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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback | #14

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (250) / LAR
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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 27-of-44 passes for 283 yards in the Bucs' 34-20, Week 12 loss to the Falcons.
Fitzpatrick, who had zero touchdowns or interceptions, added two rushes for 20 yards. With Doug Martin (concussion) injured early, Fitzpatrick spent the entire day throwing. The Bucs were frequent visitors to the red zone, but settled for two field goals. Peyton Barber notched a pair of rushing scores. Fitz locked onto his top two receivers, targeting Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson 23 combined times. Today was one of his better appearances in place of Jameis Winston. Fitz will get the collapsing Packers in Week 13 if Winston misses another game. Nov 26 - 4:53 PM

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22-of-37 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns with nine yards rushing in Sunday's Week 11 victory over the Dolphins.

Fitzpatrick was continuously put in good spots after three Miami turnovers in the first half. He hit O.J. Howard for a 6-yard score and DeSean Jackson from 4-yards out which had the Bucs up 20-7 at the half. When he plays clean games, Fitzpatrick is capable of being a startable fantasy option, but will enter his Week 12 matchup against the Falcons as a QB2.
Nov 19 - 5:37 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 17-of-34 passes for 187 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bucs' Week 10 win over the Jets.

He added nine rushing yards. Fitzpatrick was mostly terrible in this game, throwing seemingly countless intercept-able passes. He was lucky the Jets only caught one. Fitzpatrick's touchdown pass went to Charles Sims on a swing play from six yards out. Fitzpatrick will be a two-quarterback-league option only when the Bucs face the Dolphins next.
Nov 12 - 5:13 PM

With Jameis Winston (shoulder) sidelined, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the Bucs' Week 10 starter against the Jets.

It will be a #RevengeGame for Fitzpatrick against his former team. Fitz has attempted 48 passes in place of Winston this season, tossing four touchdowns and two interceptions. 2:1 is always a good baseline for predicting Fitz's TD:INT ratio. Although better than expected, the Jets are not a stay-away matchup for the pass. Fitz will be on the streaming radar.
Nov 6 - 2:55 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 8-of-15 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown while rushing three times for 30 yards in Sunday's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

Fitzpatrick entered the game after halftime when Jameis Winston's shoulder injury forced him to the sideline. Fitzpatrick entered the game trailing by 13 and quickly found himself down 30-3 with nine minutes left in the 3rd Quarter as the Saints routed Tampa Bay. The Bucs have scored just 13 points over the past two weeks while Winston has played through his shoulder and may have to turn to Fitzpatrick to for a week to get Winston healthy. Tampa Bay hosts Fitzpatrick's most recent team, the Jets, in Week 10.
Nov 5 - 5:55 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22-of-32 passes for 290 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bucs' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

Fitzpatrick always catches a lot of heat -- and he always throws a lot of intercept-able passes -- but he is capable of moving an offense when in rhythm. After Jameis Winston left Sunday's game with a first-quarter shoulder injury, Fitzpatrick rallied back the Bucs from a 31-0 deficit to a 38-33 final. Winston said after Sunday's loss that he intends to start in Week 7 at Buffalo.
Oct 15 - 8:50 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter claims Ryan Fitzpatrick will have to earn the No. 2 job behind Jameis Winston, saying Ryan Griffin has had a "really good offseason."

We'll rate this as false. The Bucs gave FitzMagic $3 million one month after Griffin signed his "low" RFA tender of $1.797 million. Griffin has never attempted a regular season pass. Were Winston to miss his first career game, it's the experienced Fitzpatrick who will get the call.
Jun 8 - 4:13 PM

Bucs signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $3 million contract.

This should surely rile up the Colin Kaepernick crowd, as FitzMagic gets a job before Kap. Fitzpatrick was the worst quarterback in football last season, crumbling after a positive 2015 to throw 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, average 6.7 YPA, and finish near the bottom of the league with his 69.6 passer rating. Fitzpatrick will compete with Ryan Griffin to be Jameis Winston's No. 2.
May 19 - 9:58 AM

Free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to continue his playing career.

"I'm working out, excited for my next opportunity," he said. "Once the draft happens, the picture will become much clearer. Last year was the most difficult year for me. Not physically, just kind of mentally and emotionally. I had to take a step back and think about it. Is this something I still want to do?" The 34-year-old has decided he wants to keep going, though it's unclear if he'll get that opportunity after his disastrous 2016. Fitzpatrick would be lucky to land a No. 2 job.
Apr 18 - 8:15 PM

Jets voided the last year of Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract, making him a free agent.

Fitzpatrick technically signed a two-year deal last offseason, but language in the contract allowed the team to void the second year five days after the Super Bowl. Because his $10 million signing bonus was spread out over two years, voiding Fitzpatrick's deal will result in $5 million in dead money against the Jets' 2017 salary cap. The 34-year-old was one of the worst quarterbacks in football in 2016 but should be able to land a backup gig.
Source: Newsday
Feb 11 - 10:14 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 20-of-30 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns and rushed once for no gain Sunday in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Bills.

The Jets were a complete disaster this year and Fitzpatrick was one of the biggest reasons why. He was one of the league’s worst quarterbacks, consistently making poor decisions by forcing needlessly difficult passes (usually to Brandon Marshall) into tight coverage. Fitzpatrick threw the second-most interceptions in the league, an astounding feat considering how many times he was benched this year. It speaks volumes about Fitzpatrick’s ineptitude that Bryce Petty was considered a vastly better option down the stretch. Fitzpatrick should be able to land a backup gig in free agency but his days of being an NFL starting quarterback are over.
Jan 1 - 4:12 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't expect to be back with the Jets next season.

Wonder where he got that impression from. Fitzpatrick has been benched multiple times this year and is only starting Week 17 because Bryce Petty (shoulder) is hurt. He laughably held out for more money this offseason before finally caving and agreeing to a one-year, $12 million deal just before training camp. Fitzpatrick was never the answer in East Rutherford and the Jets seem to realize that now. Wherever Fitzpatrick goes next, he'll have to settle for clipboard duty.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:22:00 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles confirmed Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Week 17 against the Bills.

It, of course, makes no sense to start Fitzpatrick considering he will not be with the team next season and Christian Hackenberg is on the bench, but even in a game featuring E.J. Manuel, the Jets are worried about how terrible their wasted second-round pick will look. There is no reason to trust any Jet except Bilal Powell for Week 17 fantasy purposes.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 01:13:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed eight-of-21 passes for 136 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions while adding one rush for three yards Saturday in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

Fitzpatrick was his usual brand of bad in the Jets’ latest embarrassment. Playing in relief of an injured Bryce Petty, Fitzpatrick spent the final two-and-a-half quarters reminding the Jets of why they benched him in the first place. Many of his passes were begging to be intercepted, and two of them were. Fitzpatrick’s receivers did him no favors by dropping at least a handful of catchable balls. Next week against the Bills will likely be his final game in a Jets uniform. Whether he starts or not will depend on the health of Petty’s shoulder.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched.

Bryce Petty will start the final four games of the season after coming on in relief of "FitzMagic" on Monday evening. It appears second-rounder Christian Hackenberg will be the next man up if Petty gets injured. Fitzpatrick was legitimately good in 2015, but reverted to his old ways this season, playing an absurd brand of streetball that resulted in far too many turnovers. Fitz thinks he's Brett Favre, but he's really a poor man's Chad Pennington. Now 34, Fitz should be a useful backup/spot starter for someone in 2017, but it's extremely unlikely he will enter Week 1 with a starting job.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:52:00 PM