Brandon Pettigrew Fantasy News
Joseph Fauria to play 'important role' in new offense
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 2:01pm
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."
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
Pettigrew, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, suffered an ankle injury Dec. 16 against Baltimore and hadn't practiced since.
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A self-proclaimed "burger man," Pettigrew revamped his diet, incorporating more grilled chicken and vegetables into the menu. Combined with commitment to the weight room, the veteran tight end has trimmed down and has a more defined physique.
"Brandon looks as good as I've ever seen him physically," coach Jim Schwartz said earlier in the offseason. "He's very accountable. Like all our players, they work hard to identify their weaknesses and try to work to correct those."
Pettigrew gets his share of targets and is a big part of the Lions offense, but he also struggled with drops last year. He cracks our top-20 TEs at 18 making him a low-end TE2. The potential is certainly there and with an ADP of the 14th round he'll likely be available if you want a second TE on your team.