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Joseph Fauria | Tight End

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 267
College: UCLA
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Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) won't participate in OTAs.
Fauria has been battling the ankle since September, but opted against surgery. He's expected to be ready for camp, though nothing can be guaranteed with him. After a lackluster season with a new coaching staff, Fauria could be fighting for a roster spot this summer. He's no higher than No. 3 on the depth chart. Jun 1 - 7:38 PM

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Lions TE Joseph Fauria did not undergo ankle surgery.

Fauria's ankle has been a major issue ever since September, when he tripped over his puppy while trying to stop it from urinating in his home. Avoiding surgery suggests the joint has healed sufficiently on its own. Fauria brings solid red-zone chops, but can't get higher than No. 3 on the depth chart with Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew in town.
Apr 20 - 12:54 PM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria will wait one more week before deciding whether to have ankle surgery.

Fauria originally injured his ankle in September while trying to stop his puppy from urinating in his home. He never recovered. Fauria appeared in just seven games for the Lions, catching six passes for 74 yard with one touchdown. If healthy, he'll compete for the No. 3 tight end job in 2015 behind Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew.
Jan 6 - 9:52 AM

Lions placed TE Joseph Fauria on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

Fauria originally hurt the ankle tripping over his pet at home ahead of Week 4. The touchdown dancing king returned to the lineup in Week 11, but has made little impact after reeling in seven touchdowns as a rookie. Fauria's sophomore season ends with six catches for 74 yards and one score. He'll be back in 2015.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Joseph Fauria caught two passes for 17 yards and a touchdown Week 14 against the Bucs.

Fauria got open over the middle in the third quarter for a 10-yard score. Fauria was announced as the starter, but sat out the first play in favor of Eric Ebron. Fauria briefly missed the game after injuring his ankle in the first quarter but ended up only missing a series. Despite the score, he is well off the fantasy radar.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria exited Week 14 against the Bucs with a left ankle injury.

Fauria got his ankle caught up under Dashon Goldson on a third down reception in the first quarter. He had the ankle retaped and returned one series later. Fauria missed seven weeks with a left ankle injury earlier in the season.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 01:14:00 PM

The Lions are starting Joseph Fauria at tight end in Week 14 against the Bucs.

Tampa Bay gives up a lot of production to tight ends, so Fauria is worth a look for tight end streamers in desperate need of a spot starter. It appears Eric Ebron has been moved down the depth chart for dropping passes and running back routes. Fauria is 6-foot-7 and will be a decent bet for a red-zone TD.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Active for the first time since Week 3, Joseph Fauria (ankle) wasn't targeted in the Lions' Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.

The red-zone threat will remain well off the re-draft radar down the stretch.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Joseph Fauria (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 11.

Sidelined since Week 3, Fauria should return for Sunday's game with the Cardinals. He'll be the No. 3 tight end behind Brandon Pettigrew and Eric Ebron.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is inactive for Week 10 against the Dolphins.

The slow healing red-zone threat remains week to week.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Joseph Fauria (questionable, ankle) was limited in Friday's practice.

With Eric Ebron listed as doubtful, Fauria and Brandon Pettigrew appear likely to share tight end duties against the Dolphins. First-year Lions OC Joe Lombardi has so far failed to feature tight ends in his passing attack.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Joseph Fauria (ankle) practiced Thursday.

Fauria remained "limited." The red-zone role player will be off the fantasy radar if he's active for the first time since September.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Joseph Fauria (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

Fauria has missed the last five games with his ankle injury. With Brandon Pettigrew and Eric Ebron sidelined, Fauria could be a streaming option with touchdown-upside if he starts against the Dolphins.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Joseph Fauria (ankle) remains sidelined at Lions practice.

Fauria hurt his ankle at his home ahead of Week 4 and has been out ever since. He remains week-to-week. With Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Eric Ebron (hamstring) also sidelined, Fauria is missing a golden opportunity.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is listed as out for Week 7.

Brandon Pettigrew is currently the Lions' only healthy tight end.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 04:15:00 PM

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