Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 weeks ago

Fitzpatrick completed 96 of 163 passes (58.9 completion percentage) for 1,103 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions across six games in 2017. He also rushed 15 times for 78 yards.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old was inked last offseason expressly for the scenario he was ultimately deployed in, namely, to spell starter Jameis Winston in the event of injury. Fitzpatrick led the Buccaneers to a 2-1 record over the three full games he started in Weeks 10-12 when Winston succumbed to a nagging shoulder problem, compiling 745 yards in those contests. He actually generated his most productive effort during Week 6 emergency duty, completing 22 of 32 passes for 290 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions over two-plus quarters of play against the Cardinals, a game that marked the onset of Winston's aforementioned health issues. Having played in 2017 on a one-year, $3 million contract, Fitzpatrick certainly made a case to be brought back next season, although a myriad of factors -- including salary, potential personnel moves and the quarterback's own desire to continue playing -- figure to play a part in whether a return comes to fruition.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick will reprise his backup role in Sunday's game against the Packers with head coach Dirk Koetter naming Jameis Winston (shoulder) the team's Week 13 starter, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick proved adequate while starting in place of the injured Winston the last three games, leading the Buccaneers to a 2-1 record while completing 57.4 percent of his passes to the tune of 745 yards, three touchdowns and only one turnover. With Winston turning in a full practice and taking every rep with the first-team Wednesday, there's apparently no lingering concern about the health of his throwing shoulder, so the 2015 No. 1 overall pick is expected to start each of the Bucs' final five contests of the season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 44 passes for 283 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Falcons. He also rushed twice for 20 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Although he couldn't get his team into the end zone, Fitzpatrick once again showed good command of the offense, connecting with eight different pass catchers along the way. He continued to lean heavily on the starting wideout duo of Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson (14 receptions on 23 targets for 138 yards combined), but he also once again made good use of rookie tight end O.J. Howard, connecting with the 2017 first-round pick on three occasions for 52 yards. Fitzpatrick has proven aptly capable of leading the Buccaneers in place of Jameis Winston during the latter's shoulder injury, but his starting tenure could well come to an end if the latter is deemed healthy enough to start a Week 13 road tilt against the Packers.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick will make another start Week 12 in Atlanta, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jameis Winston (shoulder) was re-evaluated Monday and ruled out for at least one more game. The Bucs don't have much incentive to rush their franchise quarterback back into action, as the team isn't really in the playoff picture even after Fitzpatrick engineered victories the past two weeks. He was impressive in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Dolphins, completing 22 of 37 passes for 275 yards, with two touchdowns and no turnovers against a lifeless defense. Fitzpatrick likely will face more of a challenge in Week 12 against an Atlanta team that still has playoff hopes.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick completed 22 of 37 passes for 275 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions while also rushing three times for nine yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Starting his second game in a Buccaneers uniform, Fitzpatrick looked much more like the quarterback that's enjoyed intermittent success as a starter in the league over the last decade, averaging a respectable 7.4 yards per attempt and connecting with nine different pass catchers on the afternoon. He enjoyed relatively strong protection as well, getting taken down just once on his 37 dropbacks. The 13-year veteran was able to cash in a pair of short drives with second-quarter touchdown passes to O.J. Howard and DeSean Jackson, respectively, and then led a pivotal nine-play, 58-yard march late in the fourth quarter to set up Patrick Murray's game-winning 35-yard field goal. Jameis Winston's (shoulder) status for a Week 12 divisional showdown with the Falcons will be determined at some point during the practice week, at which point Fitzpatrick will learn whether he'll have a chance to build on Sunday's successful effort.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick will start Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This merely confirms what Jameis Winston (shoulder) hinted at Wednesday when he said he'd be shut down from football activities for at least two weeks while rehabbing his AC joint sprain and rear deltoid injury. There's still some chance he'll require surgery or a prolonged period of rest, in which case Fitzpatrick would take over as the starting quarterback for the rest of the season. The 34-year-old was competent as a mid-game replacement against the Cardinals in Week 6 and Saints in Week 9, but he struggled as the starter in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets, completing 17 of 34 passes for 187 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Buccaneers at least will get Mike Evans back from suspension for Sunday's matchup with a soft Miami pass defense.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick completed 17 of 34 passes for 187 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets. He also rushed three times for nine yards and notched a two-point conversion rush.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran signal caller didn't exactly make it look pretty, but he did enough to help the Buccaneers snap a five-game losing streak. Fitzpatrick was able to sustain some long drives, leading marches of 17, nine and seven plays that all culmminated in field goals. He then embarked on a 15-play, 81-yard possession that he capped off with a six-yard touchdown throw to Charles Sims and ran in the ensuing two-point conversion. Fitzpatrick's totals won't exactly thrill fantasy owners who took a chance on him in Week 10, but he could find himself in a potentially better matchup against the Dolphins in a Week 11 road matchup.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick will be the Buccaneers' starting quarterback during Jameis Winston's (shoulder) upcoming absence, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

During Sunday's loss at New Orleans, Fitzpatrick played another lengthy stretch in place of Winston, who was ruled out at halftime. An MRI revealed Winston has damage in his right throwing shoulder in addition to the sprained AC joint. With at least two weeks of rehab prescribed for Winston, Fitzpatrick will be under center from the outset of Sunday's matchup against his previous squad, the Jets.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick completed eight of 15 passes for 68 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Saints. He also gained 30 yards on three rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick came on in relief of Jameis Winston (shoulder) to open the second half and was able to generate one scoring drive, although it was only 19 yards in length and three plays in duration. The veteran backup also took two sacks and averaged a measly 4.5 yards per attempt, ultimately failing to run the Buccaneers offense with any degree of efficacy. Fitzpatrick could well be in for a multi-week stint as a starter if Winston is ultimately determined to need an extended respite. Based on his extensive NFL body of work, the 34-year-old is likely capable of putting together some productive outings in the short term, but a penchant for turnovers (135 career interceptions and 42 fumbles) is likely to eventually catch up with him. Winston's status figures to be clarified over the next few days, at which point Fitzpatrick's short-term fantasy outlook will also be determined.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (1)
3 months ago

Fitzpatrick completed 22 of 32 passes for 290 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 38-33 loss to the Cardinals. He also rushed three times for 10 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick entered the contest in place of Jameis Winston (shoulder) with 5:31 remaining in the second quarter and the Bucs down by a 24-0 margin. The veteran led a 15-play, 70-yard drive that ended with a fourth-down misfire into the end zone from the Cardinals' 5-yard line, but it was harbinger of the success that Fitzpatrick would have in moving the offense down the field. Tampa's comeback began in earnest with an eight-play, 75-yard march in the third quarter that culminated in an 11-yard Fitzpatrick-DeSean Jackson end-zone connection, and subsequently included touchdown passes of 10 and 37 yards to Cameron Brate and Mike Evans, respectively. While Fitzpatrick also hurt the cause with a pair of picks, he certainly helped keep the prospect of an unlikely win viable until a failed onside kick in the game's waning moments. With Winston's status for Week 7 murky, the possibility Fitzpatrick logs at least one start in his stead remains very much in play for the time being.