WR Dante Pettis - San Francisco 49ers
|6-1, 192||Born: 10-23-1995||College: Washington||Drafted: Round 2, pick|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 17): Pettis didn't extend his scoring streak to four games, but he did function as the team's #1 receiver in the win over Seattle. He'll be a boom/bust WR3/Flex against the Bears this week.
Week 16: vs Chicago Bears
FBG says: matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Dante Pettis's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs DEN (7 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)
In what may be a harbinger of things to come, Pettis started and played Marquise Goodwin's role in the offense despite Goodwin being available (and actually playing). His first two targets fell incomplete, one dropped and one batted down at the line of scrimmage, but his next two produced San Francisco's second touchdown of the day, extending their lead to 20-0 going into halftime. Working at the goal line against cornerback Isaac Yiadom on both, Pettis drew a pass interference penalty on Yiadom, and then easily beat him on a fade route to score. There was another drop among his next few targets, but he atoned for that by producing a big play to get the 49ers out of bad field position just as they were doing their best to "achieve" another come-from-ahead loss. On the play, he adroitly found a hole in Denver's zone, caught the ball 13 yards downfield, and ran for 18 additional yards.
2018 Week 13 vs SEA (7 / 5 / 129 / 2 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
The most important thing to know about Pettis' fantasy output in this game is that all but one of his targets came during the second half with San Francisco down three-plus scores. That said, more than any other Niner, Pettis was actually able to make the most of the situation individually. His first target of the second half resulted in his first touchdown of the game. On the play, he sat down in front of Shaquill Griffin's zone coverage, stiff-armed Griffin into oblivion at the 10-yard line, and then cut outside to avoid oncoming tacklers and squeeze inside the pylon. (Hat-tip to Kyle Juszczyk for a timely block along the sideline.) His next catch, for 14 yards and a first down, was another example of understanding how to find the soft spot in a zone, this time on a deep cross. Both of those were a mere prelude to his 75-yard touchdown catch, which was about as Goodwin-like as it gets in this offense. Pettis ran a post route between cornerback Tre Flowers and safety Bradley McDougald that would have only been a 20-yard gain if not for Pettis' speed. He caught the ball in stride and simply ran away from three defenders, even after stumbling when Flowers clipped his heels at the Seattle 40-yard line.
2018 Week 12 vs TB (7 / 4 / 77 / 1 rec)
Predictably given he replaced Marquise Goodwin, Pettis was San Francisco's primary downfield wide receiver, as evidenced by his team-leading 15.0 average depth of target. The shortest of his four receptions went for 13 yards and a touchdown. On the play, he used an outside fake at the line of scrimmage to leave cornerback Carlton Davis in the dust on a quick slant route. from there, he was wide open for a walk-in score because Tampa Bay was playing man-to-man across the field and their single-high free safety was too far from the catch point to make a play. Elsewhere, his two catches of 20-plus yards came on crisply executed deep routes in the middle of the field against off-man coverage.
2018 Week 10 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 12 / 0 rec)
In a surprise turn of events, Pettis, not Trent Taylor and not Richie James, got the start and played the vast majority of snaps in three-wide personnel. He didn't do much with the opportunity, as only one of his six targets gained more than 4 yards, but there's not much opportunity to be had as the 49ers slot receiver. Like Taylor experienced before him, Pettis mainly ran short routes: bubble screens, quick outs, short comebacks, etc.
2018 Week 2 vs DET (2 / 1 / 35 / 0 rec)
Pettis only had two targets despite playing eight out of every nine snaps because he had a hard time beating the man-to-man coverage. Of concern is that he was stifled by Teez Tabor and Nevin Lawson, not perennial Pro Bowler Darius Slay. Pettis' lone reception resulted from one of the few instances he defeated said coverage. It was a post-corner route that spun Tabor around when he broke outside, thereby creating several yards of separation.
2018 Week 1 vs MIN (5 / 2 / 61 / 1 rec)
As was telegraphed during San Francisco's third preseason game, Pettis assumed Marquise Goodwin's role when he left the game, up to and including being the lone wide receiver in 22 personnel formations (i.e., two running backs and two tight ends). The highlight reels will show his improvisational, acrobatic touchdown catch with the 49ers down 20-6 early in the third quarter, but the (other) hidden variable going forward is that Kyle Shanahan used Pettis for jet-sweep play action four times in the first half after not using Goodwin at all in that capacity.
Latest News49ers | Solid line for Dante Pettis (Sun Dec 16, 10:11 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis caught all five of his targets for 83 yards in a 26-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. link to story 49ers | Dante Pettis will play in Week 15 (Sun Dec 16, 02:48 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 15 game. link to story 49ers | Dante Pettis set to play (Sun Dec 16, 12:31 AM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (foot) is expected to play against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15, according to a source. Our View: Pettis remains a high ceiling WR3/Flex against the Seahawks team he hung 125 and two scores on two weeks ago.
link to story 49ers | Week 15 injury report for San Francisco (Fri Dec 14, 05:37 PM) - San Francisco 49ers DL Ronald Blair (groin), RB Matt Breida (ankle), WR Marquise Goodwin (calf), DL Cassius Marsh (concussion), LB Mark Nzeocha (groin), WR Dante Pettis (foot), LB Malcolm Smith (Achilles'), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and CB K'Waun Williams (knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Friday, Dec. 14. Tartt has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Seattle Seahawks, Breida, Goodwin, Marsh, Nzeocha, Pettis and Williams are listed as questionable, while Blair and Smith were removed from the report. D.J. Jones (back), C Weston Richburg (knee), OT Joe Staley (not injury related) and OL Laken Tomlinson (hip) practiced in full and are each off the report. Our View: The backfield and passing game are both uncertain with the #1 back and #1 and #2 receivers both questionable. This is also one of the two afternoon games, so you'll have a limited number of hedges available if any of the key 49ers are inactive.
link to story 49ers | Dante Pettis added to injury report (Thu Dec 13, 07:56 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (foot) was added to the injury report Thursday, Dec. 13, getting in a limited practice. Our View: A late addition to the injury report is not a good sign but reporters around the team don't seem to think the foot problem is serious. The rookie speedster is a WR3 with upside for Fantasy GMs in Week 15.
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