QB J.P. Losman - Miami Dolphins

6-2, 217Born: 3-12-1981College: TulaneDrafted: Round 1, pick

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Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Unsurprisingly, the Dolphins didn't get much of an efficiency boost by swapping Josh Rosen for Ryan Fitzpatrick (again) last week. Fitzpatrick opened the Buffalo game hot, but ultimately blew a chance to ice a rare win with a terrible red-zone interception. Through 3 games, they sit 31st league-wide in both yardage and touchdowns, saved only by the Jets' brief Luke Falk era. Ryan Fitzpatrick has always been a volatile passer, but he's no longer forcing deep balls to the likes of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Here in Miami, he's still throwing erratically down the field, but working with far less of a supporting cast. DeVante Parker has caught touchdowns in three straight games, but still struggles to turn his size/speed blend into a true NFL mismatch. Tight end Mike Gesicki has flashed some of late, racking up 92 yards over the past 2 weeks, but remains an uninspiring playmaker. He's still seeking his first NFL touchdown, 22 games in. The real silver lining among this unit is rookie Preston Williams, who's emerged as the team's unquestioned No. 1 target. Williams has drawn 21% of team looks on the season (7.3 a game), but remains a middling fantasy option. A raw rookie surrounded by uncertainty, he's caught just 52% of his targets and posted a ho-hum 52 yards a game. After allowing efficient, 300-yard performances to Tom Brady and Russell Wilson to open the year, the Steelers pass defense has tightened noticeably. Philip Rivers managed to top 300 in Week 6, but it was heavily aided by garbage time in the Steelers' blowout win. The week before, they held Lamar Jackson to just 5.8 yards per attempt and picked him off 3 times. The coverage unit has been strong, but the pass rush also deserves its share of credit, with Cameron Heyward and T.J. Watt leading a diverse group that's adept at disrupting passers (seventh in pressure rate). There are still clear vulnerabilities, however. The team has long struggled to defend the slots and seams, and that's still a massive issue, with the safeties primarily to blame. In Week 6, Hunter Henry (8 for 100 and 2 touchdowns) and Mike Williams (5 for 72) consistently won battles and made easy catches down the stretch. Slot cornerback Mike Hilton is solid, but Terrell Edmunds has yet to show any consistency as a pro, while new addition Minkah Fitzpatrick has struggled since coming over from the Dolphins. They won't face a potent attack in Week 8 with the Dolphins coming to town, but there could be a few openings up the seams for breakout receiver Preston Williams.

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

J.P. Losman's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

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Schedule

8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9vs New York Jets
10@ Indianapolis Colts
11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Cleveland Browns
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ New York Jets
15@ New York Giants
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17@ New England Patriots