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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 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. Oct 20 - 11:56 PM

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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.
Oct 9 - 11:51 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.
Oct 7 - 4:51 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 16-of-25 passes for 154 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Houston's 20-17, Week 5 overtime loss to the Cowboys.

Even against the Cowboys' vulnerable pass defense, FitzMagic couldn't make plays. His pick came on a miscommunication with Arian Foster. The Texans were only in the game because Foster had a field day on the ground. Fitz will remain a bottom-barrel QB2 for Thursday's game against the Colts.
Oct 5 - 4:38 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 25-of-37 passes for 268 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Bills.

Fitzpatrick's only notable play was a 35-yard touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins at the end of the first half. He managed the Texans to a win without any help from Arian Foster or the running game, with Houston totaling just 37 rush yards. Andre Johnson also missed most of the second half with an ankle injury. Fitzpatrick is on pace for 3,608 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions through four weeks.
Sep 28 - 4:55 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 20-of-34 passes for 289 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Texans' Week 3 loss to the Giants.

Fitzpatrick added 34 yards and an additional touchdown on the ground. Overall, he was even worse than his stat line would suggest. One of his picks set the Giants up at the two-yard line with under two minutes to play where Rashad Jennings scored an easy one-yard TD. Fitzpatrick's third INT was thrown into coverage on third-and-19. When forced to try and win the game with his arm, Fitzpatrick usually goes up in flames. He's barely a QB2. The Texans host Fitzpatrick's old Bills teammates in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 4:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Ryan Mallett
3Tom Savage
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11Andre Johnson
2Damaris Johnson
3Keshawn Martin
WR21DeAndre Hopkins
2DeVier Posey
WR31Damaris Johnson
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
K1Randy Bullock