Eric Wiliams of ESPN doesn't expect Austin Pettis to crack the Chargers 53-man roster. After being drafted in the third round in 2011 by the Rams, Pettis has simply failed to produce on the field. He will likely battle Javontee Herndon and undrafted rookie Tyrell Williams for the sixth receiver spot. At this point he appears to be on the outside looking in. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Even if he makes the active roster he will be buried behind Malcom Floyd, Keenan Allen, and Stevie Johnson in depth. Pettis should be far off from your fantasy radar.
The former Rams 3rd round pick out of Boise State has signed a contract with the San Diego Chargers. Terms were not disclosed. (Source: ProFootballTalk.com)
Fantasy Impact: While Pettis may chisel out a niche for himself on the WR poor Chargers roster, the prospects of him becoming fantasy relevant are similar to the Panthers chances against the Seahawks this weekend, slim to none.
Austin Pettis had 3 grabs for 28 yards and 1 touchdown in the Rams' 34-31 loss to Dallas.
Fantasy Impact: Though quiet of late, Pettis' success can largely be attributed to a weak Dallas secondary that gave the entire Rams' WR corps opportunities they hadn't seen to this point. Pettis, Brian Quick, and Lance Kendricks took advantage with touchdowns. Pettis' volume will continue to not make him roster-worthy in fantasy.