Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU 11 Days

Fitzpatrick, who suffered a fractured leg in Sunday's loss to the Colts, will require season-ending surgery, ESPN.com reports.

To make matters worse for the Texans, the Houston Chronicle relays that Tom Savage -- who took over for Fitzpatrick on Sunday -- was limping after the game, and is slated to undergo an MRI.

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU 11 Days

Fitzpatrick suffered a broken leg in Sunday's loss to the Colts, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

With Fitzpatrick done for the season, Tom Savage is now poised to finish up the season as the Texans' starting QB.

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU 11 Days

Fitzpatrick has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Colts with a leg injury.

With Fitzpatrick done for the day, Tom Savage is now in at quarterback for the Texans.

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU 18 Days

Fitzpatrick completed 13-of-19 passes for 135 yards, while adding eight carries for 19 rushing yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-13 win over the Jaguars.

One week after throwing a franchise-record six touchdowns, Fitzpatrick had his second zero-touchdown game of the season and his third with fewer than 155 passing yards. The rushing touchdown, his second this season, made up for a lot of it, though the absence of Andre Johnson, who suffered a concussion in the second quarter, did nothing to help Fitzpatrick. Up next is a Week 15 matchup against the Colts, who are allowing the eighth-most passing yards per game this season, though it won't be as easy if Johnson misses out.

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Fitzpatrick completed 24-of-33 passes for 358 yards and a franchise-record six touchdowns Sunday against the Titans, while also adding 10 rushing yards on two carries.

Fitzpatrick started the first nine games of the season before he was benched in favor of Ryan Mallett, but he got his job back after Mallett was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a pectoral injury earlier this week. Fitzpatrick completed passes to six different receivers, throwing touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins (two), Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Ryan Griffin and J.J. Watt. While he's unlikely to throw for six touchdowns again, Fitzpatrick has a good matchup in Week 14 against a Jaguars defense that came into Sunday allowing the sixth-most passing yards per game this season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU 27 Days

Fitzpatrick has had a good week of practice, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I always say, that needs to carry over to the game, but I've been really impressed with how Ryan has practiced this week," said O'Brien.

With the Texans preparing for the Titans, a team that ranks last in the NFL in rushing defense, it's hard to imagine O'Brien scheming up a pass-heavy game plan this week. As the reports come out that O'Brien expects Arian Foster (groin) to play this week, that only fuels the belief that Fitzpatrick will be a game manager in Week 13.

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU 29 Days

With Ryan Mallett on IR, Fitzpatrick will return as the Texans' starting QB on Sunday against the Titans, ESPN.com reports.

Fitzpatrick, who was benched following the Texans' Week 10 bye week, thus regains the team's starting assignment after giving way to Mallett in the team's last two games. He'll be backed up by Tom Savage on Sunday, with Thad Lewis having been signed to serve as the team's No. 3 QB. In a week with no NFL teams on bye, Fitzpatrick -- who has compiled an 11:8 TD:INT ratio in nine games -- isn't a high-percentage play in most formats, though he's an option for deep-leaguers scrambling for Week 13 QB depth.

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With Ryan Mallett out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, Fitzpatrick is expected to start at quarterback for the Texans on Sunday against the Titans, the Houston Chronicle reports.

With Tom Savage the only other quarterback on the team's roster, the Texans may add another signal-caller, but Mallett's injury -- suffered in his second start for the team -- appears to set the stage to afford Fitzpatrick with another chance to helm the 5-6 Texans' offense.

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Fitzpatrick's teammate, Ryan Mallett, will draw the start at QB when the Texans return to action against the Browns on November 16, the team's official site reports.

With a 4-5 mark, the Texans -- who are on bye this week -- will turn to the strong-armed Mallett in the hopes of sparking the team's passing game. Per the Houston Chronicle, coach Bill O'Brien indicated that Mallett will be given a full shot to hold on to the starting assignment, with Fitzpatrick (who checks in with an 11:8 TD:INT ratio to date) thus relegated to backup duty for the foreseeable future.

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU 2 Months

Head coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans' offense needs a "spark" and he's considering replacing Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Schematically, position changes, things like that," O'Brien said at NRG Stadium, referring to potential changes. "It's not anything that we've come to a decision on at this point."

On several occasions this season, O'Brien has emphatically stated that Fitzpatrick was his quarterback, but the coach has not been as firm following Sunday's loss to the Eagles. If he does make a quarterback change, this might be a good time for it, when the Texans are heading into a bye week. It would give backup Ryan Mallett a significant amount of time to prepare for Houston's next opponent, the Cleveland Browns in Week 11.