Dante Pettis

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #18
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #18

Dante Pettis News

Ticketed for free agency

Pettis caught two passes for 19 yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 19 receptions, 245 yards and three touchdowns over 17 games played.

Analysis: Pettis was available for more than 12 games for the first time in his five-year career, but he was a depth receiver, which led to him seeing slightly more than two targets per game. Although he had a pair of games with at least 51 yards and a touchdown, he was held to fewer than 15 yards in most of his games. After staying healthy and reasonably reliable, he should continue to serve as a depth option next year and beyond. He's now an unrestricted free agent.

Jan 8, 2023 5:29 PM EST

Back at practice Wednesday

Pettis (head) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Pettis briefly checked into a hospital following Sunday's loss to the Lions with blurred vision, but he was able to fly back to Chicago later that night and appears to have avoided a significant issue. Barring a setback, Pettis should be full go heading into Chicago's season finale.

Jan 4, 2023 2:49 PM EST

Brief stay at hospital

Pettis returned to Chicago on a separate flight Sunday night after briefly checking into a hospital with blurred vision, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Pettis failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's loss to the Lions and played a season-low 14 snaps. He was taken to a hospital following the game, but he cleared concussion protocol and was able to fly home Sunday night. However, it's unclear if the fifth-year wideout will be able to practice during Week 18 prep.

Jan 2, 2023 12:38 PM EST

Targeted once in defeat

Pettis failed to catch his lone target in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Pettis has surpassed 20 yards once since Week 1, though he has scored four touchdowns this season. He'll be considered a touchdown-dependent dart throw for fantasy in Week 18 against Minnesota.

Jan 1, 2023 4:42 PM EST

Avoids concussion

Pettis entered the leagues concussion protocols and was sent to the hospital for precautionary reasons, after he was dealing with blurred vision, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Pettis was able to clear the leagues concussion protocols, despite him dealing with blurred vision. He was held without a catch and received one target in the team's 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Jan 1, 2023 1:57 PM EST

Will play Sunday

Pettis (ankle) is active Sunday against the Lions.

Analysis: Pettis injured his ankle in practice Wednesday, but after he was able to log a limited practice Friday, he's good to go Week 17 against Detroit. His ability to suit up should bolster the Bears' depth at receiver.

Jan 1, 2023 8:40 AM EST

Uncertain for Sunday

Pettis (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Detroit.

Analysis: Pettis hurt his ankle Wednesday, was held out Thursday and then returned to practice Friday as a limited participant. He and Chase Claypool (knee) both are uncertain ahead of the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff this Sunday, while fellow Bears wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown has been cleared from concussion protocol.

Dec 30, 2022 10:45 AM EST

Doesn't practice Thursday

Pettis (ankle) didn't practice Thursday.

Analysis: According to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, Pettis hurt his ankle at Wednesday's session, which was the reason he went down as limited. Pettis has just one more chance to mix into drills this week, but on a positive note fellow injured wide receivers Chase Claypool (knee) and Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) both returned Thursday as limited participants, so the Bears appear to be inching toward better health at the position.

Dec 29, 2022 12:53 PM EST

Week 17 status in question

Pettis (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: After catching his first touchdown pass since Oct. 13 this past weekend against Buffalo, Pettis has since opened Week 17 prep as a limited participant Wednesday due to an ankle issue, ultimately leaving his New Year's Day availability in jeopardy. The 27-year-old will have two more practices to ramp back up to full speed before he's forced to carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against Detroit.

Dec 28, 2022 1:21 PM EST

Scores touchdown in losing effort

Pettis caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 35-13 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: Pettis hasn't recorded 20 yards in any of his last nine games, and his lack of production will make him difficult to trust in Week 17 lineups.

Dec 24, 2022 3:08 PM EST

Targeted four times in defeat

Pettis recorded a 13-yard reception in the Bears' 25-20 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: Aside from a 84-yard performance in Week 6, Pettis has failed to reach 20 yards in every game since Week 1. His current role in the offense makes him an unreliable fantasy option.

Dec 18, 2022 6:15 PM EST

Targeted twice in defeat

Pettis caught one pass for 14 yards in the Bears' 28-19 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Pettis has caught one or fewer pass in all but two games this season, and unless his role changes, he won't be a reliable fantasy option.

Dec 4, 2022 5:47 PM EST

No injury designation

Pettis (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Pettis was unable to practice Wednesday or Thursday due to an illness, but he practiced in a full capacity Friday and is good to go for Week 13. Over the last four games, he's secured three of four targets for 33 yards while rushing once for eight yards.

Dec 2, 2022 12:28 PM EST

Still sitting out practice

Pettis (illness) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Pettis has now missed both of the Bears' first two practices and will now have one more chance Friday to potentially move past the illness and get in some on-field reps before Sunday's game against the Packers. If Pettis fails to practice Friday, he'll likely carry a designation into the weekend, if he isn't ruled out for the contest entirely.

Dec 1, 2022 12:59 PM EST

Sits out practice with illness

Pettis didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness.

Analysis: Pettis will have two more chances to get back on the practice field before the Bears decide whether he'll carry a designation into Sunday's game against the Packers. While working with second-string quarterback Trevor Siemian -- who sat out Wednesday's practice with an oblique injury -- in the Bears' Week 12 loss to the Jets, Pettis played 22 snaps on offense and finished with one reception for 12 yards on two targets. Pettis and the Chicago offense could get Justin Fields (shoulder) back from a one-game absence this weekend, as the Bears' starting signal-caller opened Week 13 prep as a limited participant.

Nov 30, 2022 1:04 PM EST

Targeted twice in defeat

Pettis caught one pass for 12 yards in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

Analysis: Pettis has surpassed 18 yards once over his last 11 games, and he's been targeted just four times over his last four games. Unless he sees an increase in targets, he'll continue to have a low weekly scoring floor.

Nov 27, 2022 5:28 PM EST

Handles two touches in defeat

Pettis caught one pass for nine yards and rushed once for eight yards in the Bears' 31-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Pettis has exactly one target in three of Chicago's last four games, and he hasn't surpassed 18 scrimmage yards in any of his last three contests. With 125 receiving yards since Week 2, his lack of upside compared to his low-scoring floor makes him hard to rely on when setting fantasy lineups.

Nov 13, 2022 5:50 PM EST

Targeted once in defeat

Pettis caught one pass for 12 yards in the Bears' 35-32 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: After being targeted 13 times over Chicago's last three games, the team acquired Chase Claypool, and Pettis was barely involved in the offense against Miami. Even when Pettis was seeing targets, he had been held to fewer than three yards in five of eight games. It'll be difficult to trust him in fantasy lineups as long as he's outside the Bears' top-two receivers in a low-volume passing attack.

Nov 6, 2022 5:11 PM EST

Leads team in targets

Pettis caught four passes for 18 yards In the Bears' 49-29 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Analysis: Pettis is averaging 22 yards per game, but he's had between zero and two yards in five of eight games. His low scoring floor makes him a risky option when setting weekly fantasy lineups.

Oct 30, 2022 5:11 PM EST

Slight usage in victory

Pettis caught one pass for two yards while adding a 29-yard run in the Bears 33-14 win over the Patriots on Monday.

Analysis: Coming off an 84-yard performance against Washington, Pettis was a minor part of the offense against the Patriots. He's posted two or fewer receiving yards in five of his last six games, and he won't be a reliable fantasy option unless his role in the offense becomes more consistent.

Oct 25, 2022 3:49 AM EST

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