College: Washington | 3 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 195 lbs
Birth Date: 10/23/1995
Depth Chart: WR1.3
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 122 WR
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San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis received additional reps during team drills due to injuries to Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk and he has taken advantage of his opportunities, according to manager John Lynch. 'A week into camp, the consistency just clicked and we could see from day one his mentality was different. He was doing the things that were asked of him. The guy that we were so excited to draft and add to our team started to show up on that field. He's got to do it when it counts, but every indication is that he's going to be a big part of what we're doing,' Lynch said.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis recently acknowledged that last year was a tough year for him, capped off by his frustrations from being made inactive for the Super Bowl. Pettis said that he has made changes to his approach in order to be more of a difference maker for the team this year. Pettis was a second round pick of the 49ers in 2018 and showed some promising flashes as a rookie, but managed only 11 receptions for 109 yards last season as the team bulked up a bit at the wide receiver position. This year, the 49ers added a number of receivers including rookie Brandon Aiyuk and veterans JJ Nelson, Tavon Austin, and Jaron Brown. The team's presumed primary receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) is currently sidelined with a broken foot, opening an opportunity for someone to step in. Pettis will have his work cut out for him to earn regular playing time.
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis is impressing at practice by making catches in traffic over the middle as he competes for a roster spot in 2020, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Fantasy Spin: There are plenty of openings in the 49ers' receiving corps with Deebo Samuel (foot), Jalen Hurd (knee) and Richie James (wrist) all expected to miss at least the start of the season. Still, Pettis isn't worth drafting in anything but the deepest of leagues as a late-round flier.
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.