Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
1 month ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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 lineman. 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 is currently 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.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
8 months ago

Fairley will sign a one-year contract with the Saints, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
8 months ago

Fairley will visit with the Patriots on Monday, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fairley was more of a situational player as a reserve on the Rams' loaded defensive line last year. Given that role, Fairley managed just 29 tackles and .5 sacks in 15 games played. However, considering his pedigree, as well as the Patriots' need for more experience through the middle of their defense, Fairley and the New England's interest in each other seems to make sense.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
1 year ago

Fairley (collarbone) is not on the team's injury report for Sunday's game with Seattle, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

EDGE Analysis

Fairley struggled with a sore collarbone in the preseason but seems to be good to go for the season opener. It will be interesting to see the time share that will happen with the loaded defensive line on the Rams, but Fairley will certainly get a large amount of snaps.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
1 year ago

Fairley missed Saturday's preseason game with a sore collarbone, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fairley may have been able to play had it been the regular season, but the Rams don't feel the need to risk further injury in meaningless games. Fairley will be a part of a fearsome defensive tackle rotation along with Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers to start the season.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
2 years ago

Fairley has reached an agreement to join the Rams, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

The Rams announced Fairley's signing at the introductory press conference for new quarterback Nick Foles. Joining a front seven that already ranked among the NFL's best, Fairley may be somewhat limited in terms of snap count, which is probably for the best. While the former Lion won't be an IDP option, it should be entertaining to watch the St. Louis defensive line this upcoming seven.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
2 years ago

Fairley (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Lions' official site reports.

Fairley was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, but after having returned to practice this past week, a return to action next weekend seems plausible, should the Lions advance to the divisional round of the playoffs.

Nick Fairley
DL NO (5)
2 years ago

Fairley (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Lions' official site reports.

Fairley, who was listed as a limited participant in practice both Thursday and Friday, only did individual work during that span, and he's all but ruled out for Sunday's contest. If the Lions advance past this weekend's wild card round, however, it's plausible that Fairley could be back in action for the divisional round of the playoffs.