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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:34:34 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Week 12.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:29:17 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 21.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:36:23 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles'), CB Jonte Green (illness) and S Glover Quin (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), CB Dwight Bentley (knee), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Andre Fluellen (thigh), DE Israel Idonije (knee) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) all were limited. T Corey Hilliard (knee) fully practiced.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:42:35 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew said Friday, Nov. 15, that he has had to make fewer catches in heavy traffic this season with a defender right on him. It is the effect of RB Reggie Bush on offense and the ability to spread the ball to multiple receivers, leaving defenses guessing on a lot of plays. "(QB Matthew Stafford) has a great amount of confidence in him, especially in situations where we want to move the chains or we know that people are going to be playing for an outside route," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:06:47 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 25, but is probable for Week 8.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:09:34 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 24, with a sore hamstring. TE Joseph Fauria, the only backup on roster, is strictly a pass-catching tight end that has been effective out of the slot.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't appear that Pettigrew's injury is serious, so expect him to suit up in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys - a solid matchup. Both Pettigrew and Fauria are flex options, with Pettigrew a safer option.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 06:23:53 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is being asked to block more this year than ever in his four-year career.
Fantasy Tip: He's going to be a spotty fantasy player, as witnessed by his seven catches last week. He's probably not a TE1 at this point, but he'll have matchups where he can be used as a bye-week fill-in.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:59:42 -0700
Detroit Lions TEs Tony Scheffler, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria may have bigger roles after WR Nate Burleson (arm) suffered a broken arm in a car accident. Scheffler had a season-high 21 snaps in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins after playing only four plays in the season opener and 17 snaps in Week 2. He has only been thrown to three times. Scheffler has lined up as a traditional tight end and in the slot so far this season.
Fantasy Tip: Scheffler could see more looks, but with Pettigrew also in the picture, the chances that it'll be enough to make him fantasy relevant are remote.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:19:39 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew managed just two receptions for six yards in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, and he was credited with one fumble lost and a dropped pass.
Fantasy Tip: Pettigrew remains a low-end TE1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, and if he keeps producing like this he will be available off the waiver wire in many leagues soon. He will produce in the high-octane Detroit offense, so be patient.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:32:35 -0700
The Detroit Lions used four different tight ends with the first-team offense in practice Tuesday, Aug. 20. TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Michael Williams and Joseph Fauria each worked with QB Matthew Stafford.
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