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New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%2%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16436.5000

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Saints' Nick Fairley: Excels in first season with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Fairley had 43 tackles (29 solo) and 6.5 sacks in 16 games in 2016.

After back-to-back disappointing seasons in Detroit and St. Louis, respectively, Fairley signed with New Orleans this offseason and returned to being a disruptive force on the interior of the defensive line. In fact, Fairley finished in a tie for fifth among NFL defensive tackles in total sacks in 2016. Fairley is a free agent this offseason, but he should likely start wherever he lands after his bounceback campaign.

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Saints' Nick Fairley: On pace to set career highs
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Fairley played 58 of the Saints' 82 defensive snaps in Week 6, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He made three tackles and half a sack against the Panthers.

Fairley now has 3.5 sacks this season, which ranks third in the NFL among defensive tackles. His 19 combined tackles also rank in the top 25 among all defensive linemen. After struggling in limited action his last two seasons in both St. Louis and Detroit, Fairley has been receiving consistent playing time in his first season in New Orleans and currently is on pace to set career highs in both sacks and tackles. While his snap count may be reduced some when rookie first-round pick Sheldon Rankins is activated from IR, Fairley should continue to see enough playing time to warrant owning in deeper IDP leagues based on his impressive early-season performance.

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Saints' Nick Fairley: Posts second straight game with two sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fairley posted 1.5 sacks to go along withthree tackles Sunday against the Chargers.

After not getting to the quarterback over the first two weeks of the season, Fairley has come storming back with 1.5 sacks in each of the last two games. Aside from the sacks, he offers little else as an interior lineman, as he's had exactly three tackles in three of four games to start the season. After recording 5.5 and six sacks, during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, his current total of three sacks easily puts him on pace for a career high. He's a player to keep on IDP watch lists, but his career numbers suggest that he may not be a long-term solution.

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Saints' Nick Fairley: 1.5 sacks in Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Fairley made seven tackles (four solo), including 1.5 sacks, in Monday night's loss to the Falcons.

Fairley was one of the few bright spots for the Saints in an otherwise ugly defensive performance on national television. However, his big performance against Atlanta was likely a mirage. In his previous five NFL seasons, Fairley had only one other game in which he had more than five tackles and the big defensive tackle has a career high of only six sacks, which he set in 2013.

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Saints' Nick Fairley: Signing with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Fairley will sign a one-year contract with the Saints, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Fairley also visited the Patriots as a free agent, but apparently has decided to play for the Saints this coming season. In a situational role last year, Fairley managed only 29 tackles and 0.5 sacks for the Rams, but should enjoy a more expanded snap count with the Saints given their interior defensive line needs.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/11/16OAK0000
29/18/16NYG0000
39/26/16ATL01.500
410/2/16SD01.500
610/16/16CAR00.500
710/23/16KC0000
810/30/16SEA0000
911/6/16SF0000
1011/13/16DEN01.000
1111/17/16CAR0000
1211/27/16LAR0000
1312/4/16DET0000
1412/11/16TB01.000
1512/18/16ARI0000
1612/24/16TB0000
171/1/17ATL01.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Detroit Lions10159.061000.0000
2012Detroit Lions133427.075.5000.0001
2013Detroit Lions153522.0136000.0001
2014Detroit Lions8148.061000.0000
2015 152918.0110.5000.0001
TOTAL6112784.04314000.0003
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Detroit Lions1000000000
2012Detroit Lions1300201010
2013Detroit Lions1500102421
2014Detroit Lions800100000
2015 1500001-510
TOTAL6100404-141
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/308
Birthdate:
1/23/1988
Age:
28
Hometown:
Mobile, AL, USA
School:
Auburn
NFL Experience:
6
Awards:

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