Tight end Dennis Pitta has a huge market when it comes to fantasy football and the power of his name. Many owners will draft him purely on his past accomplishments, but let’s remember that he’s currently nowhere near the athlete he once was. Sidelined with injuries so far this preseason, expect Pitta to have a season filled with inconsistency and lackluster results.
Pitta is rated lower than other athletes at his position like Vernon Davis, Jimmy Graham and even Rob Gronkowski. This is due to concerns that he will either get hurt or have a steep decline in production. Either way, it’s best to stay away from him. Another option, if he’s available in the mid to late rounds, is for you to acquire him as a TE2 option and sell him to others in your fantasy league when you need specific players. People will usually trade for him because of the legacy he has built in his career, which will bode well for you when you need upgrades as the season progresses.
Unfortunately for Pitta, father time and injuries are catching up to him. His fantasy value will continue to drop during the final years of his career, and it’s in the best interest for you to simply stay away.