Fantasy Football: Lions TE a great play this week

The Detroit Lions' Brandon Pettigrew (87) stiff arms

The Detroit Lions' Brandon Pettigrew (87) stiff arms the St. Louis Rams' Jo-Lonn Dunbar. (MCT) (Credit: The Detroit Lions' Brandon Pettigrew (87) stiff arms the St. Louis Rams' Jo-Lonn Dunbar. (MCT))

The injuries are starting to add up, as they always do in the NFL. While your lineup is ultimately dependent on who is on your team, here are some players to consider starting and sitting this week.

Start:

Brandon Pettigrew
(TE, Lions) - He is turning into the second option in Detroit's passing game and benefiting from the attention paid to WR Calvin Johnson.

Michael Crabtree
(WR, 49ers) - Made some big plays last week to earn confidence just in time for a great matchup against the Vikings.

Michael Bush
(RB, Bears) - With Matt Forte out, Bush should have plenty of opportunities this week.

Sit:

Michael Turner
(RB, Falcons) - Finally paying the piper for the pounding he used to take, he looks old and slow. And Monday's DUI arrest can't help either.

Peyton Manning
(QB, Broncos) - Really tough matchup against Houston coming off an INT filled week.

Jason Witten
(TE, Cowboys) - Until he proves he's back to full health, I'd look for other options.


Alex Case is amNY's fantasy football columnist.

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