Week Eleven Analysis: Remember last week, when I talked about Ryan Fitzpatrick has a perfect example of a matchup quarterback? He's startable against bad defenses. And he's a solid bench guy when he faces a defense with a pulse. Fortunately, like last week, he's got an easy matchup on the docket as he faces Miami. The Dolphins have allowed the 5th-most passing yards. Every quarterback but two have topped 266 yards. They've allowed multiple touchdowns in back to back games, to Jake Locker and Andrew Luck, who are in the same wheelhouse as Fitzpatrick.
Week Ten Analysis: When it comes to finding a sleeper quarterback, among the first stops for any savvy fantasy footballer is to see who's playing the Patriots. New England ranks 28th in passing yards allowed, and only two teams have allowed more than their 17 passing touchdowns. And, Fitzpatrick's track record against the Patriots is fantastic. Over the last three games against his division rival, he's thrown for 350, 307 and 370 yards. And he's thrown 4, 2, and 2 scores. He racks up those numbers behind a lot of passes, as he fruitlessly chases Tom Brady's scoring output. Unless new corner Aquib Talib can make an immediate impact, which is possible, Fitzpatrick should throw enough passes to be a fantasy factor.
Week Seven Analysis: Ryan Fitzpatrick has posted two straight clunkers, with just 126 and 153 yards, and zero touchdowns. He's been dropped in many leagues. But, those terrible starts were against the Niners and Cardinals, two good defenses. Dust him off against their polar opposite, the Tennessee Titans, a team that has allowed big games to, literally, every single quarterback they've faced. The average quarterback stat line against the Titans is 299 yards and 2.2 touchdowns. For all his inconsistency, we've seen big games come from Fitzpatrick, and this one could be another.