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Brandon Pettigrew

29-Year-Old Tight End – Detroit Lions

2013 Receiving Stats

Rec

41

Yds

416

TD

2

Avg

10.1

Tar

63

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Pettigrew's stats dropped sharply for the second year in a row, and his days of 100-plus targets appear long gone. The 6-7 Joseph Fauria, a 2013 undrafted rookie, became the favorite tight end in the ...

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 265   DOB: 2/23/1985  College: Oklahoma State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Pettigrew Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract with the Lions in March of 2014.

August 9, 2014  –  Brandon Pettigrew News

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Pettigrew started Saturday's preseason opener against the Browns but did not get any targets.

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Brandon Pettigrew NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 24 11 30 346 2 59 11.5 5.9 3 0 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 25 Det 16 71 722 4 111 10.2 6.5 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Det 16 83 777 5 126 9.4 6.2 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Det 14 59 567 3 102 9.6 5.6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
2013 28 Det 14 41 416 2 63 10.1 6.6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 Proj 29 DET Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Brandon Pettigrew

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandon Pettigrew Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 24 11 4.2 7.0 5.6 3 31 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 Det 16 6.0 10.5 8.2 4 45 11 7 5 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Det 16 6.7 11.9 9.3 5 49 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Det 14 5.3 9.6 7.4 4 41 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Det 14 3.8 6.8 5.3 3 30 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandon Pettigrew – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Tight End
  1. Brandon Pettigrew
  2. Joseph Fauria
  3. Eric Ebron
Detroit Lions

Snap Count Stats

888

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Brandon Pettigrew was on the field for 888 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

70

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Brandon Pettigrew was on the field for 70 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 773 63
2013 888 70
Brandon Pettigrew 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Min 76 7 2 6 0 4 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ari 55 6 3 32 0 6 10.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Was 54 6 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chi 59 10 7 54 0 7 7.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @GB 64 1 4 59 0 5 14.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Cle 67 6 4 36 0 4 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cin 75 5 3 7 1 7 2.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 Dal 77 5 3 31 0 6 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Chi 57 5 5 70 0 5 14.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Pit 61 6 3 37 0 5 12.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 TB 69 3 3 32 1 5 10.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 GB 71 7 1 6 0 2 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 @Phi 48 1 1 23 0 3 23.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bal 55 2 2 23 0 2 11.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYG
17 @Min

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Brandon Pettigrew  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   265 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.83 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.12 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
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Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   33 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   118 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   22 reps
GOOD
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Brandon Pettigrew: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pettigrew agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract with the Lions on Friday, according to the team's official website.

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Pettigrew is reportedly on the Giants' free-agent radar, the Daily News reports.

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Pettigrew looks likely to be headed for free agency with the Lions electing not to use the franchise tag on him and their exclusive negotiating window closing Saturday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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The Lions want to bring Pettigrew back, but he may no longer be in their price range, especially with the free agent tight end pool a little shallow this season.
Though the Lions have yet to have conversations with Pettigrew about a new contract, the Detroit Free Press indicates that there could be some discussion on that front this week at the NFL combine.

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The report suggests that franchising Pettigrew, who is viewed as the team's most complete option at tight end, could end up being an option for the Lions. The 28-year-old saw his numbers dip for the second season in a row in 2013, finishing with 41 catches for 416 yards and two TDs in 14 games, but he did catch 83 passes in 2011, the last time he suited up for all 16 of Detroit's games.
Pettigrew (ankle) finished this season with 41 receptions on 64 targets for 416 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

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Pettigrew (ankle) has been placed on IR by the Lions, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

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Pettigrew, who is slated to become a free agent this offseason, finishes up the 2013 season with 41 catches for 416 yards and a pair of TDs in 14 games. His absence this week will create added opportunities in the Lions' season finale for fellow TE Joseph Fauria.
Pettigrew (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Pettigrew saw a drop in his stats across the board last season due to an ankle injury that cost him two games and the increased role of teammate Tony Scheffler. Pettigrew still received a healthy 102 attempts (7th), but running short patterns from the slot yielded merely 5.6 YPT and resulted in a modest output. Moreover, quarterback Matthew Stafford has plenty of goal-line options – Pettigrew had just nine targets from inside the 10-yard line the last two seasons while Calvin Johnson notched 18 and Scheffler had 10. Adding Reggie Bush this offseason gives the Lions yet another alternative who nearly doubled his targets from the year before to 85. Pettigrew should continue to benefit from a prolific passing game and see a healthy workload, but unless he catches more balls further down the field or in the red zone, he doesn't appear to have the upside associated with his first-round pedigree.

2012

Pettigrew produced career highs across the board last season, but his output was fairly modest considering he was targeted 126 times, second among tight ends, by a quarterback who threw for more than 5,000 yards and 41 touchdowns. Pettigrew caught only 65.9 percent of his targets last season, leading to just 55 more receiving yards than in 2010. And while he doubled his red-zone looks to 22, he managed only one more score. Outside of a wide-open Week 17 in Green Bay, Pettigrew had difficulty making plays down field, recording only three catches for more than 20 yards. Moreover, he disappeared during the middle of the season with just 123 receiving yards in a five-game span (24.6 YPG). To reach the next level, Pettigrew must improve his route running and ability to separate from defenders. He could also use some help from the Lions running game. To compensate for an ineffective running game, the Lions at times spread Pettigrew out, throwing him short, ball-control hitches. In Week 3, he caught 11 passes on 13 targets, but only one was down the seam for a big gain. And Tony Scheffler is still around to poach opportunities (six touchdowns on 43 targets last season). The bright side is Pettigrew is in one of the league’s best passing offenses, which should continue to give him ample targets. It wouldn’t take much for him to see a major boost in fantasy production.

2011

Even without Matthew Stafford for most of last year, Pettigrew turned in a respectable season and justified his selection as the first tight end off the board in the 2009 NFL Draft. Most important, Pettigrew showed no ill effects from the knee injury that cost him the last part of the 2009 season. Pettigrew had to battle Tony Scheffler early in the season for targets, but it didn't take him long to establish himself as the Lions’ top tight end, finishing with 111 targets, fourth among the position. He improved his route-running ability, and his size/speed combo proved to be difficult for opposing teams to defend. At 6-5, 265, Pettigrew needs softer hands, though. He led all tight ends with eight drops last season. His 6.5 YPT mark isn’t that special, either, but questionable quarterback play was largely to blame. Pettigrew has excellent upside as the second target to Calvin Johnson in the Lions offense. With a healthy Matthew Stafford back in the huddle, Pettigrew should improve on his 71 receptions, which ranked third among tight ends, and 722 yards, which ranked seventh.

2010

The first tight end taken in the 2009 draft had his season cut short by a torn ACL in Week 12. Due to the severity and timing of the injury, it’s possible that he will not be ready for the start of the season. The Lions brought in Tony Scheffler as insurance should that situation arise, though they’ll both likely see plenty of downs. Pettigrew was on pace for a season of 45 catches, 500 yards and three touchdowns before the injury.

2009

Pettigrew was the consensus top tight end in the 2009 draft, going to the Lions at the 20th overall pick. Immediately the Lions released incumbent Michael Gaines, making Pettigrew the starter for Week 1. Whether Daunte Culpepper or Matthew Stafford is the quarterback, opposing teams will double Calvin Johnson, giving Pettigrew room to operate. At 6-5, 265, Pettigrew has excellent size along with a fair speed/strength combo. He should make an immediate fantasy impact as a rookie, but is not a lock for top rookie tight end, given the team’s issues at quarterback.