Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Jets
|QB - #19||235.47||NYJ||Active||11 years||33||6'2||223|
2015 Outlook:Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Fitzpatrick threw for a season high 390 yards and a pair of TDs vs. the Giants. Over his last two games he has six TDs with 667 passing yards. On the year he has 22 passing TDs, but only one game with more than two passing TDs. Tennessee continues to fade defending QBs. Over the last five games, three teams have scored over 29 Fantasy points (over 300 passing yards in each game and 11 combined passing TDs). He has two elite WRs with his game on the rise. Solid value with possible three TD upside.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/3): Fitzpatrick had his best game of the year in Week 12 vs. the Dolphins (277 yards and four TDs). He doesn't have a 300-yard passing game on his 2015 resume and he only averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt. He is on a pace for 32 TDs, which would be a career high. The Giants allow the second-most Fantasy points to QBs, with one disaster game (51.35 Fantasy points). The Giants allow 315 passing yards per game with 20 passing TDs. Fitzpatrick has two elite WRs and a solid RB so this matchup offers upside.
UPDATE (11/12): Fitzpatrick has played very well when considering the season as a whole. Excluding the Week 8 game where he exited early, he's thrown at least two TDs in all but one contest. His yardage totals in those seven games could be better (249 ypg) but when factoring in the Fantasy community's expectations entering the season, Fitzpatrick is a dependable QB2.
Ryan doesn't have the greatest NFL resume. He's won only 33 of his 89 career starts with 123 TDs and 101 INTs. Last year, he went 6-6 in 12 starts for the Houston Texans while completing a career-high 63.1 percent of his passes. He tossed 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Texans called the second-highest percentage of running plays last season (53.1 percent), which really took the pressure off of Fitzpatrick and played a big role in his improved TD-to-INT rate. Ryan has ties to Chan Gailey from their time together in Buffalo, so it wouldn't surprise me to see him starting at some point if Geno doesn't play well consistently. Ryan's experience and Harvard smarts may offer New York its best chance to take advantage of its receiving talent.
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