The name of Dennis Pitta has been floating out of the mouth’s of fantasy experts for several weeks now, but many owners may be wondering what the big deal is. He isn’t a Graham or a Gronk, and the Ravens are only ranked 20th in passing yards, so why would he be worth a start?
Here are some quick facts from the 2012 season
– Pitta finished 2012 as the 7th highest scoring tight end in ESPN standard leagues
– Tied with Antonio Gates, Pitta had the 6th most touchdowns among tight ends with 7
– Pitta ranked 11th in receiving yards with 669, and he was tied for the 10th most targets among tight ends
– In 2012, Pitta saw a huge increase in his yards per game(41.8) compared to 2011(25.3)
Fantasy owners are often wondering what some of the logic is behind the excitement of certain players, and while Pitta is not a household name, I hope that some of these numbers show why fantasy experts were expecting big things from the Baltimore tight end
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