Brandon Pettigrew Fantasy News

Lions re-sign Brandon Pettigrew
Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:17am

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Brandon Pettigrew is a bit of a relic in today’s NFL, a tight end who’s just as comfortable blocking as he is catching the ball.

For the Detroit Lions, that versatility was a part of their offense they couldn’t bear to lose.

Pettigrew agreed to a four-year, $16-million deal with the Lions on Thursday that includes $8 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact:

After back to back top 12 seasons in 2010 and 2011, Pettigrew finished #21 in 2012 and #31 last year. He's a low-end TE2, at best. His return puts a big dent in any sleeper potential that Joseph Fauria will have heading into next season.

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Packers re-sign TE Andrew Quarless
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:28pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers announced they officially have re-signed LB/DE Mike Neal and TE Andrew Quarless.

Fantasy Impact:

Quarless took over for Jermichael Finley after Finley went down in Week 7. From Week 8 through the Packers' playoff loss to the 49ers, Quarless averaged 2.6 catches for 27 yards and 0.20 TD, or 3.9 fantasy points per game. That's about what Brandon Pettigrew and Tyler Eifert scored in 2013, so it's not terribly promising. Moreover, his two best games -- back to back 6-66-1 outings against the Falcons and Cowboys -- came with Matt Flynn under center, so it's not clear what kind of rapport he has with Aaron RodgersAccording to Mockdraftable, he most resembles Todd Heap athletically, though it's tough to make that case using the eye test. Still, if he's starting, Quarless will be an intriguing TE2 option playing in Green Bay's high-octane offense. 

Joseph Fauria to play 'important role' in new offense
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 2:01pm

Detroit Lions - [Full Article]

Joseph Fauria turned out to be a terrific after-the-draft find for the Lions and is he's expected to play an important role in new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's system.

Lombardi knows a thing or two about good tight end play. He worked with All Pro tight end Jimmy Graham in New Orleans during Graham's first four years in the league.

Lombardi says he's brought the Saints playbook with him to Detroit and that's something that immediately got the attention of Fauria last week.

"I have a similar background to (Graham) with basketball and similar height and the way we play. I'm not calling myself Jimmy Graham, but I strive to have the kind of production he has. I think I can contribute very similarly to how he has with the Saints."

Fantasy Impact:

Fauria would need to make a leap to become a starting-caliber fantasy TE1. He was merely a redzone threat in his first season, though if Brandon Pettigrew leaves in free agency, the opportunity would be there for Fauria.

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Lions place Brandon Pettigrew on IR
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:42am

MLive - [Full Article]

Brandon Pettigrew's season, and perhaps his Detroit Lions career, ended with a Christmas Day trip to injured reserve.

Pettigrew, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, suffered an ankle injury Dec. 16 against Baltimore and hadn't practiced since.

Fantasy Impact:

Joseph Fauria played on a season-high 73 percent of snaps in Week 16 and figures to see a lot of playing time once again with Pettigrew out. The Lions also placed Dorin Dickerson on injured reserve, so Fauria is currently the only tight end on the roster.

Calvin Johnson ACTIVE for Lions
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2:36pm

Lions Inactives
Rodney Austin G
Leroy Harris C
Chris Houston CB
Mikel Leshoure RB
Rashean Mathis CB
Kellen Moore QB
Brandon Pettigrew TE

Fantasy Impact:

Calvin Johnson is officially active and is safe to start. TE Joseph Fauria will see more snaps with Pettigrew out.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 8:11pm

Tim Twentyman on Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is getting tests on ankle today.

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