Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
1 day 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.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
1 week ago

Pitta led the Ravens with 12 targets, nine catches and 102 receiving yards in Sunday's win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta received just four targets in Week 1, but he was firmly on Joe Flacco's radar Sunday and was used often as Baltimore dug out of an early 21-point deficit. The structure of the Ravens' offense is tough to peg, given the lack of elite playmakers and a plethora of veteran options, but Pitta has emerged as the go-to option at tight end. He could play a sizable role again next week versus a Jaguars defense that have proven susceptible to strong tight end play in recent seasons.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 weeks ago

Pitta (finger) turned four targets into three catches for 39 yards in Sunday's opener against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta re-established his rapport with quarterback Joe Flacco after not playing since the 2014 season, finishing second on the team in receiving yards. He hasn't played more than four games in a season since 2012, but did manage a solid 669 yards and seven touchdowns that year. The lack of a clear hierarchy among the team's receivers and running backs could give the tight end the opening he needs to regain a prominent role in the Ravens offense.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 weeks ago

Pitta (finger) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Previous reports suggested that Pitta is on track to start Sunday, but given that this marks his first regular season action since 2014, a wait-and-see approach is in order, with

fellow TEs Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams also on hand in Week 1.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
2 weeks ago

Pitta (finger) is expected to start Sunday against the Bills, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta practiced fully all week, so while he was officially listed as questionable, it appeared more likely that he would be good to go. He hasn't played in a regular season game since September 2014, and the Ravens also have Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams (knee) on the tight end depth chart, so while it's a plus that Pitta is healthy again, his fantasy upside isn't overly high.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 weeks ago

Pitta (finger) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports

EDGE Analysis

Despite logging full practices throughout the week, Pitta is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo. While he probably isn't in danger of missing the game, it is worth noting that he was spotted with a no-contact jersey for part of Wednesday's practice. Pitta, Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams (knee) may all have significant roles, which will make it tough for any one of them to emerge as a reliable fantasy asset.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 weeks ago

Pitta acknowledged that his spot atop the depth chart may have more to do with seniority than expected playing time allotment,

EDGE Analysis

Now nearly 48 months removed from his last NFL appearance, the 31-year-old Pitta missed all of the preseason after breaking his finger in a training camp scuffle. There's no guarantee he'll actually start or get most of the snaps, as Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams are also in the mix to handle key roles. Pitta is the most polished receiver of the bunch, but Gillmore's the best blocker, and Williams has the highest long-term ceiling as a pass-catcher. This could be a season-long rotation that prevents any of the three from becoming a worthwhile fantasy asset. As for Pitta's health, he reportedly wore a non-contact jersey at Wednesday's practice, but the Ravens listed him as a full participant both Wednesday and Thursday.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 weeks ago

Pitta (finger) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta reportedly wore a non-contact jersey at Wednesday's practice, and yet the Ravens are listing him as a full participant. There should be some clarity later Wednesday, or at the very worst by Thursday afternoon. If available, Pitta could take on a significant role, as projected starter Ben Watson (Achilles) will miss the entire season, though Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams (knee) may also be heavily involved. Pitta is listed atop the depth chart, but head coach John Harbaugh made it clear that he and the rest of the coaching stuff don't have any say in the matter. Pitta may just be listed first because he has the most experience.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 weeks ago

Pitta (finger) was wearing a non-contact jersey during Wednesday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach John Harbaugh indicated earlier in the week that Pitta was expected to play Week 1 versus the Bills, but considering he's still being held out of contact drills at practice, it remains questionable if he'll be a full-go for Sunday's opener. Pitta is listed as the team's starting tight end and would likely see the bulk of the targets at the position if healthy. However, if he's still dealing with some lingering pain, it wouldn't be surprising if Crockett Gilmore soaks up some additional snaps in his place.

Dennis Pitta
TE BAL (8)
3 weeks ago

Head coach John Harbaugh said Pitta (finger) is ready for Week 1 against the Bills, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pitta practiced Saturday for the first time since Aug. 2, after missing most of training camp and all of the preseason with a broken finger suffered in a scuffle. The 31-year-old hasn't played in a game since September 2014, as he needed more than a full year to recover from a second dislocation of his right hip. With expected starter Ben Watson (Achilles) out for the entire season, Pitta is listed atop the most recent depth chart, followed by Crockett Gillmore and then 2015 second-round selection Maxx Williams (undisclosed). While Pitta could easily lead the group in targets and catches, he'll probably cede some early-down snaps to Gillmore, who's considered to be the best blocker of the bunch. Williams also returned from an extended absence for Saturday's practice, and he could push his way up the depth chart by mid-season.