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Dante Pettis' Attitude Heading Into 2020 Will Get 49ers Fans Hyped

David Kaestle
Dante Pettis during a game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Dante Pettis during a game against the Arizona Cardinals. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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After an encouraging rookie season in 2018 that saw Pettis haul in 45 catches for 467 yards and 5 TDs for the San Francisco 49ers, he was virtually invisible in 2019, starting only four games and putting up 109 receiving yards.

However, according to Pettis himself, the blame for that is solely on him. He recently explained that he did not understand Kyle Shanahan's coaching style and he took things too personally last year.

With a wide receiver group that has already experienced some loss, after Jalen Hurd went down for the year, Pettis has an opportunity to right the ship and become a viable target for a team that will desperately need that in 2020.

If Pettis' new attitude translates to success on the field, he could turn into a productive member of the Niners offense this year.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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