Ryan Fitzpatrick Fantasy News

Monday, March 31, 2014, 8:30pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Texans will draft one quarterback and "maybe two," HC Bill O'Brien told fans.

Although the Texans reportedly have been dangling the No. 1 overall pick in trade talks, the Houston Chronicle's John McClain has maintained they will draft a quarterback with their top selection.

Fantasy Impact:

O'Brien was speaking at a town hall meeting. The team recently signed Ryan Fitzpatrick and still has Case Keenum and T.J. Yates under contract. O'Brien worked miracles with Matt McGloin at Penn State in just a year, so the potential is there for him to turn any of the younger guys into a usable fantasy QB.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014, 1:40pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

Barring a setback, Jake Locker will be the starter at QB for the Titans. Former Chargers backup Charlie Whitehurst replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tyler Wilson is under contract. Rusty Smith is a free agent.

The Titans are unlikely to pick up the option year on Locker's contract, so this is probably his make-or-break season. If he makes great strides, the Titans will try to re-sign him to an extension, but they need to protect themselves by developing another quarterback.

Fantasy Impact:

Locker began to show promise last year but got hurt. The author thinks the Titans could take a QB later in the draft, but either way, this will be a key year for Locker.

Raiders trade for Matt Schaub
Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:25am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Oakland Raiders will trade a late-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft to the Houston Texans in exchange for quarterback Matt Schaub, a league source told ESPN.

Schaub, who has a $14.5 million salary-cap figure and a $10 million base salary for 2014, became expendable when the Texans signed former Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year deal Thursday night.

Not long after Houston acquired Fitzpatrick, Oakland made its final move on Schaub.

The Cleveland Browns had expressed some interest in Schaub, who could have been reunited with former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. But the Raiders wanted Schaub even more, according to a source.

The trade between Oakland and Houston, two teams scheduled to pick in the top five, could impact the 2014 draft and how high quarterbacks will be selected.

Fantasy Impact:

Given Schaub's play in 2013, he's hardly a savior at QB, but the Raiders now have a stopgap option as they try to find a franchise passer. Consider this a boost for Denarius Moore, Rod Streater and the freshly signed James Jones.

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 11:51pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is signing with the Texans, source said.

Friday, March 14, 2014, 3:27pm

Jim Wyatt, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Titans have officially informed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick he's been released

Fantasy Impact:

The Titans have signed Charlie Whitehurst to back up incumbent starter Jake Locker.

Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:26pm

Jim Wyatt, Twitter - [Full Article]

Again, the Titans are expected to release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to clear way for Charlie Whitehurst. Has a $500,000 roster bonus due in coming days.

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzpatrick is a solid real-world backup and spot starter, so he probably won't have a tough time finding a new home.

Titans hire Ken Whisenhunt as head coach
Monday, January 13, 2014, 8:31pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have hired San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach.

Whisenhunt replaces Mike Munchak, who parted with the team after three seasons and a 22-26 record.

Fantasy Impact:

Whisenhunt led a revitalized Chargers offense led by QB Philip Rivers, RB Ryan Mathews and WR Keenan Allen. His first order of business will decide who is the future at QB. Jake Locker has been inconsistent, but the Titans hold the #11 pick. Ryan Fitzpatrick could hold down the fort for a year if necessary.

Aaron Rodgers ruled out vs. Steelers
Friday, December 20, 2013, 1:53pm

Jason Wilde, Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is officially out.

Fantasy Impact:

This is not surprising news given the way this week has gone. Owners waiting on Rodgers will have to continue to put a band aid on the QB position. Kirk Cousins, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Tannehill, Joe Flacco and Jason Campbell are all decent-to-good streaming options. Even Matt Flynn and Matt Cassel are worth consideration. Check our QB rankings to see how we believe these players will perform this week.

Delanie Walker emerging with Ryan Fitzpatrick
Friday, November 15, 2013, 10:42am

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In four games with Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Delanie Walker has been targeted 7.3 times. In the other six games, he saw 4.2 T/G.

Fantasy Impact:

Walker's production was 2.8-30-.50 with Jake Locker compared to 5.5-56-.50 with Fitzpatrick. Those are solid TE1-type numbers. Pick him up if you need help at tight end.

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Jake Locker officially lost for season
Monday, November 11, 2013, 6:54pm

SI.com - [Full Article]

On Monday, it was announced that Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the 2013 season. Locker suffered suffered a Linfranc (foot) injury in the team’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The injury occurred with 7:12 left in the second quarter, when Locker was hit by Jacksonville linebacker Russell Allen at the end of an eight-yard run. He fumbled on the next play and limped to the sideline. Doctors examined him there, and he went to the locker room for X-rays.

“I don’t know exactly how it happened,” Locker said, “but when I got up from that run I could feel it.”

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over for Locker. He's coming off a relief appearance in which he threw for 2 TDs and ran for another as he tried to bring the Titans back against the Jags. Fitz will mostly offer QB2 value going forward. He will face the Colts in two of the next three weeks with Oakland sandwiched in between. That will be followed by Denver in Week 14 and a tough matchup vs. Arizona in Week 15 and finally the Jags in finals Week 16.

Jake Locker's season believed to be over
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 8:44pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have lost QB Jake Locker again. This time, it might be for good in 2013.

The Titans believe that Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury, a team source told NFL Media's Albert Breer on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

It's been a disappointing two weeks for those who played Locker. He suffered the injury while handing the ball off to Chris Johnson in the second quarter of Sunday's 29-27 loss. Locker wasn't touched on the play. He limped to the locker room and was replaced at quarterback by Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitz played pretty well trying to catch up, and looks to be the starter going forward. There's not a ton of drop off here, and Fitzpatrick will probably fall in the QB2 range more weeks much like Locker did.

Sources say Jake Locker expected to start Week 7
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:30pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Titans expect QB Jake Locker to start Sunday vs. 49ers, source says, barring late setback.

Fantasy Impact:

As Rapaport points out, it's a stunning recovery three weeks after being carted off the field. As our John Paulsen pointed out yesterday, it's a surprise considering the Titans have a bye next week which would provide Locker with two additional weeks off. Ryan Fitzpatrick lost both of his starts which could be a reason for getting Locker back. Locker was also having one of his better games as a pro before getting hurt. It's a bit of a tough matchup this week, though, so Locker is definitely more of a QB2 option as well as a risk in general.

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