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Joseph Fauria | Tight End

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 267
College: UCLA
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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. Nov 16 - 8:07 PM

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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.
Nov 12 - 6:13 PM

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

The slow healing red-zone threat remains week to week.
Nov 9 - 11:39 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.
Nov 7 - 4:03 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.
Nov 6 - 2:42 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.
Nov 5 - 5:13 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.
Oct 22 - 10:03 AM

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

Brandon Pettigrew is currently the Lions' only healthy tight end.
Oct 17 - 4:15 PM

Joseph Fauria (ankle) has yet to resume practicing.

It's unclear when the touchdown-dependent TE3 will be ready to return.
Oct 16 - 2:46 PM

Joseph Fauria (ankle) has yet to resume practicing.

Fauria won't be back for Week 6, leaving Eric Ebron as the Lions' primary pass-catching tight end in a week where Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to sit. Ebron is firmly on the TE2 radar.
Oct 9 - 3:19 PM

Joseph Fauria (ankle) remained out of Lions practice Thursday.

Fauria appears poised to miss his second straight game, leaving rookie Eric Ebron as a low-end TE2.
Oct 2 - 2:58 PM

Joseph Fauria (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

He remains week to week. Rookie Eric Ebron is coming off a breakout 3/34/1 line against the Jets and will continue to have an expanded role.
Oct 1 - 7:33 PM

Lions declared TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, S Don Carey, CB Cassius Vaughn, LB Travis Lewis, T LaAdrian Waddle and DE Larry Webster inactive for Week 4 against the Jets.

Fauria injured his ankle at home, and is week to week. Vaughn (ankle), Carey (hamstring), Lewis (quad) and Waddle (calf) are all week to week.
Sep 28 - 11:41 AM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 4.

Fauria recently needed an MRI after injuring his ankle at home. The Lions' website expects Eric Ebron to play a "much bigger role" after sharing sub-package snaps with Fauria in Detroit's first three games. Ebron is incredibly raw at age 21, but he has a ton of athleticism. He's worth a look for TE1 streamers.
Sep 26 - 3:22 PM

Joseph Fauria injured his ankle at home Wednesday night and is headed for an MRI.

Fauria's status for Week 4 appears murky. He sat out Thursday's practice. If he can't go, No. 3 tight end Eric Ebron would finally have a sizable role. So far, the rookie has earned just 69 snaps through three weeks.
Sep 25 - 12:58 PM

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3RB1Reggie Bush
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FB1Jed Collins
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WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
4Kellen Davis
K1Matt Prater