Scanning the Savanna

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The Myth: Lions Tight End Brandon Pettigrew is a much less of a receiving threat when Matthew Stafford is at quarterback. Pettigrew’s 2010 production in the pass game was a product of Stafford’s injury, coupled with Drew Stanton and, especially, Shaun Hill’s reliance on the tight end.

Myth or Fact? This will surprise many of you, but this is, in fact, a myth.

That glut of good corners works well for the Lions in two ways: one, it provides lots of options, and two, it will keep Houston from commanding a premium.

Mike Tolbert, Mikel Leshoure, Montario Hardesty … players like this might not get a sniff until the very late rounds in standard leagues, but in a TD-only league, it doesn’t matter that they might get only a handful of carries, if that, per game.

Best best (bonus category): Detroit Lions tailback Jahvid Best. Enough said. (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

Lawrence Jackson says he won’t be haunted by the ghost of Lions past.

Jackson, 25, a defensive end acquired in 2010 from Seattle, isn’t interested in hearing about the team’s past losing mentality. And he says none of the other younger Lions will dwell on it either.

Bonus Link: NFL Network Video on Matthew Stafford

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