CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Mon 1/11/21 8:37 PM

The Dolphins activated Fitzpatrick (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering the timing of this transaction, Fitzpatrick likely would have been unavailable in the wild-card round if the Dolphins had netted one of three wild-card spots in the AFC part of the postseason bracket. In his age-38 season, he played well when called upon, logging time in nine games and starting seven of them on his way to 2,091 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions on 69-percent passing. He enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, but considering his efforts and Tua Tagovailoa's struggles at times as a rookie, Miami may seek to bring back Fitzpatrick as a mentor for the young QB and as a proven commodity at the position.

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Thu 12/31/20 3:58 PM

The Dolphins placed Fitzpatrick (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday after practicing in full Wednesday, an indication that his positive result came as a surprise for the Dolphins. The team signed Jake Rudock to replace him as the No. 2 option behind Tua Tagovailoa for Sunday's game against the Bills. Cameron Wolfe of ESPN notes that Fitzpatrick could be in jeopardy of missing Miami's first playoff game should the team earn a postseason berth, due to the timetable required for him to garner full clearance.

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Thu 12/31/20 1:26 PM

Fitzpatrick tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and won't be available for Sunday's game against the Bills, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming the Dolphins confirm Fitzpatrick's positive test result, he'll be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Miami will add Jake Rudock to its 53-man roster to serve as Tua Tagovailoa's backup Week 17.

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Thu 12/31/20 1:02 PM

Fitzpatrick (undisclosed) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear why Fitzpatrick missed practice Thursday, but the QB practiced Wednesday, so Wolfe indicates that it doesn't appear to be injury-related. If he's available for Sunday's game against the Bills, Fitzpatrick -- who finished up Miami's Week 16 win over the Raiders -- is slated to back up Tua Tagovailoa.

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Sat 12/26/20 11:37 PM

Fitzpatrick entered Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders in the fourth quarter, completing nine of 13 pass attempts for 182 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick took over for a timid Tua Tagovailoa (17 of 22 for just 94 yards) midway through the fourth quarter, and the veteran immediately displayed his signature tendency to push the ball downfield. His first drive led the Dolphins to a field goal, while his second resulted in a touchdown courtesy of a 59-yard sideline catch by Myles Gaskin. Dolphins fans will most remember Fitzpatrick's third and final drive of the night, however. The savvy veteran got the ball back with just nineteen seconds remaining and Miami down two points, and he immediately connected with Mack Hollins on a deep shot to set up the game-winning field goal, while simultaneously drawing a facemask penalty. According to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, coach Brian Flores announced Tagovailoa will start Week 17 against the Bills, though he could have a short leash with the Dolphins attempting to secure a playoff spot.

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Sun 12/6/20 9:09 AM

Fitzpatrick is likely to serve as Miami's backup quarterback Sunday against the Bengals with Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) expected to start, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out Miami's Week 12 win over the Jets with an injured left thumb, Tagovailoa practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday through Friday before taking a questionable designation into the weekend. As Rapoport notes, Tagovailoa still handled most of the reps with the first-team offense this week despite his limitations, so barring any setbacks in warmups, the rookie will be back under center Sunday. Fitzpatrick was serviceable in place of Tagovailoa last week, completing 24 of 39 attempts for 257 yards and two touchdowns.

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Sun 11/29/20 4:14 PM

Fitzpatrick completed 24 of 39 pass attempts for 257 yards and two touchdowns during the Dolphins' 20-3 win over the Jets. He also had three carries for 10 yards and fumbled once.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick started Sunday's game in place of Tua Tagovailoa (thumb), and he didn't have to do too much in order to earn a divisional win over the lifeless Jets. The aged veteran reprised his 2019 form by showcasing a lethal connection with DeVante Parker, whom he targeted 14 times, connecting on eight of those occasions for 119 yards. In the red zone, Fitzpatrick instead opted to look toward the Dolphins' tight ends, connecting with both Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen for scores. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Tagovailoa will start Week 13 against the Bengals if healthy, but if Fitzpatrick were to get another chance under center he'd be a tempting streaming option at quarterback.

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Sat 11/28/20 2:43 PM

Fitzpatrick is in line to start Sunday against the Jets after Tua Tagovailoa (left thumb) was downgraded to doubtful, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tagovailoa's damaged throwing thumb will likely set the stage for Fitzpatrick to return to the starting lineup against the team he last played as the starting quarterback for the Dolphins. While the contest got out of hand by the end of the first half, Fitzpatrick did throw for three touchdowns, although he also tied for a three-start low in terms of passing yards (191) thanks to the massive score differential. Considering the matchup, the veteran quarterback is certainly a worthy streaming option at quarterback, especially with a running game that could be without the top two starters Myles Gaskin (knee, eligible to return off IR) and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder).

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Sun 11/22/20 8:30 PM

Fitzpatrick replaced Tua Tagovailoa for the final two drives of Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Broncos, completing 12 of 18 passes for 117 yards and an interception.

EDGE Analysis

The Dolphins' offensive line had trouble protecting Tagovailoa, who got sacked six times before being removed, but Fitzpatrick committed Miami's only turnover of the afternoon after leading the team to a field goal on his first possession. Per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, coach Brian Flores has no plans to switch back to Fitzpatrick as his starter, and the veteran will remain the No. 2 QB in Week 12 against the Jets.

CVDRyan Fitzpatrick
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Tue 10/20/20 11:46 AM5 Comments

Fitzpatrick has been replaced by Tua Tagovailoa as the Dolphins' starting quarterback, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick has fared mostly well this season, throwing for 300 yards in three games, tossing multiple touchdowns four times and throwing multiple picks on three occasions. Overall, his line is fair enough -- 70.5 percent passing, 1,535 yards and 10 touchdowns versus seven interceptions through six contests -- but after Tagovailoa got on the field in garbage time this past Sunday against the Jets, Miami will move forward with the the fifth overall pick of the 2020 draft under center. The Tagovailoa era will begin after the Dolphins' bye week on Nov. 1 versus the Rams.