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The Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on Pro Bowl safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
This move was a no brainer for the Steelers front office. Minkah is currently one of the best safeties in the NFL and getting one last cheap year on his contract before they have to pay up was the obvious choice.
Minkah Fitzpatrick registered two solo tackles, one assisted tackle, and one pass defended in a 20-13 victory over the division-rival Browns.
Fitzpatrick is an excellent safety for one of the better defenses in the league but is currently experiencing a drought in fantasy production. Though he's already outperformed his rookie season totals, he hasn't been creating takeaways at the absurd rate he established earlier in the season. He may struggle next week when the Steelers face a Cardinals team that has only nine turnovers on the year.
Minkah Fitzpatrick managed one solo tackle, five assisted tackles, and one fumble recovery, as the Steelers beat the Bengals, 16-10.
While Fitzpatrick has been an excellent real-life player for the Steelers, he has also been in the midst of a major negative regression in the last two games. His prior success was unsustainable, as his fantasy production was buoyed by being in the right place at the right time. He'll be tasked with extra responsibilities monitoring Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr when the Steelers play the Browns next week.
Minkah Fitzpatrick recorded just two assisted tackles in the Steelers' 21-7 loss to the Browns.
With four interceptions in the previous three games and two touchdowns in the last two weeks, Fitzpatrick was bound to regress in some manner. However, today's game marks the first time he failed to record a solo tackle in his career and is his worst statistical game at this point in his young career. He and the Steelers will try to get back on track against the winless Bengals in Week 12.
Minkah Fitzpatrick managed four total tackles, two passes defended, one interception, and returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown in a 17-12 win over the Rams.
Fitzpatrick always seems to be at the right place at the right time for the Steelers, and his efforts helped seal a fourth straight win for the club. His scoop-and-score proved to be the winning touchdown for a team that struggled to move the ball and his late interception shut down the Rams' hopes for a comeback. They play next against the Browns on TNF.