Pitta caught six of eight targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Jaguars.
Pitta was unable to match his totals from Week 2 when he torched the Browns for 102 yards on nine catches, but he still finished second on the team in both categories Sunday. The Ravens' skill positions are all rather muddled with serviceable options, but Pitta has reemerged as the go-to tight end and could carve himself a niche as a security blanket of sorts for Joe Flacco. He will draw a favorable matchup in Week 4 versus a Raiders team that has proven susceptible to strong tight end play over the last couple of seasons.
Pitta received just four targets in Week 1, but he was firmly on Joe Flacco's radar Sunday and was used often as Baltimore dug out of an early 21-point deficit. The structure of the Ravens' offense is tough to peg, given the lack of elite playmakers and a plethora of veteran options, but Pitta has emerged as the go-to option at tight end. He could play a sizable role again next week versus a Jaguars defense that have proven susceptible to strong tight end play in recent seasons.
Pitta (finger) turned four targets into three catches for 39 yards in Sunday's opener against the Bills.
Pitta re-established his rapport with quarterback Joe Flacco after not playing since the 2014 season, finishing second on the team in receiving yards. He hasn't played more than four games in a season since 2012, but did manage a solid 669 yards and seven touchdowns that year. The lack of a clear hierarchy among the team's receivers and running backs could give the tight end the opening he needs to regain a prominent role in the Ravens offense.
Pitta (finger) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Previous reports suggested that Pitta is on track to start Sunday, but given that this marks his first regular season action since 2014, a wait-and-see approach is in order, with fellow TEs Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams also on hand in Week 1.
Pitta (finger) is expected to start Sunday against the Bills, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Pitta practiced fully all week, so while he was officially listed as questionable, it appeared more likely that he would be good to go. He hasn't played in a regular season game since September 2014, and the Ravens also have Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams (knee) on the tight end depth chart, so while it's a plus that Pitta is healthy again, his fantasy upside isn't overly high.
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