Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 months ago

Pitta led his team with 11 catches for 91 yards on 16 targets in Sunday's season finale against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta was heavily involved in the offense down the stretch, finishing with 19 catches for 166 over the season's final two weeks. He set new career highs with 86 receptions and 729 yards, but found the end zone only twice. Still, this was a terrific bounce-back campaign considering the 31-year-old tight end missed all of 2015 due to a dislocated hip.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 months ago

Pitta hauled in eight of 11 targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end led the Ravens in receptions and targets on the afternoon, posting his best effort since Week 13 versus the Dolphins. Pitta hasn't made as many plays downfield this season as earlier in his career, when he'd yet to be felled by a pair of serious hip injuries. However, he's managed a personal best in receptions (75), and needs just 32 yards in the finale against the Bengals to eclipse the career-high 669 receiving yards he compiled back in the 2012 season.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 months ago

Pitta caught both of his targets for a total of 16 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Baltimore went to the air just 30 times Sunday after attempting 35 or more passes in five consecutive contests, which resulted in several Raven pass catchers seeing a decreased target volume. Even so, it was still surprising for Pitta to see just two passes thrown his way Sunday. He's now two weeks removed from his nine-catch (11 targets) outing that netted a pair of touchdowns, and that outing continues to look more and more like an aberration. He has a total of six catches for 34 yards on seven targets in his last two games combined. Although Pitta's won't likely be left out of the game plan in Week 16 the way he was against Philadelphia, the idea of him seeing double-digit targets in a single game again seems far-fetched.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 months ago

Pitta caught four of five targets for 18 yards in Monday's loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

A week after exploding for nine catches and two touchdowns against the Dolphins, Pitta seemingly disappeared in Monday's loss in Foxborough. His target volume fell by the wayside while fellow tight end Darren Waller saw two red zone targets on consecutive plays. Pitta remains a viable option at tight end for fantasy purposes thanks to his role in the offense, but showings like Monday's are more in line with what can be expected from Pitta than his Week 13 explosion.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 months ago

Pitta caught nine passes (11 targets) for 90 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta found the end zone for the first time in three years, as the 31-year-old tight end had a monster day against Miami on Sunday. He was the team's leading receiver, and it was his first game since Oct. 9 with more than 50 receiving yards. Pitta now has 23 targets over his last three games, but it remains to be seen if he can put up similar numbers going forward.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 months ago

Pitta caught three of five targets for 34 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end is now up to 52 receptions on the season, which puts him seven behind Washington's Jordan Reed for the league lead among tight ends. Unfortunately, Pitta's role in the offense has resulted in a meager 8.4 YPR mark and he's yet to score a touchdown in 2016. He remains a focal point in the offense, as evidenced by his 76 targets, but he rarely gets the ball deep down the field or in space to pick up chunk yardage.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 months ago

Pitta caught three of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Aside from a three-target game against the Steelers in Week 9, Pitta has seen five or more targets in every game since the season opener. He only wound up with three receptions Sunday, but he converted those catches into 30 yards for a 10.0 YPR mark that is respectable for a tight end who primarily gets looks as a checkdown option. He'll draw a favorable matchup Sunday against a Bengals defense that ranked 29th in the NFL in DVOA versus opposing tight ends heading into Week 11.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
4 months ago

Pitta secured all six of his targets for 26 yards in Thursday's 28-7 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end only posted a 4.3 YPC, but he did lead the Ravens in receptions on the night. While that figure was his lowest on the season, the six catches did equal Pitta's second-highest total on the season. However, the emergence of Mike Wallace, and to a lesser extent, Breshard Perriman, as downfield threats have affected Pitta's overall role in the offense.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
4 months ago

Pitta caught two passes for 14 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The absence of No. 2 TE Crockett GIllmore (thigh) created some hope Pitta could see some extra snaps and targets, but the 31-year-old ultimately established a new season-low mark in the latter category. Baltimore's lack of pass attempts (31) far outweighed the impact of Gillmore's absence, and Steve Smith returned from an ankle injury to draw a team-high seven targets. Pitta has a favorable matchup against the Browns on Thursday, but with the Ravens clear favorites at home, volume could be an issue for the second straight week.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
4 months ago

Pitta plucked four of 10 passes from the air for 40 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Another game, another so-so performance for Pitta. The problem for Pitta hasn't been targets -he has had at least eight in five of seven games -or catches - at least six in four games. Rather, it's been a lack of big plays or touchdowns. Sunday was Pitta's first game averaging at least 10 yards per catch since Week 2 and the veteran remains scoreless on the season - a product of either lost chemistry with Joe Flacco after an extended time on the shelf or an overall anemic offense. He has been targeted inside the red zone in just one of Baltimore's first seven games.