Pettis was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice due to a foot injury, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Both Pettis and fellow starting wideout Marquise Goodwin (calf) were unlisted on the 49ers' initial Week 15 injury report Wednesday before appearing on Thursday's version as limited participant. That seemingly points to both players receiving some maintenance Thursday, but the team's final injury report Friday will offer clarity on whether Pettis or Goodwin is truly in any danger of siting out Sunday against the Seahawks. Goodwin's return from a two-game absence last weekend against Denver didn't prove too detrimental to Pettis' production, as the rookie drew exactly seven targets and reached the end zone for the third straight contest.
Pettis remained in the starting lineup despite the return to action of Marquise Goodwin (personal), and he rewarded fantasy owners with his fourth touchdown over the last three games. The 23-year-old has seen seven targets apiece in each of those contests, and he's consistently displayed a strong rapport with rookie signal-caller Nick Mullens. Pettis figures to remain with the first unit against the Seahawks in Week 15.
Pettis is expected to remain in the starting lineup Sunday against the Broncos with fellow wideout Pierre Garcon (knee) ruled out for the contest, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Pettis has gone wild over the past two weeks while Garcon and Marquise Goodwin (personal) were inactive for both contests, hauling in nine of 14 targets for 206 yards and three scores. With Goodwin having since rejoined the team and likely in store for a regular role on offense Sunday, Pettis' path to being the obvious No. 1 option at receiver becomes more blocked, but there should be enough looks to go around for both players. In the eight games he has played this season, Goodwin has commanded no more than five targets, so he's not the high-volume guy his spot on the depth chart would suggest.
Pettis caught five of seven passing attempts for 129 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Seahawks. He also lost two yards on his lone carry.
Pettis caught a 17-yard pass to get San Francisco in the end zone for the first time in the third quarter, and in the fourth, the 2018 second-round pick caught a 75-yard ball for the longest play of his young career and another touchdown. After back-to-back strong performances, Pettis likely will have a large role in the 49ers' offense going forward, even if Marquise Goodwin (personal) and Pierre Garcon (knee) both return. The Washington product will try to keep it going at home Week 14 against Denver.
Pettis will retain a spot in the starting lineup Sunday against the Seahawks with Marquise Goodwin (not-injury related) and Pierre Garcon (knee) ruled out for the contest, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The absences of Goodwin and Garcon should translate to full-time roles for both Pettis and Kendrick Bourne, while Richie James enters the mix in three-receiver formations. Pettis was by far the most productive of the healthy wideouts when Goodwin and Garcon were sidelined for the Week 12 loss to the Buccaneers, as the rookie notched four receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. He could struggle to reach those marks while matching up against a tougher Seattle secondary, making Pettis an ideal lineup option only in deeper weekly leagues or as a dart throw in DFS tournaments.
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