WR David Gettis - Free Agent
|6-3, 217||Born: 8-27-1987||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2010|
2010 Week 2 vs TB (5 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Rookie David Gettis got the surprise starting nod over Dwayne Jarrett on Sunday, but only caught two passes in a game that could have produced much more for the rookie. On a deep pass, if he had maintained his speed, he would have beaten Ronde Barber for a touchdown. Gettis performed admirably for a rookie making his first NFL start, but couldn't get open consistently to provide his quarterback with a target.
2010 Week 3 vs CIN (5 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
David Gettis and Jimmy Clausen have a good connection on the field as they spent a lot of time together in the second team offense in training camp. Gettis did a nice job of getting open on a comeback route against CB Leon Hall. Gettis was also targeted deep by Clausen, but was well covered on the play. The former Baylor player is a name to remember for the future and it bodes well for him that he has gained a role in this offense so early.
2010 Week 4 vs NO (6 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Gettis is going to get more work going forward as he showed good hands on the potential game-saving catch on fourth down, and good timing on a back shoulder throw from Clausen earlier in the game. He was also off on his timing with Clausen on another target, but Gettis remains the most impressive young wideout on a team that is in dire straits at the position.
2010 Week 5 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / -6 / 0 rush)
The rookie did not have much of an impact, but his early playing time is a positive sign as far as his development goes. Gettis made an outstanding high catch early in the game for a 12 yard gain, but other than that was not much of a factor as the Panthers' offense stalled time after time due to penalties and self inflicted wounds such as drops. Gettis will have better days once he and Clausen build their chemistry more.
2010 Week 7 vs SF (9 / 8 / 125 / 2 rec)
The star of the day (and odds-on lock as the player who will be picked up most on fantasy waiver wires throughout the nation this week - followed closely by fellow rookie and teammate, Brandon LaFell) was Panthers rookie wide receiver David Gettis, who hauled in eight receptions for 125 yards and two TD's. One of Gettis' touchdowns was scored thanks to 49ers cornerback Nate Clements slipping while backtracking towards the end zone, leaving Gettis wide open to catch the gift-wrapped score. Gettis could have also added another touchdown to his stat line but bobbled and nearly tripped while trying to catch the ball in the fourth quarter. It didn't take long for him to make up for it though as he caught a diving, game-winning, 23-yard touchdown pass on the very next drive. Gettis can continue to benefit greatly from being on the same field as Steve Smith and the upside and overall value of both Gettis, Smith and Brandon LaFell (as well as both Williams and Stewart) will rely solely on Matt Moore and whether or not he can continue to play at such a high level.
2010 Week 8 vs STL (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -11 / 0 rush)
After his breakout game against the 49ers, David Gettis came back down to earth in a big way. On a reverse in the 1st quarter, Gettis' lost 11 yards as the Rams had a well timed blitz to interrupt the flow of the play. Gettis was targeted a couple more times in this game by Moore, but both times he was blanketed by a Rams defender. This game represented the volatility of a rookie receiver and how inconsistent they can be.
2010 Week 9 vs NO (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Gettis received a few targets, but on this day, the quarterbacks just had no time. Gettis and his fellow WR's just aren't getting open, but it's not their fault, as they only have a short period of time to get open, due to the poor offensive line.
2010 Week 10 vs TB (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Gettis had a few nice grabs and caught all three passes thrown his way, but there was minimal production there for any Panthers receiver as the passing game struggled throughout.
2010 Week 11 vs BAL (4 / 2 / 92 / 1 rec)
While Gettis' stat line looks quite impressive, the vast majority of it (one reception, 88 yards and a TD) came on a long, fourth quarter bomb when the game was firmly out-of-hand. He's had a few good games this season, but ultimately Gettis doesn't have the strength and aggressiveness to be a consistently stellar wide receiver.
2010 Week 12 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gettis only touched the ball on kickoff returns. He can be dropped in all but absurdly deep redraft leagues.
2010 Week 13 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Gettis and Lafell both seem to have the same build, and it can be hard to tell them apart on the field. Gettis wasn't able to do much today, just getting open for a couple receptions.
2010 Week 14 vs ATL (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
David Gettis is not as polished a receiver as LaFell yet, but has the kind of elite speed that offenses seek. Gettis was targeted on a deep pass and was open by a couple of steps, but Clausen was not able to hit him in stride. Gettis did have a 22 yard catch late in the game, but as with most offensive players in Carolina, he cannot be trusted.
2010 Week 15 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Like LaFell, David Gettis has been a pleasant surprise this year for Carolina. Gettis caught three passes in this game, one of them coming on an impressive catch along the sideline as he dove into the air to secure the ball. He has improved his hands an awful lot since college and appears to be the deep threat of this offense going forward.
2010 Week 16 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Gettis is a promising-looking young talent. At 6'3" and 216 lbs, Gettis has elite size, and he has shown the ability to make plays already this year. His performance in this game, however, was forgettable. Part of that was due to Clausen only being able to target him 3 times, but as mentioned earlier, he failed to locate the ball on a deep target that was intercepted by Bryant McFadden of the Steelers. With a full offseason of "starter's" reps, Gettis has a chance to be a productive receiver next season if Carolina can figure out their offensive situation and quarterback.
2010 Week 17 vs ATL (8 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec, 1 / 19 / 0 rush)
Gettis was targeted a couple of times early on, with not much luck. Given the Panthers' lack of receiving options, he continued to get chances and did a little damage but was inconsistent. He did gain 19 yards running the ball, and was targeted on an end zone fade pattern that was broken up. Claussen's interception was thrown to Gettis as well, but he didn't have enough speed to catch up to the deep throw, though the guy covering him did.