Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
4 days ago

Fitzpatrick will keep the starting job for Week 11 against the Giants, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick threw for 406 yards at a clip of 9.9 per attempt in Sunday's 16-3 home loss to the Redskins, but his trio of turnovers combined with a poor kicking performance from Chandler Catanzaro led to an absurd disparity between the Bucs' totals for yards (501) and points (three). The team seems to have the same problem on offense regardless of which quarterback it uses, combining an unusual mix of chunk gains and turnovers. Fitzpatrick may lose the starting job back to Jameis Winston if he doesn't bounce back with a more consistent performance in a Week 11 road matchup with the soft Giants defense.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
5 days ago

Fitzpatrick completed 29 of 41 passes for 406 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's 16-3 loss to Washington. He added 35 yards and a fumble on the ground on eight carries.

EDGE Analysis

Tampa Bay ended Sunday with 501 total yards, nearly double Washington's tally, but they still ended up losing by two scores. How? Four turnovers, three by Fitzpatrick, is a good place to start. Fitzpatrick pushed the ball upfield on Sunday, the precise formula that has served him in good stead this season, but it just didn't work out. He tried fitting a tight pass into the end zone to Shaun Wilson during the game's opening drive only to have it picked off by a diving Josh Norman. After Washington broke through for the game's first touchdown early in the fourth quarter, Fitzpatrick and Tampa Bay imploded with a Fitzpatrick interception, Jacquizz Rodgers fumble, and Fitzpatrick fumble on the ensuing three drives. Fitzpatrick has topped 400 yards passing in four of six starts this season, but the Buccaneers' aggressive approach can be a blessing and a curse that fantasy owners have to learn to deal with. Next Sunday brings a trip to a middle-of-the-road Giants pass defense.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
2 weeks ago

In his postgame press conference Sunday, coach Dirk Koetter confirmed that Fitzpatrick will start the Week 10 game against the Redskins, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off a Week 9 performance in which he completed 24 of 40 passes for 243 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions while also rushing five times for 23 yards, Fitzpatrick apparently showed enough to earn another start next week. The veteran quarterback was partly responsible for getting the Bucs into an early hole with a first-quarter interception in his own territory that led to the Panthers' first score of the day, but he did help Tampa make it a game in the second half by connecting with Adam Humphries and O.J. Howard for a pair of scores apiece. However, Fitzpatrick's second interception of the day with 3:45 remaining on an overthrow to DeSean Jackson essentially sealed the victory for Carolina. Fitzpatrick will remain a high-upside/high-risk play against Washington, although it bears noting the Redskins secondary allowed a 300-yard passing day to Matt Ryan in Week 9.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
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3 weeks ago4 Comments

Fitzpatrick will start Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick replaced Jameis Winston late in the third quarter of Sunday's 37-34 loss to Cincinnati, completing 11 of 15 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns while leading a late charge to tie the game. The 35-year-old previously won two of four starts to open the season, including three consecutive outings with more than 400 passing yards. This could be a back-and-forth situation all season, as both quarterbacks have shown a tendency to put up points and yards while also making sloppy mistakes.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
3 weeks ago

Fitzpatrick completed 11 of 15 attempts for 194 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 37-34 loss to the Bengals on Sunday. He also rushed once for 18 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Brought into the game after Jameis Winston's fourth interception of the afternoon was returned by Jessie Bates for a touchdown with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter, Fitzpatrick flashed some of the same type of play that made him an early-season sensation. The grizzled veteran led scoring marches of 68 and 88 yards in the fourth quarter, the second culminating in an 18-yard touchdown pass to O.J. Howard on fourth down with 1:10 remaining. Fitzpatrick then completed a subsequent two-point conversion pass in which he avoided a sack and threaded the needle to get the ball into Chris Godwin. The game's end result was disappointing from a team perspective, however, so the spark Fitzpatrick provided the Buccaneers could be both a blessing and a curse for head coach Dirk Koetter -- on the one hand, Tampa almost pulled off a miracle comeback, but he now has a quarterback controversy on his hands, albeit one that came about without the benefit of a victory. The Bucs' quarterback situation will naturally be one of the hotter topics around the league heading into the Week 9 practice week ahead of a divisional clash versus the Panthers.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
2 months ago1 Comment

Fitzpatrick will return to a backup role when the Buccaneers return from their bye for a Week 6 game in Atlanta, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzpatrick owns an impressive stat line through four games, but he predictably trailed off the past two weeks with a three-pick game against the Steelers and a complete dud against the Bears. He did well to get the team to 2-2 against a tough early schedule, giving Jameis Winston a shot to keep Tampa Bay in the playoff picture. Winston will have an impressive group of pass catchers at his disposal, though O.J. Howard (knee) may not be ready for Week 6.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
2 months ago3 Comments

Fitzpatrick was replaced by Jameis Winston during the third quarter of Sunday's contest at Chicago, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

After leading the Bucs to just three points on six possessions in the first half, Fitzpatrick was pulled by coach Dirk Koetter. It appears the Fitzmagic era may be over, especially if Winston fares well in his half of work in what turned into a blowout.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick is listed as the Buccaneers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

It's no surprise that Fitzpatrick will retain the starting gig after multiple reports surfaced earlier in the week suggesting the Buccaneers would proceed with the status quo even with Jameis Winston returning from suspension. Though Fitzpatrick leads all NFL passers with 11.1 yards per attempt, he showed some flaws as a decision maker in the first half of Monday's 30-27 loss to the Steelers, tossing three second-quarter interceptions before rallying in the second half. Because of Fitzpatrick's occasionally turnover-prone ways, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports suggested earlier Sunday that the 35-year-old could have a "short leash" if he falters early on in Week 4.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick could be on a 'short leash' Sunday against the Bears, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Keep in mind that Fitzpatrick did have a terrible first half against the Steeler on Monday night, so much that Dirk Koetter contemplated bringing in Ryan Griffin for him for the second half before sticking with Fitzpatrick.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB TB (5)
2 months ago

Fitzpatrick took most of the snaps at Wednesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's yet another sign pointing to Fitzpatrick retaining the starting job in Jameis Winston's first week back from suspension. The Buccaneers haven't made an official announcement, but it could happen as soon as Wednesday evening. The team draws a tough Week 4 road matchup with the Bears.