Brandon Marshall, Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Fantasy Outlook After Geno Smith’s Injury

August 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With one ill-fated punch, Ryan Fitzpatrick became the starting quarterback for the New York Jets. For fantasy owners brave enough to start a Jets quarterback or those targeting Brandon Marshall, however, very little has changed. 
On Tuesday, Geno Smith was "sucker punched" by linebacker IK Enemkpali in a locker room altercation, as head coach Todd Bowles said in a press conference, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. He's now out for six to 10 weeks with a broken jaw, while Enemkpali was immediately cut. 
That has opened the door for Fitzpatrick to take the reins as the starting quarterback. Trey Wingo of ESPN offered some optimism for Jets fans:
As fantasy owners already know, however, Fitzpatrick isn't exactly an appealing option. In 97 career games, he's averaged 198.7 yards, 1.2 touchdowns and 1.0 interceptions per contest. 
In standard-scoring leagues, that's an average of about 11 fantasy points per game—not exactly inspiring stuff...

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