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Brandon Pettigrew | TE | Detroit Lions
Posted: 7/8/2014 7:45pm et
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said in a Tuesday, July 8 interview that fans should expect an 'awful lot' of two-tight end sets this season. Ebron and TEs Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria figure to split time at the position.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew hasn't finished as a top-15 fantasy TE since 2011, when he posted career receiving highs across the board (83-777-5), and he isn't about to return anywhere close to that territory with the arrival of Ebron, the 10th overall pick in the draft. The rook is the only Lions' TE you need to consider in standard-size leagues.

Posted: 2/22/2014 9:06pm et
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew, and he intends to meet with Pettigrew's agent at the NFL Scouting Combine. Mayhew did not rule out the possibility of using the franchise tag on Pettigrew.
Huddle Up: With the Lions going to a Saints-model offense, the tight end position has some serious fantasy upside. Pettigrew isn't a Jimmy Graham type, but if he returns to Detroit he'd certainly warrant fantasy consideration.

Posted: 2/18/2014 11:38pm et
The Detroit Lions have not had any talks with the agent of impending free agent TE Brandon Pettigrew on a new contract, but the two sides are expected to meet at the NFL Combine this week.
Huddle Up: Hampered by injuries, Pettigrew was a fantasy disappointment this past season as his final numbers (41-416-2) easily were his worst since his rookie year of 2009. If the impending talks don't get anywhere, he'll hit the open market.

Posted: 12/19/2013 11:56am et
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) was on crutches in the locker room Wednesday, Dec. 18. TEs Dorin Dickerson and Joseph Fauria were the only two healthy tight ends at practice as a result. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Pettigrew's injury was 'the most concerning' of anyone who missed practice.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew was hurt in the Monday night loss to the Ravens. He returned to the game, but it doesn't sound as if things have gotten any better in the ensuing few days. At this point, don't be counting on Pettigrew in Week 16, while the towering Fauria presents a red-zone threat if you're desperate at TE.

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.