Pettis had four catches (six targets) for 12 yards in Monday's 27-23 loss to the Giants. The four catches and six targets were both season highs for the rookie wideout, but the 12 yards were certainly underwhelming. Still, Pettis' target spike may be a sign that the 2-8 49ers are willing to see what their second-round pick has to offer down the stretch. It will be interesting to see how the 23-year-old is used following the team's Week 11 bye, especially if Pierre Garcon (knee) is able to return. For now, there is no reason to jump the gun with Pettis in the majority of fantasy formats.
Pettis was not targeted in Thursday's win over Oakland. His only action came on a punt return that went for no gain. Trent Taylor was a healthy scratch, but the slot man's absence was filled by a combination of Kendrick Bourne and Richie James. Pettis dealt with a knee injury earlier this season, but he has yet to record a catch in two games since returning to action. The 23-year-old doesn't appear to be in the 49ers' immediate plans, despite his status as a second-round draft pick.
Pettis (knee) failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 18-15 loss to the Cardinals. Pettis had been sidelined since Week 4 with a knee injury, but he was used sparingly even with Pierre Garcon (knee) held out of action. The second-round pick's lone touch turned out to be a muffed punt, but fellow rookie Fred Warner was able to fall on the ball and avert a costly mistake. Pettis showed some big-play ability earlier in the year with 96 yards and a touchdown on just three catches in the first two games of the season, but he has been limited to zero catches over his previous three healthy appearances. He'll need higher usage in the passing game in the coming weeks before being a reliable fantasy option even in most deep leagues.
Pettis (knee) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Arizona, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The rookie's return comes at a convenient time with fellow wideout Pierre Garcon (knee/shoulder) listed as doubtful. Kendrick Bourne is also a candidate to take on some of Garcon's snaps, but it won't come as much of a surprise if Pettis has a key role in the offense for his first appearance since Week 4.
Pettis (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. After missing the last three games due to the left knee injury, Pettis appears to be getting healthier. As evidence, he went through individual drills Wednesday without any sort of support on the knee, per Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. If he gets through the week without a setback, Pettis will bolster a 49ers receiving corps that likely will be without Pierre Garcon (knee) in Sunday's game at Arizona.
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