Dennis Pitta TE BAL 1 Day
Joe Flacco acknowledged after Sunday's win over Minnesota that having Dennis Pitta back "means a lot" for Baltimore's passing attack.
Flacco has completed 75 percent of his red-zone passes to Pitta the past two seasons. He's at 44.6 percent to all other Ravens. "Obviously, he's going to get better and better as the weeks go on," Flacco said. "He's a huge player for us. He knows how to get open, he knows how to run routes, and he catches the football. He means a lot." Pitta will be a TE1 in Week 15 at Detroit.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 1 Day
Dennis Pitta played on 36-of-85 snaps (42.3 percent) in Sunday's win over the Vikings.
So much for easing Pitta back in slowly. Making his 2013 debut off a hip dislocation and subsequent surgery, the pass-catching tight end racked up a 6/48/1 line while tying for the team lead with 11 targets. It's the kind of performance we can expect on a weekly basis from Pitta as the Ravens are absolutely starved for an underneath complement to outside receivers Torrey Smith/Jacoby Jones. Pitta's snaps figure to rise going forward and he'll have TE1 viability against the Lions in Week 15.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 2 Days
Making his 2013 debut, Dennis Pitta (hip) caught six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's Week 14 win over the Vikings.
Pitta was supposed to be on a snap count, but was on the field for all of the Ravens' most important plays, tying Marlon Brown for a team-leading 11 targets. No play was more important than Baltimore's 4th-and-1 from the Vikings' one-yard line with just over two minutes remaining, as Pitta shook S Andrew Sendejo for a diving, contested touchdown. Pitta looked all the way back, even bouncing right back up after landing directly on his hip on his first catch. He'll most definitely be worth TE1 consideration in Week 15 against the Lions.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 2 Days
FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Dennis Pitta (hip) "won't be a full go but will play some" Sunday against the Vikings.
The good news is Pitta is coming back -- he was activated from short-term I.R. on Saturday. The bad news is he won't be a TE1 option in the first round of fantasy playoffs. He certainly could be one in Weeks 15 or 16, however, as the Ravens have tight end-friendly matchups against Detroit and New England the rest of the way. At this point Pitta should be owned in most fantasy leagues.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 4 Days
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday there's a "reasonable" chance Dennis Pitta (hip surgery) plays in Week 14 against Minnesota.
Although Pitta would be limited and not a Week 14 fantasy option, his role could grow enough for Week 15 start-ability if he played well. With very little running game and a receiver corps largely consisting of deep threats, the Ravens' offense has had no sustaining element this season. When healthy, Pitta can bring that. Tight end-desperate fantasy owners should grab him now.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 6 Days
Coach John Harbaugh said he's hopeful Dennis Pitta (hip surgery) can play in Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Pitta was in New York on Tuesday, presumably to get one final checkup on his hip before he returns to practice. We'll know if he has a realistic shot at making his 2013 debut this week as practice moves along. Even if Pitta is active, he'd be impossible to trust as a fantasy play considering the serious nature of his injury and how long he's been out. He'd almost certainly be on a snap count. Pitta remains a mere desperation stash in re-draft formats.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 8 Days
Coach John Harbaugh said a decision on whether to activate Dennis Pitta (hip) from short-term injured reserve in time to play in Week 14 against the Vikings will "probably come down to the end of the week."
The Ravens have until December 11 to decide whether to activate Pitta or send him to season-ending injured reserve. "We'll go through this week and see how he does," Harbaugh said. ... We want to get him up. That's our goal. ... I've got a pretty good idea that he's doing well. It's just a matter of how well." Pitta has been practicing with the team since November 20. It'd be a minor surprise if he wasn't activated by this Saturday, in time for Sunday.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 15 Days
Dennis Pitta (hip, short-term I.R.) participated in the Ravens' Monday walkthrough.
The Ravens are getting set to face Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving's finale game. Pitta is increasing his practice reps, but is not considered a candidate to play in a game before Week 14. He's worth stashing as an injured TE2.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 16 Days
The Baltimore Sun reports the "hope, for now" is for the Ravens to get back Dennis Pitta (hip, short-term I.R.) in Week 14 against the Vikings.
Per beat writer Aaron Wilson, Pitta "looked fairly sharp running routes and catching passes" during the practice week, and the Ravens publicly wouldn't rule him out to play Sunday against the Jets. He wasn't activated to the 53-man roster, however, and is ineligible to play. He also isn't due back for Thursday night's game against the Steelers. Tight end-needy fantasy owners should look into picking up Pitta now. He'd likely be on a snap count in the Week 14 game, but could be a fantasy asset in Weeks 15-16.