Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said TE Joseph Fauria received only 15 snaps in the team's Week 8 game because the team was using more three-receiver sets during the game. 'I think that everybody's role is going to change from week-to-week and things like that,' Schwartz said. 'We used a lot of three wide receiver personnel and it only keeps one tight end on the field. That's no reflection on him. He wasn't benched or deemphasized. We wanted to keep them in nickel packages and I thought our offense did a good job.'
Huddle Up: Fauria didn't log a catch Sunday and in the 2 games since his 3-TD outburst in Week 6, he's had 1 reception for 15 yards. In the meantime, fellow TE Brandon Pettigrew has recorded 6 catches for 38 yards and a score over that span, making it tough to depend on any Detroit TE on a week-to-week fantasy basis.
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