Brandon Pettigrew | TE | Detroit Lions
Posted: 10/4/2013 1:47pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is being asked to block more this year than ever in his four-year career.
Huddle Up: It's been a rough go for Pettigrew owners this season, although the TE did break out somewhat in Week 4, recording 7 of his 12 catches this season and gaining 54 of his 92 yards in the win over the Lions. See if he can ride the momentum this Sunday in Green Bay.
Posted: 9/10/2013 12:34am et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew managed only 2 receptions for six yards in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, and he was credited with one fumble lost and a dropped pass.
Huddle Up: Classifying Pettigrew's start as shaky is an understatement, and even more concerning to his fantasy owners is that the TE risks getting himself stuck on the back burner in the Lions' offense. WR Nate Burleson caught 6 passes for 78 yards in his first game after missing the final 10 contests of 2012, while RBs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell combined for 9 catches 168 yards and a TD.
Posted: 8/20/2013 11:32pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew, currently 9th in The Huddle TE rankings, remains the only viable fantasy option, and Scheffler would be the man should Pettigrew go down.
Posted: 7/31/2013 8:40pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew said he changed his diet and worked out this offseason to lose some weight and get a more refined technique. 'Brandon looks as good as I've ever seen him physically,' head coach Jim Schwartz said. 'He's very accountable. Like all our players, they work hard to identify their weaknesses and try to work to correct those.' Pettigrew has also been focusing on keeping his eyes on the ball and looking it all the way in order to cut down on his drops.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew has been a good fantasy tight end but inconsistency and drops have prevented him from reaching that elite level. After catching 154 balls the previous two years, Pettigrew's production dropped last season to 59 receptions, 567 yards and 3 scores in 14 games. If he's more focused Pettigrew offers some value with a current ADP of Round 11.
Posted: 1/31/2013 11:51am et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew will see his 2013 base salary increase from $1,146,250 to $1,846,250 because of incentives in his contract.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew should be thanking his agent after a down 2012 season as he saw declines in catches (83 to 59), yards (777 to 567) and TDs (5 to 3) from his 2011 numbers.
Posted: 12/28/2012 6:29pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is doubtful for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Matthew Stafford's seam threat will have missed several weeks in a row if/when he misses this week's game. Pettigrew was a decent fantasy option when healthy, and he should continue to have a big role in the offense next season.
Posted: 12/26/2012 7:48pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle), S Louis Delmas (knee) and DT Sammie Hill (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew hasn't played in the Lions' past 3 games and there's no reason to believe he'll return for Sunday's finale.
Posted: 12/22/2012 7:57pm et
The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, DL Ogemdi Nwagbuo, CB Ron Bartell, DL Ronnell Lewis inactive for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew will miss a third straight game as his disappointing season continues.
Posted: 12/21/2012 5:57pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is doubtful for Week 16.
Huddle Up: This dings Matthew Stafford a bit, and gives Tony Scheffler another shot to prove he can score at tight end. Unfortunately, that would be a bit of a risk for your championship game. Considering the stinker he had last week, you will be better off with a more proven option.
Posted: 12/20/2012 1:59pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is highly unlikely to play in the team's Week 16 game. He missed practice again on Thursday.
Huddle Up: It's looking like Pettigrew will miss a third straight game, and it's going to be up to Tony Scheffler, Kris Durham and the other Detroit pass-catchers to step up and perform with the Falcons devoting the majority of their defensive attention to Calvin Johnson.
Posted: 12/19/2012 5:59pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: The Lions offense sputtered last week, and Brandon Pettigrew's absence could have been a big contributing factor. Keep an eye on him to see if he will play this week; he should be a decent option at tight end if he does.
Posted: 12/14/2012 6:22pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is doubtful for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Tony Scheffler looks like a great start this week at this point with Pettigrew's likely absence. If you are juggling tight ends, this might be the way to go.
Posted: 12/13/2012 1:46pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: With 2 missed practices in 2 days, things are most definitely not looking up for Pettigrew this week. If the TE can't go, Tony Scheffler, who's had 11 catches for 132 yards and a TD over the past 3 weeks, will continue to see a fair share of targets.
Posted: 12/12/2012 5:52pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: There is a chance he will not play this weekend, making Tony Scheffler a great option, especially considering the volatility of the tight end position this season.
Posted: 12/9/2012 11:56pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew was diagnosed with an ankle injury at halftime and did not play in the second half.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew failed to record a catch before the injury and delivered a big goose egg to the fantasy owners -- many in the postseason -- who rolled with him Sunday night. The Lions missed him too with most of Matthew Stafford's completions coming outside the numbers.