After failing to move the receiver before Tuesday’s 1 p.m. PT trade deadline, the team waived him instead. Pettis’ most prominent play of the season occurred Sunday when he fumbled away a kickoff after a hard tackle in the third quarter. The Seahawks converted the turnover into a touchdown, which put them up 27-7 in their eventual 37-27 victory.
Per The Athletic’s David Lombardi, releasing Pettis saves the 49ers roughly $500,000 against the salary cap this season, and they’re now off the hook for $1.36 million next year.
SF WR Dante Pettis - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 11 vs. Arizona Cardinals
Dante Pettis was targeted three times last week but failed to catch a ball. Aside from a couple of random touchdowns, Pettis has been largely an afterthought in a disappointing season. Until he starts producing regularly, he’s safe to drop in the vast majority of leagues.