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Nick Fairley

27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – St. Louis Rams

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fairley goes from one great defensive front to another, leaving the Lions and joining the Rams in 2015. He will combine with Defensive Rookie of the Year Aaron Donald to form one of the best defensive...

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2015 ADP:

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 308   DOB: 1/23/1988  College: Auburn  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nick Fairley Contract Information:

Reached an agreement with the Rams in March of 2015.

March 13, 2015  –  Nick Fairley News

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Fairley has reached an agreement to join the Rams, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Nick Fairley NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2011 23 Det 10 15 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 Det 13 35 28 7 5.5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013 25 Det 15 34 22 12 6 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Det 8 14 8 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Nick Fairley – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Defensive Tackle
  1. Michael Brockers
  2. Nick Fairley
St. Louis Rams

Snap Count Stats

288

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Nick Fairley was on the field for 288 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Nick Fairley was on the field for 9 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 493 43
2013 617 52
2014 288 9
Nick Fairley 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Min
2 @TB 35 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dal 33 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Phi 48 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 SF
6 Sea 47 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @SF
9 @Ari
10 Den
11 @SD
12 Oak
13 @Was
14 Ari
15 NYG
16 @Sea

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Nick Fairley  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   308 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.87 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.56 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.14 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   34.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   113 in
ELITE
Bench Press
Not Available
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Nick Fairley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fairley (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Lions' official site reports.

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Fairley (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Lions' official site reports.

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Fairley, who was listed as a limited participant in practice both Thursday and Friday, only did individual work during that span, and he's all but ruled out for Sunday's contest. If the Lions advance past this weekend's wild card round, however, it's plausible that Fairley could be back in action for the divisional round of the playoffs.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Friday that Fairley (knee) is in a "practice-to-play" protocol, Tim Twentyman of the team's official website reports.

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Fairley (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Mlive.com reports.

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Fairley (knee) might not return from injury this season, according to coach Jim Caldwell, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Fairly suffered a sprained MCL/PCL back in Week 8, and at this stage, his return is evidently not imminent, with the defensive tackle thus presumably closer to week-to-week than day-to-day.
The Lions don't believe Fairley will require surgery on his injured knee, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports.

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Fairly (knee) has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL/PCL and is expected to miss at least 4-to-5 weeks, ESPN reports.

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Fairley will not return to Sunday's game against the Falcons, after suffering a knee injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Fairley hasn't quite been the force the Lions had hoped when they drafted him, but he's still a load, especially considering he won't be constantly double-teamed thanks to the strength of the team's defensive line. He's not likely to be an IDP all-star, but he should be a productive player.

2013

Fairley had his second season cut short due to a shoulder injury, but he had somewhat of a breakout season with 35 tackles (28 solo), 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He will start alongside Ndamukong Suh at DT in 2013.

2012

Fairley was arrested twice this offseason and could draw interest from the league office. He is, however, healthy after a less-than-stellar rookie campaign that got off to a delayed start due to injury. He'll make up a a major part of a Detroit defensive line that has the talent to be a fearsome bunch, though whether his numbers will be fantasy-worthy in many IDP formats remains to be seen.

2011

Its tempting to rank a massive talent like Fairley higher, but rookies bring a certain risk. Fairley, the 13th overall pick in April's draft, has huge upside in Detroit not only is he an elite talent, but he should get favorable matchups thanks to the presence of Ndamukong Suh. Fairley dominated the college ranks last year with 60 tackles (36 solo) and 11.5 sacks in 14 games for Auburn and has the potential to be an impact player in the NFL.