Ryan Fitzpatrick

#14 QB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 14YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 223 lb Age: 35 College: Harvard Bye 5

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Loses starting job

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

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Pulled in second half

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

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Listed as Week 4 starter

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

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Possible short leash

    Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to start Sunday's game against the Bears, but could be on a "short leash," Jay Glazer of Fox Sports said on the "Fox NFL Sunday" program.Though Fitzpatrick looks poised to retain the starting gig even with Jameis Winston returning from a three-game suspension, it's worth noting that Fitzpatrick had a rough first half in Monday's 30-27 loss to the Steelers. Coach Dirk Koetter contemplated bringing in Ryan Griffin for him for the second half, but ultimately stuck with Fitzpatrick, who nearly engineered a comeback win. If Fitzpatrick struggles again early in Week 4, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will now have a better option on hand than Griffin to replace him.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Expected to start Sunday

    Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to start at quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sunday's game against the Bears, according to league sources, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Fitzpatrick's long-term fantasy outlook still appears murky with Jameis Winston returning from a three-game suspension Sunday, but the 35-year-old seems to have earned himself at least one more start in light of his dominant play and the fact the Buccaneers are playing on a short week. He took the majority of snaps with the first-team offense during practice leading up to Week 4 and will apparently start despite the Buccaneers having yet to make the announcement official.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Takes majority of snaps

    Ryan Fitzpatrick took most of the snaps at Wednesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.It's yet another sign pointing to Fitzpatrick retaining the starting job while Jameis Winston makes his return from a three-game suspension. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't made an official announcement, but it could happen as soon as Wednesday evening. Tampa Bay draws a tough Week 4 road matchup in Chicago on Sunday.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Likely to retain starting gig

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't named a starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Bears, but "all signs point to" Ryan Fitzpatrick retaining the gig, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Jameis Winston has completed his three-game suspension and is eligible to return in Week 4, but the Buccaneers have yet to add him to the roster and may wait until Friday to do so after being granted a three-day exemption from the commissioner's office. While reinstating Winston looks to be a formality at this point, it doesn't appear he'll immediately reclaim the top job in light of Fitzpatick's outstanding play through the first three weeks. Fitzpatrick's grip on the role may have loosened after he tossed three second-quarter interceptions Monday against the Steelers, but he bounced back and nearly engineered a second-half comeback. He finished with over 400 passing yards for the third straight game and maintains an 11:4 TD:INT on the season, production that looks to be enough to keep him atop the depth chart for one more week. After Sunday's contest, the Buccaneers will have a bye Week 5, during which the team could re-examine its quarterback situation.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Rallies in losing effort

    Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 30 of 50 passes for 411 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Steelers. He also rushed five times for 27 yards.Fitzpatrick continued to entertain Week 3, even though his performance was a rather turbulent ride. After finding Cameron Brate for a first-quarter touchdown, Fitzpatrick went on to throw an interception on three straight possessions during the second quarter, including one in the red zone and another that was returned 10 yards for a Steelers touchdown. That final pick put the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down 20 points at halftime, requiring Fitzpatrick to air it out in search of a second-half comeback. It turned out that he still had some magic left, as he found Chris Godwin and Mike Evans for scores while topping 400 passing yards for the third straight game. Overall, he and Tampa Bay came up just short of a third victory, but there's no doubt Fitzpatrick's play has now created an interesting situation for the team's coaching staff, which will need to decide whether he or Jameis Winston will start Week 4 versus the Bears, when Winston will be eligible to play after serving his three-game suspension to start this season.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Puts together spectacular encore in Week 2

    Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 33 passes for 402 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-21 win over the Eagles on Sunday. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.It's hard to say when Fitzpatrick's late-career Cinderella story might end, but presently, there doesn't appear to be a debate about who should be the Buccaneers' starting quarterback when Jameis Winston returns from suspension Week 4. Fitzpatrick put together his second consecutive 400-yard game to open the campaign, with a pair of 75-yard touchdowns to DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard responsible for a huge chunk of his total. In all, Fitzpatrick hit four different pass catchers for scores, as Mike Evans and Chris Godwin also got into the end zone. The veteran journeyman's early-season exploits have the Tampa offense humming at a record pace and multiple members of the team's aerial attack offering excellent fantasy returns. Fitzpatrick will see if he has a third straight stellar effort in him when the Bucs face off with the Steelers in a Week 3 Monday night showdown.

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    Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Explodes for record-setting day

    Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 28 passes for 417 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 48-40 win over the Saints on Sunday. He also rushed 12 times for 36 yards and another score.To say no one saw this coming would be an understatement of epic proportions. Fitzpatrick shocked the Saints early and often, answering their opening-driving touchdown with a 58-yard touchdown bomb to DeSean Jackson and adding a three-yard TD run before the first quarter was over. The veteran gunslinger would go on to hit Chris Godwin and Mike Evans for scores of 13 and 50 yards, respectively, before capping off his record-setting afternoon with another 36-yard touchdown to Jackson. The yardage was a career high for Fitzpatrick, who for at least one week, lent plenty of credence to the notion of Jameis Winston's starting job not being guaranteed when he returns from his season-opening three-game suspension. Fitzpatrick will have the unenviable task of trying to follow up Sunday's sensational effort against the Eagles in Week 2.

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