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Nick Fairley

26-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 d...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

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:

The Lions signed Fairley, their first-round pick in April, to a four-year, $10 million deal in July of 2011.

September 21, 2014  –  Nick Fairley News

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Fairley (biceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

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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 7 14 8 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 26 DET 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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#1 Defensive Tackle
  1. Nick Fairley
  2. C.J. Mosley
Detroit Lions

Snap Count Stats

222

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Nick Fairley was on the field for 222 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 6 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 493 43
2013 617 52
2014 222 6
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 NYG 31 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car 35 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 GB 33 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NYJ 34 1 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Buf 48 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Min 41 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NO 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Atl
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Mia
11 @Ari
12 @NE
13 Chi
14 TB
15 Min
16 @Chi
17 @GB

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 (biceps) is questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

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Fairley has been promoted back to a starting job, the Detroit News reports.

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Fairley's play has improved since his demotion to second-string, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Fairley (neck) slimmed down to 295 pounds over the offseason, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Fairley is dealing with an undisclosed "medical issue" and "had a procedure," keeping him out of OTAs, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Fairley didn't record a tackle Sunday but did return a fumble for a touchdown against the Bears.

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Fairley (shoulder) is active for Sunday’s game against Washington.

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Fairley (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Fairley (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday but appeared to be limited, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Coach Jim Schwartz characterizes Fairley (shoulder) as "day-to-day."

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2014

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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

It’s 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.