for weeks now, and appear to be in agreement just in time for the March 3 deadline to designate franchise players. Pitta missed the first 13 weeks of the 2013 season with a hip injury, but eventually returned to contribute 20 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown over his final four games. The Ravens' offense was noticeably less productive without his contributions, and new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is certainly excited about the opportunity to utilize Pitta's talents in the offensive scheme. He should return to fantasy relevance as a reliable tight end option in 2014.
Pitta and the Ravens are reportedly making progress toward a new deal, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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The report adds that nothing is imminent on the Pitta contract front, but with re-signing the tight end considered a priority by the Ravens, we'd expect negotiations to heat up in advance of Mar. 3, the date which marks the deadline for the Ravens to designate Pitta as their franchise player, or for the team to decline to do so.
Pitta and the Ravens are said to be far apart in their contract negotiations, the team's official site reports.

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If a deal is not struck in advance of March 3, however, Pitta would be a candidate to be franchised by the Ravens, though in such a scenario things could get tricky if Pitta contends that he should be tagged as a wideout and not a tight end. He lined up in the slot for 79.7 percent of his routes this past season.
Pitta is a candidate to receive the Ravens' franchise tag this offseason, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After sharing tight-end targets with Ed Dickson in 2011, Pitta exerted his superiority over his position-mate last season with 94 targets to Dickson's 33 and posted career highs across the board. And those numbers came in essentially 14 games – Pitta suffered a concusion after one snap in Week 11 and played only 11 snaps in a meaningless Week 17. Pitta's developed a nice on-field rapport with Joe Flacco, his off-field friend and road-trip roommate. Pitta was especially effective running the post in the red zone and finished with seven regular-season touchdowns, before adding three more in the playoffs. Pitta's biggest strength might be his route-running, which makes it difficult for bigger defenders to stay with him in coverage. This season, Baltimore will be without the services of Anquan Boldin and his 112 targets, meaning Pitta could play an even larger role in the passing attack, particularly in the red zone. Pitta had only 13 red-zone targets a year ago, but could see some of Bolden’s nine directed his way in 2013.

2012

Pitta worked his way into a bigger role in the offense as last season progressed, getting five of his six red-zone targets and all three of his touchdowns in the final nine games. He also added a touchdown in the playoffs. Other than Ed Dickson’s 14-target performance Week 10 in Seattle, Pitta received a similar number of targets and receiving yards in the second half of the season. An injury to one would greatly increase the value of the other, but for now it appears they’ll share targets, making neither a particularly attractive fantasy play.

2011

With Todd Heap gone, Pitta should see the field more often. Still, coaches regard Ed Dickson as a much higher upside tight end prospect. If Pitta sees regular playing time, it will likely be in a platoon.

2010

Pitta and Ed Dickson were both drafted as great pass-catching tight ends to compete with Todd Heap. Neither is expected to take over a starting spot just yet, though coaches are very high on their abilities. Pitta doesn't have the athleticism of Dickson, but is currently the better blocker which could allow him to see the field quicker.