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Nick Fairley

28-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – New Orleans Saints

2015 Defensive Stats

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29

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Picked 13th overall by the Lions in the 2011 NFL Draft, Fairley has endured a number of ups and downs during his five-year career. He had a total of 98 tackles and 13.5 sacks, while missing a total of...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

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:

Signed a one-year deal with the Saints in March of 2016.

March 28, 2016  –  Nick Fairley News

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Fairley will sign a one-year contract with the Saints, 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
2015 27 StL 15 29 18 11 0.5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 28 NO Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Nick Fairley

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Nick Fairley – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Defensive Tackle

Snap Count Stats

422

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Nick Fairley was on the field for 422 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

16

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Nick Fairley was on the field for 16 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 617 52
2014 288 9
2015 422 16
Nick Fairley 2015 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 @Ari 22 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 TB 15 0 2 0 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Dal 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi 27 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Atl
7 @Ind 29 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 NYG 33 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ten 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Was 40 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Hou 32 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Car 41 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @TB 47 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Det
15 Jax 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Atl

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
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
New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
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Nick Fairley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fairley will visit with the Patriots on Monday, NFL.com reports.

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Fairley (collarbone) is not on the team's injury report for Sunday's game with Seattle, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Fairley missed Saturday's preseason game with a sore collarbone, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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

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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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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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2015

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 tackle duos in the NFL if Fairley can stay healthy and motivated. Talent has never been a knock on Fairley, but his commitment to be the best every down has come into question on occasion. Playing alongside Donald, Robert Quinn and Chris Long, should provide opportunities for 308-pound tackle, as teams can't focus in on any one defensive lineman for St. Louis. A change of scenery could provide the fifth-year tackles with what he needs to return to his 2012 and 2013 form, when he averaged 34 tackles and 5.5 sacks per year.

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.