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Dante Pettis

#6 WR,


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27 yrs


6'1'' / 195 lbs



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Back with Chicago

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-15

The Bears signed Pettis to a one-year deal Friday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

The 2018 second-round pick has spent time with the 49ers, Giants and Bears throughout his five-year NFL career, and he's now agreed to terms to return to Chicago. Pettis' most recent in-game action came back in 2022 with the Bears, appearing in 17 games and catching 19 of his 41 targets for 245 yards and three touchdowns. The 28-year-old wideout also returned 18 punts for 163 yards in 2022, and he'll likely be competing to make Chicago's 53-man roster as a return-man this offseason.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 SF Outdoor 67° 12.1 35th
2 @GB Outdoor 73° 0.0 119th 0.0010.042.500000.0000%0000%22%0%78%
3 HOU Outdoor 65° 0.0 124th 0.00-3.040.500000.0000%0000%28%0%72%
4 @NYG Outdoor 59° 0.0 114th
5 @MIN Dome 57° 0.0 120th 0.008.543.520000.000100%00010%24%0%76%
6 WAS Outdoor 48° 18.4 10th 4.602.038.57484121.01920%41027%16%0%84%
7 @NE Outdoor 56° 4.1 72nd 2.058.539.511202.0-240%0005%23%0%77%
8 @DAL Dome 64° 5.8 60th 1.4510.042.5541804.5320%10022%21%0%79%
9 MIA Outdoor 58° 2.2 62nd
10 DET Outdoor 34° 2.7 82nd 1.35-3.048.511909.0900%0006%30%0%70%
11 @ATL Dome 41° 0.0 105th 0.002.549.500000.0000%0000%22%0%78%
12 @NYJ Outdoor 50° 2.2 99th 2.207.539.52112012.013-10%1008%87%0%13%
13 GB Outdoor 38° 2.4 89th 2.403.543.52114014.01310%1008%77%0%24%
15 PHI Outdoor 17° 2.3 88th 2.308.548.54113013.0760%10019%64%0%34%
16 BUF Outdoor 7° 9.1 41st 4.558.040.5521115.56033%00020%62%0%38%
17 @DET Dome 38° 0.0 114th
18 MIN Outdoor 32° 3.9 80th 1.956.544.5621909.56433%10022%88%0%6%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 14 60.51.94117th3.31.8250.413.79.93.814%
Away Outdoor 9 10.10.97245th1.00.450.011.810.81.00%
Away Dome 2 10.00.00204th1.
Away Retractable Dome 2 01.51.16138th2.

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2018 23 SF 12 7 104 70th4527467517.31087%17919%30%0%69%
2019 24 SF 11 4 35 134th241110929.98221%5205%34%1%64%
2020 25 SF 5 1 -2 498th10000.0000%0000%12%0%88%
2021 26 NYG 3 0 25 147th16108718.75417%4103%54%0%46%
2022 27 CHI 17 7 65 99th4119245312.910317%112111%40%0%59%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Released from injured reserve

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-06

The Bears released Pettis (undisclosed) from injured reserve with a settlement Wednesday, Aaron Wilson KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Pettis was slated to miss the entire 2023 season but is now eligible to sign and play elsewhere. The 2018 second-round pick will look for another opportunity after catching 19 of 41 targets for 245 yards and three touchdowns in 17 games for Chicago.

Lands on IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-25

The Bears placed Pettis (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday, Courtney Cronin of reports.

The Bears have not provided any clarity on the nature of Pettis' injury. The 27-year-old pass catcher is now in line to spend the remainder of the 2023 season on the sideline. He recorded 19 receptions on 41 targets for 245 yards and three touchdowns for Chicago in 2022.

Ready to return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-09

Pettis (undisclosed) has been activated from the active/non-football injury list Wednesday.

Pettis was able to pass a physical and get cleared to compete after being sidelined since the start of training camp. The 27-year-old should be in the mix to earn a depth role in the team's receiving corps; however, with the addition of DJ Moore and Tyler Scott during the offseason, Pettis may find it more difficult to make the Bears' roster this season.

Placed on NFI List

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-25

The Bears placed Pettis on the NFI list Tuesday.

Pettis will start training camp on the NFI list with an undisclosed injury. The 2018 second-round pick played in all 17 games for the Bears last season catching 19 of 41 targets for 245 yards and three touchdowns, but could find himself competing for a roster spot once healthy due to the additions of DJ Moore and Tyler Scott.

Expected to battle for roster spot

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-22

Pettis may battle for a roster spot with Equanimeous St. Brown and Velus Jones, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Pettis recorded 245 yards and three touchdowns and also worked as a punt returner in his first year with the Bears. Since he's not the physical blocker that St. Brown is, it may be difficult for Pettis to surpass him on the depth chart. It seems likely he'll be in a direct battle with Jones. Of the two, Pettis has more experience, but Jones could show improvement in his second year and has a rare size-speed combination. This camp battle could last until the latter days of August.

Back with Bears on one-year deal

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-17

Chicago re-signed Pettis to a one-year contract Monday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

Pettis logged seven starts while appearing in all 17 of the Bears' games last season, recording a 19-245-3 receiving line while also turning two carries into 37 yards and contributing as a punt returner. The arrival of new top wideout DJ Moore could mean Pettis will receive less opportunities to connect with Justin Fields in the 2023 campaign, but he still projects to play a key depth role in Chicago's pass-catching corps.

Ticketed for free agency

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

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.

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.

Back at practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-04

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

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 concussion or a related injury. Barring a setback, Pettis should be full go heading into Chicago's season finale this weekend against the Vikings.

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