Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 4: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

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Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) looks to pass during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) looks to pass during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Heading into Week 4 Fantasy Football, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will do his best to bounce back after a horrendous performance in Week 3. He should, however, not be trusted this time around.

As the New York Jets prepare for their Week 4 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is coming off of a game he’d like to forget for the rest of his life. Fantasy football owners have undoubtedly tried to erase their memories of the game as well if they started him last week.

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In Week 3 action against the Kansas City Chiefs, Fitzpatrick totaled just 188 passing yards, 20 completions, zero touchdowns, and the eye-opening stat of six interceptions. It should also be noted that Fitzpatrick threw 44 times in this contest and tried to force his passes into double coverage.

His fantasy value heading into this upcoming Sunday is very low. Fantasy owners would be advised to sit him in favor of another quarterback. He’s too much of a risk to start this week since he was so easily frazzled last week against the Chiefs.

It would be best to start on your QB2 or even hit the waiver wire for a quarterback entering a favorable Week 4 matchup. The Jets will more than likely put a heavy focus on their ground game in this contest since they want to put Fitzpatrick back into his comfort zone.

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There is no way the Jets will be able to be victorious against the Seahawks if they let Fitzpatrick throw a ton of passes again in a consecutive week.

Fitzpatrick’s lack of arm strength and the fact that he looked defeated on the field last week has hurt his overall confidence.

Things like this don’t get fixed overnight or in a matter of days.

The Jets will obviously have him start but limit his passing attempts and again, put a more simplified offensive game plan in front of him that he can execute well in.

As the Jets hope to bounce back this week against the Seahawks, don’t expect a huge fantasy game from Fitzpatrick like everyone saw in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills. Fitzpatrick is the very definition of inconsistency.

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Overall, don’t start Fitzpatrick this week. He’s not going to Fitzmagic his way back to another dominating performance and if anything, the Jets will be competitive against the Seahawks thanks to their defense and rushing attack.

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