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Dennis Pitta 2013 Season Outlook


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#1 J.T. Marlin

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Anyone else really starting to really like this guy?  The team just gave Flacco a monster contract, Boldin is gone, and the BAL Def could really take a step back this year.  These things all really bode well for Pitta's fantasy value.  He seems to be the consensus #6 TE behind Graham, Gronk, Hernandez, Gonzo, and Witten.  I guess he's being appropriately ranked and likely won't be a bargain but I'm still liking his potential to build on last season's break-out.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

I think TE rankings #6-10 will be very interchangeable this season. Olson, Pitta, Cook, VD...heck you could even throw in Rudolph and Daniels in there. Out of that group I would lean towards targeting Pitta and VD.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:40 PM

I wouldn't reach for him ahead of Antonio Gates, but in a later round if I hadn't picked up a TE, sure.

View PostHolben, on 20 July 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

Jackie Battle...Better than Chris Johnson...

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WR1: Calvin Johnson - WR2: Torrey Smith - Bench: Josh Gordon, Chris Givens, Ryan Broyles
RB1: Mikel LeShoure - RB2: Dexter McCluster - Bench: Montario Hardesty, Kevin Smith
TE: Dennis Pitta
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:37 PM

View PostRobrain, on 08 April 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

I wouldn't reach for him ahead of Antonio Gates, but in a later round if I hadn't picked up a TE, sure.

You like Gates better than Pitta for 2013??!  Care to expound on that.  One player is peaking in his career (Pitta) and the other is clearly on the down slope (Gates).  I don't think we will ever see the old Gates again and there's no way I would target him as my starting TE.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:08 PM

One of my leagues is TD-heavy, so I'd definitely rather take a gamble on Gates, especially since there are other TE's with similar upside that I could still roster as my backup for Gates.

View PostHolben, on 20 July 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

Jackie Battle...Better than Chris Johnson...

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QB: Andrew Luck
WR1: Calvin Johnson - WR2: Torrey Smith - Bench: Josh Gordon, Chris Givens, Ryan Broyles
RB1: Mikel LeShoure - RB2: Dexter McCluster - Bench: Montario Hardesty, Kevin Smith
TE: Dennis Pitta
FLEX: Tony Gonzalez
K: Greg Zuerlein

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:45 PM

View PostJ.T. Marlin, on 08 April 2013 - 04:37 PM, said:

View PostRobrain, on 08 April 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

I wouldn't reach for him ahead of Antonio Gates, but in a later round if I hadn't picked up a TE, sure.

You like Gates better than Pitta for 2013??!  Care to expound on that.  One player is peaking in his career (Pitta) and the other is clearly on the down slope (Gates).  I don't think we will ever see the old Gates again and there's no way I would target him as my starting TE.

I'm with you for the exact same reason.  I'd rather take a chance on Pitta or Cook, even Olsen.  So Gates will be long gone before I would take him.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

No TE and only 1 WR drafted (a 7th rd selection) by BAL.  Pitta should seemingly have all the targets he can handle this season.  In a contract year, he's really shaping up to be one of key picks at TE this season.  I will be targeting him aggressively.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:01 PM

I think Pitta will play more WR this year than TE. Dickson is fine at TE, but Mellete and Streeter seem raw and Doss has stone hands. Pitta should be the main target in the RZ and rack up some solid TD numbers. I like him this year, but I like all Ravens so take it for what it's worth.

Edited by baltimore_boy, 29 April 2013 - 05:01 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

Pitta is starting to look like my clear main "wait on TE late" target. If I miss out on him I may just throw in the homer pick and draft Rudolph.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

I've got Pitta potentially #4 at TE right now, but think he'll settle in around #5 or 6.

Tough choice between Pitta, Tony Gonzalez and Witten for me right now in PPR, but I'm firmly putting Pitta ahead of Vernon Davis.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

Ruh Roh.

@RavensInsider: Tight end Dennis Pitta carted off the field after collision with safety James Ihedigbo. Injury and severity unknown
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

Wow, everyone is dropping like flies.
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

and this is why you don't draft so far before the season :)
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

View PostSuikoden, on 27 July 2013 - 03:07 PM, said:

and this is why you don't draft so far before the season :)

Because there won't be any players injured after you draft?

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:19 PM

View PostCoprolagnia, on 27 July 2013 - 03:15 PM, said:

View PostSuikoden, on 27 July 2013 - 03:07 PM, said:

and this is why you don't draft so far before the season :)

Because there won't be any players injured after you draft?

Yeah, I don't get why people say this.  Seriously.  Players will get hurt regardless of when you draft.
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W/R/T: DeAndre Hopkins
TE: Rob Gronkowski
D/ST: St. Louis Rams
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:25 PM

View PostDeadpool, on 27 July 2013 - 03:19 PM, said:

View PostCoprolagnia, on 27 July 2013 - 03:15 PM, said:

View PostSuikoden, on 27 July 2013 - 03:07 PM, said:

and this is why you don't draft so far before the season :)

Because there won't be any players injured after you draft?

Yeah, I don't get why people say this.  Seriously.  Players will get hurt regardless of when you draft.
Ummm, maybe because the later you draft, the greater the number of injuries that will have already occurred??  Before they are on your roster??

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

I think more injuries happen during the season. No proof but a hunch. That being said, the injuries are piling up. Really hoping Pitta is okay.  If not, Graham will keep moving up my board

Edited by Taxman, 27 July 2013 - 03:36 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

View PostTaxman, on 27 July 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

I think more injuries happen during the season. No proof but a hunch

Of course they do.  That doesn't change the fact that you could avoid rostering a certain percentage of injured players by having later draft dates.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

View PostSecondString, on 27 July 2013 - 03:36 PM, said:

View PostTaxman, on 27 July 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

I think more injuries happen during the season. No proof but a hunch

Of course they do.  That doesn't change the fact that you could avoid rostering a certain percentage of injured players by having later draft dates.
I understand but there are positives and negatives with early and late drafts. Sleepers are harder to get later if you draft late. I just think it's easy to say don't draft early after a couple injuries happen. I got Hamster in the 5th of a 16 team draft last year. Early can be beneficial also
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