Ryan Fitzpatrick Fantasy News

Schefter: Jets to name QB Geno Smith the starter

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 11:41am

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Jets plan to name Geno Smith their new starting QB today, per league sources.

Related players: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall, Quincy Enunwa

Fantasy Impact:

In 30 games in 2013 and 2014, Smith averaged 186 yards passing (6.6 YPA) with 0.83 TD and 1.13 INT. He completed 57.5% of his passes, while also showing an ability as a runner (20 rushing yards with 0.23 rush TD per game). Since he lost the job, he has appeared twice over the past two years, completing 31 of 48 passes (64.6%) with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed three times for 36 yards. In his career, his receivers have averaged 1.45 fantasy points (PPR) per pass attempt, which is similar to Fitzpatrick's career 1.52 FP/PA and better than the 1.35 FP/PA that Fitzpatrick has posted this season. (For reference, Fitzpatrick posted a 1.62 FP/PA in 2015.) So while a quarterback change is not ideal for Brandon Marshall or Quincy Enunwa, Smith's career numbers are better than what Fitzpatrick was generating in 2016. If Smith continues to connect on more than 60% of his passes and can run the ball, he could work his way into the streaming conversation.

Todd Bowles doesn't seem committed to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for Week 7

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:04pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

After sleeping on it, Todd Bowles is no longer committed to Ryan Fitzpatrick as the Jets’ starting quarterback this weekend.

Bowles appeared to reverse field Tuesday, indicating Fitzpatrick’s status against the Ravens would be decided at a staff meeting later Tuesday night at the team’s Florham Park practice facility.

Related players: Geno Smith

Fantasy Impact:

Bowles announced moments after Monday night’s dismal 28-3 road loss to the Cardinals that Fitzpatrick would start Sunday against Baltimore, but said Tuesday that he had “revisited” the issue, the story said.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (hip) practiced fully Wednesday. Marshall is fully expected to play in a tough matchup against the Bills, who made it tough on Ryan Fitzpatrick last year. Marshall still got his, though.

Bills Beat: Ryan Fitzpatrick's career numbers vs. Rex Ryan are 'an unrelenting chronicle of aerial mishap and woe'

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11:54am

Buffalo News - [Full Article]

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s career statistics against Rex’s defenses are dreadful, an unrelenting chronicle of aerial mishap and woe.

The Jets quarterback has played 11 games against Ryan defenses, dating back to a 2008 start when he was with the Bengals and Ryan was the Ravens’ defensive coordinator. During those 11 games, Fitzpatrick has completed 47 percent of his passes for 1,823 yards (166 a game), with 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In nine games as a starter, he is 1-8 against Rex.

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzpatrick did throw four touchdowns in two meetings against the Bills last year, though he also threw five interceptions, averaged 5.3 YPA and completed just 43.7% of his passes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:50pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

Geno Smith won’t have to worry about getting booed this week.

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Smith will not play Thursday night in the preseason finale against the Eagles. The Jets will go with Bryce Petty and rookie Christian Hackenberg in the game. Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick also will get the night off.

The decision could be an indication Smith has secured the No. 2 quarterback job after getting pushed by Petty this summer. Smith has not been overly impressive, but he gives the Jets an experienced backup, having played 31 games in his career.

Jets WR Brandon Marshall surprise scratch; RB Matt Forte debuts

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 7:58pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

So much for Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick using the third preseason game to recapture their old chemistry.

Marshall was a surprise scratch on Saturday night for the New York Jets' annual preseason game against the New York Giants. The Jets provided no information on why Marshall was declared inactive.

Marshall was spotted on the field during the pre-game warm-ups. He appeared to be in good spirits, smiling and chatting with team personnel. He declined to say why he wouldn't be playing.

As expected, running back Matt Forte is active and will make his Jets debut. He missed the first two games with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Coach Todd Bowles has closely monitored the reps of his older players throughout the preseason, but resting Marshall, 32, in the most important game would be unusual. He played only 23 snaps in the first two games, recording only two receptions for eight yards. It's possible that Marshall suffered a minor injury in practice. Practices are now closed to the media and Bowles doesn't volunteer any injury information, the story said.

Ryan Fitzpatrick feeling 'pretty good'

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 3:39pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Nine days into training camp, after not taking part in any of the team's offseason program, New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said the rust is off.

"I feel pretty good right now," Fitzpatrick said after the Jets practiced in front of their fans at their training facility Saturday. "I think we've made some good progress so far, and we're headed in the right direction. We've just got to continue to work and get better every day -- it's definitely been a productive nine days."

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzpatrick had a good day on Saturday, unofficially completing 15 of 20 passes with one touchdown and no interceptions, the story said. And while Jets coach Todd Bowles was conservative in his evaluation of the quarterback -- "He's catching up," Bowles said -- Fitzpatrick said he was surprised at how good his arm has felt so far.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets agree to 1-year deal

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:32pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The New York Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ended their five-month contract dispute on Wednesday. The two sides finalized a one-year, $12 million contract on the eve of the team's first training-camp practice, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The deal also includes another $3 million in incentives, which could boost the value to $15 million, a source told Schefter.

Fantasy Impact:

Sources told Schefter the Jets increased their offer Wednesday from $8 million to $12 million and gave Fitzpatrick until 7 p.m. ET to take the deal or the team would be "moving on." The team drafted Christian Hackenberg and Nick Foles recently became available, which perhaps helped Fitz agree to terms. FitzMagic threw for 3,905 yards last year including 31 TDs, which made him the #11 QB on the year. Matt Forte is an added weapon at RB along with WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, so Fitzpatrick should again find himself as a high-end QB2 (or better) this year. The signing provides a bump to both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, who finished #3 and #14, respectively, in PPR formats last year.

No contract expected between Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick before camp

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:31pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

The Jets report to training camp Wednesday, and to no surprise, it looks like they won't re-sign free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick before then.

The Jets' first training camp practice is Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

With Fitzpatrick still unsigned, Geno Smith remains the Jets' No. 1 quarterback entering camp. In spring, HC Todd Bowles made it seem he wouldn't be comfortable with talks dragging out past the first couple of weeks of camp.

Mo Wilkerson's deal may lead to Jets re-signing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 11:43am

NY Post - [Full Article]

‪NFL salary cap expert ‬Joel Corry suggests Mo Wilkerson’s 2016 cap relief deal could free up cap room for a one-year deal with Ryan Fitzpatrick because the Jets had $3.425 million of space before the deal.

Offer Fitzpatrick one year for $12 million and the opportunity to bet on himself.

That part of the Jets’ three-year, $24 million offer was always a no-brainer for Fitzpatrick to sign if only because he has no other suitors.

Fantasy Impact:

FitzMagic was the #11 fantasy quarterback last season. It was his first finish in the top 12, though he was the #13 QB in 2011, playing for then-HC (and current-OC) Chan Gailey in Buffalo. It’s clear that with these two, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole, and given the weapons would have at his disposal -- Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and now Matt Forte -- Fitzpatrick will once again be a threat to finish with QB1 numbers, assuming he re-signs.

Sunday, July 3, 2016, 4:13pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

When it comes to NFL quarterback contracts, a rising tide doesn’t necessarily lift all boats. Just ask Ryan Fitzpatrick, who gained no leverage from contracts given to players like Sam Bradford (two years, $35 million) and Brock Osweiler (four years, $72 million). Ultimately, a quarterback’s value is driven not by what others have gotten, but by what anyone will pay this specific player.

Fitzpatrick, despite the Bradford, Osweiler, and now Andrew Luck deals, can’t get eight figures per year from the Jets, or anything close to that from anyone else. Next year, that same problem could apply to Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say Taylor is due to earn $3 million this year, which when it comes to quarterbacks isn’t peanuts but pressed peanut sweepings. For Taylor, his value next year likely will be driven by the market for mid-level quarterbacks, if anyone out there chooses to pay him a mid-level contract, which currently is in the range of $15 million per year. Luck’s new contract doesn’t change that.

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN's Rich Cimini offered the following on the Jets-Ryan Fitzpatrick situation:

If a trade happens between Denver and San Francisco for QB Colin Kaepernick, Ryan Fitzpatrick would lose a potential suitor, perhaps the last one -- other than the Jets, of course.

Ideally, the Jets would like to resolve the contract stalemate by April 18, the start of the offseason program. Unless another team emerges from the weeds, Fitzpatrick's only options are to take the Jets' low-ball offer (about $7 million) or not play.

I don't think Fitzpatrick's pride would allow him to cave quickly; he could try to slow-play the Jets. They could try to pressure him by flirting with Brian Hoyer or Josh McCown, but they'd better be careful. If New York ends up with one of them and loses Fitzpatrick, it's a loss for the Jets, even if they save a few million bucks. They need him, he needs them. Get it done.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb, right elbow, low back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17. Fitzpatrick is expected to play through his various ailments.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb, right elbow, low back) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Fitzpatrick is expected to play through his various ailments.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. Fitz threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns in his Week 7 meeting with the Patriots, though the New England defense is playing better at this point in the season.

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