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Brandon Pettigrew

Brandon Pettigrew - #87 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 265 lbs.
Birthday 02/23/1985
Birthplace Tyler, TX
College Oklahoma State
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 20th pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
59 567 3

Week 15 TE tips: Olsen's hot streak should continue

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
PFW's late-week fantasy TE tips like Greg Olsen to continue his roll, while Owen Daniels and Brandon Myers should bounce back after down weeks.

Week 14 TE tips: Finley is on the rise

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Jermichael Finley is back on the rise, while Kyle Rudolph is banged up but has a favorable matchup, according to our fantasy TE tips.

Fantasy TE Tips: Cook might be ready to break out

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
PFW's late-week fantasy TE tips say Jared Cook might be ready to break out, while Jermaine Gresham and Brandon Pettigrew should continue to receive plenty of targets.

TE fantasy tips: Colts' Allen could be Week 11 sleeper

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The PFW staff likes Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen to have big weeks, while Dwayne Allen could be a sleeper in our late-week fantasy TE tips.

Week Nine fantasy tips: TEs

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Jermaine Gresham and Greg Olsen have great matchups, while Dennis Pitta could bounce back, according to PFW's late-week fantasy TE tips.

Week Eight fantasy tips: TEs

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
PFW's late-week fantasy TE tips say Dustin Keller and Heath Miller are solid plays, and Jimmy Graham's status should be watched closely.

Lions' TE tandem can stress defenses

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' TE tandem of Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler can be tough for defenses to deal with, the way we hear it.

Week Two fantasy tips: TEs

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
In the late-week fantasy TE tips, the PFW staff thinks Heath Miller and Dennis Pitta are solid plays, while there might be a sleeper in Oakland.

Lions' Schwartz says Suh was 'an improved player'

Posted Feb. 23, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Lions coach Jim Schwartz addressed the status of OT Jeff Backus, DT Ndamukong Suh and the Lions' late first-round draft pick.

Lions' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 08, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
As we head into the offseason, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Lions.

Tight ends key factor in NFL success

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
A look at the 2011 NFL standings provides a clue that field-stretching tight ends have become a key ingredient in building a winning team.

By targets, Burleson third option in Lions' passing game

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson is on pace to be targeted slightly less per game than he was a season ago, but lately he's seen an increase in passes thrown his way.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Lions' passing game explosive, varied

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3 a.m. ET
Detroit has a blue-chip go-to receiver and other capable options in the passing game, and it has a quarterback willing to use all of his options.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Lions' offense has yet to lift off

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Losing QB Matthew Stafford was a huge blow to the Lions' offense, but there are plenty of other things this unit must work on to get better, including TE Brandon Pettigrew's pass catching.

Lions counting on Smith, Pettigrew returning healthy

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 8:57 a.m. ET
A lot of eyebrows were raised when the Lions landed TE Tony Scheffler and RB Jahvid Best, but the team is still counting on contributions from TE Brandon Pettigrew and RB Kevin Smith.

Lions find seam-stretching tight end

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In addition to the fact that TE Tony Scheffler appears genuinely excited to play for the Lions, the team is happy with the offensive situation it built prior to the draft.

Lions' Schwartz knows what he's doing

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is adamant in standing behind his young players, most notably Matthew Stafford, and he's very wise to do so.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 16, 2012
Pettigrew is active Sunday against the Bears.||||||| Pettigrew missed two games with a sprained left ankle.
Posted Oct. 20, 2012
Pettrigrew is probably Monday at Chicago.||||||| Pettigrew is tied for second on the team with 26 and is second on the Lions with 261 receiving yards.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Pettigrew hauled in seven catches for a career-high 116 yards during Sunday's 45-41 loss at Green Bay.||||||| Pettigrew was targeted a combined 32 times over the final three weeks, hauling in 21 receptions over that span. He finished the season with 83 catches to rank third at his position.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Pettigrew had nine receptions for 80 yards with one TD in Saturday's 38-10 rout of San Diego.||||||| Pettigrew was two receptions shy of his season high Sept. 25 against the Vikes.
Posted Oct. 11, 2011
Pettigrew had four catches for 32 yards and one TD in Monday's 24-13 win over Chicago.||||||| Pettigrew found the end zone for the first time all year.

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