Brandon Pettigrew still not practicing for Lions, fantasy value low for Week 16

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Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew did not practice Wednesday after missing Week' 15's game because of an ankle injury. Pettigrew was injured in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers and did not practice last week leading up to the game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Tony Scheffler has been Detroit's primary pass-catching tight end in Pettigrew's absence. Scheffler had three catches for 36 yards in the loss to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners have likely already replaced Pettigrew on their roster but Scheffler remains a name to consider for Week 16.

If Pettigrew returns, he would be a No. 2 fantasy tight end for Week 16. Scheffler should be considered a No. 2 tight end for Week 16 if Pettigrew is inactive.

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