Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Lions: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
TE - #60 333.00 DET Active 6 years 30 6'5 265

There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:

2014 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)

Since peaking in 2011, Pettigrew has been a bit of a disappointment in fantasy leagues. His numbers have come down (mostly in part due to his struggles catching the ball). Pettigrew is a huge target; however, he is not heavily utilized in the red zone. First round pick Eric Ebron is likely to get the bulk of the targets in the passing game, which leaves Pettigrew to stay in-line and block. Pettigrew will be involved in the passing game after signing a four-year, $16 million contract. That's too much money to give to a blocking tight end, so it will be interesting to see how the Lions fit all their tight ends onto the field.

Editor's note: Pettigrew was inconsistent with no competition at the position. Fauria stole his TD production last year and now Ebron will take away whatever he was collecting between the 20 yard lines. Look elsewhere if you're digging deep.

Last updated on Jul-04-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

Latest Update

Jun-02-15 Lions TE Joseph Fauria will not participate in OTAs

Tight end Joseph Fauria is one of the Lions' top red zone threats. His 2014 season was derailed when he seriously injured his ankle last September attempting to house train his puppy. The injury hampered him all season and would eventually end his season prematurely. While he avoided surgery, he will not be able to participate at OTAs. He hopes to be ready for camp.

Fantasy Analysis:

Fauria is the definition of a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option. In 2013, he had 18 catches for 207 yards and seven TDs. Assuming he's healthy, he'll likely play the same role. Eric Ebron is a glorified receiver, Brandon Pettigrew has become a glorified lineman and Fauria is the red zone threat. All three TEs have their role in the offense. With that said, he's really only a desperation plug-in off the waiver wire.

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6/2 - Lions TE Joseph Fauria will not participate in OTAs Injury
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