S Minkah Fitzpatrick - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-1, 202Born: 11-17-1996College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 11

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Summary

He does not have the hair, but in many other ways Minkah Fitzpatrick is a reincarnation of former Steelers great Troy Polamalu. Not only does Fitzpatrick display the same knack for game-changing plays, but the coaching staff used him in a similar fashion as well. Fitzpatrick is officially listed as a free safety but his skill set allows the coaching staff to move him around, putting him in position to take advantage of matchups and allowing Fitzpatrick to be aggressive. Even as a newcomer to the team starting in week three, he was able to parlay the opportunity and freedom into nine turnovers and a pair of scores for the Steelers. As was the case with Polamalu, Fitzpatrick's tackle production may be sparse at times, leading to an issue of week to week inconsistency, but he will have a lot of big games along the way. (May 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

S Redraft - 11, 12, 13
S Dynasty - 15, 9, 26
Overall Dynasty - 59, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2018 MIA 16.0 50.0 30.0 0 0.0 0.0 2.0 9.0 1.0
2019 MIA/PIT 16.0 43.0 25.0 0 2.0 3.0 5.0 9.0 2.0
2020 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 48.0 * * * * * * *
2020 PROJ-Norton 16.0 57.0 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Steelers | Minkah Fitzpatrick excelled after trade (Wed May 20, 11:00 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers S Minkah Fitzpatrick surrendered a completion on only six of the 13 passes thrown in his coverage for 77 yards, did not allow a touchdown and intercepted five passes after he was acquired from the Miami Dolphins last September. Prior to the trade, Fitzpatrick allowed completions on all six of the passes thrown in his coverage for 117 yards and three touchdowns.

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3vs Houston Texans
4@ Tennessee Titans
5vs Philadelphia Eagles
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7@ Baltimore Ravens
8--- BYE WEEK ---
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