Dante Pettis
Dante Pettis
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
San Francisco 49ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Last year's 44th overall pick, Pettis had a quiet rookie season until Week 12 when he took over as the team's No. 1 target. From Weeks 12-15, before he sprained his MCL in Week 16, Pettis went 26-17-338-4 with backup quarterback Nick Mullens, putting him in the running to be the team's top wideout in 2019. All told, Pettis finished with 17.3 YPC and 10.4 YPT, numbers that would put him among the league leaders had he qualified. At 6-1, 195, Pettis is on the slight side, but he ran a 4.48 at his pro day and is quick enough to line up in the slot or play outside. He's not much of a red-zone target - only five of his 45 looks were in that area - but he's a deep threat and a dangerous player in space. The Niners also return 2017 leading receiver Marquise Goodwin, drafted WR Deebo Samuel in the second round, have one of the league's top tight ends in George Kittle and should get passing-game production from their speedy backs. There are suddenly a lot more mouths to feed, but Pettis is the best bet to be their top wideout. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.4 million contract with the 49ers in July of 2018.
Targeted just once
WRSan Francisco 49ers
August 19, 2019
Pettis couldn't haul in his lone target in Monday night's 24-15 preseason win over the Broncos.
ANALYSIS
Pettis featured very briefly as the 49ers' first-team offense endured a rough outing in Jimmy Garoppolo's preseason debut. The quarterback completed one of six attempts, but targeted Pettis on his first dropback. Unfortunately, that ball was batted at the line, so Pettis will hope Saturday's meeting with the Chiefs offers a more productive session with his starting signal caller as the Niners prepare for the regular season.
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How do Dante Pettis' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
43.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.15
 
% Team Air Yards
13.7%
 
% Team Targets
8.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
2.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.5
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Dante Pettis Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dante Pettis' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash metric is from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.40 sec
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 2018 second-round pick doesn't possess the prototypical size (6-1) or speed that you'd expect from a player taken this high in the draft. It was his home-run hitting ability in the return game that caught the 49ers' attention, after scoring nine touchdowns on just 90 punt returns during his college career. Pettis figures to take over that return-specialist role with his new club off the bat, but a strong camp (or an injury) could open up a path for the rookie to make an impact as a slot receiver this year.
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Starting job not guaranteed
WRSan Francisco 49ers
August 11, 2019
Head coach Kyle Shanahan wants to challenge Pettis to earn a starting job this preseason, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Minimally involved versus Dallas
WRSan Francisco 49ers
August 11, 2019
Pettis failed to bring in his only target during Saturday's preseason opener against Dallas.
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Weighs 197 pounds
WRSan Francisco 49ers
June 6, 2019
Pettis said he now weighs 197 pounds, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. "I know I'm a little slimmer," Pettis said. "So that's something I've always been trying to work on: Just trying to gain a little more weight, get a little stronger."
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Projected as starter
WRSan Francisco 49ers
May 2, 2019
Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area lists Pettis not only as a lock to make the roster, but also the favorite to begin the season as a starter.
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Expected to add weight
WRSan Francisco 49ers
March 1, 2019
General manager John Lynch expects Pettis to bulk up during the offseason, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official website reports. "We loved the way [Pettis] closed this season," Lynch said. "There's some maturation that I think is naturally going to come in terms of putting some girth on and some strength. I think this offseason is very important for him."
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