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This Week Outlook
Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will not play in Sunday’s Week 17 contest against the Bills.
Fitzpatrick reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will be unavailable for Sunday's contest against the Bills. He will most likely be placed on reserve/COVID-19 list within the next couple of days. Jake Rudock will serve as Tua Tagovailoa's backup in Week 17.
Ryan Fitzpatrick entered Saturday's Week 16 game against the Raiders in the fourth quarter and completed 9-of-13 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown as the Dolphins went on to win 26-25.
Tua Tagovailoa was struggling to move the ball and Fitzpatrick was able to give the offense instant life. The 38-year-old was later able to put the team in position for the game winning field goal. Afterwards, coach Brian Flores said that Tagovailoa would remain the starter moving forward. It wouldn't be surprising for Fitzpatrick to continue entering games should the rookie continue to struggle.
The Dolphins have decided to turn to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the 4th quarter of a 13-16 game against the Raiders, sending rookie Tua Tagovailoa to the bench.
The Dolphins have done this once before, so this isn’t anything new for Brian Flores. It’s Tagovailoa’s job, but clearly the team sees something in Fitzpatrick that they trust in late game situations.
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 24-of-39 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins' 20-3 Week 12 win over the Jets.
This was an easy win for Miami. Fitzpatrick's touchdowns were thrown to Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen, and he fed DeVante Parker a team-high 14 targets. It's clear that Fitzpatrick playing quarterback leads to a higher fantasy ceiling for Miami's skill players. It's unclear if Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) will be ready to return in Week 13 against the Bengals.
With Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) downgraded to doubtful in Week 12, it’ll be Ryan Fitzpatrick likely getting the nod as the starting quarterback for the Dolphins against the Jets in Week 12.
With Tagovailoa doubtful, the keys to the kingdom will be handed back to Fitzpatrick for Week 12 against his former team. Consider him a high-upside QB2 against the Jets. DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki should also be upgraded slightly as we know Fitzpatrick likes to throw it around the yard.