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Nick Fairley

26-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions

2013 Defensive Stats

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6

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1

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2013 Defensive Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 sta...

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2013 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 298   DOB: 1/23/1988  College: Auburn  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 30, 2013  –  Nick Fairley News

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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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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Defensive Tackle
  1. Nick Fairley
  2. C.J. Mosley
Detroit Lions

Snap Count Stats

617

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Nick Fairley was on the field for 617 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

52

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Nick Fairley was on the field for 52 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 493 43
2013 617 52

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Nick Fairley 2013 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 41 3 5 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 @Ari
3 @Was 58 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chi 47 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
5 @GB 48 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Cle 48 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cin 37 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Dal 38 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Chi 50 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Pit 46 7 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 TB 29 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 GB 27 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Phi 52 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bal 42 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYG 54 5 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Min 0 0 4 1 3 1.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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"
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Weight:   298 lbs
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Nick Fairley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Fairley (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game in Arizona, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

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

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Fairley did not participate in practice Wednesday due to a shoulder issue, the Lions' official site reports.

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Fairly had 1.5 sacks Sunday against the Vikings.

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Fairley was placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to his shoulder injury, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Fairley (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's contest at Arizona, the Lions' official site reports.

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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.