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TE Dennis Pitta - Baltimore Ravens

6-5, 245Born: 1-1-1985College: Brigham YoungDrafted: Round 4

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4 vs OAK 59 3 17 0 0 1.7
5 vs WAS 54 7 59 0 0 5.9
6 at NYG 64 6 36 0 0 3.6
7 at NYJ 45 4 40 0 0 4

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 7 vs NYJ (10 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta made a few nice catches but is not heavily involved in the Ravens offense. Pitta came wide open over the middle for a gain of 12 on his first reception. Pitta went low and made an impressive catch for an 11 yard gain against tight coverage. Pitta picked up 11 yards again coming uncovered against the underneath coverage.

2016 Week 6 vs NYG (10 / 6 / 36 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta dropped his first target running a 5 yard out route. Pitta made an 8 yard catch over the middle in tight coverage. Pitta made a catch on a curl route in the red zone but was stopped at the 1 yard line. Pitta made a nice grab between 2 linebackers for 11 yards. Pitta gained 11 working against the Giants underneath coverage. Pitta had a potential 10 yard gain glance off his finger tips over the middle.

2016 Week 5 vs WAS (8 / 7 / 59 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta made his first catch in the flat and got up field for 8 yards. Pitta made his second catch running an out route and ducking out of bounds for a 14 yard gain. Pitta picked up 12 more finding a hole in zone coverage over the middle. Dennis Pitta gained 9 running a curl route over the middle. Pitta picked up 10 more yards working the middle of the field underneath.

2016 Week 4 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta functioned solely as an underneath receiver for Flacco. Pitta was well covered and unable to make any plays downfield. Pitta was dropped for a 2 yard gain his first reception. Pitta made another catch underneath for 4 yards. Pitta came open underneath and ran down the sideline for a 10 yard gain on his biggest play of the game.

2016 Week 3 vs JAX (8 / 6 / 42 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta made his first catch finding the soft spot in zone coverage over the middle for a gain of 13. Pitta made his second catch on a dump off from Flacco for 5 yards. Pitta caught a screen pass and ducked out of bounds gaining 7. Pitta gained 12 releasing late after helping in pass protection. Pitta appears to be locked in as Flacco's security blanket. Flacco is comfortable throwing to Pitta in tight coverage as a check down. Pitta did not work downfield as much as he did last week but remained involved in the offense.

2016 Week 2 vs CLE (12 / 9 / 102 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta had one drop as the only blemish to a very strong game. Pitta functioned as the Ravens possession receiver. Flacco looked to Pitta when he needed a 3rd down conversion and Pitta rewarded him by making big plays. A number of Pitta's receptions were checkdowns to the flat but he flashed his big play ability as well. Pitta first gained 30 yards on an out route his defender tried to jump, leaving Pitta free to race down the sideline. For his second big play, Pitta got behind the linebackers off of play action and raced down the seam for a 28 yard gain. Pitta was the Ravens most targeted player and should continue to produce.

2016 Week 1 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta is the Ravens starting tight end and had nearly twice as many snaps as Crocket Gillmore. Pitta made his first catch running a crossing route off of play action for a gain of 7. Flacco went back to him the following play but Pitta was unable to corral the low pass. Pitta made a nice catch along the sideline with a defender cutting underneath in tight coverage. Pitta delivered a big play down the seam making a back shoulder catch for a gain of 27. Pitta will be Flacco's go to receiver over the middle and in short to intermediate down and distances. Expect Pitta to be the Flacco's second most popular target behind Mike Wallace.


Latest News

Ravens | Dennis Pitta catches four passes (Sun Oct 23, 05:55 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta caught four passes for 40 yards against the New York Jets in Week 7.

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Ravens | Six receptions for Dennis Pitta (Sun Oct 16, 08:19 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta rolled up six receptions for 36 yards in the Week 6 game against the New York Giants. He was targeted a team-high 10 times.

Our View: Pitta got the boost in targets that was expected when Steve Smith was announced as inactive, but he didn't turn it into any scores or big plays. That's fine for PPR TE streamers, but that's about all Pitta is good for heading into a matchup with San Diego.
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