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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
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Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) said he's about two months away from being able to work out.
Fitzpatrick fractured his tibia during Week 15. He'll be fully healed for training camp and will likely be part of some kind of competition. Fitzpatrick, 32, posted a strong 95.3 passer rating this season but went 6-6 as a starter and was benched in favor of Ryan Mallett midseason. Fitzpatrick's stats were also pumped up by one six-touchdown game against the lowly Titans. Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:44:00 AM

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Texans placed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on injured reserve with a broken leg, ending his season.

Fitzpatrick's break required surgery. Now 32, Fitzpatrick is signed with the Texans through 2015. He should be back, though coach Bill O'Brien clearly isn't that big of fan after benching Fitzpatrick halfway through the season. Fitzpatrick is a classic bridge quarterback. He's good enough for teams to win games with, but will rarely win the games himself.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick fractured his tibia during Sunday's Week 15 loss at Indy, ending his season.

Fitzpatrick's fracture is serious enough that he'll need surgery. It ends a shaky season for the grizzled veteran, as he got benched for Ryan Mallett midseason and struggled to move the ball outside of one Week 13 explosion against the pathetic Titans. Tom Savage will finish out the season as the Texans' starter.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick left Sunday's Week 15 game at Indy in the second quarter with a lower-leg injury.

Fitzpatrick was trying to scramble between two defenders when he got rolled up on. It's reportedly a season-ending injury (likely a broken leg), and Fitz was carted off while teammates came by to give him a tap on the head. Rookie Tom Savage has come on. Fitz was 3-of-6 for 30 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions before leaving.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 13-of-19 passes for 135 yards in the Texans' Week 14 win over the Jaguars.

He did rush eight times for 19 yards and a touchdown. The Texans played low-volume passing offense following last week's fluke six-TD explosion from Fitzpatrick, running the football a whopping 42 times compared to just the 19 pass attempts. Just a game manager in Bill O'Brien's offense, Fitzpatrick will be a two-QB-league play only in Week 15 against the Colts.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 24-of-33 passes for 358 yards and six touchdown passes as the Texans demolished the Titans in Week 13.

He was rested with 7:43 left in the fourth quarter, giving way to rookie Tom Savage. After Arian Foster gashed Tennessee's defense on Houston's opening drive of the game, Fitzpatrick threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to reserve TE Ryan Griffin. Fitzpatrick improved the lead to 14-0 in the first quarter with a quick scoring toss to Arian Foster, and threw his third touchdown pass of the game to DeAndre Hopkins for a 58-yard score. Fitz ripped the Titans for his fourth touchdown late in the third quarter, again finding Hopkins from 37 yards away. Four TD throws established a career high for FitzMagic, and his fifth -- a four-yarder to Andre Johnson -- tied Matt Schaub's Texans franchise record. Fitzpatrick threw a sixth to J.J. Watt to ice the fantasy blockbuster. We can't expect performances like this from Fitzpatrick on a weekly basis, but you deserve a cap tip if you started him in a daily league or as a QB1 streamer. The Texans face the Jaguars next.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Week 13 against the Titans.

As expected. The Texans will go with the veteran until they're officially eliminated from playoff contention. Either Tom Savage or Thad Lewis will be the No. 2. Fitzpatrick had an eye for DeAndre Hopkins in his nine starts earlier this season, but not much changes from Ryan Mallett to Fitzpatrick. Andre Johnson is a borderline WR2/3. Fitzpatrick is barely an option in two-quarterback leagues.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 03:55:00 PM

The Texans have benched QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Ryan Mallett will get the call under center when the Texans come out of their bye in Week 11 against the Browns. Fitzpatrick wasn't horrible in his nine starts for Houston, but he wasn't doing anything to keep the job, producing just 11 touchdowns through the air to go with eight interceptions and 21 sacks. Mallett will get a chance to show what he's capable of in the final year of his rookie contract. Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick is signed through next season at north of $3.5 million.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Texans coach Bill O'Brien declined to endorse Ryan Fitzpatrick as his starter, and said he'll "continue to evaluate" the team's quarterback situation.

If the Texans are going to turn to No. 2 Ryan Mallett, now would be the time with the bye week on tap. That would give Mallett nearly 14 days to prepare for his first NFL start, which would be coming against the Browns' shaky defense. Fitzpatrick hasn't been an abject disaster, but boasts a thoroughly mediocre 11:8 TD:INT ratio through nine games. No one would fault the Texans for seeing what they have in Mallett, or perhaps even No. 3 Tom Savage.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 03:47:00 PM

Following Sunday's loss to the Eagles, coach Bill O'Brien would not rule out making a quarterback change during the bye week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 13-of-27 passes Sunday as the Texans lost for the fourth time in five weeks. He ranks 22nd in passer rating, 27th in QBR and has a meager 11:8 TD-to-INT ratio through nine games. The problem for O'Brien is that his backup is Ryan Mallett, who has never started an NFL game. Ultimately, we'd be slightly surprised if he didn't give the veteran comforts of Fitzy a little more leash. Mallett tweeted this Sunday night: "I'm staying focused for when the time comes. Seize the opportunity #justwaiting."
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 08:20:00 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 13-of-27 passes for 203 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 9 loss to the Eagles.

The weak-armed and conservative Fitzpatrick barely looked toward his wideouts for much of the first half despite a dream matchup. He then started to pepper DeAndre Hopkins in the second half and results predictably followed. Fitzpatrick, with zero games over two touchdowns this season, should not be on fantasy rosters heading into the Week 10 bye.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 19-of-35 passes for 227 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans.

Fitzpatrick was pretty bad for most of the day, begging to be picked off, but the Texans rode Arian Foster's legs to victory. Fitzpatrick's lone touchdown went to Foster on a flare-out for the five-yard score. Fitzpatrick is on pace for just 18 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions as a game manager in the Texans' run-heavy offense. He'll be a back-end QB2 in Week 9 against the Eagles.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

Fitzpatrick played well for much of the first half, leading the Texans on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game. It was a train wreck thereafter. One play after the Steelers had just scored a three-yard touchdown on an Arian Foster fumble at the goal line, Fitzpatrick comes back and tosses an interception at his own 20-yard line with 53 seconds left in the first half. The Steelers scored another TD and totaled 24 points in 2:54 before the break after trailing 13-0 with 3:08 left in the half. The Texans struggled on third downs passing the ball all night. Fitz's TDs went to Alfred Blue and Foster. He's a back-end QB2.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:56:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 15-of-23 passes for 212 yards, one touchdown and a lost fumble in Houston's 33-28, Week 6 loss to the Colts.

"FitzMagic" had a perfectly fine night managing the Texans' offense, but fans will only remember the final play, where "FitzTragic" vacated the pocket and got strip-sacked for a game-sealing fumble. Fitz worked his connection with Andre Johnson for 7/99/1, but had his usual troubles driving the ball, and got teed off on by a Colts defense that didn't respect his ability to make them pay. Fitzpatrick is probably playing exactly like the Texans thought he would, but Ryan Mallett will likely get a look at some point in the not-too-distant future. Fitz gets the Steelers in Week 7.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 11:51:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick is on the Week 6 injury report with a calf issue, but practicing in full.

Fitzpatrick will be fine for Thursday's game against the Colts, where he'll remain a bottom-barrel QB2.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Case Keenum
3Tom Savage
4Thad Lewis
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
4Ben Malena
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Damaris Johnson
3Keshawn Martin
4Travis Labhart
WR21Andre Johnson
2DeVier Posey
3Alan Bonner
4Jace Davis
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR31Damaris Johnson
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
4Anthony Denham
K1Randy Bullock