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Week 1 vs. BUF
Receiving: 3 / 46 / 0 on 3 targets
Fasano made a twisting catch down the one-yard line to set up the Dolphins only TD and also got a throwback screen target and a nice catch and run to begin a drive. He doesn't have fantasy relevance, but he is a good fit in this offense.
Week 2 vs. MIN
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
With the coaches hitting the snooze button on the passing game, Fasano was solely used as a run blocker this week.
Week 3 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 2 / 14 / 1 on 5 targets
Fasano played well early, catching an important early touchdown to keep Miami from falling too far behind. During his touchdown reception, Fasano used his size to block out the Jets defenders while he made the catch in the end zone. During the final drive, it was Fasano, not Marshall, who was the target of the pass the Jets intercepted.
Fasano was blanketed with Jets defenders and was unable to prevent the interception much less catch the pass.
Week 4 vs. NE
Receiving: 5 / 67 / 0 on 6 targets
Fasano was fired up to start this game. His first catch came on a play where he barreled forward looking for contact down the middle of the field, picking up a nice gain. The play ended with Fasano engaging in some vigourous trash talking that was close to being penalty worthy and seemed to invigorate the Dolphins offensive unit early on.
Week 6 vs. GB
Receiving: 1 / 22 / 1 on 2 targets
Fasano is really a final option for Henne, but he made his one shot count in this game. He ran in an easy reverse-field screen, after Henne pulled the defense to the other side of the field.
Week 7 vs. PIT
Receiving: 3 / 49 / 0 on 4 targets
Fasano reminded again that he's a reliable option in the passing game. Problem is, he is seldom targeted. The silver lining is that because he is so rarely targeted, when he does get the ball, he is often wide open, as was the case on two catches in this game, which he was able to turn into larger gains.
Week 8 vs. CIN
Receiving: 3 / 36 / 0 on 6 targets
Frustrating at times. He can make a nice play and then he can drop some passes too. His run blocking should not be discounted and he never avoids contact once he has the ball secured. He should have had a lot more and was open on a nice crossing route across the middle in the 2nd half but Henne didn't put enough air under the ball and the CInci defender trailing the play underneath managed to stick his hand out and redirect the ball. He is not a top line starting TE in most formats but he has his moments.
Week 9 vs. BAL
Receiving: 3 / 26 / 0 on 7 targets
Not much of an impact this week. He was targeted at times but he doesn't have amazing skills to make acrobatic catches. The ball has to be thrown perfectly and right to him or else he whiffs on the catch. This was not a good game for him or many others on Miami.
Week 10 vs. TEN
Receiving: 5 / 107 / 1 on 7 targets
Fasano had perhaps the best game of his career, surpassing 100 yards, and catching a huge TD from Tyler Thigpen in the 4th quarter. Fasano has never been a huge part of the offense, but the Dolphins obviously saw something in the Titans coverage and he made plays all day. He best play was a 31 yarder from a scrambling Thigpen. Fasano saw Thigpen scrambled and took off downfield, pulling it in and getting a 15 yard facemask penalty tacked onto the end of it. Then he made a tremendous catch in the endzone despite being covered heavily by Titan defenders. Henne also hit Fasano on a 31 yarder backed up deep in his endzone on 3rd and 8. This turned out to be a huge play, as it kept the Dolphins from giving the Titans great field position at the end of the half. Fasano ran a slant across the middle and found himself wide open and Henne hit him in stride for the long gain. It will be interesting to see if Tyler Thigpen relies on Fasano more than Henne did. Many inexperienced QB's tend to throw more to the TE and RB's than to the WR's.
Week 11 vs. CHI
Receiving: 1 / 16 / 0 on 1 targets
Another position the Miami coaches forget they have on the field. He was not targeted much and overall had a very disappointing football game along with the rest of the offense. Didn't have his 1st catch until late in the game.
Week 12 vs. OAK
Receiving: 2 / 10 / 0 on 2 targets
Good run blocking but in recent weeks he has disappeared from the passing game. Henne seems happy to go after the WR match ups and Fasano has dropped some easy catches over the past couple seasons so there may be a trust issue there as well.
Week 13 vs. CLE
Receiving: 4 / 41 / 1 on 6 targets
Fasano was used sparingly, but as has been the case a few times this season, came up with a big play when his team needed the spark. His score was a sure catch on a hard throw into tight coverage at the goal line. He also put up a good fight on an earlier catch up the middle to gain himself first down yardage.
Week 14 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 2 / 33 / 0 on 2 targets
On his biggest play of the day, Fasano found room along the right side of the line, hauled in a short pass and fought his way for another 28 yards. Overall, like everyone else, he suffered from the shaky play of Chad Henne and the aggressive defense of the Jets
Week 15 vs. BUF
Receiving: 3 / 30 / 0 on 5 targets
He is a better run blocking TE and that has played out over the course of several years now. He burst onto the scene in Miami with 7TDs his 1st season over form Dallas but over the last 2 seasons he has shown clearly that he has little to no speed and sometimes likes to drop easy receptions. Miami needs an injection of speed all over the offense and Fasano is another slow plodding skill position player that Miami must upgrade if they ever want to get out of their middle of the road groove and move up to a legitimate playoff contender.
Week 16 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 31 / 0 on 2 targets
Fasano had a couple receptions in this game, including a deep crossing route for 20 yards late in the first quarter. However, he was seen limping on the sidelines in the second half and did not return to the game. Mickey Shuler stepped in and performed well in his space and could be the starter next week.