Posted: 7/23/2019 7:07 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis is a 'student of the game' and 'can line up anywhere,' according to NFL Network's Michael Silver. As such, Silver expects Pettis to be a key contributor in 2019.
Huddle Up: It's not exactly the biggest pronouncement by Silver, although some have speculated the addition of Deebo Samuel was going to hurt Pettis' production sooner than later. That might happen down the line, but Pettis' smooth route-running, explosiveness and trustworthiness down the stretch last year likely bought him plenty of time to assert himself as the No. 1 receiver in town. He should be a fine WR3 option in fantasy.
Posted: 6/17/2019 12:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis has impressed QB Jimmy Garoppolo and head Kyle Shanahan with his new physique and attention to detail. 'Dante's body is maturing,' Garoppolo said. 'He's coming out of breaks with power, he has speed.'
'He worked while he was away,' Shanahan said. 'He tried to get bigger. He worked more at his routes and he came here with the idea of 'Hey, I'm not just coming here to get better back in shape, I'm coming here to get better.''
Huddle Up: While it remains to be seen who will emerge as the top receiver in the San Francisco passing attack, Pettis is certainly a solid bet. He is set to open the year as a starter, and he flashed some upside at the end of last season. Consider him a WR4 with the upside to be a regular fantasy starter.
Posted: 6/07/2019 1:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis said he has been trying to add muscle to his frame and is up to 197 pounds. 'Just trying to gain a little more weight, get a little stronger,' Pettis said.
Huddle Up: Pettis flashed some upside as a rookie, but he also battled a few injuries. The pecking order for targets in San Francisco's receiving corps is up in the air, but Pettis could emerge as the top target after tight end George Kittle. He is worth a look as a WR4.
Posted: 4/02/2019 2:04 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis should be one of the starting receivers for the 49ers next season, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Huddle Up: Pettis had a solid rookie season with 467 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games. The team does not have a go-to receiver on the roster, so Pettis has a chance to see a lot of targets in 2019. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 2/28/2019 9:02 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis came on strong at the end of 2018 and ended his rookie season with 467 receiving yards and five touchdowns, setting the stage for an important offseason and high expectations in 2019.
'We loved the way he closed this season. There's some maturation that I think is naturally going to come in terms of putting some girth on and some strength. I think this offseason is very important for him,' general manager John Lynch told the team's website.
Huddle Up: Many thoughts Pettis was overdrafted in the second round last spring as a slightly above-average college receiver with great return skills, but he emerged as the team's top threat at wideout by season's end and performed at a WR3 level in fantasy after the team's Week 11 bye. If he is featured next season in the same way he was toward the end of 2018. It's not out of the question he could push for 60 or 70 catches.
Posted: 2/16/2019 2:02 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) caught 24 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns from Week 10 to Week 16.
Huddle Up: Pettis flashed his potential down the stretch, and he could be poised to break out in 2019 if both he and Jimmy Garoppolo are healthy.
Posted: 12/29/2018 8:12 pm UTC
The San Francisco 49ers placed WR Dante Pettis (knee) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 29, officially ending his season with 27 grabs, 467 yards and five touchdowns across 12 games.
Huddle Up: The rookie out of Washington showed some glimpses of brilliance and big-play ability, averaging 17.3 yards per grab. And he was doing it without starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who was injured early on. Pettis could be quite a fantasy sleeper heading into 2019 if he and his QB are each healthy.
Posted: 12/28/2018 11:12 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor and Richie James likely will be the top receivers for the 49ers this week. George Kittle may be on the only pass catcher that owners should consider for their lineups, but Bourne could be an option in some deeper leagues.
Posted: 12/24/2018 3:12 am UTC
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) did not return against the Chicago Bears in Week 16 after suffering a knee injury. He finished with three catches for 21 yards.
Huddle Up: Pettis has flashed his potential in recent weeks, and if he is able to play in Week 17, he has proven he can be a worthwhile flex play.
Posted: 12/17/2018 2:12 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: The rookie continued his recent hot streak, and he has emerged as a quality flex option late in the season.