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Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | TE

Height: 6-5 Weight: 265 | Born: 2/23/1985

2012 Experience: 4th season

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Fantasy Football Outlook: Not one of the more explosive options at his position, Brandon Pettigrew just gets it done. It seems when Matthew Stafford is in trouble, he either throws it up to Calvin Johnson, or finds Pettigrew over the middle of the field.

Must admit I didn’t think Pettigrew would be this effective coming out of college, but his 2010 reception total, coming of an ACL injury was a clue. In his second year removed from his injury, and with Stafford under center, Pettigrew turned into a top ten tight end.

Expect this to happen again, and Pettigrew makes for a reliable late TE1 to add on your squad.

Receptions Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 80 840 6
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Receiving
Year Age G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
2009 24 11 11 30 346 11.5 2 30 2.7 31.5
2010 25 16 16 71 722 10.2 4 35 4.4 45.1
2011 26 16 16 83 777 9.4 5 27 5.2 48.6
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Welcome to Brandon Pettigrew’s fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Pettigrew’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

Not one of the more explosive options at his position, Brandon Pettigrew just gets it done. It seems when Matthew Stafford is in trouble, he either throws it up to Calvin Johnson, or finds Pettigrew over the middle of the field.

Must admit I didn’t think Pettigrew would be this effective coming out of college, but his 2010 reception total, coming of an ACL injury was a clue. In his second year removed from his injury, and with Stafford under center, Pettigrew turned into a top ten tight end.

Expect this to happen again, and Pettigrew makes for a reliable late TE1 to add on your squad.

Receptions Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 80 840 6

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

I was blown away by the production and health Brandon Pettigrew showed on the field last year as he was coming of a late season ACL tear, the year before. Especially when you consider that the Lions added Tony Schefflerin the off-season, all signs pointed to Pettigrew returning as a full time starter in 2011, let alone produce as he did in the passing game.While it was nice to see Pettigrew flash promising numbers, I still have my doubts as to how he will be used if Matthew Stafford is healthy for a full season.

Shaun Hill was the quarterback last year, and we saw him use Vernon Davis regularly in the 49ers offense in prior years and that makes sense as Hill doesn’t have a strong arm to stretch the field, so finding a big target like Pettigrew is a priority.

Stafford will use Pettigrew but he obviously has the arm to allow this offense to take on a more dynamic passing game, and Pettigrew isn’t the type of talent that is going to make an impact down the field. Basically, Pettigrew is what he is and that is a dependable target and a decent overall tight end. Because of the Lions high scoring offense, and the numbers Pettigrew had, I will be ranking him as a top fifteen option. That said, look to other tight ends for a starter in leagues with up to 12 teams.

Receptions Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 65 653 3

2010 Preview

Brandon Pettigrew is not only going to lose fantasy value with the addition of Tony Scheffler, but he is also coming back from an acl injury from last season. Don’t expect much from Pettigrew this up coming year.

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook

2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Brandon Pettigrew started in every game he played in his rookie season but wasn’t a fantasy relevant player. For the year, he had only 30 receptions before a week twelve torn ACL ended his season. This was an unfortunate setback for a player that Matthew Stafford needs around for his blocking skills.

Audio: TE Brandon Pettigrew | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Pettigrew isn’t a lock to be in the teams starting lineup come week one as he is expected to be on the PUP list to start training camp. As long as all goes well he should be with the team to start the year and that will be good for Stafford and the passing game.

As for offensive production that will fall to newly acquired Tony Scheffler to be the teams receiving tight end. Pettigrew might make for a decent backup fantasy tight end at some point in this career but right now he isn’t a viable option with Scheffler on the team and recovering from a major injury.

Assets

- Good Young Quarterback

- Plays In A Dome

Liabilities

- Recovering From A Torn ACL

- Tony Scheffler On Team


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