Fantasy football sit/start advice, Week 11: Ryan Fitzpatrick

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We take a look at whether or not you should start Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday.

The Tennessee Titans will have to turn back to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, as it's looking like Jake Locker will miss a lot of time — possibly the remainder of the season. Fitzpatrick has already played some earlier in the season when Locker was injured, and he came in against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 as well.

Fitzpatrick actually played well in that Week 10 appearance, despite the Titans ultimately giving Jacksonville their first win of the season. Locker had completed just four passes for 24 yards and an interception when Fitzpatrick took over. The backup completed 22 of 33 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and no picks.

On the season, Fitzpatrick has completed 63 of 111 passes for 790 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. The Titans are 4-5 and not out of the playoff picture by any means, but Fitzpatrick would definitely need to rise to the occasion for them to make it.

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick isn't exactly a sexy fantasy option, but Locker was effective for the most part, so fantasy owners who were depending on him have to be scrambling. Fortunately, Fitzpatrick has a lot of scoring potential, and is worth starting here and there in 2-QB leagues. The Colts have the league's No. 19 pass defense, so it really is a judgment call. If you're hurting for help, Fitzpatrick could be a deep start.

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