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Lions | Joseph Fauria expects more production

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria expects to increase his production similar to what New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham has accomplished with new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi on board. Fauria was second on the team with seven touchdowns in his rookie year, and he expects to play an important role in the team's new offense in 2014. Lombardi worked with Graham during his first four years in the league, and Lombardi expects to bring a similar playbook to Detroit. "I told (coach Prince) I wanted to be one of the best tight ends in the NFL," Fauria said. "I think anything less than that is reaching low. I told him I wanted to make plays and help this team out."

Fantasy Tip: Fauria doesn't have the ball-control skills comparable to Graham, but it's entirely possible that he takes a big step forward with Lombardi around. Whether Brandon Pettigrew re-signs will be a big determining factor, too.

2014-02-13 10:30:28 | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

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