Pettigrew caught one pass off of two targets for 21 yards in Thursday's win over Philadelphia. Pettigrew has consistently seen more playing time than fellow tight end Eric Ebron during the Lions' three-game winning streak, finding himself on the field for more snaps in every game and by a total margin of 142 to 106, according to Pro Football Focus. During that same period, Ebron has seen more targets, 11 to seven. Pettigrew is clearly the blocker of the tight end duo, and new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, perhaps looking for more physicality from the offense, seems to be leaning more and more on him. That extended exposure should not be counted on, however, to deliver much fantasy production.
Pettigrew (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in London. The return of Pettigrew, who has recorded three catches for 29 yards in two games to date, bolsters the Lions' TE depth, but as long as Eric Ebron is healthy, Pettigrew is not a high-percentage fantasy play.
Pettigrew (elbow) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in London. After returning to a full practice Thursday, Pettigrew is on track to make his third appearance of the season. With Eric Ebron healthy, Pettigrew will mostly be resigned to a blocking role.
Pettigrew (elbow) practiced in full Thursday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Pettigrew appears to be building toward his first appearance since Week 5, but his presence behind Eric Ebron on the depth chart doesn't lend itself to a preponderance of targets. In two appearances this season, Pettigrew has managed to corral just three of six passes for 29 yards.
Pettigrew (elbow) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Pettigrew has already missed a combined five games this season due to hamstring and knee concerns, but his upper body is now the issue for the veteran tight end. If he ends his absence at two games Sunday against the Chiefs in London, he's unlikely to be a factor in the passing attack, as the Lions' top pass-catchers are healthy at the moment.
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