College: Washington | 3 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 195 lbs
Birth Date: 10/23/1995
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 34.7
Avg Pts: 2.17
Rank: 51 WR
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The San Francisco 49ers are looking at plenty of hard battles for roster spots once football really gets moving, and one of the toughest might involve wide receiver Dante Pettis. The third-year wideout was a second-round pick in 2018, but so far, he's failed to generate much noise on the SF squad. Pettis looked like he had a bright future ahead of him after a rookie season where he hauled in five touchdowns, but he distinctly regressed last year. After SF drafted Brandon Aiyuk and Juan Jennings in this year's draft, it's become apparent that Pettis isn't battling for playing time anymore as much as battling to stay on the roster. He may be packing his bags before the season gets started.
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis has been criticized by head coach Kyle Shanahan, but Shanahan isn't 'close to giving up' on Pettis, in the opinion of Matt Barrows of The Athletic.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that he wants wide receiver Dante Pettis to go on an offseason "mission" after taking a huge step back in his second season in 2019. After catching 27 passes for 467 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games in his rookie season, Pettis had just 11 grabs for 109 yards and two scores in 11 games in 2019 and was in Shanahan's dog house for the majority of the season for multiple reasons. But with Emmanuel Sanders a free agent and the Niners looking for someone to step up behind Deebo Samuel, Pettis could get another chance this spring and summer to prove he belongs. Still, it'll take a lot of convincing for fantasy owners to invest in Pettis off the waiver wire to begin the year.
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis needs to show a 'much greater sense of urgency' in 2020, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Fantasy Spin: After showing promise at the end of his rookie year, Pettis finished with just 11 catches in 2019, disappearing from the offense. Fantasy owners can leave him on the waiver wire to open the 2020 season.
The San Francisco 49ers want wide receiver Dante Pettis to report to the team stronger than he did in his first two seasons. The 24-year-old second-round pick in 2018 caught 27 passes for 467 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games his rookie season, but things took a turn for the worse in his sophomore campaign with only 11 receptions for 109 yards and two scores in 11 contests in 2019. There is opportunity behind Deebo Samuel and George Kittle in San Fran's passing offense moving forward, but Pettis must prove to the coaching staff this summer that he deserves to remain in the team's plans. In most standard-sized leagues, Pettis shouldn't be drafted this fall.