Don't panic about Pitta. He had 10 catches for 83 yards in Week 1 against the Bengals and he should remain a significant contributor most weeks, including here.
The Browns were just beat up by Jimmy Graham in Week 2 at home, which happens to most teams, and Graham had 10 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns as Cleveland tried to limit the Saints from throwing downfield.
If the Browns do that against the Ravens this week then count on Pitta having a big game.
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Pitta was targeted 15 times and hauled in a team-high 10 of those passes thrown his way, as he served as Joe Flacco's favorite target. He racked up 83 yards in the game, 23 of them on one pass, his longest of the game.
Pitta missed all but four games a year ago, but showed he is healthy with his career-best performance Sunday. He will look to keep rolling when he takes on the Steelers in Week 2 Thursday.
A hip injury limited
Pitta was featured heavily in last season's finale, as he hauled in eight of 11 passes thrown his way, though he managed just 63 yards on those receptions. Still, he showed that he can find success against a stingy Bengals defense that allowed an average of just 6.2 Fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends last season, the seventh-lowest total in the league.
Only one tight end had more receptions in a game against the Bengals last season, and a full offseason of strengthening should help Pitta's breakaway ability. Don't expect the Bengals to hold him in check as well as they did last season, and consider Pitta a solid option in most Fantasy formats on Draft Day.
|3||9/21/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/5/14||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/24/14||@ NO||8:30 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
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