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Dante Pettis

Dante Pettis

Wide Receiver #18
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 186 lb.
College:Washington
Age:25
Born:October 23, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 2 (44)
Draft Team:SF

Dante Pettis: Scores a TD in finale

Pettis caught two passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Giants regular season finale.

Analysis: Actually one of the catches was a trap that Mike McCarthy failed to challenge, but who's counting? In any event, the former second-round pick is still only 25 and should get another chance to carve out a role somewhere.

January 11, 2021 11:01 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Reels in two passes in debut

Pettis caught two of three targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Pettis finally made his Giants debut; he finished third among the team's wide receivers with 29 of the 64 offensive snaps. The 2018 second-round pick made an immediate impact on offense, and he'll look to build on that success against a soft Dallas defense in Week 17.

December 28, 2020 8:45 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Sidelined again Sunday

Pettis will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis will sit out for the second game in a row, as he's yet to make his Giants debut since being claimed off waivers via San Francisco. Austin Mack and C.J. Board are expected to continue to serve as the reserve receiving options for Week 14 sans Pettis.

December 13, 2020 8:52 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Healthy scratch in Week 13

Pettis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 13 tilt against the Seahawks.

Analysis: The young journeyman was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, but his Giants debut will have to wait at least another week. Austin Mack and C.J. Board will continue to serve as the top reserve wideout options behind the top trio of Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Golden Tate against Seattle.

December 6, 2020 11:46 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Activated from COVID list

The Giants activated Pettis from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Pettis' team debut has been put on hold because of his stint on the reserve list. It appears he'll finally suit up for the Giants in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, a meeting between division leaders. It's unclear how much of an impact Pettis will have on offense with the starting wide receiver jobs locked down by Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Golden Tate. Pettis could contribute as a returner immediately.

December 1, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Should return soon

Pettis (illness) is expected to "ramp up" his activity and return from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

Analysis: Pettis is eligible to be activated from the reserve list, so his Giants debut could come this Sunday against the Seahawks. It appears he's cleared the necessary protocols, and the Giants simply want to see if his conditioning is up to par. Fantasy managers should stay away, as the 2018 second-round pick has enjoyed limited offensive success and could be catching passes from Colt McCoy once he eventually takes the field.

November 30, 2020 1:48 PM EST

Dante Pettis: New York debut will wait

Pettis (illness) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to a positive test Nov. 20, and it won't be possible for him to attain clearance in time to suit up Week 12. A 2018 second-round pick from the 49ers, Pettis still has yet to suit up for the Giants since being claimed off waivers early November.

November 25, 2020 7:09 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Tests positive for COVID-19

Pettis (illness) will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis' positive test comes during the Giants' bye, but it throws some doubt on his availability for Week 12 against Cincinnati. The former 49er is still looking to make his debut with his new team.

November 20, 2020 8:05 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Won't play against Philly

Pettis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Pettis has been with the team for nearly two weeks, but his Giants debut will be put on hold once again. According to Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger, the 2018 second-round pick is expected to suit up for the Giants following the Week 11 bye. Austin Mack and C.J. Board should get more work as depth wideouts for the time being.

November 15, 2020 8:37 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Joins active roster

Pettis was activated from the commissioner's exempt list Tuesday.

Analysis: The Giants claimed the 25-year-old off waivers from the 49ers last week, but the team utilized a roster exemption with him unavailable for Week 9 due to the COVID-19 protocols when joining a new team. Pettis played 45 offensive snaps in the season opener but saw minimal playing time in the subsequent games and is without a catch this season. The 2018 second-round pick likely will open as a depth wideout for New York, but he could immediately contribute in the return game.

November 10, 2020 2:22 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Won't play Week 9

Pettis (shoulder), whom the Giants claimed off waivers Wednesday, won't be eligible to play in Sunday's game at Washington while he waits to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocol, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: All players moving from one organization to another must self-isolate for five days before reporting to work with their new clubs, so Pettis won't have enough time to get settled in with the Giants before Sunday's game. Pettis should be ready to join the Giants when the team begins Week 10 prep, and he'll likely have a clearer path to playing time in New York than he did in San Francisco. While Pettis likely won't be much more than a depth option at receiver so long as Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate are all available, special teams coach Thomas McGaughey said Wednesday that he thinks Pettis could take over as the team's punt returner.

November 5, 2020 9:06 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Scooped off waivers

The Giants claimed Pettis off waivers from the 49ers on Wednesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The 2018 second-round pick was cut loose by the 49ers on Tuesday after playing 28 games with the team. He recorded 38 receptions, 576 receiving yards and seven touchdowns over his first two years with the league, but he was targeted just once over five games this season. Pettis is in need of a fresh start, and he'll get that in New York. However, his best-case scenario (barring an injury higher on the depth chart) is as the No. 4 wide receiver behind Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard (toe/shoulder) and Golden Tate.

November 4, 2020 2:42 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Waived by San Fran

Pettis (shoulder) was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The team attempted to work out a trade prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline but was unable to reach a deal. Pettis, a 2018 second-round pick, had 27 receptions for 467 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie, but he had only 11 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns over the past two seasons. The 25-year-old has played only 66 offensive snaps in 2020 and is currently dealing with a shoulder injury. Pettis seems likely to garner some interest on the waiver wire.

November 3, 2020 2:17 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Estimated as non-participant

Pettis (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old picked up the shoulder injury during the second half of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, so it's not a major surprising to see him labeled as a DNP. Pettis' ability to practice the next two days will provide a better idea of his availability for Thursday's contest versus Green Bay.

November 2, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Injures shoulder Sunday

Pettis (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

Analysis: Pettis suffered his shoulder injury in the second half, when he was brought down hard and fumbled while returning a kickoff. If Pettis can't return, River Cracraft will be the 49ers only healthy wideout behind Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor.

November 1, 2020 3:43 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Healthy scratch again

Pettis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: The 2018 second-round pick will be on the sideline for the third straight contest. Coach Kyle Shanahan said earlier in the week the team and made and fielded calls about potentially trading Pettis, per Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, so it's not a major surprise to see him a healthy scratch. Richie James will serve as the depth wideout Sunday behind the usual contributors.

October 25, 2020 12:22 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Not playing Sunday

Pettis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: The 24-year-old was dealing with a knee injury earlier in the week, but he avoided an injury designation and is now a healthy scratch for Week 5. Pettis has been targeted once through four games and didn't play an offensive snap during last week's loss to the Eagles.

October 11, 2020 11:44 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Back at practice

Pettis (knee) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

Analysis: Pettis suffered the knee injury in Week 4, but as evidenced by this news, the issue isn't serious enough to force him to miss game action. Now that Pettis appears fully healthy, look for him to assume his usual depth role, essentially a non-factor from a fantasy perspective.

October 8, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Suits up Wednesday

Pettis (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis suffered the knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but the good news was he didn't aggravate the issue. The depth of the receiving room could be tested heading into Week 5's game against the Dolphins, as Trent Taylor (ankle) was also limited in Wednesday's practice. Expect Thursday's practice to shed some better light on both guys' injury status.

October 7, 2020 3:56 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Should practice Wednesday

Pettis is expected to be at practice Wednesday after suffering a knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old returned to the field after leaving the game with the injury, and it appears he didn't further aggravate the knee issue. Pettis returned one punt for six yards and didn't play an offensive snap during the contest.

October 5, 2020 3:59 PM EST

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