Dennis Pitta | TE | Baltimore Ravens
Posted: 3/6/2013 10:06pm et
Baltimore Ravens impending restricted free agent TE Dennis Pitta is expected to receive a second-round tender from the team. That could prompt an offer sheet from an opposing team, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. If the Ravens were to pay another $856,000, they would eliminate any risk of an offer sheet by assigning a first-round tender to Pitta. The Ravens are in a bad salary cap situation though, and may have to take a chance with the second-round tender.
Huddle Up: The Ravens have work to do to stay under the cap and still retain key members of their Super Bowl championship team. They can't spring for the extra money to keep Pitta, but teams won't be quick to part with a second-rounder so the Ravens could still find a way to keep Pitta around. At times last season Pitta was a quality fantasy producer, and he'd benefit if fellow tight end Ed Dickson--tendered at a lower level--found a new home for 2013.
Posted: 1/30/2013 12:16am et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (thigh) said Tuesday, Jan. 29, he is feeling much better and is set to start in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday, Feb. 3, against the San Francisco 49ers. 'I feel good, everything is on schedule,' Pitta said. 'I'm trying to get as healthy as possible for this game. It's something I got to get treatment on. I want to make sure it doesn't get worse. I'll be ready.'
Huddle Up: Pitta is a key weapon for QB Joe Flacco as he keeps opposing safeties concerned about the middle of the field instead of helping out over the top covering WRs Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith.
Posted: 1/27/2013 12:57pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (thigh) did not take part in practice Friday, Jan. 25. Officially, he is listed as questionable for Super Bowl XLIV against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3.
Huddle Up: With 10 catches for 137 yards and a pair of scores this postseason, Pitta is key cog in the Ravens' offense and having the TE close to full health next Sunday will be vital to Baltimore's BIg Game chances.
Posted: 12/8/2012 10:46pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta will start in Week 14 against the Washington Redskins with TE Ed Dickson (knee) sidelined.
Huddle Up: Pitta has been off (1 catch, 5 yards in Week 11 and 1-19 in Week 13) and on (5- 67, TD in Week 10 and 6-42, TD in Week 12) over the past month, and if the trend continues, he'll be on Sunday against the Skins who, coincidentally, are the league's worst defense against opposing TEs.
Posted: 11/24/2012 12:17am et
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (concussion) passed baseline tests, and has been cleared for contact. Officially, he is listed as probable for Week 12 against the San Diego Chargers despite practicing on a limited basis all week.
Huddle Up: Pitta had his best fantasy outing (5-67, TD) in weeks in Week 10, his last full game before going out early last week. His presence gives QB Joe Flacco a valuable target underneath and over the middle.
Posted: 11/19/2012 7:31pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Dennis Pitta (head) should be fine after dealing with concussion symptoms during the team's Week 11 game.
Huddle Up: As per today's NFL, no player ever is "fine" until he clears the concussion tests. See how those go for Pitta before making any Week 12 fantasy decisions on the TE.
Posted: 11/19/2012 1:31am et
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and did not return.
Huddle Up: Pitta finished with 1 catch for 5 yards in the game and was replaced by Ed Dickson. He'll now join the growing ranks of late-season players trying to pass concussion tests and get healthy for the stretch run.
Posted: 10/2/2012 11:19pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta was on the field for 57 plays in the Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns, but he was targeted just twice, and he had zero receptions. TE Ed Dickson was also active, and he saw 40 plays, but he too had no receptions.
Huddle Up: Consider Week 4 to be the exception and not the rule. Pitta was targeted 31 times and had 18 receptions for 188 yards and 2 TDs over the first 3 games, and last week the Ravens obviously targeted the Browns' CBs with four WRs combining for 18 catches, 284 yards and a TD in a 23-16 win. Expect the pendulum to swing back the other way at any time.
Posted: 8/23/2012 8:46pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hand) has had the cast on his broken hand taken off.
Huddle Up: Pitta has to be itching for action this preasson after being solidly involved in the Ravens' passing game a year ago with 40 catches for 405 yards and a trio of TDs. In the meantime, Ed Dickson has gotten all the starting reps, and he's the Ravens' TE you want in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 8/1/2012 4:22pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is expected to miss four to six weeks after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his right hand and team officials are optimistic he'll be back for Week 1.
Huddle Up: That's a tight timetable for Pitta being back on the field kickoff weekend. Give Pitta's running mate, Ed Dickson, a boost in early-season fantasy stock. The duo split 145 targets, 94 catches, 933 yards and eight TDs a year ago; if Dickson is able to take advantage of Pitta's absence and upgrade his 54-528-5 share he becomes a fringe fantasy helper rather than a bye-week plug-in option. Baltimore signed ex-Ram Billy Bajema to fill out the position on their roster, but he's not a fantasy factor.
Posted: 7/31/2012 1:38am et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hand) broke his hand during practice Monday, July 30. Head coach John Harbaugh said the team hopes he will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: He could miss most or all of camp. Slide Ed Dickson up a little bit, if only because he'll max out that "rapport" thing with Joe Flacco now.