QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - Miami Dolphins
|6-2, 221||Born: 11-24-1982||College: Harvard||Drafted: Round 7, pick 2005|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 13): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 12): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 11): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 15: at New York Giants
FBG says: Great matchup. Ryan Fitzpatrick has led a high-volume passing attack that, in spite of some recent strong performances, has posted bottom-feeding numbers across the board. The Dolphins' passing game has posted 15 touchdowns to 17 interceptions on the season, the 26th and 31st-best numbers in the league, respectively, to this point. At just 5.3 net yards per attempt, the efficiency of the unit is abysmal, ranking 30th in the league, and it is primarily a product of a lack of talent in the receiving corps. DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson, the team's top two wide receivers following the injury to Preston Williams, are both in concussion protocol, and their status for this weekend's game is uncertain. Expect Isaiah Ford and Allen Hurns to step up in their absence, with Mike Gesicki contributing at the tight end position. Ford led the way with 9 targets, 6 receptions, and 92 receiving yards last weekend without Parker and Wilson. This weekend, a soft matchup and high passing volume could foster another unexpectedly strong day for Miami through the day. The New York Giants' pass defense is one of the weakest in the NFL, as they have allowed 6 300-yard passers and 7 multi-touchdown performances through the air. Last weekend, a depleted Philadelphia Eagles' aerial attack posted 325 yards and 2 touchdowns, including over 132 yards and 12 catches from their two tight ends. The Giants struggle to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks, with the sixth-lowest hurry rate of any team in the league, even their number-one pass rusher, Markus Golden's, pass-rushing numbers are misleading. Golden leads the way with 8.5 sacks on the season, but he is converting his pressures into sacks at a wildly unsustainable rate, and when he is not taking down opposing quarterbacks, he rarely applies pressure otherwise. In the secondary, the Giants are especially weak, with Janoris Jenkins and DeAndre Baker grading as two of the weakest cover-corners in the NFL. The Giants have allowed 10 separate 100-yard or multi-touchdown performances to opposing pass-catchers this season. This weekend, look for tight end Mike Gesicki and DeVante Parker or Albert Wilson, if healthy, to capitalize on this soft matchup against one of the league's weakest pass defenses.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Ryan Fitzpatrick's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs NYJ (21 / 37 / 245 / 0 / 1 pass, 7 / 65 / 0 rush)
It was not the most productive game of the season for Fitzpatrick, but he did the best with the weapons he had. He has lost every single one of his top rushers or receivers to either trade or injury this season and he continues to find a way to keep them in games. His biggest mistake this week came on their second drive of the game when he tried to take a shot over the middle to Allen Hurns. Nate Hariston jumped the route and was able to get his hands on the ball as both he and Hurns went to the ground. Hariston wrestled the ball away and was credited with the interception. The most positive thing Fitzpatrick did this week was run the ball. He led the team in rushing with 65 yards and had a long 20-yard gain after scrambling in the pocket. He did put the ball on the ground twice but both times were recovered by the offense. He looks to have found a new target in Isaiah Ford and showed some chemistry with Allen Hurns this week after DeVante Parker left due to a concussion. The touchdowns were just not there this week and the Dolphins still had a chance to win. Fitzpatrick has great matchups against the Giants and Bengals in the next 2 weeks.
2019 Week 13 vs PHI (27 / 39 / 365 / 3 / 1 pass, 3 / 2 / 0 rush)
The Eagles secondary struggled to cover anyone this week and saw the field goal holder throw a touchdown to the kicker. With that fact in mind, the season high 365 yards and 3 touchdowns from Fitzpatrick make a lot more sense. The opening drive looked like the early part of the season for the Dolphins with Fitzpatrick throwing an interception on the very first play. He was looking for Parker across the middle and threw it just behind his receiver. Ronald Darby came down with the interception and Philadelphia went down and drove for the game's first touchdown. Things went much better from there with Fitzpatrick connecting with Parker for 2 touchdowns. The first came on a 43-yard bomb deep down the left side. It was a 4th and 4 play where Fitzpatrick laid the ball up to Parker down the sideline. He went up and over Darby who fell on the play and Parker was able to tip toe down the side line and in for the score. The second touchdown was of the 17-yard variety and came on the heels of a 21-yard pass to Mike Gesicki. Fitzpatrick again laid the ball up to Parker, this time down the right-side line and in the end zone. Parker went up between 2 defenders and made the catch in the back of the end zone. There was some griping about offensive pass interference, but it was a clean play for the touchdown. The third touchdown was a 14-yard strike to Gesicki. Fitzpatrick was flushed out of the pocket and rolled to the right where he was able to find his big tight end in the corner of the end zone after running a wheel route. The broken play made the defender come up to play the run and gave Gesicki just enough room in the back of the end zone to make the catch. This game was vintage Fitzpatrick. He threw the ball deep down the field, took chances, and played with a sort of swagger we have not seen in Miami this season. He has 3 very winnable games in the next 3 weeks before a season ending show down against the Patriots.
2019 Week 12 vs CLE (21 / 39 / 214 / 2 / 2 pass, 5 / 45 / 1 rush)
It was not a happy Birthday for Fitzpatrick this week. Even without their top pass rushing option, the Browns still got to Fitzpatrick 4 times for a loss of 22 yards and hit him a total of 6 times. There was almost no time to throw the ball and that led to mistake. Fitzpatrick threw 2 interceptions, and both were to Joe Schobert. The first interception came on a promising drive on the Cleveland side of the field. It was an unlucky bounce off the hands and chest of Albert Wilson that fell into the arms of Schobert. The second interception came in the 4th quarter on a drive that was not going anywhere. After a big sack, Fitzpatrick was flushed on the next play and he floated a dangerous ball down the field that again went to Schobert in coverage. There was some good this week for Fitzpatrick in the second half. After a short catch and run to Parker went for 21 yards, Fitzpatrick connected with Mike Gesicki on the next play for an 11-yard score. It was a perfectly threaded needle across the middle to Gesicki who made a leaping catch in the end zone. It was one of the best thrown balls all day by Fitzpatrick and his young tight end was able to go up and get it. His second touchdown came after the Browns missed a field goal and was a methodical drive down the field with Fitzpatrick punching it in on his own from 8 yards out. The pocket collapsed and he was able to escape up the middle and dive into the end zone. Just for good measure, Fitzpatrick tacked on a touchdown at the end of the game to Allen Hurns. The pass rush got to him again and he had to get creative to avoid it. This allowed Hurns to keep working down the field and find himself wide open in the corner of the end zone after his defender fell down after making contact with his own player. It was a busted play and a garbage time touchdown, but it made it look like the Dolphins put up a little more fight than they did. The mistakes were costly this week and the mounting injuries to receivers is going to make things tough on Fitzpatrick for the rest of the season.
2019 Week 11 vs BUF (32 / 45 / 323 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
For a brief moment we all thought that Fitz-Magic was back, and the Dolphins were going to make a late charge. He threw for more than 300 yards this week, completed passes to 7 different receivers, and showed a clear connection with DeVante Parker. The duo connected on a 50-yard pass to help setup the first touchdown of the game. Parker ran a deep crossing route and had the corner coming over in coverage fall down after he tried to make a play on the ball. It was a beautifully thrown ball by Fitzpatrick that hit Parker in stride and let him run after the catch. Fitzpatrick looked good this week outside of the offensive line not being able to protect him at all. The offensive line allowed 7 sacks for a loss of 43 yards and he was hit a total of 14 times. Fitzpatrick looked to be harassed on almost every single one of his drop backs and rarely had a clean pocket to make a play. The Dolphins have been playing to draft their next quarterback all season, but they may want to think about putting a line in front of someone first or they will never find any success. Fitzpatrick should get the nod again next week against the Browns and have a bit easier of a matchup.
2019 Week 10 vs IND (21 / 33 / 169 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 23 / 1 rush)
It was not pretty, but Fitzpatrick managed to get the job done this week against the Colts. Indianapolis has not been a friendly venue to the Dolphins as it. had been almost 6 years since they last won there. Fitzpatrick completed almost 64% of his passes but looked erratic almost the entire game. He missed on a few easy check down throws and was nowhere close on delivering the deep ball to Parker. He was sacked 3 times for a loss of 10 yards but was the most effective rushing option otherwise. He did not sniff the end zone through the air, but he did have a rushing touchdown. It proved to be the only touchdown of the game for the Dolphins and all they would need to secure the victory. The touchdown came shortly after a Colt's interception and was from 11 yards out. Fitzpatrick stepped up in a collapsing pocket and pump faked to Parker on a slant across the middle. Both linebackers continued with Parker in coverage while Fitzpatrick took the ball off the right end and into the end zone for a touchdown. It was the longest running play for the Dolphins this week and a big example of why the team is going with Fitzpatrick over Josh Rosen. It will be a much tougher test next week in Buffalo for Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins.
2019 Week 9 vs NYJ (24 / 36 / 288 / 3 / 0 pass, 5 / 2 / 0 rush)
It was a banner day for Fitzpatrick and the Miami offense. The passing game was the only thing that seemed to work for the Dolphins as the rushing attack averaged just over 2 yards per carry, but that did not matter with Fitzpatrick finding the end zone 3 times in the 2nd quarter. His first touchdown pass went to Preston Williams for 12 yards and was simply a blown coverage by the Jets. Williams ran a skinny post and both the corner and safety went to cover the running back leaking into the flat rather than Williams. It was an easy pitch and catch for the score from there and Fitzpatrick had a clean pocket and there was not a defender within 5 yards of Williams. The second touchdown capped off a 12 play 77-yard drive with a 17-yard pass to DeVante Parker. Fitzpatrick made a beautiful back shoulder throw to Parker right at the pylon for the score. It was a dangerous play as Fitzpatrick stared down his receiver and never looked in any other direction, but Parker used his body to box out the corner in coverage and make sure no one else could make a play on the ball. The third touchdown again went to Williams for a 5-yard score. It was a quick 1-step drop and throw to Williams running a slant. The ball found him between 2 defenders and was not contested. This drive was fueled by a 34-yard bomb to Mike Gesicki down deep down the right side line that could have gone for a touchdown had he not been tripped up by his man in coverage at the last second. Fitzpatrick had an ugly safety where he tried to get out of the end zone and ended up falling right on the goal line and was sacked 4 times for a loss of 22 yards. This performance should keep his job safe from Josh Rosen for a while longer, but with the Dolphins actively tanking this year there is no knowing what they will do.
2019 Week 8 vs PIT (21 / 34 / 190 / 2 / 2 pass, 5 / 17 / 0 rush)
Everything was looking great in the first half for Miami and Fitzpatrick. He was completing short throws and moving the ball down the field at will and turned two separate drives into touchdowns for a 14-0 lead. The first throw came after a Pittsburgh interception and went for 5 yards to Albert Wilson. It was a short throw with Fitzpatrick rolling to his left and finding Wilson in the flat after motioning all the way across the formation. A wash of receivers worked to the inside and picked off Steelers defenders and made for an easy path to the end zone for Wilson. The second touchdown went to Allen Hurns from 12 yards out. Hurns caught the ball well short of the first down and a combination of poor tackling and defenders trying to strip the ball rather than take him to the ground allowed him to power into the end zone. The play should have ended well short of a touchdown, but the Steelers could not wrap him up. It was after this point that the wheels fell off for Fitzpatrick and the entire offense. The rushing attack stalled, and the Steelers were able to sit back and defend the pass. Fitzpatrick threw an interception just before half time as he was targeting Nick O'Leary. The pass was behind him and was tipped into the arms of former Dolphin Minkah Fitzpatrick. The ball looked to hit O'Leary in the chest and should have been caught, but instead it was intercepted, and the Steelers drove down for a touchdown and pulled the game to 14-10 before half time. The second interception came on a deep shot to Jakeem Grant where Fitzpatrick over threw his receiver. The ball was again intercepted by Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Steelers scored a touchdown on their ensuing drive. Fitzpatrick was intercepted by Fitzpatrick twice this week and it led to 14 points for Pittsburgh. The final nail in the coffin came in the 4th quarter when Fitzpatrick was sacked, stripped, and recovered by T.J Watt. It was a 10-point game at this point, but the Miami offense had done nothing to make it look like they would score again. The great start was wasted, and Fitzpatrick will have to try again against the Jets next week.
2019 Week 6 vs WAS (12 / 18 / 132 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Just like we have seen so many times before, Fitzpatrick came in late in a game and made magic happen. Fitzpatrick led the Dolphins on 2 touchdown drives in the 4th quarter and had a chance to win the game on a 2-point conversion play. Unfortunately, the final pass fell incomplete and the Dolphins dropped to 0-5 on the season. The first touchdown drive was fueled by an 18-yard completion on an outlet pass to Mark Walton and was eventually punched in by Kalen Ballage from the 1-yard line. Fitzpatrick played a much bigger role in the final drive where he led the offense 75 yards down the field and into the end zone. Fitzpatrick took several shots down the field and connected on one with Mike Gesicki for 30 yards before dissecting the Redskins offense to give them a chance for a game tying score. Fitzpatrick found DeVante Parker across the middle for an 11-yard touchdown with :06 left in the game. It was a ball thrown into tight coverage, but it was low enough that only Parker could make a play on the ball. The coaching staff has already stated they are going to go back to Rosen next week, but we could see a lot more of Fitzpatrick this season as they have shown they are not afraid to ride the hot hand each week and bench anyone who is not playing well.
2019 Week 3 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Fitzmagic era is over in Miami as the team officially named Rosen the starter coming into week 3. He did get some playing time when Rosen went down with injury, but it was only a single drive with 2 pass attempts. Fitzpatrick had a big 25-yard completion to Preston Williams on 3rd and 3 that helped setup the second field goal of the game. The pocket collapsed and Fitzpatrick escaped to his right, he threw up what looked like a prayer down field, and Williams was able to go up and over his defender to make the catch. Rosen came back into the game after this drive and that was the end for Fitzpatrick. Miami has shown they have a quick hook at quarterback, and this may not be the last we see of Fitzpatrick this year.
2019 Week 2 vs NE (11 / 21 / 89 / 0 / 3 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
The Fitz-Magic era in Miami is off to a very rocky start and the veteran QB has not been benched in favor of josh Rosen twice in as many games. He was sacked 4 times for a loss of 23 yards and left with a QB rating of 23.8. Fitzpatrick failed to surpass 100 yards through the air and completed just over 50% of his passes. The first drive was a 3 and out that went for -3 yards and then 4 more punts before half time. The first drive of the 2nd half saw some bad luck when a pass intended for DeVante Parker was tipped by Stephon Gilmore and pulled in by Devin McCourty. The next interception was returned 54 yards for a touchdown by Gilmore and then the 3rd by Jamie Collins and returned 69 yards for a touchdown. It was at this point that Rosen took over and the quarterback turmoil continues. There has been no indication as to who will be the starter next week against Dallas.
2019 Week 1 vs BAL (14 / 29 / 185 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
It was not the start that Fitzpatrick envisioned when given the starting job in Miami to open the season. The score was 28-0 early in the second quarter and Fitzpatrick only had 14 plays on offense across 3 drives. His first drive ended in an interception when he tried to hit Kenyan Drake on a wheel route. There were 2 receivers in the area along with 5 Raven defenders. Neither player looked to make much of an effort to catch the pass and Fitzpatrick got off to a rocky start. It was not until the 2nd quarter that Fitzpatrick led the team on a scoring drive. A 49-yard catch and run deep down the middle from DeVante Parker put the ball on the Baltimore 49 before the offense proceeded to have plays of -1 yard, -3 yards, and a 5-yard penalty. Fitzpatrick missed on 3rd down and the Dolphins settled for a 54-yard field goal. On the Dolphins final drive of the 1st half, Fitzpatrick led them on a touchdown drive. With big plays to Parker, Allen Hurns, and an eventual 6-yard touchdown pass to Preston Williams, it was the first time the team showed life all game. Fitzpatrick found Williams across the middle in the back of the end zone for the score. He was wide open on the play because the Ravens defender fell in coverage. It was an all-around ugly day that included 2 sacks and a less than 50% completion rate for Fitzpatrick.
Latest NewsDolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick a full participant (Fri Dec 13, 06:28 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15. link to story Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick practices (Thu Dec 12, 04:22 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. link to story Dolphins | Thursday's practice report for Miami (Thu Dec 12, 03:30 PM) - Miami Dolphins DT Gerald Willis (hip) did not practice for a second straight day on Thursday, Dec. 12. FB Chandler Cox (shoulder), CB Nik Needham (groin), WR DeVante Parker (concussion) and WR Albert Wilson (concussion) were limited. LB Jerome Baker (chest, jaw), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder), WR Allen Hurns (ankle, knee) and RB Patrick Laird (hip) practiced in full. link to story Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick practices in full (Wed Dec 11, 05:02 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. link to story Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick throws for 245 yards (Sun Dec 8, 07:01 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-37 passes for 245 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 14 against the New York Jets and he ran seven times for a team-high 65 yards. Our View: Fitzpatrick wasn't a hit for fantasy because his offense settled for seven field goals. He also lost Devante Parker to a concussion. He'll still be a streamer consideration against the Giants next week if Parker is active.
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