Data Scout Notes: 2012: HMC...PLombardi/PMackey...2011: NA...2010: NA
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Draft Scout Joseph Fauria News
12/18/13 - WR Joseph Fauria has caught 12 passes this season. Seven of them have been for touchdowns. He is just the fourth tight end in team history to have seven touchdown catches in a season and the first since David Sloan did it in 2001.
11/25/13 - TE Joseph Fauria, an undrafted rookie, caught his sixth touchdown pass of the season. That is a franchise record for rookie tight ends.
11/20/13 - TE Joseph Fauria has been targeted only eight times in the last four games. He's had three receptions for 54 yards an no touchdowns in that span. In the six games before that, he had five touchdown receptions.
09/12/13 - TE Joseph Fauria, undrafted rookie, had 11 snaps Sunday and made three catches, including a touchdown.
08/24/13 - TE Joseph Fauria is making it almost impossible for the Lions to cut him. At 6-7, he is a match-up nightmare, as he displayed Thursday. He played 36 snaps, some with the first-team offense, and caught three passes for 44 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown.
He gives the offense a dimension similar to what Tony Scheffler provides. Scheffler made a diving catch for a touchdown Thursday, but again, he seems out of sync with quarterback Matthew Stafford. He was targeted five times and only caught the one pass. That's not to say the Lions would release or trade Scheffler to keep Fauria. That would be risky, going with such an inexperienced player in such a vital role.
The decision to keep Fauria got a little easier, though, because rookie seventh-round pick Michael Williams broke his hand Thursday and will be out for an extended period.