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Week 3 Rankings
Ryan Fitzpatrick Note
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 20. Ryan Fitzpatrick (at JAC)
After a brutal opening week that seemed like he'd get benched sooner rather than later, Fitzpatrick bounced back with a solid performance against a strong Buffalo defense. This seemed like a week they could go to Tua Tagovailoa and ease him into the NFL with an easy matchup, but it's hard after Fitz's performance in Week 2. The Jaguars have allowed a robust 8.6 yards per attempt to the combination of Philip Rivers and an A.J. Brown-less Ryan Tannehill over the first two weeks of the season. The good news for Fitzpatrick is that they've actually done a solid job slowing down their opponents' run game, as they've allowed just 176 yards on 49 carries (3.59 yards per carry) over the first two weeks, and the Dolphins rushing attack is not what you'd describe as "potent." And keep in mind their first two opponents were Jonathan Taylor and Derrick Henry, so it wasn't weak competition. Playing Fitzpatrick is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. However, when you look at last year's performances, Fitzpatrick scored at least 14.3 fantasy points in all but one of his plus matchups. Knowing the Jaguars defense is in full rebuild mode, Fitzpatrick should deliver solid QB2 numbers, but there are likely better options in standard 1QB leagues.
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Tua Tagovailoa Note
Tua Tagovailoa photo 36. Tua Tagovailoa (at JAC)