Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Texans
|QB - #28||203.78||HOU||Active||10 years||31||6'2||225|
2014 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)Last updated on Jul-04-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
As expected, Ryan Fitzpatrick has won the starting job in Houston. New head coach Bill O'Brien says that Fitzpatrick has everything he looks for in a quarterback, which includes intelligence, accuracy, and leadership skills. In the fantasy world, we have seen Ryan Fitzpatrick He has occasionally put up big numbers like the ones that earned him a big contract in Buffalo, and then he gives you nothing for a month. Interceptions have always been a problem for Fitzpatrick, and if he can't fix this issue, he won't be Houston's starter for very long. Fitzpatrick will have some good weapons to share the ball with. In the right matchup Fitzpatrick could be a bye week fill-in, but don't expect much consistency out of him on a week-to-week basis. He should not be viewed as a starter or reliable back-up if your quarterback goes down long term. Exhaust your other options before relying on the former Harvard alumnus.
Editor's note: Scoring a 48 on the Wonderlic test, the one oft the highest known results in the NFL. Not that it has led to much on-field success. It's just not worth the risk or the use of a draft pick to go after Fitz.
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is trying to make up for lost time after skipping OTAs and minicamp. He has about six weeks to grasp new head coach Bill O'Brien's offense and all that it will ask of him. Johnson does have a lot to learn, and that excites him.
"I think it's just gonna be fun for me, me picking up the things I need to pick up, [O'Brien] telling me that he's gonna move me around a lot and stuff like that," Johnson said Saturday. "So it's going to be interesting to see because I really wasn't moved a whole lot before, so I just got to, day-by-day, just progressively get better and make sure that I'm on top of everything .... "
Holdout drama dominated the news around Johnson this spring, but he's back to work and getting ready to play. I understand fantasy owners being skittish of Johnson's prospects with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback. But Johnson has been one of the NFL's most consistent receivers for years now, and I seem to remember his productivity being just fine with Matt Schaub and Case Keenum last season. Fitzpatrick can't be any worse.
Johnson is a low-end WR1 currently being drafted in the fourth round.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/27 - Texans WR Andre Johnson looking forward to moving around formation
7/22 - UPDATE: Texans WR Andre Johnson expected to be at training camp on time
7/9 - Texans WR Andre Johnson says he hopes to attend training camp
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