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Brandon Pettigrew

Detroit Lions
Tight End

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 265

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew should play

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:04:15 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Pettigrew only caught one pass for nine yards in Week 1 and will look to get more involved. Pettigrew costs $4,000 at FantasyScore, but owners could spend a little more money on a better tight end.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew limited at practice

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:03:51 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) was held out of portions of the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Pettigrew had only one catch for nine yards in the team's Week 1 blowout win over the New York Giants. That's not a good sign, especially since rookie tight end Eric Ebron is expected to see more work as the season progresses. Ignore Pettigrew and his FantasyScore price of $4,000 in Week 2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Justin Rogers

Lions | Brandon Pettigrew improved his hands

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:02:32 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew has shown improved hands in training camp. He also improved his drop rate from 13.24 percent of catchable targets to 8.89 percent last season.

Fantasy Tip: Pettigrew is expected to be used more as a blocker this season and isn't a good fantasy target.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Josh Katzenstein

Lions | TEs working on blocking

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:43:37 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew and the other tight ends have split time between working on the offensive line and working with the pass-catching receivers and running backs catching passes. Pettigrew worked with the line while TEs Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria worked on catching passes Tuesday, July 29. "We rotate and go down there during periods," Pettigrew said. "We have five guys here, why not split up and have some guys down there and some guys down here." Pettigrew said this helps his blocking fundamentals, and aids Ebron and Fauria as well.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Expect a lot of two-tight end sets

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:19:26 -0700

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Chris Wesseling

Lions | Brandon Pettigrew willing to block more

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:28:02 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew said he is willing to block more often this upcoming season if he helps the team win.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez

Lions | Eric Ebron to battle for PT

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:23:35 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron, the team's first-round pick, is expected to battle TE Brandon Pettigrew for playing time in offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's offense. Ebron could play a role similar to TE Jimmy Graham in the New Orleans Saints offense, and the Lions could use plenty of two tight end sets.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has nice upside in what should continue to be a high-flying aerial offense. However, he must improve his blocking in order to improve all around, and he'll compete for looks with Pettigrew. Draft Ebron as your TE2 with upside.

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Lions | Eric Ebron selected 10th overall

Thu, 08 May 2014 18:12:03 -0700

The Detroit Lions selected North Carolina TE Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: As if the Lions needed another offensive weapon.... He'll often line up as a wideout and, despite the presence of Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria, Ebron has starter potential in fantasy leagues. He may be overdrafted, though, especially if Detroit doesn't clear target space for him at the position before the season starts. Matthew Stafford remains a top-10 fake-football QB.

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Jets | Did not offer Brandon Pettigrew contract

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:25:31 -0700

The New York Jets had interest in TE Brandon Pettigrew before he re-signed with the Detroit Lions. The Jets were one of three teams interested but did not offer him a contract.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Lions | Brandon Pettigrew re-signs

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:21:42 -0700

The Detroit Lions re-signed free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew to a four-year, $16 million deal that includes $8 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: Pettigrew had a down year last year with 41 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns. The team used him to block, as they spread out their receivers and utilized their backs more. They could still feature him at times, and he makes for a serviceable TE2 next year.

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