TE Anthony Fasano - Free Agent
|6-5, 255||Born: 4-20-1984||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2006|
2015 Week 1 vs TB (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Anthony Fasano was always going to play in this offense, but it wasn't obvious that he would have such a big role. He should have scored a touchdown when Mariota tossed the ball to him in the flat on a triple-option read. Fasano ran down the sideline as quick as he could, but just stepped out of bounds before he could fall into the endzone. That was Fasano's only reception as he spent most of his day blocking.
2015 Week 2 vs CLE (7 / 5 / 84 / 1 rec)
Fasano isn't as talented as Delanie Walker, but he proved to be reliable in a starting role. Fasano led the team in receiving with 84 yards on five receptions with a touchdown. His touchdown reception was also his most impressive play, as he adjusted to a low pass from Mariota down the middle of the field.
2015 Week 3 vs IND (2 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Fasano saw his first target during the second quarter. He was wide open after Mariota went through a full-field progression read. Fasano was able to rumble downfield for a first down and a big play.
2015 Week 6 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 1 / 0 rec)
The Titans' passing game as a whole was stunted by the Miami Dolphins' pass rush, so Fasano was always unlikely to get many opportunities. His first target came when he caught a screen pass late in the third quarter for a big loss. Fasano caught his second target in the redzone for a first down, but was stopped short of the endzone.
2015 Week 7 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Fasano didn't see the football go his way until the fourth quarter. With that first target, he caught a pass underneath for seven yards when the defense dropped into deeper zones.
2015 Week 8 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Fasano didn't see the football until the fourth quarter. He caught a pass underneath on Second-and-9 before finishing the play moving forward for a first down. It was his only reception of the game.
2015 Week 9 vs NO (3 / 3 / 33 / 1 rec)
Anthony Fasano was only targeted three times on Sunday, but his final target was the biggest play of the Titans season thus far. In overtime, Marcus Mariota engineered a 9-play, 80-yard drive that was capped off with a 5-yard strike to Fasano for the game-winning score. Despite the heroics, Fasano should remain in his current role and receive only a few targets per game as the season progresses.
2015 Week 10 vs CAR (4 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Anthony Fasano isn't known for creating yards after the catch, but that's what he did with his first target. It came on the second drive of the game, facing a key third down. The Titans unusually called a pick play that was designed to put the ball in Fasano's hands running towards the sideline. He showed off nimble feet to turn upfield in space for a first down. The Titans looked to Fasano again in the third quarter, but this time he dropped the first down reception on third down.
2015 Week 11 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Anthony Fasano likely replayed his third down drop against the Panthers over and over again this week, so he will be thankful that Mariota went to him early in the game. Fasano caught a curl route to set up a Third-and-Short over the middle of the field. The Titans looked to Fasano on a third down play in the third quarter again this week. On this occasion, he made a difficult catch with a defender in his vicinity before reaching forward for a first down. It was a very impressive, improbable play. Fasano disappeared during the second half, to be replaced by Philip Supernaw, but there was no injury reported.
2015 Week 12 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Fasano's first target of the game came early in the first quarter. He caught a nine-yard pass deep in his own territory to set up a Third-and-Short. The tight end had to wait for two quarters for his next reception, but it was an impressive one. Fasano slid backwards and caught the ball as he landed on the ground for a first down deep in Raiders territory.
2015 Week 15 vs NE (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Fasano did all of his work in the flat on this game. He did a great job to convert an early Third-and-14 when he caught a pass in the flat and ran up the sideline. However, the play was negated by a holding penalty against one of the Titans offensive linemen. Early in the second quarter, Mariota went back to Fasano in the flat but this time he was tackled just short of the first-down marker when he gained three yards. Late in the third quarter, Fasano caught another quick throw in the flat, this time for seven yards. That play set up a Third-and-Short where Fasano caught another quick throw in the flat for a first down.
2015 Week 16 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Backup tight end Anthony Fasano caught two passes in this game. The first came when Zach Mettenberger extended the play into the flat and checked the ball down to him for seven yards. Fasano caught his second and final pass of the game late in the second quarter as he ran a crisp curl route between defenders over the middle of the field.
2014 Week 1 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)
Fasano remained the team's TE1 in terms of snap count but did lose some targets to Kelce. He made a really nice catch in coverage on a deep cross on 4th and 7 for an 18 yard gain. His touchdown came with him catching the ball in the flats at the five yard line and carrying a defensive back into the end zone.
2014 Week 2 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Fasano played all but 7 snaps in the game and continued to be a favorite target for Smith underneath. His most impressive play was a diving juggling catch for a 22 yard gain on a well thrown ball from Smith over the linebacker.
2014 Week 3 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Though Kelce got the start Fasano got the first target and picked up 13 yard on a short out. Fasano also picked up ten yards and a first down on a short pass in flats where he drug a defender to the marker.
2014 Week 4 vs NE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It took too long but Fasano has finally taken a back seat to Kelce. He was shut out in this game and there's no reason to think he'll be targeted heavily again moving forward.
2014 Week 8 vs STL (4 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec)
Fasano saw an increase in his targets and finished tied for second on the team with 4 catches. His best play came in the third quarter when he caught a short cross and muscled his way through a tackle for a 7 yard gain and a first down.
2014 Week 9 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 24 / 1 rec)
Fasano was on the receiving end of one of the more fortuitous touchdowns of the year. He cut a defensive lineman in pass protection and was lying on his back when a deflected ball landed in his gut. He then lunged forward for a yard into the end zone for the score. Fasano had 2 other receptions for 22 yards, and on both plays he was so wide open it was as if the defense had completely forgotten about him.
2014 Week 10 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Fasano's only target and only catch came on a short dump off on 3rd and 15. He fought through one tackle but came up well short of the marker.
2014 Week 12 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 30 / 1 rec)
Fasano was wide open on his touchdown, but it wasn't easy. Alex Smith underthrew the ball and Fasano had to reverse field to haul in the pass, he then fell into the end zone, crossing the goal line just before his knee hit the ground. He also had an 11 yard catch on the right side of the field to pick up a first down.
2014 Week 13 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 20 / 1 rec)
Fasano's only catch resulted in the Chiefs first touchdown. He ran a simple seam route, beating the linebacker deep. Smith threw the ball in the perfect place and Fasano leapt and hauled it in for a 20 yard touchdown. Fasano was also targeted on a throwback play on a 2 point conversion but the pass was batted away.
2014 Week 14 vs ARI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fasano had a touchdown negated by a suspect offensive pass interference call.
2013 Week 1 vs JAX (5 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Despite the fact that rookie Travis Kelce was completely absent from the game plan, Fasano had a miserable game. On the first drive he dropped what would have been a huge gain as he streaked down the left seam wide open. He had another big drop in the third quarter on a very catchable pass on third down. While his two catches only went for eight yards, one late in the third quarter was impressive. Fasano caught the ball on 3rd and 4 at the line of scrimmage and literally drug his defender from the point he caught the ball until he crossed the first down marker.
2013 Week 2 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Fasano didn't struggle with the same drops he did in week one, but he did struggle with an ankle injury. Fasano made an important third down grab on a short out on the team's first drive but missed a large portion of the second quarter with the injury. He returned in the second half and caught an 8 yard dump in the red zone. Fasano was laboring late in the game and will be checked out on Monday.
2013 Week 7 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Fasano was the hard luck player of the week. Two of his four catches came inside the five yard line and both times Fasano was ruled down inside the one. While the first was the correct ruling, the second looked to be a touchdown that the officials just couldn't find a good angle on. Regardless, Fasano jumped back into the middle of the game plan and showed no rust.
2013 Week 8 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Fasano played a solid game, hauling in a couple of short passes and doing a good job blocking, but he missed a huge opportunity. He ran a corner route and badly beat a linebacker into the end zone but was overthrown by Smith on what would have been a sure touchdown.
2013 Week 9 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Fasano had a ten yard reception wiped out by penalty early in the game and for the second week in a row was overthrown deep down field by Alex Smith after he'd gotten wide open. His best play of the day came on a deep cross in the third quarter when he beat a linebacker for a 20 yard pick up.
2013 Week 11 vs DEN (4 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec)
Fasano picked up six yards on a deflected pass at the line and another 12 on a tight end screen on 3rd and 17. While neither of those plays was spectacular, his ten yard touchdown grab was a thing of beauty. Fasano was left all alone in the back of the end zone and Alex Smith air mailed the pass. Fasano went up high to get it and then came down on his hip just inside the boundary. Fasano also spent a lot of time helping out the Chiefs right tackle in pass protection.
2013 Week 12 vs SD (5 / 4 / 21 / 1 rec)
His touchdown came almost entirely because of good play design as Alex Smith rolled right and found an open Fasano for the 4 yard score. His 16 yard catch was wide open, but it wasn't easy. Alex Smith badly underthrew Fasano and he picked the ball off the turf then turned up field to pick up a first down. Fasano was not targeted deep down the field, but he was used twice in the red zone.
2013 Week 13 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 28 / 1 rec)
Fasano's touchdown catch was the catch of the day for the team and maybe one of the best of his career. Smith threw the ball just over the linebacker's shoulder where only Fasano could reach it and he tipped it with his left hand to himself and hauled it in for the score. Fasano had another red zone target on the team's first drive, lining up wide right and beating Champ Bailey on the quick slant for a gain of 9 and a first down. Fasano left the game in the 4th quarter after a diving attempt led to a head injury, it was also reported that he had a slight knee injury.
2013 Week 16 vs IND (4 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Fasano's only grab came on a deep cross where he badly beat a linebacker over the middle for a big gain. Both of Smith's interceptions came on targets to Fasano, but there wasn't anything the tight end could do to prevent the picks.
2013 Week 18 vs IND (3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Fasano was taken out of the game almost completely by the Colts. He was rarely targeted, and not at all downfield. His only real contribution was a five yard gain on an inside screen on third down to pick up a first down.
2012 Week 1 vs HOU (5 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
The Dolphins used Fasano both as a blocker and receiver against the Texans. Early on, the veteran tight end was called on to stay in-line as a blocker to help establish the running game and protect Ryan Tannehill from the Texans' pass rush. Later in the game, he was sent on a number of quick out and go routes down the seam as the Dolphins looked for life in the passing game. Fasano does a good job shedding blockers at the line but is not the most nimble-footed tight end in the league. His route running continues to improve but the Dolphins may continue to lean on him as a blocker as Ryan Tannehill acclimates to the pro game.
2012 Week 2 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 19 / 1 rec)
Fasano is a reliable, blocking TE and isn't looked to very often as a receiver. But in the fourth quarter, he caught a pass five yards upfield in the middle of the field, turned, made a defender miss and waltzed into the endzone. If Fasano could continually make plays in the middle of the field, it would really impact the offense in a positive way. But if history tells us anything, it tells us that Fasano is not going to be much of a factor in the passing game from week to week.
2012 Week 3 vs NYJ (10 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Fasano's involvement was a product of the game plan. Through two weeks, the Jets have yielded seven passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns to opposing tight ends. Since opposing teams have taken advantage of the Jets' linebackers, the Dolphins established Fasano early in the game. Two of Fasano's five catches came on the team's first drive as Tannehill became more acclimated to the game. Fasano demonstrated improved body control as he found soft spots in the defense and routinely beat Calvin Pace. Fasano isn't overly athletic, but has become a key safety net for Tannehill. His development as a pass catcher is critical for this offense.
2012 Week 4 vs ARI (5 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)
Fasano caught a quick out route for two yards to start the game. He was tackled instantly as the defender arrived with the ball. He made an impressive reception for a first down on third and six in between defenders. He also caught crossing route for eight yards with defender on his back. Fasano was a matchup problem when split wide and he caught a curl for nine yards against the smaller Greg Toler.
2012 Week 5 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Receiving four targets, Fasano caught three, with a long of 13 yards. Probably the fourth or fifth option in the passing game, Fasano wasn't needed much as Miami did their best to control the clock with the running game. Fasano had one catch in the red zone, finding an empty pocket in the zone coverage for 13 yards before getting tackled at the Bengal four-yard line.
2012 Week 6 vs STL (6 / 4 / 33 / 1 rec)
Fasano was a check down option for Ryan Tannehill and not a significant factor when Miami was moving the ball down the field early in the game. Two of his targets came on third-and-long situations where receptions would not have come close to a first down. Fasano's best play of the day was a staple for a tight end in the red zone. He leaked out at the goal line, came wide open in the back of the end zone, and Tannehill sold the play with a great play-action fake for a touchdown. Outside of deep leagues, Fasano has yet to show that he should be on fantasy rosters outside of a favorable matchup as a bye week replacement.
2012 Week 8 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
Anthony Fasano continues to terrorize the New York Jets. During his team's fourth drive, Fasano ran a quick drag route across the back of the end zone and hauled in Matt Moore's strike. However, Fasano only kept one foot in bounds and the touchdown was negated. Fasano would atone for this mistake during his team's eighth drive. With his team back in the red zone, Fasano ran a four-yard corner route. Moore led Fasano to the back pylon and Fasano gingerly tapped both feet in bounds to sure the scoring play. Fasano displayed impressive hands and body control as he made the catch. This touchdown marked his fifth career touchdown against the Jets.
2012 Week 9 vs IND (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
The veteran tight end had a clunker of a day in Indianapolis, catching one pass for eight yards on four targets. Fantasy owners of Fasano - the brave few - may have echoed the profane sentiments of the hot mic'd official at Lucas Oil Stadium in regards to Fasano's quiet Week Nine performance.
2012 Week 10 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Although he ran 28 pass routes in Week 10, Fasano was targeted just three times. He helped to cause Ryan Tannehill's second interception, not being able to secure a well-thrown ball. Fasano has struggled mightily this season, catching just 25 passes in nine games. Besides being asked to block, Tannehill favors checking down to a running back, instead of looking for his tight end safety valve. That leaves "the Italian Stallion" with very little value.
2012 Week 11 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
It is hard to understand why Miami could only find two targets for one of their better passing weapons, especially considering the struggles the Bills have had versus the tight end in 2012. However, Fasano only caught one of his two targets, picking up eight yards. Fasano worked across the middle, catching the short toss form Tannehill before being dropped immediately. The Dolphin offense as a whole was clearly out of sync and is perhaps to blame for the paltry numbers from Fasano.
2012 Week 12 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Fasano recorded one catch for ten yards. He did level a key block on a Reggie Bush run that sprung Bush and allowed the halfback to bounce to the outside for a twenty-two yard gain.
2012 Week 13 vs NE (3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Fasano was minimally involved in the passing game as a short target. His lone reception came on a short hitch with plenty of room to roam after the catch. Later in the game, Tannehill missed Fasano low on a potential second reception. This was Fasano's six straight game with just one reception as his role as decreased since Miami's bye in Week 7.
2012 Week 14 vs SF (4 / 2 / 9 / 1 rec)
Perhaps the best catch of the day came from the tight end. With the ball on the 3 yard line, Fasano ran a route to the corner of the end zone and Tannehill floated a ball over the defense. With the pass out of reach, Fasano dove and wrangled the ball with one hand, pulling it towards his body and securing the catch as his right knee dragged inbounds. His only other catch was an underneath route, and Fasano was tackled immediately.
2012 Week 15 vs JAX (6 / 6 / 56 / 1 rec)
Fasano had, by far, his best game of the season in Week 15. In fact, it had been two months since Fasano broke even 20 receiving yards in a game. He was in his usual role as a possession target, but two plays broke that pattern against Jacksonville. On a broken play, Tannehill found a wide open Fasano over the middle for 22 yards, one of Fasano's rare highlight plays this year. In the fourth quarter, Fasano iced the game with a goal line touchdown as he came wide open. His six targets marked his second-highest total of the season and just the second time in 2012 that Fasano caught all of his targets. Outside of deep non-PPR leagues, it is tough to be excited about Fasano building on this game over the final two weeks of the season.
2012 Week 16 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Fasano was targeted four times, with both catches coming on the Dolphins' opening drive. Like everyone not named Bush, Fasano was really limited by the game script as Miami comfortably led for the majority of the game.
2012 Week 17 vs NE (6 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Fasano caught what was available to him against New England, which were only three of his six targets. Tannehill missed Fasano twice when pressure forced an adjustment in the pocket. Fasano came open on a corner route on third-and-long, but Tannehill was hit as he tried to get the ball downfield. On his three short receptions, Fasano gained yards after the catch on all three occasions. That has not been common for Fasano this season. Twice he dragged a defender for 3-4 yards and once he turned a quick out route into a sizeable gain. As an underperforming starting tight end, Fasano might have seen his final time with significant playing time as he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
2011 Week 1 vs NE (6 / 5 / 82 / 0 rec)
Had a strong night and did look injured at one point. He had a one armed catch on the opening drive as he was running right up the left side and Henne lofted the ball over the DB and Fasano, who laid out for it and made a 1 armed, 1 handed catch that sparked the crowd. Fasano. just needs more targets. Remember that this Offensive Coordinator is the same guy that turned Ben Watson's career around last year; maybe Fasano will experience the same thing. He is worth a look on the waiver wire especially if you think Henne has made a leap forward this year.
2011 Week 2 vs HOU (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Anthony Fasano was only targeted twice and neither pass made it to him. One was knocked down at the line, the other was thrown into the ground as Chad Henne was trying to avoid pressure. With the Dolphins facing a lot of pressure, Fasano was called on to block or chip before going out on routes, and on some occasions was actually replaced by a sixth offensive lineman.
2011 Week 3 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
He was used more for run blocking but most fantasy owners don't get points because of this. He had 1 reception on the 2nd drive and he was actually the check down after Henne was scrambling around but he was not even running a pass pattern. He wouldn't catch a ball the rest of the day. And Fasano actually missed a few run blocking and pass protection assignments so he wasn't solid in any aspect of the game.
2011 Week 6 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
The tight end had a very quiet day, his best play coming when he recovered a Daniel Thomas fumble in the second quarter. Other than that, Matt Moore rarely looked his way.
2011 Week 7 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 22 / 1 rec)
He was targeted only twice nu he made good on both receptions. His touchdown came in the 2nd half and he slipped into the secondary wide open and managed to finish the play and bowl into the end zone for the touchdown. It was a nice play and something Fasano does every so often to remain slightly relevant in the FF World.
2011 Week 9 vs KC (3 / 2 / 38 / 2 rec)
2 big receptions that really paid off for Miami and Fasano owners. Off a play action fake he made a nice little 3 yd TD grab in the back of the end zone to put Miami up 7-3 late in the 1st quarter. His 2nd reception he was lined up in the classic TE position next to the RT along the OL and Miami had Hartline and Marshall lined up together to the left side. The Dolphins had Daniel Thomas roll to the right and both WRs run patterns across the field to the right while Fasano acted like he was blocking a bit but then suddenly took off to the left side of the field as he fought his way thru traffic and then started running up the left sideline with nothing but green grass in front of him and a LB trailing him by about 5-7 yards but it was too late. Moore rolled out to his right to sell the Thomas roll out but he threw it completely the across the field to his left as Fasano was running straight up the field and there was no one there to stop him as he slipped behind the LB who never dreamed Miami was going to throw it to Fasano in that spot. Wonderful design on the play and Miami really caught KC napping on the play. That would be all from Fasano but that would be plenty.
2011 Week 10 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Incredible 1st catch off his back shoulder as Moore was throwing it well behind him but he made an adjustment and turned it into a huge 28 yard gain to get Miami down inside the Skins 20 yard line. Came back in the 4th quarter with a big 3rd down reception where he found a soft spot in the middle of the field. Same drive on 2nd and long, Fasano makes a circus one hander and you wonder at times why Miami does not dial this guy up more often. Good solid game for the Notre Dame alum.
2011 Week 11 vs BUF (2 / 2 / 8 / 1 rec)
Fasano was not a big part of the offense this week but he did catch both passes thrown his way, including a 1-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter.
2011 Week 12 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Fasano chipped in with two catches against the Cowboys, including a 13 yard catch on third and long to help set the tone for the game. He was left in-line as a blocker for much of the game to help delay the Dallas pass-rush which limited the number of targets he received. He primarily ran quick-outs and go routes down the hash mark. Unfortunately, the Dolphins did not utilize him much against the Cowboys mediocre linebacker corps.
2011 Week 13 vs OAK (6 / 4 / 66 / 0 rec)
Made up for his false start play by running up the right seem and creating space to make a big reception for a first down. He had another reception called back because unfortunately he had already stepped out of bounds and could not be the first to touch the football. Later int he 1st half he was wide open as the pocket for Moore held up for 5-6 seconds allowing Fasano to slide into a wide open space for an easy first down and a big gain. Later on the same drive with Moore in the shotgun he lined up to the right and ran down the seam and turned for another wide open reception. Oakland was not trying to cover him.
2011 Week 14 vs PHI (8 / 3 / 56 / 0 rec)
Really nice catch before the 1st half running down the seem. He was open but turned his body to the QB, made the reception, turned to go up field and then was leveled by Philly but bounced right up to get back to the huddle. He had a nice 15-20 yard grab in the 2nd half broken up by a Philly DB or he could have had a few more yards on the day.
2011 Week 15 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 28 / 1 rec)
Fasano kicked things off for the Dolphins with a touchdown catch early in the second quarter. Due to a breakdown in coverage, the Bills defenders left him wide open and Matt Moore found him for a very easy 22-yard touchdown pass. He only had one other catch in the game and Moore missed him on a couple of deep targets later on, but his main role as usual was blocking and he did that very well.
2011 Week 17 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 11 / 0 rec)
Fasano saw several passes but all were very short and he was unable to gain any yardage after the catch as the Jets defense was right there to bring him down.
2010 Week 1 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 2 vs MIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
With the coaches hitting the snooze button on the passing game, Fasano was solely used as a run blocker this week.
2010 Week 3 vs NYJ (5 / 2 / 14 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 4 vs NE (6 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 6 vs GB (2 / 1 / 22 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 7 vs PIT (4 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 8 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 9 vs BAL (7 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 10 vs TEN (7 / 5 / 107 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 11 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 12 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 13 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 41 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 14 vs NYJ (2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
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
2010 Week 15 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 16 vs DET (2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 1 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
It was horrible day for Fasano, who accounted for two fumbles lost on runs after the catch, and was undercut by LB Mike Peterson for an interception in the 4th quarter. His best play was a 20-yard score down the left sideline where he gained 10 yards after the catch and dove over the pylon. Unfortunately, the play was called back due to a holding penalty on RT Vernon Carey. He still has potential as a bye-week option, but he needs to hold onto the football or else the coaching staff will give him bench time.
2009 Week 2 vs IND (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Fasano had a chance to make a very athletic catch inside the five early, but couldn't extend quite far enough to come down with the catch, and he a one-yard catch to get a first down later, but mostly, he was used to block down on the Colts talented DE combo to give Chad Pennington time to operate.
2009 Week 3 vs SD (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fasano was about as quiet as one can be with his performance in this game. He didn't catch a single pass, with the only time his name being mentioned coming on an incompletion early on. There was miscommunication between Pennington and Fasano, as the big tight end failed to recognize the blitz coming from his side and didn't even turn around to see the ball heading his way.
2009 Week 4 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Fasano was an afterthought, but at least was targeted once in the red zone.
2009 Week 5 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 38 / 1 rec)
Fasano had his best game of the year, including a short TD catch from Henne and his longest catch of the day from Ronnie Brown out of the wildcat, but this game represents his ceiling, so he is still only a bottom-end backup fantasy TE.
2009 Week 7 vs NO (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Fasano had a nice downfield catch in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half, but any nice memory of that was wiped out by a ham-handed drop of a nice Ronnie Brown pass out of the wildcat that killed the first drive the Dolphins had after the Saints took the lead in the fourth quarter.
2009 Week 8 vs NYJ (5 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Fasano was missed by Henne when he was wide open on one target, and got called for pass interference on another, but he also got some tough yards to set up a Miami field goal.
2009 Week 9 vs NE (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Anthony Fasano had just one catch for 20 yards against the Patriots in Week 9 which came in the first quarter on his only target.
2009 Week 12 vs BUF (6 / 5 / 74 / 0 rec)
After it became clear that Joey Haynos couldn't get the job done, Fasano was put back into the game plan this week, and he responded. Fasano worked the middle of the field effectively, sitting down in dead spots of the zone and taking big hits to secure catches. Fasano also got both feet in with the grace of a wide receiver on a red zone catch and showed that he deserves to have this kind of role going forward. He's worth adding again in deep dynasty leagues.
2009 Week 13 vs NE (7 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)
The Dolphins TE was a big part of the game plan against the Patriots and looks to be getting more involved with each passing week. He almost had a catch on the one yard line in the first half, was the target of a failed 2 point conversion attempt in the 3rd quarter, and contributed with some nice catches when called upon. On one play after the catch, he not only punished his defender with a big blow, but dragged 3 other red jerseys downfield making his physicality known.
2009 Week 14 vs JAX (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fasano wasn't able to pull in any of his three targets from Chad Henne, including a potential long gain on a seam route that was knocked away from him on a nice play by a Jacksonville defender.
2009 Week 15 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 36 / 1 rec)
Fasano appears to have gained the trust of Chad Henne, as he was relied on for several clutch catches, and delivered. He made a nice diving catch to set up a first and goal on the 2 in the fourth quarter. Then he got wide open in end zone on a 4th down play, to score the TD in the final minutes of regulation.
2009 Week 16 vs HOU (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Fasano had one catch against the Texans for 8 yards. He was mostly kept in to block on running downs and play-action passes against Mario Williams.
2009 Week 17 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 41 / 0 rec)
Fasano still is not getting enough opportunities to be a fantasy star, but showed that he can be trusted in the clutch. Late in the game, he came up with a huge 27 yard catch and took a big hit but held on to the ball. He caught both passes thrown his way.
2008 Week 1 vs NYJ (9 / 8 / 84 / 1 rec)
Fasano saw a team high nine targets as he posted career best numbers. He grabbed eight balls for 84 yards and scores the first Dolphins touchdown of the game. Fasano, a Notre Dame graduate who was traded from Dallas, benefitted from the tight secondary coverage as he was consistently open underneath and on sideline patterns. Both his 8 catches and 84 yards were career highs for the young tight end.
2008 Week 2 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fasano started the game, but had no catches and was targeted only once. He never was a factor in this game despite a good outing last week.
2008 Week 3 vs NE (3 / 3 / 66 / 1 rec)
After following his impressive Dolphins debut by being practically invisible in week two, Fasano returned to his former self once again in the teams shocking win against the Patriots. Not only did he have the best receiving day on the entire team, Fasano also looked eager to find contact after two of his three catches left him in open space. When he did find contact, he met it head on and would drive forward for an extra potential yard. It appears his only concern when running after a catch is to gain as many yards as possible, no matter how hard he has to hit whoever's trying to tackle him.
2008 Week 5 vs SD (4 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Facing the league's most generous defense at allowing fantasy points to tight ends, most figured Fasano would be in for a rather big game. He was productive, but didn't put up eye-popping statistics. His long catch of the game went for 20 yards and it came late in the fourth quarter. He had a dropped pass also in the fourth quarter that nearly proved very costly. It came with Miami up by seven and facing a third down. Fasano dropped the ball, giving possession back to the Chargers. Fortunately for him, they could do nothing with it once they got it.
2008 Week 6 vs HOU (4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
As with the Dolphins wideouts, Fasano seemed to be used more only when the team was playing from behind. His lone catch was an important one, extending the Dolphins' final scoring drive.
2008 Week 7 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Early in the contest as Miami limited the passing attack to shorter routes, Ginn was a non-factor. As the game wore on, however, and the Dolphins continued to need quick points as the clock wore down, Ginn became more involved. Four of his targets, three of his receptions and almost all of his yards came in the final quarter as QB Chad Pennington was forced almost exclusively to the air.
2008 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 17 / 1 rec)
Fasano scored the first touchdown of the game on a two yard pass to cap the Dolphins' opening drive. He caught half of his four targets for 17 yards.
2008 Week 9 vs DEN (6 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Fasano dropped the first pass intended for him in the game, but quickly made up for that by catching a thirteen yard reception moments later. He went on to add a 24 yard grab later in the first half, but didn't catch another ball after that. In the second half, nearly all of the Miami pass attempts went to either Greg Camarillo or Ted Ginn. His biggest contribution in the second half was getting his hands on the ball and breaking up a pass that would've been intercepted by S Calvin Lowry.
2008 Week 10 vs SEA (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
After his only catch, Fasano was not looked to often. He and David Martin saw roughly equal time on the field.
2008 Week 11 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fasano did not make the stat sheet.
2008 Week 12 vs NE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
David Martin was the preferred target between the two tight ends.
2008 Week 13 vs STL (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Fasano had just one target on the afternoon, but made a nice diving catch on the play. He and David Martin were kept back to block for Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams for much of the afternoon.
2008 Week 14 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)
Pennington's second favorite receiver in the game, Fasano scored the only TD on a 20 yard pass in the first quarter. It was his fourth touchdown of the season.
2008 Week 15 vs SF (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Fasano had the first catch of the game but other then that was a non factor.
2008 Week 16 vs KC (4 / 3 / 47 / 2 rec)
TE Anthony Fasano refused to go down on both of his touchdown grabs. He shed tacklers and simply forced his way past the goal line for each score.
2008 Week 17 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)
Fasano was also able to do a lot with a little as he hauled in all three of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown reception of 20 yards. Pennington was clearly looking Fasanos' way often, however he was forced to battle tight coverage all game long. His touchdown grab came on a beautiful sideline route as he managed to get two feet in bounds for the six.
2008 Week 18 vs BAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fasano played a lot but was used as a blocker.
2007 Week 2 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Fasano caught one pass for a first down in the second quarter.
2007 Week 3 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Fasano's only completion of the game came in the second quarter and went for three yards.
2007 Week 5 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Fasano, the second year tight end out of Notre Dame, caught a short pass in the third quarter.
2007 Week 6 vs NE (1 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Fasano caught his only target for a 26 yard gain down the seam of the Patriots' defense. Fasano was called for offensive pass interference, negating a 16 yard catch by Julius Jones.
2007 Week 13 vs GB (3 / 1 / 26 / 1 rec)
Fasano caught his first and only catch of the game on a 26 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. He almost had a second touchdown on a diving catch on Dallas' next possession but, he dropped the ball when he hit the ground.
2007 Week 17 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Fasano caught three of his four targets to tie for the team led in receptions.
2007 Week 19 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Fasano only had one catch in the game.
2006 Week 2 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Fasano saw most of his targets early in the game, and proved to be a solid second tight end receiving option behind Jason Witten.
2006 Week 5 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fasano had just one target in the second quarter and was a non-factor in the game.
2006 Week 6 vs HOU (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Cowboys started two tight ends this game, to emphasize the running game at the beginning of the game. He committed a couple penalties early, and did not actually catch a pass during the game.
2006 Week 7 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Fasano was targeted three times in the game, making two receptions for a total of 16 yards.
2006 Week 8 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)
Fasano saw two targets in each half, and finished the game with three receptions.
2006 Week 9 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
The rookie TE caught a pair of passes for 16 yards.
2006 Week 11 vs IND (1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Fasano made the most of his lone target, converting a long pass into a nice catch late in the game to keep Dallas' final drive alive, and ultimately sealing the victory.
2006 Week 12 vs TB (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Fasano caught a short nine yard dump off pass from QB Tony Romo in the third quarter. It was his only target for the game.
2006 Week 16 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Fasano caught a seven yard out in the first quarter and then a six yard pass over the middle near the goal line in the second quarter. Those were his only two targets, as he was not utilized much in the second half.
2006 Week 17 vs DET (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fasano was the targeted receiver on Tony Romo's interception, but the ball was thrown over his head. The rookie tight end did not have a catch. He caught 14 passes for 126 yards on the season.