Tony Scheffler Misses Practice Again For Lions; Minimal Fantasy Value For Week 3

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions can't hold on to the pass in the endzone guarded by Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers during the fourh quarter of an NFL football game at Candlestick Park on September 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 27-19. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler missed practice again on Friday because of a calf injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler did not practice again on Friday because of a calf injury. The veteran has not practiced this week and his status is still in question for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Scheffler has six catches for 43 yards through two games for Detroit but is down the list when it comes to the team's passing game. Brandon Pettigrew remains Detroit's top pass-catching option at tight end and his value should see a boost if Scheffler is inactive this week. Pettigrew is a No. 1 fantasy tight end this week, while Scheffler is a name to keep in mind in deeper leagues or if something happens to Pettigrew.

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