Brandon Pettigrew Fantasy News

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 2:10pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions' depth at tight end has taken another hit. Whether that affects Monday's game in New Orleans remains to be seen.

Eric Ebron has been limited in practice this week while dealing with an illness, and was absent completely on Saturday as Detroit wrapped up preparations for Monday night's game against the Saints.

Detroit will issue its game designations later Saturday.

Ebron's status compounds the Lions' issues at tight end, where starter Brandon Pettigrew was lost for the year after suffering a torn ACL in last week's loss against St. Louis.

Detroit signed Bear Pascoe this week to offer another body at the position, and could activate Tim Wright for the first time since Oct. 25 as well.

Receiver Calvin Johnson also missed practice Saturday, his second absence of the week, but is still expected to play against New Orleans. He's taken days off throughout the season while dealing with a sore ankle, but continues to play through it.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Lions TE Eric Ebron (illness) took limited practice reps Friday. With Brandon Pettigrew out, Ebron is a compelling streaming option in a great matchup with the Saints.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 9:26am

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Eric Ebron's best game of the season was an 89-yard effort against Minnesota in Week 7. Brandon Pettigrew did not play.

His second-best game of the season was a 61-yard outing against Denver in Week 3. Pettigrew didn't play in that one either.

All told, Ebron is averaging just 24.1 yards receiving when Pettigrew plays -- but that jumps to 53.8 yards when he doesn't.

What does that all mean? According to Ebron, not a whole lot.

"You're right, most of my production did come when he was out," the Detroit Lions tight end said. "But that doesn't mean anything. I just got to continue to grind."

Fantasy Impact:

Maybe it's a trend Ebron's best work has often come when Pettigrew was out. And the Lions will be banking on seeing a lot more of that since Pettigrew is on season-ending injured reserve. Ebron and Tim Wright are the only healthy tight ends remaining on the 53-man roster.

Monday, December 14, 2015, 1:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew tore his left ACL on Sunday in a loss to the St. Louis Rams, ending his season.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters in Allen Park, Michigan, on Monday that the team will place Pettigrew on injured reserve.

Pettigrew had seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown this season, and has been Detroit's primary blocking tight end.

Fantasy Impact:

With Pettigrew out for the season, the Lions have only two tight ends on the 53-man roster: Eric Ebron and Tim Wright. This isn't Pettigrew's first major left knee injury. His rookie season in 2009 ended on Thanksgiving after he tore the ACL in his left knee -- the same knee he hurt Sunday against the Rams, the story said.

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7:02pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Brandon Pettigrew, who started over Eric Ebron, suffered a left knee injury in the first half and headed for the locker room early. The club announced after halftime he will not return.

That's the same knee in which Pettigrew tore his ACL in 2009.

With Timothy Wright inactive for the game, Detroit had only Ebron at the position.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 8.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Ebron was the #7 TE through the first three weeks, prior to the knee injury in Week 4. Brandon Pettigrew is out, so Ebron is in line for a ton of snaps.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:15pm

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 6. Brandon Pettigrew and Tim Wright will hold down the fort for another week.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 5. Ebron has a bruised knee and could miss up to three weeks per ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Tim Wright and Brandon Pettigrew will likely split up the tight end duties, with Wright handling most of the pass routes.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5.

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