Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Jake Locker left Sunday's game against the New York Jets with an injury and was replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to the Titans.
The Titans tweeted in the third quarter on Sunday:
Jake Locker is leaving the field with an injury. Ryan Fitzpatrick is on the field in relief.— Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) September 29, 2013
Locker ranked 17th among quarterbacks in fantasy points with 46 headed into Sunday's game (ESPN standard leagues), so it's unlikely that Fitzpatrick will do much better.
Fitzpatrick did have good numbers in the preseason, completing 23 of 32 passes (71.9 percent) for 296 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in parts of four games. A nine-year veteran in the NFL, FItz has won his share of games and has valuable experience.
While his preseason numbers with Tennessee are quite sturdy, that was in the preseason and the regular season is when it really counts.
Fitzpatrick completed 61 percent of his passes for 6.7 yards per pass attempt last season with the Buffalo Bills. He tossed 24 touchdowns to 16 interceptions and ranked 20th among quarterbacks in fantasy points.
If Locker is to miss any time, Fitzpatrick could be a viable QB2 in fantasy. Tennessee has a strong offensive line, led by Fitz's fellow teammate Andy Levitre and rookie Chance Warmack. With Chris Johnson at running back and some skilled wideouts, Fitz could be a decent fill-in if you need him.