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QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - Houston Texans

6-2, 221Born: 11-24-1982College: HarvardDrafted: Round 7

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Summary

The newly acquired Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to be the week one starting quarterback for the Houston Texans, who don't have any better alternatives. In his nine years in the league, Fitzpatrick has started at least three games in seven seasons. Never once has he finished a season with a winning record. From a fantasy perspective, Fitzpatrick is capable of putting up decent touchdown numbers. In the last three seasons where he was starter entering week one, he totaled 23, 24 and 24 touchdowns with at least 250 yards rushing in each of those seasons. He quietly finished inside the Top 17 among quarterbacks, including a Top 12 finish in 2011 with the Bills. He doesn't have a rocket arm and he isn't one to rack up the passing yardage, but he has a future Hall of Fame wide receiver in Andre Johnson who made David Carr look respectable. Waiting in the wings at quarterback for the Texans are Case Keenum and rookie Tom Savage. The job appears to be in the grasp for the journeyman veteran, but if things go south early on, there could be an outcry for a replacement. (May 24)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 28, 23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 28, 29, 30, 30, 30, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32, 32, 33
QB Dynasty - 44, 39, 41, 42, 48

Stats and Projections

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2011 BUF 16 353 569 3832 24 23 56 208 0
2012 BUF 16 306 505 3400 24 16 49 201 1
2013 TEN 11 217 350 2454 14 12 43 225 3 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 14 279 448 * * * 43 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 13 295 485 * * * 44 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 13 270 460 * * * 35 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 11 230 373 * * * 34 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 229
QB: 29

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Latest News

Texans | Case Keenum in with the ones (Thu Aug 14, 10:51 AM) - Houston Texans QB Case Keenum is taking some repetitions with the first-team offense in practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

Our View: This is going to be something to watch all season. The Texans confidence in Ryan Fitzpatrick was shaken in the first preseason game. It's just one exhibition, but the seeds of doubt have been planted. Keenum is not that much different stylistically and tools-wise, but he is younger and has more experience with the Texans targets.
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2014 Schedule

1vs Washington Redskins
2@ Oakland Raiders
3@ New York Giants
4vs Buffalo Bills
5@ Dallas Cowboys
6vs Indianapolis Colts
7@ Pittsburgh Steelers
8@ Tennessee Titans
9vs Philadelphia Eagles
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Cleveland Browns
12vs Cincinnati Bengals
13vs Tennessee Titans
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15@ Indianapolis Colts
16vs Baltimore Ravens
17vs Jacksonville Jaguars