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Quarterback, Houston Texans

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Draft: 2005 Round 7 (36)
College: Harvard
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 225 DOB: 1982-11-24 Age: 32
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#14 4 13.06

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2005 STL 4 3 76 135 56.3 777 4 8 14 64 4.6 2 73.3 18.3
2006 STL 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
2007 CIN 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0 0.0
2008 CIN 13 12 221 372 59.4 1,905 8 9 60 304 5.1 2 169.7 13.1
2009 BUF 10 8 127 227 55.9 1,422 9 10 31 141 4.5 1 127.2 12.7
2010 BUF 13 13 255 441 57.8 3,000 23 15 41 271 6.6 0 269.1 20.7
2011 BUF 16 16 353 570 61.9 3,832 24 24 56 215 3.8 0 309.1 19.3
2012 HOU 16 0 306 505 60.6 3,400 24 16 49 201 4.1 1 292.1 18.3
2012 (Projected) HOU     333 554 60.1 3,769 23 17 47 256 5.4 1 312.1  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Fitzpatrick’s 2011 season mirrored that of the Bills as he started the season on a hot streak before cooling off considerably over the season’s second half. He topped 25 fantasy points in each of his first three starts, throwing for 841 yards and 9 touchdowns in wins over the Chiefs, Raiders and Patriots. From that point on, it was mostly downhill with Fitzpatrick displaying the inconsistency that has plagued his career as he finished the season with a career-high and league-leading 24 interceptions. Rewarded with a $59-million, six-year contract extension after Week 6, his production plummeted with five games under 210 yards passing over his final ten weeks – a period in which he threw for 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. While injuries to running back Fred Jackson and at the wide receiver position were part of the problem, a substantial portion of the blame goes to Fitzpatrick whose accuracy got worse as the season progressed. While his season ended badly, Fitzpatrick still finished as the 11th ranked fantasy quarterback which was generally higher than predicted. Consider him an upper tier backup once again in 2012 (the Bills threw it 58% of the time in 2011) and move him down in leagues that penalize for turnovers given his propensity for throwing interceptions.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB5 Case Keenum
QB2QB4 Thaddeus Lewis
QB3QB2 Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB4QB3 Tom Savage
QB5QB1 Ryan Mallett
Texans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Fitzpatrick's season over, fractured leg     -- Sun Dec 14 7:00 pm --

Texans lose starting QB
For the second time this season, the Houston Texans have lost their starting quarterback due to an injury. Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a fracture in his leg in Sunday's loss to the Colts and will need season-ending surgery, a source confirmed to Fitzpatrick suffered the injury after a 2-yard rush on a 2nd-and-6 play early in the second quarter. He was carted off the field with an air cast on his leg. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Rookie Tom Savage finished the game for the Texans going 10 of 19 for 127 yards and an interception. To make matters worse, Savage injured his knee late in the game and will have an MRI on Monday. Thad Lewis is the only healthy QB on the roster right now.
Injury Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for Houston     -- Wed Nov 26 4:52 pm --

Texans sign Thad Lewis, place Mallett on IR
HOUSTON -- The Texans placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve on Wednesday, meaning Ryan Fitzpatrick will start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Fitzpatrick started the first nine games, with a 4-5 record, before being benched during the bye week in favor of Mallett, who went 1-1 as the starter. Also on Wednesday, the Texans signed free-agent quarterback Thad Lewis, who was released by the Bills in training camp (

FF Today's Take: Despite keeping things conservative through the air, Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown at least one touchdown pass in eight of his nine starts this season. He has enough weapons to provide fantasy owners with QB2 production but doesn't bring much upside to the table. To add depth to the roster in the wake of Mallett's injury the team signed Thad Lewis, while rookie Tom Savage presumably takes over the backup role behind Fitzpatrick.
Injury Ryan Mallett out for the season     -- Mon Nov 24 12:30 pm --

Pectoral injury
Quarterback Ryan Mallett is out for the season with a torn right pectoral muscle that will require surgery, according to two familiar with the situation. (Houston Chronicle)

FF Today's Take: Mallett reportedly played through the injury on Sunday. We haven't received an official word on who the Texans will start at quarterback in Week 13 against Tennessee but it's likely to be Ryan Fitzpatrick. Rookie Tom Savage is also on the roster
Arian Foster expected to play versus Browns     -- Tue Nov 11 9:40 am --

Groin seems okay, but Alfred Blue still a smart add
The Texans should be in good shape physically when they play at Cleveland on Sunday. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph passed the concussion protocol and will start against the Browns. “He was out there today, and he looked good,” coach Bill O’Brien said after practice. The only player the Texans know they’ll be missing is cornerback Kareem Jackson, who suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee against Philadelphia and could miss three games. “The players I mentioned last week are still day-to-day,” O’Brien said. That means running back Arian Foster, inside linebacker Brian Cushing and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. Foster and Cushing are expected to play. No one has any idea about Clowney, who continues to experience soreness in his knee. (Houston Chronicle)

FF Today's Take: The Texans are dealing with some important defensive injuries and have benched Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of the strong-armed Ryan Mallett, who makes his first NFL start. It's hard to say how much the Texans will use Foster in Week 11, so Alfred Blue makes an interesting flex option, and both Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins remain must-play WRs in 12-team leagues.
Texans make switch at QB, Mallett to start Week 11     -- Wed Nov 5 11:45 am --

Ryan Fitzpatrick benched
Ryan Mallett is the Texans’ new starting quarterback. Coach Bill O’Brien named Mallett the starter Wednesday, after debating during recent days whether to make a change. The first-year coach acknowledged the decision to bench veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick was "very difficult." (Houston Chronicle)

FF Today's Take: Fitzpatrick will be the backup in Week 11 with Tom Savage operating as the No. 3 quarterback. Fitzpatrick has completed 62 percent of his passes for 1960 yards, 11 TDs and 8 INTs in nine games. The Texans are 4-5 and looking for a spark. For now, consider Mallett a QB2 until he shows consistency with Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins.
Texans mulling quarterback change?     -- Mon Nov 3 2:35 pm --

HC looking for a "spark" for struggling offense
Following a 31-21 defeat to the Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium and another inconsistent showing from the offense, Texan HC Bill O’Brien didn’t come close to benching Ryan Fitzpatrick. But the first-year coach did say every position will be evaluated and he’s looking for a “spark” to ignite a stalled unit. O’Brien said if anyone is at fault, it’s the coach and play-caller. “If the blame is pinpointed anywhere, the blame is pinpointed here,” O’Brien said. “I’ve got to do a better job of getting these guys pointed in the right direction.” (Houston Chronicle)

FF Today's Take: O'Brien committed to Fitzpatrick as the starter early on in the offseason, but he was not signed to be the long-term answer in Houston. Ryan Mallett is waiting in the wings and could be on the verge of making his first career start sometime this season, perhaps as soon as after Houston's Week 10 bye. While he lacks Fitzpatrick's vast experience, there are no questions about his ability to throw downfield.

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