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Height/Weight: 6-2/223 | Birthdate: 11/24/1982 | Birthplace: Gilbert, AZ, USA | Team: Houston | College: Harvard | NFL Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 19/4 | Average Draft Position: 157.29
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Texans backing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for now


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien is still backing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick following Monday's loss at Pittsburgh that dropped the team to 3-4.

“Fitzy is our quarterback,” O'Brien said Tuesday, per The Houston Chronicle.

However, for the first time since Ryan Mallett joined the team just before the start of the regular season, O'Brien linked both of the quarterbacks leading up to Week 8 at Tennessee.

"We’re going to continue to work with both of these guys in practice, and we’ll see how it improves," O’Brien said. "And hopefully, it will get better and better, and that will help our offense get better."

The Texans have lost three straight games. Still, O'Brien isn't about to pin all the struggles on Fitzpatrick.

"When you look at our tape … you cannot just point to one position and say that’s the position that is at fault," O’Brien said. "There are a lot of positions that need to play better. We need to coach better, all those different things. It all goes into why sometimes we stall offensively. It’s not one guy."


Ryan Fitzpatrick fades in MNF loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick got off to a great start Monday against the Steelers, leading three straight scoring drives. But he forced a throw into traffic late in the first half, and it got deflected and picked off by defensive end Brett Keisel.

Fitzpatrick finished 21 of 32 for 262 yards and two touchdowns with the one interception. When he was playing well early, the team converted its first three third downs. Houston finished 4 of 12 on third down. Fitzpatrick has accounted for nine touchdowns and eight turnovers this year.

Both of Fitzpatrick's scoring passes went to running backs, with Alfred Blue taking a short pass 11 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and Arian Foster hauling in a 1-yard score late in the fourth.

Fitzpatrick visits the Titans in Week 8.


Texans' Ryan Fitzpatrick tosses one touchdown Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed one touchdown Thursday against the Colts.

Fitzpatrick completed 15 of 23 passes for 212 yards and a score. He was pressured constantly during the contest, taking five sacks. Fitzpatrick started slow, not completing a pass until his eighth dropback. After four straight incompletions, he was sacked twice. He did manage to draw a defensive pass interference call on his seventh dropback, so it was a little better than it looked. After that, Fitzpatrick turned out a solid game until the final drive. With the team down by five, Fitzpatrick turned the ball over after fumbling, ending the game.

Fitzpatrick will take on the Steelers Week 7. 


Every Texans probable good to go Week 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 


Texans place 18 probables on Wednesday injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) All but one of 18 players listed by the Texans as probable for their Thursday night game against Indianapolis was a full participant at Wednesday practice. The exception is cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), who was limited.

The other defensive probables are cornerback A.J. Bouye (groin), safeties Eddie Pleasant (ankle) and D.J. Swearinger (elbow), linebackers Jeff Tarpinian (thigh), Brian Cushing (knee) and Akeem Dent (shoulder), and defensive linemen Tim Jamison (groin), Ryan Pickett (knee) and J.J. Watt (thigh).

The offensive probables are running back Alfred Blue (knee), linemen Derek Newton (ankle), Brandon Brooks (ankle) and Ben Jones (knee), quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf) and wide receiver Damaris Johnson (foot). Punter Shane Lechler (hip) is also probable.


Ryan Fitzpatrick practicing fully despite calf issue


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick practiced fully Tuesday despite popping up on the injury report with a calf problem. He's thrown five touchowns and six interceptions entering Thursday's game against the Colts.

Texans receive contributions from several role players in Week 5


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Texans received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 5 loss to the Cowboys.

Alfred Blue took a backseat to a healthy Arian Foster and as result, he was limited to 16 yards on five carries. In the passing game, Ryan Griffin, Garrett Graham and Keshawn Martin each caught one pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Griffin logged eight yards, while Martin had seven yards and Graham only had three in a 23-20 overtime defeat.


Texans' Ryan Fitzpatrick held under 200 yards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had another abysmal outing in Week 5 against the Cowboys.

Fitzpatrick was picked off by Orlando Scandrick on the second offensive series of the game and finished the first half with only 36 passing yards. He failed to make much of an impact in the second half, compiling 154 yards through the air while completing 16 of 25 of passes. He finished with a 64.4 passer rating in a 20-17 overtime defeat.

Fitzpatrick has been held under 200 yards in two of his last four games played. He and the Texans will host the Colts in Week 6.


Ryan Fitzpatrick could be worth the risk


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick did a good job of limiting mistakes through the first few games of the season, but has failed to do so in two games since. Can he turn things around in Week 5 against the Cowboys?

The Cowboys have given up 20-plus Fantasy points to three quarterbacks in four games, including 50 combined over the last two games. However, they have also done a good job of forcing turnovers, with five interceptions over the last three games, so it isn't all smooth sailing for Fitzpatrick, especially given his own issues.

Fitzpatrick has a solid collection of weapons around him, and this game could turn into a shootout, but he just might not be equipped to take advantage of that. Still, the matchup is a good enough one that Fantasy owners can consider him at least a solid second quarterback in two-QB leagues for Week 5.  


Ryan Fitzpatrick throws two interceptions in Week 4 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick went 25-for-37 fpr 268 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday but led his team to a 23-17 win over the Bills in Week 4.

Fitzpatrick was also the leading rusher for his team against a stout Bills rush defense, gaining 14 yards on six attempts while his two running backs combined for 15 yards on 17 carries. His touchdown came after DeAndre Hopkins got a step or two past the coverage to haul in a relatively easy 35-yard score. The quarterback wasn't at his best in the fourth quarter, but the Texans were able to convert two long field-goal attempts to hang on to the lead.

Fitzpatrick has the Texans at 3-1 heading into a Week 5 matchup with the Cowboys, but he's thrown five interceptions in his last two games after going pick-free in his first two contests.


Ugly first half plagues Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 3 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick rebounded from an ugly first half Sunday at N.Y. Giants, but his strong second-half performance wasn't enough as Houston lost 30-17. Fitzpatrick completed 20 of 34 passes for 289 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions, while rushing for 34 yards and one touchdown on seven carries.

Fitzpatrick had a horrendous first half, as he completed just 4 of 13 passes for 39 yards and two interceptions. He had a 0.6 quarterback rating as New York jumped out to a 14-0 halftime lead.

Though, the veteran quarterback was much better in the second half, passing for 250 yards, which included a 44-yard touchdown pass to Damaris Johnson in the third quarter that cut the Giants' lead to 17-10. Fitzpatrick added a 1-yard rushing touchdown with two minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Sunday was the 10th time in Fitzpatrick's career he threw at least three interceptions. He had no interceptions in his first two games this season. The Texans are back in action Week 4 vs. Buffalo.


Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pair of touchdown passes in Week 2 win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick fired a pair of passing touchdowns and did enough to manage the game, leading his team to a convincing 30-14 Week 2 win at Oakland.

Fitzpatrick hooked up with none other than J.J. Watt for a 1-yard touchdown strike on the opening drive of the game. He hooked up with DeAndre Hopkins for a 12-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter. He finished the game with 139 yards through the air while completing 14 of 19 pass attempts. He added two touchdowns and no interceptions, registering a 129.1 passer rating.

Fitzpatrick has two touchdowns and 345 passing yards through his first two games. He will travel to New York for a Week 3 showdown against the Giants.

Ryan Fitzpatrick wins in debut as Texans' starting QB


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) An ESPN report surfaced prior to kickoff Sunday that Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was already on the hot seat even before taking a regular-season snap. Well, for at least one week Fitzpatrick has quieted the critics after leading Houston to a 17-6 win Week 1 vs. Washington.

Fitzpatrick completed 14 of 22 passes for 206 yards and one touchdown. He also had four carries for 10 yards. Sunday was also the first time in six games dating back to last season Fitzpatrick avoided throwing an interception.

Fitzpatrick put Houston ahead for good when he connected with DeAndre Hopkins for a 76-yard touchdown with 4:15 left in the second quarter that put Houston ahead 7-6. It was the third-longest passing touchdown of Fitzpatrick's career.

The Texans will travel to face the Raiders in Week 2.


Report: EJ Manuel, Ryan Fitzpatrick already on hot seat


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick are already on the hot seat, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Bills and Texans won't be hesitant to turn to their backup quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Ryan Mallett, if Manuel and Fitzpatrick struggle.

Ryan Fitzpatrick gets first shot at keeping QB job Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's first career snaps as an NFL quarterback came nearly a decade ago in NRG Stadium (then Reliant Stadium), when he relieved Rams quarterback Jamie Martin in a 33-27 win at Houston Week 12 of the 2005 season. Fitzpatrick completed 19 of 30 passes for 310 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Fitzpatrick has made three appearances in his career at NRG Stadium, but all three have come as an opponent. On Sunday, Fitzpatrick will be making his first regular-season start as the home quarterback, as he will lead the Texans against the Redskins.

Quarterbacks averaged 258.4 passing yards and 20 Fantasy points per week against Washington last season. Though, down the stretch the Redskins defense was much improved, as quarterbacks averaged just 13.2 Fantasy points over the final five games. While the Redskins have a rookie head coach in Jay Gruden, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is still on staff and entering his fifth season in his current role. 

Fitzpatrick by no stretch of the imagination had a strong preseason, completing 58.1 percent of his passes (25 of 43) for 232 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The Texans recently traded for Ryan Mallett, who is now listed as Fitzpatrick's backup, so there is plenty of pressure to perform. 

Fitzpatrick has had some good offensive spurts in his career, but he never seems to have sustained success. He is at best a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback heading into Week 1.


Texans confirm they're going with Ryan Fitzpatrick


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback Sunday against the Redskins. He'll be backed up by Ryan Mallett.

Ryan Fitzpatrick leads two scoring drives vs. Falcons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 9 of 12 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown and also rushed twice for 25 yards while leading two touchdown drives in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Fitzpatrick couldn't get anything going in his first series but made several nice plays while supported by a strong running game in his second chance. He completed a 19-yard pass to DeAndre Hopkins to get his team to midfield, connected with rookie tight end C.J. Fiederowicz a few times before reaching the red zone and eventually scrambled for 10 yards and a first down on third-and-8.

After hitting the bench for most of the remainder of the first half, Fitzpatrick came back into the game to run the two-minute offense, leading the team 74 yards in 60 seconds and connecting with DeVier Posey on an eight-yard touchdown. It was a definite improvement from his first preseason action against the Cardinals.


Ryan Fitzpatrick remains Texans' starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien answered "Yes" when asked if quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is still his starter, reports the Houston Chronicle. Fitzpatrick completed 6 of 14 throws for 55 yards with two interceptions in a disastrous preseason opener.

Case Keenum and rookie Tom Savage will continue to compete for the backup job.


Bill O'Brien not ruling out change in QB rotation


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien did not rule out a change in the quarterback rotation when asked about it Sunday, reports Pro Football Talk. Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick went 6 of 14 for 55 yards with two interceptions in Saturday's 32-0 loss to Arizona, while backups Case Keenum and Tom Savage combined to go 5 of 8 for 43 yards.

"I think you’re always thinking about what you can do to make the team better," O’Brien said. "So any time you have a chance to review things and regroup a little bit on a day off like it is today, as a head coach, you’re always thinking about things that can make the team better, whether that’s a change in the depth chart, a change in a scheme, a change of a position of a player, whatever it may be. We’ll continue to discuss that today."

Ryan Fitzpatrick picked off twice in first preseason start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Texans running back Ryan Fitzpatrick had a disastrous performance in his first preseason game as the unquestioned starter Saturday night against the Cardinals.

Fitzpatrick played the entire first half and was picked off by Antonio Cromartie and Marcus Benard. He completed 6 of 14 pass attempts for 55 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He averaged 3.9 yards per attempt and finished the game with a 14.6 passer rating. He also had a run for a gain of 23 yards in the second quarter.

Ryan Fitzpatrick named Texans starter


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/17/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback, the official team website reports Tuesday.

Fitzpatrick was expected to battle rookie Tom Savage for the job in training camp, but O'Brien has apparently seen enough to trust Fitzpatrick with the role now.

"He's a guy that earned the job," O'Brien said.

Savage will now compete with Case Keenum and T.J. Yates for the No. 2 job. O'Brien said "I don't know" when asked if he will carry two or three quarterbacks on the roster this season.


Texans continue to evaluate quarterbacks


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/16/2014) The Texans' quarterbacks -- all four of them between Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tom Savage, T.J. Yates and Case Keenum -- continue to be a work in progress, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Coach Bill O'Brien said that Fitzpatrick, the expected Week 1 starter, had a "decent offseason" and has done a good job of picking a new offense. But O'Brien said the quarterback competition is wide open.

"T.J. and Case ... they've also done a good job," O'Brien said. "Savage is a rookie. He's a little bit behind. But you can see he's got some tools. He can throw the football and he works extremely hard."

The backup position is expected to come down to Keenum and Yates. But O'Brien didn't rule out Savage for the spot.

"I don't know. We'll see. We'll let it play out a little bit," O'Brien said.


Texans could cut a quarterback


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/9/2014) The Texans may enter training camp with only three quarterbacks on the roster, coach Bill O’Brien said Monday per the Houston Chronicle.

Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick is the Texans' expected Week 1 starter and signed a two-year, $7 million deal this offseason. Rookie Tom Savage was a fourth-round pick and is being groomed by O’Brien to eventually take over the position.

If the Texans trim their roster either T.J. Yates or Case Keenum is expected to be the odd man out.


Texans' quarterback job is 'wide open'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Four quarterbacks have a chance to start the Texans' season opener, reports the Houston ChronicleRyan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, T.J. Yates and rookie Tom Savage are all in the running and the job is "wide open," coach Bill O'Brien said after the first day of OTAs.

"These guys are good guys, they’ve been fun to coach," O’Brien said. "(Quarterbacks coach) George Godsey’s done a great job with them. And I think they’ve enjoyed learning this offense and they’re competing. It looks like there’s good chemistry in the room, which is important in the quarterback room. I’ve been impressed with these guys, the way they work at it."


Texans select QB Tom Savage in Round 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) With the No. 135 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected quarterback Tom Savage from Pittsburgh.

The 6-foot-4, 228-pound pocket passer has the strong arm that head coach Bill O'Brien wanted in the draft. He completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,958 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2013 for the Panthers.

Savage will join a group that has Case Keenum, Ryan Fitzpatrick and T.J. Yates currently at quarterback.