QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - Miami Dolphins
|6-2, 221||Born: 11-24-1982||College: Harvard||Drafted: Round 7, pick 2005|
Week 12: at Cleveland Browns
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
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 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 pases for 323 yards (Sun Nov 17, 09:51 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 32-of-45 passes for 323 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills. link to story Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to play (Fri Nov 15, 06:13 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 11. link to story Dolphins | Week 11 injury report for Miami (Fri Nov 15, 02:31 PM) - Miami Dolphins CB Ken Webster (ankle) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills. DE Taco Charlton (elbow) and LB Raekwon McMillan (knee) were limited in practice all week and are listed as possible. S Reshad Jones (chest) and DE Avery Moss (ankle) practiced in full for a second straight day and are also listed as questionable. OL Jesse Davis (elbow), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder), DT Davon Godchaux (shoulder), WR Jakeem Grant (toe, Achilles), LB Trent Harris (foot), C Daniel Kilgore (knee), CB Chris Lammons (ankle, toe), S Bobby McCain (shoulder), WR DeVante Parker (calf), TE Durham Smythe (knee, elbow), DT Christian Wilkins (toe) and WR Albert Wilson practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. RB Kalen Ballage (neck, illness) was not given a practice designation Friday but was also removed from the injury report. link to story Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick practices (Thu Nov 14, 03:47 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. link to story Dolphins | Miami's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 14, 03:39 PM) - Miami Dolphins CB Ken Webster (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. DE Taco Charlton (elbow) and LB Raekwon McMillan (knee) were limited for a second straight day. RB Kalen Ballage (neck, illness), OL Jesse Davis (elbow), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder), DT Davon Godchaux (shoulder), WR Jakeem Grant (toe, Achilles), LB Trent Harris (foot), S Reshad Jones (chest), C Daniel Kilgore (knee), CB Chris Lammons (ankle, toe), S Bobby McCain (shoulder), DE Avery Moss (ankle), WR DeVante Parker (calf), TE Durham Smythe (knee, elbow), DT Christian Wilkins (toe) and WR Albert Wilson (hip, ankle) practiced in full. link to story More News
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