Brandon Pettigrew dealing with sore knees: Fantasy implications

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been dealing with sore knees for weeks. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has had trouble at times getting open because of sore knees. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said this week (via The Detroit News) that Pettigrew has been dealing with the soreness for weeks but said that the tight end has shown improvement in the last two games.

Pettigrew had eight catches for 74 yards in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Houston Texans. The Lions face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13.

Fantasy Impact: Pettigrew did a solid job for fantasy owners last week but hasn't been consistent this season. The knee soreness may explain some of it but he's also had a number of dropped passes.

Pettigrew is a fringe fantasy starter this week against the Colts.

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