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How Much Would You Make Betting On Ryan Fitzpatrick Each Week?

How Much Would You Make Betting On Ryan Fitzpatrick Each Week?
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The Energizer Bunny has nothing on Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 38-year-old Washington Football Team quarterback starts for his ninth NFL franchise this season. NFL betting experts and oddsmakers have undervalued Fitzpatrick throughout much of his career. Will things change in 2021 as he suits up for Washington in Season No. 18?

In the latest in our series looking at NFL quarterbacks against the spread we ask, how well has Fitzpatrick done against NFL spreads, and how much money would you have won betting on him each week of his career?

As a starter, Fitzpatrick is 71-67-8 ATS in his career. That is much better than his 59-86-1 record outright in 146 NFL starts. Bettors have found “FitzMagic” on occasion, especially early during his time in Buffalo and Miami.

Backing Fitzpatrick A Net Loss

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Using our system of betting $100 on Fitzpatrick ATS each week of his career with the industry standard -110 line per point-spread bet available at most betting sites, those who backed Fitzpatrick weekly since his 2005 debut are down $246.10, thanks to the vig.

Not all spreads are created equally. For this exercise, we are using records against the spread for each game Fitzpatrick has started, according to Pro Football Reference.

Local fans of the Washington Football Team over 21 can legally bet on their team in Maryland, Virginia, and in Washington DC.

But Bookmakers at the betting apps predict Washington’s Super Bowl drought continues this season. The team is priced at +5000 with DraftKings to win Super Bowl 56. That same site has the Washington Football Team +2500 to win the NFC , and as the second choice at +230 to win the NFC East behind Dallas. That last line is a good bet considering the price and the “balance” in the division.


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Ryan Fitzpatrick 2021 Futures & Prop Bets To Watch

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Fitzpatrick enters his 18th season playing as well as he ever has. In his most recent 32 games, he completed 64.8% of his attempts for 7,986 yards, 50 touchdowns and 33 picks. During that time, Fitzpatrick was battling Jameis Winston for the starting job in Tampa Bay and Tua Tagovailoa for the QB1 spot in Miami.

Washington is as deep as the 2020 Dolphins team Fitzpatrick had on track for the playoffs before Miami head coach Brian Flores decided to play quarterback roulette. Miami’s QB ball eventually landed on Tua. Fitzpatrick offers Washington’s offense a steady hand, at least metaphorically, given his proclivity for turnovers.

Here are some related NFL futures and prop bets at top sportsbooks featuring Fitzpatrick, and how best to play them this season.


Ryan Fitzpatrick Passing TDs

Here are the odds on total passing touchdowns for Fitzpatrick this season:

Ryan Fitzpatrick Passing TDs Odds
Over 23 -110 at DraftKings
Under 23 -110 at DraftKings

Check out our DraftKings sportsbook review for more information.

When weighing the season total numbers for Fitzpatrick, betters should note he has only played a full 16-game season three times. So the 17th game in 2021 may not mean much, especially if past is precedent for the Harvard grad.

Fitzpatrick has gone over 23 TDs passing in all three of his full seasons. In 2020, he threw for 13 TDs in seven starts.

His ability to keep the starter's job and his durability remains the sway here and elsewhere. It’s too much to ask for Fitzpatrick to both chase a number and stay on the field for 15+ games. Especially if the market isn’t offering value.

Bet Ryan Fitzpatrick to go under 23 TDs passing for the 2021 season.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Passing Yards

Here are the odds on total passing yards for Fitzpatrick this season:

Ryan Fitzpatrick Passing Yards Odds
Over 3,900.5 -112 at FanDuel
Under 3,900.5 -112 at FanDuel

Check out our FanDuel sportsbook review for more information.

The most interesting aspect of this number is how it compares to Tagovailoa’s projection of 3,899.5. Oddsmakers see Fitzpatrick topping the QB who took his spot in Miami by 36 inches. We’ll get to Tua soon.

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Fitzpatrick has only topped 3,900 yards once in his career, and that was six years ago with the Jets. He has thrown for more than 3,000 yards only once since. The Washington Football Team has a stout receiving corps. And they get to face Dallas’ defense twice.

But this number is just too high for Fitzpatrick, especially when weighed against concerns about his health and ability to keep the ball.

Back Ryan Fitzpatrick to go under 3,900.5 yards passing in 2021.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Total Interceptions

Here are the odds on total interceptions thrown by Fitzpatrick this season:

Ryan Fitzpatrick Interceptions Odds
Over 14.5 +100 at DraftKings
Under 14.5 -130 at DraftKings

Check out our DraftKings sportsbook review for more information.

Fitzpatrick and Sam Darnold are co-favorites to throw the most interceptions in the NFL this season at +750 with DraftKings . Turnovers are as much a part of Fitzpatrick’s presence as his Middle Earth beard.

Carson Wentz and Drew Lock led the NFL with 15 pickoffs apiece last season. Fitzpatrick has a 3.3% career interception ratio, so the magic number for him here will be 450 pass attempts in 2021. Fitzpatrick should last long enough for that milestone.

Take the over on Fitzpatrick throwing more than 14.5 interceptions at +100 with DraftKings .


This story is the 15th in our summer-long series examining NFL quarterbacks against the spread. You can see how Fitzpatrick compares to other QBs here:

Tom Brady | Ben Roethlisberger | Patrick Mahomes | Dak Prescott | Aaron Rodgers |
Lamar Jackson | Jared Goff | Kyler Murray | Carson Wentz | Josh Allen | Cam Newton | Teddy Bridgewater | Drew Lock | Daniel Jones


About the Author

Bill Speros for Bookies.com
Bill Speros
Bill Speros is an award-winning journalist and editor whose career includes stops at USA Today Sports Network / Golfweek, Cox Media, ESPN, Orlando Sentinel and Denver Post.