Ryan Fitzpatrick's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 12 Performance

Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2013

Nov 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) runs with the ball against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has firmly planted himself on the fantasy football radar.

In place of Jake Locker, Fitzpatrick has done well at a position that can be quite random at times.

Fitzpatrick has offered some semblance of consistency at QB. In Week 12 he continued this trend with 320 passing yards and two touchdowns against a porous Oakland defense—good for 22 fantasy points and the No. 2 slot at the position before Sunday Night Football.

Fitzpatrick's performance marks three weeks in a row he has produced 14 or more fantasy points, and he has produced 20 or more points in three games this season.

Not bad for a guy owned in 3.8 percent of leagues.

Nov 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) stands behind center before taking a snap against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps the best news of all is three of Fitzpatrick's five remaining games come against teams with defenses that rank in the bottom half of the league against the quarterback position in terms of fantasy production.

Fitzpatrick is by no means a fantasy starter in any of the matchups, but he is a quality No. 2 quarterback to stash for depth purposes should an injury occur to a starter.

He doesn't have the sexiest game and he certainly doesn't have the best situation, but Fitzpatrick continues to be a smart quarterback with the football who produces at a consistent rate.

It's time to add Fitzpatrick in all leagues as depth.


Note: All fantasy scoring info courtesy of ESPN standard leagues. Points against info courtesy of ESPN.