Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens
School: Brigham Young
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Dennis Pitta enjoyed a breakout season of all sorts in 2012 for the Baltimore Ravens. The former Brigham Young star performed admirably during the season putting up 669 reception yards on 61 receptions and also went for 7 touchdowns. All of which were career highs. Heck, Pitta even turned 8 of his catches into 20+ yarders and 1 even went for over 40! But that wasn’t all of his accomplishments. Pitta also was key in helping the Ravens win the 2012 Super Bowl.
Heading into 2013 you should continue to see improvement in his game as he matures as a tight end and forms more of a bond with Joe Flacco. Given his age and his health, along with his skill set, Pitta definitely deserves to be drafted before some of the people who are fading in the TE1 class. While there are never any guarantees in fantasy football outside of Drew Brees, you should feel comfortable spending a mid-round pick to grab Pitta as your TE1 in deeper fantasy leagues if you decide to pass on the super stars of this position.