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Fitzpatrick completed 20-of-34 passes for 289 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions Sunday against the Giants, while also adding seven carries for 34 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

With Arian Foster out due to a hamstring injury, Fitzpatrick threw 15 more passes than he did in Week 2 against the Raiders. He hadn't done much on the ground in the first two games of the season, but that all changed Sunday and was capped off by a one-yard touchdown with two minutes left in the game. Foster sat after being a game-time decision Sunday, so it's possible that he could return in Week 4 against the Bills, which would take some pressure off Fitzpatrick to do so much with his arm.

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Fitzpatrick completed 14-of-19 passes for 139 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-14 win at Oakland.

Fitzpatrick didn't need to do much, as Arian Foster did most of the heavy lifting, rushing for 138 yards on 28 carries. Through the first couple of weeks, it looks like Houston is content on running the ball and playing good defense, which is limiting Fitzpatrick's opportunities.

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Fitzpatrick completed 14-of-22 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 10 rushing yards on four carries Sunday against the Redskins.

Fitzpatrick completed passes to only five receivers, with wideouts Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins the only ones to catch more than two. The Texans fell behind 6-0 in the second quarter, but Fitzpatrick answered back with a 76-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins on the next series to give them the lead for good. With a comfortable lead in hand, the running game took over, which limited Fitzpatrick's pass attempts. That could be the case in Week 2 as well, as the Texans face a Raiders team that allowed 212 yards on the ground to the Jets on Sunday.

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Fitzpatrick completed 10-of-17 passes for 80 yards and a 70.7 quarterback rating.

There was some good and some bad in Fitzpatrick's performance Saturday. Some questionable decisions to throw into tight spaces didn't come back to hurt him. In that sense he was lucky. While nothing happened to knock Fitzpatrick from the starting job, he'll be a gamble for fantasy owners who don't secure one of the top tier quarterbacks early.

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Fitzpatrick completed 9-of-12 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown pass for a 126.0 rating in Saturday night's preseason win over the Falcons.

Fitzpatrick looked much different Saturday than he did during last week's opener. He made good throws and good decisions in leading the Texans on two touchdown drives. He directed Houston's first two drives before being removed, but then was brought back into game to engineer a two-minute drill just before the end of the first half.

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Fitzpatrick completed 6-of-14 passes for 55 yards and two interceptions in Saturday night's 32-0 preseason loss to the Cardinals. He finished with a 14.6 quarterback rating.

This was not a good start for Fitzpatrick, who played the entire first half and had a good deal of the first team offense with him. Head coach Bill O'Brien was quick to deflect blame for the loss toward Fitzpatrick, noting that it was entire team breakdown.

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Fitzpatrick and center Chris Myers had a few bad snap exchanges during Sunday's practice, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Coach Bill O'Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the Texans' starting quarterback.

This doesn't come as a surprise whatsoever. "He's a guy that earned the job," O'Brien said. Fourth-round rookie Tom Savage was the only real threat to Fitzpatrick, but learning yet another system after attending three different colleges, it was going to be struggle for Savage to supplant Fitzpatrick. He'll have to pull a Russell Wilson this summer and in preseason to overtake Fitzpatrick, who would have to fall flat on his face in the process. Case Keenum and T.J. Yates may be competing for one roster spot, and it's conceivable both could be let go. Fitzpatrick offers very little fantasy upside. The Texans are going to employ a ball-control, run-first offense and let their defense try and take some games.

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The Texans' official website admits the team's quarterback job is Ryan Fitzpatrick's to lose.

The Texans are attempting to keep up the absurd guise of competition under center, but Fitzpatrick would have to seriously stumble to lose out to any of Case Keenum, T.J. Yates or Tom Savage. "We liked the fact that he had played a bunch of football," coach Bill O'Brien said of Fitz. "We liked the fact that he was a guy that we thought would be a good system fit, meaning he was an intelligent guy, a good leader and a guy that was an accurate passer." Our money is heavily on Fitz.

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Coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans' quarterback competition is "wide open."

As the Texans opened OTAs on Tuesday, all four of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tom Savage, Case Keenum, and T.J. Yates were in attendance and taking reps. Fitzpatrick has to be viewed as the heavy favorite to be under center come Week 1. Savage simply isn't expected to be ready, while Keenum and Yates have proven to be trainwrecks as spot starters the past two seasons. The Texans are going to pound the ball on the ground behind a strong line and let FitzMagic manage the offense.