WR - SF
Week 3 Outlook
Dante Pettis failed to draw a target in the passing game during the 49ers' 31-13 victory over the Jets in Week 2.
With rookie Brandon Aiyuk returning to action, Dante Pettis was nowhere to be found on Sunday. He failed to draw a target in the passing game and the addition of Mohamed Sanu figures to bury him farther down the depth chart. He should remain on the waiver wire.
Donte Pettis failed to catch his lone target during the 49ers' Week 1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
With all of the injuries in the 49ers' receiving core, many thought Dante Pettis could be a valuable streaming option but that wasn't the case. He is not a trustworthy fantasy option and is best left on the waiver wire.
With Jalen Hurd going down with a likely torn ACL, 49ers third-year WR Dante Pettis has really stepped up in practice and shown why he was selected in the second-round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Pettis was making great catches all over the field. One area he has struggled with in two seasons has been his willingness to make the tough catches over the middle. With a major void at the wide receiver position now, If Pettis can earn the trust of Jimmy Garoppolo and the coaching staff, he could seize the opportunity as a starter with both Hurd and Deebo Samuel on the sidelines.
Matt Barrows of the Athletic reports that Dante Pettis is on the roster bubble following a very disappointing 2019 season. Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne will return from last seasons Super Bowl team, likely along with 2019 third round selection Jalen Hurd who missed his entire rookie season with multiple injuries. In this most recent draft the 49ers selected Brandon Aiyuk in the first round, and then Juan Jennings in the seventh round. The 49ers also have Trent Taylor, Richie James and veteran Travis Benjamin under contract for the upcoming season.
A second round pick in 2018 Pettis had a relatively strong rookie season catching 27 passes for 467 yards with five touchdowns. However, in his second season he caught only 11 passes for 109 yards. His total snap count in his first two seasons dropped from 452 to 313. Pettis has seemingly fallen out of favour with the 49ers organization, and fans should not be surprised to see him depart the Bay Area this summer.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan hopes 2019 was a wake-up call for wide receiver Dante Pettis. The team hopes for improvement this preseason or fears Pettis could fade away into irrelevance.
Shanahan made it clear that he needs Pettis to step up unless he wants to be left behind. He's already been surpassed by 2019 rookie Deebo Samuel, and tight end George Kittle will continue to see a large target share. Pettis is an interesting flier entering 2020 drafts, but it's far from a given that he'll return to fantasy relevance this season.
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