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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:19:26 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said in a Tuesday, July 8 interview that fans should expect an "awful lot" of two-tight end sets this season. Ebron and TEs Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria figure to split time at the position.
Thu, 08 May 2014 20:54:26 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said TE Joseph Fauria will still have a role in the offense even though the team drafted TE Eric Ebron. "Joseph (Fauria) is still going to have a very strong role in the red zone. There's nothing to say that we're not going to have three tight ends on the field at some point," Lombardi said. "Every game is different, every game plan is different, but Joe has impressed me in the short time we've been able to work with him."
Thu, 08 May 2014 18:12:03 -0700
The Detroit Lions selected North Carolina TE Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: As if the Lions needed another offensive weapon.... He'll often line up as a wideout and, despite the presence of Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria, Ebron has starter potential in fantasy leagues. He may be overdrafted, though, especially if Detroit doesn't clear target space for him at the position before the season starts. Matthew Stafford remains a top-10 fake-football QB.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:30:28 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria expects to increase his production similar to what New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham has accomplished with new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi on board. Fauria was second on the team with seven touchdowns in his rookie year, and he expects to play an important role in the team's new offense in 2014. Lombardi worked with Graham during his first four years in the league, and Lombardi expects to bring a similar playbook to Detroit. "I told (coach Prince) I wanted to be one of the best tight ends in the NFL," Fauria said. "I think anything less than that is reaching low. I told him I wanted to make plays and help this team out."
Fantasy Tip: Fauria doesn't have the ball-control skills comparable to Graham, but it's entirely possible that he takes a big step forward with Lombardi around. Whether Brandon Pettigrew re-signs will be a big determining factor, too.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:31:03 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria is expected to start in Week 16 against the New York Giants with TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) sitting out. TE Dorin Dickerson is likely to be used in two tight end sets, and OG Dylan Gandy could be used in blocking situations.
Fantasy Tip: Fauria should only be an option to plug and play in very deep leagues or setups that allow for two starting tight ends.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:03:42 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and has been ruled out for Week 16.
Fantasy Tip: Joseph Fauria likely will receive most of the playing time at tight end with Pettigrew out. Fauria could be a flex option for desperate owners in many leagues but would be a better option in leagues that use two tight ends.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:37:26 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria said he expects to have a bigger role on offense Week 16 because TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is dealing with an ankle injury.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:17:08 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) was on crutches in the locker room Wednesday, Dec. 18. TEs Dorin Dickerson and Joseph Fauria were the only two healthy tight ends at practice as a result. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Pettigrew's injury was "the most concerning" of anyone who missed practice.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 17:36:51 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Jeremy Ross and TE Joseph Fauria could see time as slot receivers during the team's Week 10 game.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:44:51 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Jeremy Ross or TE Joseph Fauria could see snaps out of the slot position in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears with WR Nate Burleson (forearm) being ruled out.
Fantasy Tip: Fauria is the wiser choice if you're desperately seeking a flex option in a much deeper league.
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