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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 14-of-19 throws for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders.
The Texans have Fitzpatrick right where they want him, as he's yet to exceed 22 pass attempts in either of the first two games. Arian Foster has a whopping 55 rushing attempts. It will become more and more difficult to keep Fitzpatrick in that low-volume range as opponents get better, but for now the formula is working. Fitzpatrick will continue to be a low-upside two-quarterback-league option against the Giants in Week 3. Sep 14 - 7:49 PM

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 14-of-22 passes for 206 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 1 win against the Redskins.

Fitzpatrick managed the game well. After riding Arian Foster (29 touches) into the ground, he was able to make some accurate throws off play-action to Andre Johnson. The big home run came when the Redskins' annually leaky secondary blew a coverage and allowed DeAndre Hopkins to waltz for a 76-touchdown. Fitz has a dream matchup against the Raiders next week, making him a borderline QB2 option. The Ryan Mallett era will have to wait for now.
Sep 7 - 4:11 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Ryan Fitzpatrick and E.J. Manuel are already on the "hot seat."

Schefter said that the feeling in league circles is that Ryan Mallett will reach the 40 percent of snaps clause in the Patriots trade sooner rather than later. Fitzpatrick does benefit from a soft early-season schedule, as the Texans face WAS, OAK, NYG, BUF and DAL in the first five weeks. As for the Manuel situation, Schefter's note that the Bills are "not afraid to pull the trigger" on a switch to Kyle Orton is merely confirming what's blatantly obvious: Buffalo knows E.J. isn't it as their franchise quarterback.
Sep 7 - 11:05 AM

Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 10-of-17 passes for 80 yards against the Broncos Saturday night.

Fitzpatrick has engineered three scoring drives through six quarters of work this exhibition season. He is clearly not the answer at quarterback, but neither are any of the other signal callers on the Texans' roster. Fitzpatrick is now 25-for-43 for 232 yards (5.4 YPA) with one touchdown and two interceptions this preseason.
Aug 24 - 12:17 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick was 6-for-14 with 55 yards and two interceptions in the Texans' preseason opener.

With Fitzpatrick at the helm, the Texans' offense went three-and-out or turned the ball over on three of its five first-half possessions. Fitzpatrick started out 0-3 with an interception, and only found "success" once Arizona's starting defense came off the field. The performance was dreadful, but it would be much more concerning had Arian Foster or Andre Johnson been on the field. The Texans' offense will not set the league ablaze, but it is not as bad as it showed on Saturday night.
Aug 9 - 10:16 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the Texans' starting quarterback.

This doesn't come as a surprise. "He's a guy that earned the job," O'Brien said. Rookie Tom Savage was the only real threat to Fitzpatrick, but learning yet another system after attending three different colleges, it was going to be a struggle to supplant Fitzpatrick. He'd have to pull a Russell Wilson this summer to overtake Fitzpatrick, who would have to fall flat on his face. Case Keenum and T.J. Yates may be vying for one roster spot, and it's conceivable both could be let go. Fitzpatrick offers little fantasy upside. The Texans will employ a ball-control, run-first offense and let their defense try and take some games.
Jun 17 - 1:43 PM

The Texans' official website admits the team's quarterback job is Ryan Fitzpatrick's to lose.

The Texans are attempting to keep up the absurd guise of competition under center, but Fitzpatrick would have to seriously stumble to lose out to Case Keenum, T.J. Yates or Tom Savage. "We liked the fact that he had played a bunch of football," coach Bill O'Brien said of Fitz. "We liked the fact that he was a guy that we thought would be a good system fit, meaning he was an intelligent guy, a good leader and a guy that was an accurate passer." Our money is heavily on Fitz.
Jun 5 - 10:49 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans' quarterback competition is "wide open."

As the Texans opened OTAs on Tuesday, all four of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tom Savage, Case Keenum, and T.J. Yates were in attendance and taking reps. Fitzpatrick has to be viewed as the heavy favorite to be under center come Week 1. Savage simply isn't expected to be ready, while Keenum and Yates have proven to be trainwrecks as spot starters the past two seasons. The Texans are going to pound the ball behind a strong line and let FitzMagic manage games.
May 27 - 2:51 PM

Texans agreed to terms with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, formerly of the Texans, on a two-year, $7.5 million contract.

The deal includes $4 million guaranteed. The move should signal the end of Matt Schaub's time in Houston. One of the league's streakiest signal callers, "FitzMagic" isn't reliable enough to start, but is an ideal backup. He's a quarterback who can come off the bench and keep an offense moving. In Houston, the bearded Ivy Leaguer will almost certainly be entrusted with mentoring a rookie quarterback. There's a good chance Fitz will start games in 2014, but an even better chance he won't be fantasy relevant outside of deep, two-quarterback formats.
Mar 20 - 6:29 PM

FOX Houston reports free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is visiting the Texans on Thursday.

It's Fitzpatrick's first visit since he was cut loose by the Titans last Friday. It's a sign the Texans are finally getting ready to make a move with Matt Schaub. Fitz would arguably be an upgrade on Schaub, and should come cheaper. He'd be an ideal caddie for a rookie first-rounder.
Mar 20 - 2:24 PM

The Browns are not believed to be interested in free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Former Titans OC Dowell Loggains' presence on the Browns' staff sparked rumors Fitzpatrick would land in Cleveland. Fitzpatrick is a solid backup, but the Browns already have enough of those guys on the roster. They need a starter. Fitzpatrick should latch on as a No. 2 somewhere in the near future.
Mar 15 - 1:54 PM

Titans released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

We knew this one was coming, but it's still a head scratcher. Fitzpatrick is not quite a starting-caliber quarterback, but is a high-end backup, one capable of winning games. That's important for a team with one of the league's most brittle starters, but instead the Titans are going with an embarrassingly bad Charlie Whitehurst. Fitzpatrick was due just $2.75 million in 2014, so it's not about money. The Titans like Checkdown Charlie's experience in coach Ken Whisenhunt's system, but they're not going to like the chance he gives them to win if he's forced to play. Fitz vaults to the top of a weak quarterback class.
Mar 14 - 3:27 PM

The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans are expected to release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The move would save $3.25 million. After signing Charlie Whitehurst to be Jake Locker's backup Thursday, Fitzpatrick is no longer needed. Fitzpatrick is a gazillion times better than Whitehurst, but Whitehurst and coach Ken Whisenhunt have a history. Fitz would vault near the top of a pitiful free-agent QB market.
Mar 13 - 7:41 PM

The Titans could save $3.25 million in cap money by releasing Ryan Fitzpatrick.

We'd consider it a remote possibility. The Titans aren't in a desperate cap situation, Jake Locker is coming off Lisfranc surgery and Fitzpatrick is a plus backup. He started nine games last year, going 3-6 with a 62.0 completion percentage and 14:12 TD-to-INT ratio.
Feb 19 - 11:00 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 15-of-24 passes for 166 yards and one interception in Tennessee's Week 17 win over Houston.

Fitzpatrick inked a two-year deal in the offseason and ended up playing in 11 games, starting nine of them, for the Titans. Tennessee went 3-6 in those nine starts. Fitzpatrick is merely a game manager and needs plenty of talent around him in order to succeed. He also turns the ball over too much. The 31-year-old ends his season completing 217-of-350 passes (62 percent) for 2,454 yards (7.01 YPA) and a 14:12 TD:INT ratio. FitzMagic added three more rushing scores. He's set to earn $2.75 million in 2014 and should be back in Tennessee as a competent backup, though who he'll be backing up is unclear.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Ryan Mallett
3Tom Savage
RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
3Alfred Blue
4Ronnie Brown
GLB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11Andre Johnson
2Keshawn Martin
WR21DeAndre Hopkins
2DeVier Posey
3Damaris Johnson
WR31Keshawn Martin
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
K1Randy Bullock