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Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick has disastrous outing

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:04:19 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 20 of his 44 pass attempts for 188 yards and an 18.2 QB rating while tossing a career-worst six interceptions in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs. "The trust is the same," head coach Todd Bowles said Sunday, Sept. 25. "He had a bad day at the office. Last week, he had a great day at the office."

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick's job is secure for now, but he can ill-afford another ugly outing like this. The Jets face another difficult matchup against a good Seahawks defense in Week 4, so if you normally depend upon Fitz for fantasy purposes it is a good idea to go another way.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick wins AFC award for Week 2

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:18:48 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2 after completing 24 of 34 passes for 374 yards and a touchdown in the team's win over the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: After a pedestrian season opener opposite the Cincinnati Bengals, Fitzpatrick churned out a big-time outing to get the Jets to 1-1 on the year. Of course, owners shouldn't expect this type of production from Fitz on a regular basis, but as shown last season in his debut campaign in New York, he is capable of providing big numbers here and there.

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Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick shreds Buffalo

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:19:03 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 24 of his 34 passes for 374 yards and a touchdown and ran five times for 21 yards in a 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Sept. 15.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets have legitimate weapons on offense, and after his career year in 2015, Fitzpatrick still looks like a viable QB1 in 12-team leagues.

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Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick might struggle in Week 2

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:02:21 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has struggled against defenses led by Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, either as head coach or defensive coordinator. Fitzpatrick is 1-8 in nine games as a starter, throwing for 166.0 yards per game with 16 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a completion percentage of just 47.0 in 11 games.

Fantasy Tip: A difficult defensive matchup coupled with a short week makes Fitzpatrick a very risky fantasy play in Week 2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Buffalo News - Bucky Gleason

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick focused on improving

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:37:22 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said he thinks he is a better player than he was last year, and he spent the offseason focusing on improving his third-down and red-zone efficiency.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick is coming off a great season, and a repeat performance isn't out of the question with one of the best receiver tandems at his disposal. Consider him a high-end QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Jets | NYJ may keep four QBs on roster

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:51:14 -0700

The New York Jets are leaning toward keeping four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, with QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, Geno Smith and Christian Hackenberg making the cut.

Fantasy Tip: Whether this is a wise idea remains to be seen, but the Jets would certainly have no shortage of signal-callers to pick from in case of injury. Fitzpatrick would be the No. 1, with Petty and Smith battling for the No. 2 spot. The winner of that backup job might be worth watching in deeper leagues in case Fitzpatrick falters or gets hurt.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Big expectations for Quincy Enunwa

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:12:38 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said he thinks WR Quincy Enunwa can develop into a "big-time weapon" for the offense. Enunwa had a team-high 69 yards in a 17-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Enunwa is on track to be the No. 3 receiver, but with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker soaking up most of the targets, Enunwa's ceiling is capped. At best, he is a WR5.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick feeling good

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 08:22:03 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said he is feeling good even though he did not participate in any offseason workouts with the team.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick will be the starting quarterback for the Jets again this season and will look to duplicate the numbers he posted in 2015. He will be working with two of the better starting receivers in the NFL and should be considered a low-end No. 1 or high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Colin Stephenson

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick has solid practice

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:11:02 -0700

New York Jets OB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 23 of his 29 passes in team drills during practice Friday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick probably will be a little rusty during the first few practices since he missed all of the offseason workouts. Fitzpatrick will look to duplicate the numbers he posted in 2015 and will have Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker to work with again this season. He should be a low-end No. 1 or high-end No. 2 quarterback in a majority of leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick will be starter

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:05:14 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the starting quarterback in 2016, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick will look to match his impressive numbers from 2015 this season when he recorded 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns. He should be seen as a low-end No. 1 or a valuable No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Newsday - Bob Glauber

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick working with starters

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:34:41 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is receiving most of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 28. QB Geno Smith has also received a few snaps with the starters.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick will be the starting quarterback for the Jets this season with Smith likely being the primary backup. Fitzpatrick is coming off a terrific 2015 season and will have Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker back this season. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or an elite No. 2 quarterback in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick returning to New York

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:05:42 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Jets Wednesday, July 27, worth $12 million. Fitzpatrick can earn an additional $3 million based on the team's performance.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick is coming off a 2015 season where he recorded 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns and will have most of his offensive weapons back this season. He should be a low-end No. 1 or a great No. 2 quarterback in most leagues. His signing will also help the fantasy value of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick talking with NYJ

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:37:10 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is having contract negotiations with the New York Jets. The Jets are trying to reach an agreement with Fitzpatrick.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick and the Jets have not been able to reach an agreement since the start of free agency, but he does not have many options available. He had a terrific 2015 season and would have the same receivers to work with this season in addition to Matt Forte. Fitzpatrick would be a low-end No. 1 or a top No. 2 quarterback in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick impasse nearing end?

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:48:43 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is believed to be close to ending his impasse with the New York Jets, according to some that know him well.

Fantasy Tip: He threw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns last season and added two rushing scores. At 33, the question looms can he repeat that performance? He's better to have as a QB2 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Jets | No recent Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets talks

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:33:52 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) hasn't had recent talks with the New York Jets. The two sides remain far apart, and a resolution isn't expected soon.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick was great last season, but he's 33 and had never approached last season's showing before. With a dearth of quarterbacks in the low-end QB1 mix on the cusp, you shouldn't take him as anything more than a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick won't sign before camp

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:36:29 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is not expected to re-sign with the New York Jets before their training camp begins, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Neither side has blinked yet. Fitzpatrick would likely start if he does re-sign, but that's obviously not a guarantee. If Geno Smith remains the Jets' starter, he shouldn't be drafted as a fantasy starter. If Fitz does come back then he'll be in low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 territory coming off a career year in which he threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick receives offers

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:33:16 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has received multiple offers to choose between from the New York Jets. The Jets have offered a three-year, $24 million deal with $15 million guaranteed and at least one other offer.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick was great last season, but he's 33 and had never come close to last season's showing before. With a dearth of quarterbacks in the low-end QB1 mix on the cusp, you shouldn't take him as anything more than a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Jets | Long delay in Ryan Fitzpatrick talks

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:09:29 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) and the New York Jets have not discussed a new contract in over a month, according to ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.

Fantasy Tip: One would think Fitzapatrick and the Jets will grind out a deal sometime in the near future, and ideally before training camp. Fitz would be their best option at quarterback and have the most fantasy value. Geno Smith, in the meantime, is easily in the QB2 conversation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick situation could linger

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:37:08 -0700

It looks as though the New York Jets may wait to view the practice repetitions of QB Geno Smith in training camp before there is more movement in talks with free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets), according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The stalemate continues. It's probably in the best interests of both parties to have a reunion, but both sides are being stubborn. If Fitz doesn't return, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker will surely suffer. If the QB does return, he's a high-end fantasy backup, at best. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets not a given

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:00:55 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) re-signing with the New York Jets by the start of training camp, or shortly after, isn't a sure thing. The Jets have been offering a three-year, $24 million deal with $12 million in the first year.

Fantasy Tip: A deal would make a lot of sense for both sides, and it could just be a game of chess right now. Fitzpatrick threw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns last season, but he turns 34 in November. It's tough to take him as anything more than a great QB2 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick to sign soon?

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:26:55 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) and the New York Jets should have more flexibility in future negotiations because the signing of DE Muhammad Wilkerson brings the possibility of a one-year deal. New York had just $3.4 million in salary cap space before the Wilkerson deal. That will now increase by a few million because the Jets no longer have to carry Wilkerson's $15.7 million franchise tag.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick is still the best option for the Jets at quarterback, and perhaps the Wilkerson deal can help push the envelope. If the envelope is eventually sealed with a Fitzpatrick deal inside, he'll be worth a look as a high-end QB1 to low-end QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick remains at impasse

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:19:53 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has experienced no progress in contract talks with the New York Jets with just over two weeks away. Time may be running out since training camp felt like a deadline to get a deal done.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick had a breakout year at 32 last season, but questions linger if he can repeat it. He's best drafted as a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

Jets | New York won't wait forever on QB

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:24:16 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's (Jets) impasse with the New York Jets does have an expiration date, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said the Jets will rely on QB Geno Smith to be their starter if Fitzpatrick's contract is not worked out by a certain time. Bowles didn't say when exactly that time would be, but he indicated that it wouldn't be preseason. Fitzpatrick would start if/when he does re-sign, though.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick would be the only Jets quarterback with any meaningful fantasy value if he does return. Smith is a career fantasy backup, while Fitzpatrick is in low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 territory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Could add quarterback

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:54:28 -0700

If free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) does not re-sign with the New York Jets then head coach Todd Bowles said they might add a veteran quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | No deadline for Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:39:31 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) and the New York Jets do not have a "drop-dead deadline" to get a deal done, according to head coach Todd Bowles. It was reported Monday, June 13, that there had been no progress in contract talks with Fitzpatrick.

Fantasy Tip: The waiting game will appear to continue for the foreseeable future. Fitzpatrick would enter the high-end QB2 conversation if he is re-signed. Geno Smith is easily a backup fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Jets | No progress in Ryan Fitzpatrick talks

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:42:10 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) hasn't made progress on contract talks with the New York Jets, as of Monday, June 13. It's unknown if something will get done before training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick emerged as a low-end QB1 last season. If he re-signs with the Jets can he duplicate that? He's a safer QB2, but he still has to sign with a team as well.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick makes counteroffer

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:11:39 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) let the New York Jets know that he'd be willing to re-sign for one year and $12 million guaranteed. The Jets are offering the same amount as part of a front-loaded three-year, $24 million deal. However, the Jets are being stubborn and aren't willing to indicate they would be willing to sign him for just one year. There haven't been negotiations between the sides for months.

Fantasy Tip: This represents progress, even if the two sides aren't currently engaging each other. It's up to the Jets now, who clearly don't want to pay Fitz much past the 2016 season. It seems inevitable that he'll return to Gang Green, but anything can still happen. The Amish Rifle's highest fantasy value will come with the Jets, but he's still safest as a high-end fantasy backup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Gary Myers

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick stance could escalate

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:17:42 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's (Jets) impasse with the New York Jets could be more heavily addressed in the coming weeks, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. Head coach Todd Bowles said the Jets could wait until training camp in late July, but Cimini believes New York will want to get something done before that.

Furthermore, if Los Angeles Rams QB Nick Foles is released, then it could prompt the Jets to force the issue with their prodigal quarterback, as Foles could be deemed a last-chance option for a veteran signal-caller.

Fantasy Tip: This has been one of the more intriguing situations that have unfolded this offseason. It still seems unlikely that Fitzpatrick won't be playing for the Jets in 2016, but we'll see who wins this game of chicken. If Fitzpatrick does re-sign, he's worth a look as a high-end backup fantasy quarterback.

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Jets | NYJ not giving Ryan Fitzpatrick one year

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:34:33 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is open to signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets worth $12 million, but the team is not willing to make that offer to him, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick and the Jets are still unable to reach an agreement, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. The Jets are probably Fitzpatrick's best chance to start in 2016 and would be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he re-signs. He would help the fantasy value of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick will take one-year deal?

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:54:53 -0700

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is prepared to end his contract stalemate by informing the club he will take a one-year, $12 million guaranteed deal for the 2016 season, a source said Wednesday, June 1. It is the same money with the same guarantee the Jets are offering in the first year of their frontloaded three-year, $24 million proposal that has backup money in the second and third year. If the Jets were to agree to a one-year deal, it would be a $12 million cap hit, and they would need to clear $8.9 million.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick set the franchise record with 31 passing touchdowns last season. If he were to get his one-year contract and a chance to play for another big pay day next season, he might be a sneaky QB1 heading into 2016 with plenty of incentive for another big year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Gary Myers

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick could sign elsewhere

Tue, 31 May 2016 10:56:26 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) could spurn the New York Jets to take less money for another team on principle alone, according to team sources. The Jets no longer believe that re-signing Fitzpatrick is inevitable after their contract offer terms became public this weekend.

Fantasy Tip: It's anyone's guess as to what Fitzpatrick will do this offseason. His highest fantasy value as a fringe QB1 based on matchups would come if he re-ups with Gang Green and once again has Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker at his disposal. If Geno Smith is starting in Week 1 for the Jets, you'll need to significantly downgrade both Marshall and Decker.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Jets | More on Jets' offer to Ryan Fitzpatrick

Sun, 29 May 2016 13:20:23 -0700

Updating a previous report, Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has received a three-year offer from the New York Jets worth $24 million, according to sources. Fitzpatrick would receive $12 million in the first year of the deal and $6 million in the other two seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick is still looking for a lucrative contract, but it appears the Jets are his best option to start in 2016. He would be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues if he re-signs and would help the value of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson

Jets | New York comfortable with quarterbacks

Sun, 29 May 2016 11:08:11 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith is currently slated to start at quarterback with free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) still not re-signed. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, however, said the Jets are comfortable with whoever wins the starting job.

Fantasy Tip: This implies that rookie Christian Hackenberg may have a chance at the starting job, but it would behoove the Jets to bring back Fitzpatrick. If Fitzpatrick somehow isn't brought back, then Smith would be the better option, but he shouldn't be starting for any fantasy squads.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick has offer from Jets

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:41:00 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has received a three-year offer from the New York Jets that would pay him $12 million in the first season, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick has limited options since it appears most teams have their starting quarterback, so the Jets appear to be his best option. He would be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he signs with the Jets and would help the value of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Mark Cannizzaro

Jets | No talks between Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:31:14 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has not had contract talks with the New York Jets over the last few weeks, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets still appear to be the leading candidate to sign Fitzpatrick, but the two sides are still far apart in terms of money. Fitzpatrick would be a low-end No. 1 in deeper leagues if he re-signs and would help the fantasy value of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

Jets | Coach hopeful Ryan Fitzpatrick is re-signed

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:29:28 -0700

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles said he's "hopeful" that QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is re-signed by training camp. However, Bowles didn't say he's confident.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick and the Jets are still far apart in negotiations for a new deal, and it's anyone's guess at this point as to whether something actually gets done. It's in Fitz's best interests to return to New York, where he had a great year with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker at his disposal. If Fitzpatrick returns, he can be a fringe QB1 based on matchups, but he'd be best drafted as a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to return

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:27:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) wants to re-sign with the New York Jets. "I would like to be back," Fitzpatrick said. He's been in a three-month contract stalemate with the Jets.

Fantasy Tip: Both sides still have a large gap in money, but there is still time for an agreement to be reached before training camp. Fitz enjoyed a renaissance season with the Jets in 2015 and his highest fantasy value is in green and white. He developed excellent chemistry with both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker and would be a fringe fantasy starter based on matchups if he returns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

NFL | Ryan Fitzpatrick not retiring

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:48:24 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) dispelled rumors that he was considering retirement Monday, May 23. "I'm playing," Fitzpatrick said. "I'm playing football next year."

Fantasy Tip: The Jets and Fitz remain in a stalemate in terms of re-signing a contract. There remains a chance that the two sides can find common ground in order to get Fitzpatrick signed before training camp begins. Fitz had a revival last year with Gang Green, and the best spot for his fantasy value would be to remain in New York. If he re-signs, he's a fringe fantasy starter as a low-end QB1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick deadline soon?

Thu, 19 May 2016 13:31:28 -0700

The deadline for free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) could be sooner than expected. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport posits that the first legitimate deadline is when the New York Jets' organized team activities start Tuesday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Next Tuesday isn't the final date Fitzpatrick can re-sign, but it may be the first real important date. The standoff may very well last past then, possibly up until or past training camp. If Fitzpatrick does eventually re-sign, he'll immediately enter the low-end QB1 conversation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ Advance Media - Dom Cosentino

Jets | Teammate expects Ryan Fitzpatrick back

Tue, 17 May 2016 18:55:12 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is not close to a contract agreement with the New York Jets, but Jets WR Eric Decker said he expects Fitzpatrick to be the starting quarterback in the first regular season game.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets are still interested in re-signing Fitzpatrick but are not willing to pay him what he is asking for at this point. Owners should keep an eye on the situation because Fitzpatrick would be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper leagues and would help the fantasy value of Decker and Brandon Marshall.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

Jets | Eric Decker talks Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tue, 17 May 2016 16:58:43 -0700

New York Jets WR Eric Decker said the Jets need to be prepared to play without free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets). Decker does want New York to re-sign the veteran quarterback, but he's focused on the football team as a whole. "All I can say is we have to move on without him right now because they are stuck where they are with the business decision," Decker said. "But, again, we have a job to do and that's to be the best football team, field the best football team, of who we have in the locker room right now."

Fantasy Tip: Decker and the offense would be better off with Fitzpatrick back, but Decker is right. For now, Geno Smith will start at quarterback for the Jets, which would somewhat lessen the fantasy value and his cohorts like Brandon Marshall. That being said, Decker and Marshall are still in WR2 and WR1 territory, respectively, with Marshall having more value in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

NFL | Ryan Fitzpatrick could affect draft

Wed, 11 May 2016 16:31:53 -0700

If free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is signed Thursday, May 12, or onward by a prospective team, then he will not count against that team's compensatory draft picks.

Fantasy Tip: As Rich Cimini noted, it's unlikely that this little advantage would drive a team to sign Fitzpatrick if he hasn't been signed already. It could still be some time before Fitzpatrick is signed or re-signed. If he returns to the Jets, then he has low-end QB1 potential again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | No urgency with Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tue, 10 May 2016 11:56:08 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's (Jets) status remains in limbo with the New York Jets. Owner Woody Johnson said there's no urgency to re-sign Fitzpatrick at this point with training camp still two months away.

Fantasy Tip: A borderline QB1 last season remains without a team. If Fitzpatrick is not re-signed then Geno Smith would likely start for the Jets, at least to begin the season. As has been proven in previous years, though, Smith is not a reliable fantasy option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | New York could keep four quarterbacks

Tue, 03 May 2016 16:15:31 -0700

New York Jets QBs Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, and possibly free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) could all be on New York's roster when the 2016 regular season commences. General manager Mike Maccagnan said if it's in the best interest of the team then they will keep four quarterbacks. "It's been done before," Maccagnan said. "To me, it's a position where you have to take some time to really invest, grow and develop players."

Fantasy Tip: The Jets aren't investing as much as they should be, though, as Fitzpatrick is still on the free-agent market. Smith is in line to start right now, but he has proven to be too inconsistent to consider starting in tradition fantasy leagues. Fitzpatrick has the most value for the Jets and for fantasy purposes.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | General manager excited for Geno Smith

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:31:38 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith could start for the Jets in 2016 if free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is not re-signed. That prospect has general manager Mike Maccagnan excited. "Right now, Geno has been a starter for us, and actually played quite well prior to getting hurt last year, and was doing a good job in the offseason," Maccagnan said. "So we're kind of excited to see what Geno can do, coming back. And we feel good about that."

Fantasy Tip: The Jets do still want to re-sign Fitzpatrick, and he's definitely a more reliable fantasy option than Smith. Even if Smith somehow does start, he shouldn't be starting on your fantasy teams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ.com - Dan Duggan

Jets | No talks between Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:32:19 -0700

The last time free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets had any meaningful talks was "weeks ago," according to one source.

Fantasy Tip: The drama increases, as the Jets selected Christian Hackenberg in the second round of the NFL Draft. With Bryce Petty selected in the draft last season, the Jets are stockpiling talent at the position. Fitzpatrick might not be returning to Gang Green, who also still have Geno Smith.

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Jets | Christian Hackenberg should sit first year

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:01:31 -0700

New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg is expected to sit and grow in his first season in the NFL. If free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is re-signed, it could very well only be a one-year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets were in need of a quarterback with the iffy Fitzpatrick situation. Fitzpatrick will start if he does return, but Hackenberg could be the future of the quarterback position. Stay away from him in fantasy this season, though.

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Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick may not play

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:30:02 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has told people he would rather not play football this season than play for the New York Jets under their latest contract offer.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick and the Jets are clearly at odds, and Fitz could very well end up on another team if New York isn't willing to increase their offer. The grizzly, veteran quarterback played like a borderline QB1 last season. He could be in the same territory in 2016 depending on where he's quarterbacking.

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Jets | NYJ doing due diligence with Brian Hoyer

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:15:06 -0700

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Texans) is receiving some interest from the New York Jets, but Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said the team is doing due diligence on Hoyer. Maccagnan also said talks to retain free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick may take some time.

Fantasy Tip: The writing is on the wall right there that the Jets are still looking to retain Fitzpatrick, and it's a matter of negotiating. Hoyer could be a low-end QB2 if he lands a starting gig. Fitzpatrick is a solid QB2 if he returns to the Jets.

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Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick still Jets' top priority

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:58:45 -0700

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) remains the New York Jets' No. 1 priority despite free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Texans) visiting Tuesday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to imagine Fitzpatrick not eventually re-signing with the Jets, especially considering the extra money New York received when D'Brickashaw Ferguson retired. Fitzpatrick is coming off a career year and will be a borderline QB1 if he re-signs with the Jets.

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