Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
6 days 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)
2 weeks 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 weeks 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)
1 month 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)
1 month 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)
1 month 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.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 months ago

Pitta caught six passes for 36 yards on a team-high 10 targets in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

There were a few extra looks available for all of Baltimore's key pass-catchers, as the absence of top wideout Steve Smith (ankle) didn't prevent Joe Flacco from reaching 40-plus attempts for a fifth straight week. After drawing double-digit targets for the second time this season, Pitta is on a 16-game pace for 91 catches and 125 targets, albeit for a modest 787 yards. He still hasn't scored a touchdown and averages just 8.7 yards per catch, making him far more valuable in PPR leagues.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 months ago

Pitta caught seven of eight targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta finished second on the team in targets, and he finished with his second-best yardage and catch outputs of the season. Pitta has reestablished himself in the offense with 28 catches through five games, although he has topped 50 yards just twice and has still not scored a touchdown this season. Mike Wallace (undisclosed) appeared to suffer an injury Sunday, so Pitta could see some additional looks in Week 6 versus the Giants if the former misses any time.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 months ago

Pitta caught three passes for 17 yards on five targets in Sunday's loss to Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

The lack of big plays is nothing new, but it was surprising to see Pitta draw only five targets in a game in which Joe Flacco attempted 52 passes. Even with Steve Smith re-emerging as the team's go-to target, Pitta should be more involved in the coming weeks, starting with Sunday's game against Washington.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 months ago

Pitta caught six of eight targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta was unable to match his totals from Week 2 when he torched the Browns for 102 yards on nine catches, but he still finished second on the team in both categories Sunday. The Ravens' skill positions are all rather muddled with serviceable options, but Pitta has reemerged as the go-to tight end and could carve himself a niche as a security blanket of sorts for Joe Flacco. He will draw a favorable matchup in Week 4 versus a Raiders team that has proven susceptible to strong tight end play over the last couple of seasons.