cowanj2005 wrote:I don't think pettigrew is that talented. Other than blocking he's very average at best. Last week was an abberation. It's never happened before. That's what career games are.
That's only his career game until the next time. I wouldn't be comfortable saying it can't happen again just because it never happened before last Sunday. I think it's much too early in his career to proclaim that he's reached his peak and will never perform like that again.
cowanj2005 wrote:He's not really a red zone threat. He's Slow. And he's not athletic. The only reason he was used last week as much as he was is that the lions couldn't establish a running attack. Stafford prefers the receivers. It's his career pattern. Some guys love the TEs. Some don't as much. In my 16 team league there is no way I would want to be stuck starting him.
I would agree with the bolded, in fact, I think I posted similar sentiments above
. Stafford does seem to prefer throwing to his wideouts, and when he's got Calvin, the emerging Young, and the less sexy but still effective Burleson to throw to, why wouldn't he? But I don't think there's any reason to suggest that the conditions present in the game against the Vikings aren't going to be repeated at any stage this season. They will have to play other teams that can stuff the run and/or get after the QB, which will lead to Pettigrew seeing heavy usage as the safety valve again. Just in their division, they play the Vikes again, Bears twice and Packers twice. There's 5 games already, without even looking at the rest of their schedule, where Pettigrew could be big again, due to the Lions' other options being shut down or Stafford being rushed.
cowanj2005 wrote:Anyways the numbers in my analysis were to show staffords usage of his starting TE. It's low. Throw is the lack of tools pettigrew has outside of blocking an I don't see him as a top 12 TE. My buddy thinks he's top 6.
I believe that stafford being healthy hurts pettigrew. Last year pettigrew saw lots of check downs from his much inferior backup QBs.
Maybe. In the sense that Stafford will not be forced to check down through lack of talent, only when the defense forces him to. But as we saw at the weekend, that's not to say he will never be forced to check down.
cowanj2005 wrote:Maybe I'm reading into this too much. I guess that's the part I love about FF.
I think pettigrew has 50 receptions for 550ish yards and 4-5 TDs.
Boring numbers. I also think that week 3 will be the game of the year for him.
Yeah, you and me both
. Not unreasonable projections, I might give him a slight bump in receptions and yards. I think he can get closer to the 70-700-5 range. I'd put him in the top 12 but I'd agree that he won't be top 6 by the end of the season.