Should fantasy owners trust Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 8?
Heading into Week 8 Fantasy Football, should owners consider trusting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Cleveland Browns? Whatever you do, don’t fall for the trap!
Week 8 brings the New York Jets on the road to take on the Cleveland Browns. That’s right, the 0-7 Browns that have yet to win a game this season. By all accounts, the Jets should be able to beat the Browns but again, this is the team that could also be considered the second-worst team in the NFL. Should fantasy football owners consider going back to trusting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick considering he looked good in Week 7?
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Fantasy owners shouldn’t let last week fool them, whatever you do, don’t go back to trusting Fitzpatrick again. The only reason he saw playing time after being benched the previous week was due to an unfortunate injury to quarterback Geno Smith.
With Smith out for the season due to a torn ACL injury, the Jets have no other option than to go back to their familiar bearded quarterback. Quarterback Bryce Petty is still nursing a shoulder injury and Christian Hackenberg is so far from being ready to start that he’s easily about two to three years away.
Fitzpatrick so far this season can only be described as a nightmare under center. So far in 2016, Fitzpatrick has totaled 1,561 passing yards, 136 completions, six touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
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It’s safe to say, “Fitzmagic” has run its course and won’t bring any magic to fantasy owners anytime soon.
Knowing how bad the Jets are, it’s possible they are walking into a trap game against the Browns. Fitzpatrick will either play decent or continue his interception-prone ways.
It’s not worth the risk to even consider starting him since the Jets barely beat the Ravens. Even quarterback Joe Flacco was playing with an injured shoulder, so last week’s win shouldn’t be consider something that magically turns this season around for the Jets.
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Overall, fantasy owners shouldn’t trust Fitzpatrick with anything when it comes to their starting lineups. He’s been by many and owners are better off finding options on the waiver wire. At least they’ll be able to put points up on the scoreboard.