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Minkah Fitzpatrick

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26 yrs


6'1'' / 207 lbs




Returning to more comfortable role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-13

Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said at mandatory minicamp Wednesday that he "failed" to put Fitzpatrick "in the best position" during the 2023 season and intends for him to play more at free safety going forward, Joe Clark of Steelers Depot reports.

Fizpatrick played a career-high 134 snaps in the slot last season despite appearing in just 10 games, per Clark, and his 161 snaps at box safety were the second-highest tally of his career. That heavily intruded on Fitzpatrick's ability to suit up at free safety, where his talents best shine, resulting in his first year without a single turnover. Fitzpatrick said he hopes to get back to playing "Minkah Ball" in 2024, and getting the 2018 first-round pick back to a deep safety role could allow him to return to his four-time Pro Bowler form. The addition of DeShon Elliott in free agency should facilitate that plan.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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3 @CLE Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 4.038.5722200%000000undefinedundefined
12 @IND Dome undefined° undefined NaNth 2.539.56425083%000000undefinedundefined
14 BAL Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -2.537.561560100%000000undefinedundefined
15 @CAR Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 3.037.54620050%100000undefinedundefined
16 LV Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -2.539.55302050%110000undefinedundefined
17 @BAL Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 1.535.54954057%110000undefinedundefined
18 CLE Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -3.039.564550100%000000undefinedundefined

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Away Outdoor 20 20undefinedNaNth1,3104781155%1351010undefinedundefined
Away Dome 1 1undefinedNaNth703300%100000undefinedundefined
Away Retractable Dome 3 3undefinedNaNth190515167%320000undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

2018 22 MIA 16 11 142 110th9422948257%92001000
2019 23 MIA 2 2 20 640th116460100%00000011
2020 24 PIT 16 16 167 52nd1,0171955150%114001011
2021 25 PIT 16 16 202 24th1,0814084161%72000011
2022 26 PIT 15 15 184 50th9384056163%116101000

Makes 10 appearances in 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-04

Fitzpatrick made 64 tackles (43 solo) and three pass breakups across 10 regular-season games in 2023.

Fitzpatrick missed seven total games in 2023 due to a combination of knee and hand injuries, but he managed to return to health in time for Pittsburgh's wild-card playoff loss to the Bills, a game in which he logged 10 tackles (five solo). In just 10 regular-season appearances, five of Fitzpatrick's games saw him achieve double-digit tackle totals. The 27-year-old remains one of the league's true standout safeties, with big-play potential to lend him serious fantasy upside as well. Fitzpatrick has three years remaining on his contract with the Steelers.

Ready for playoff opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-11

Fitzpatrick (knee) said Thursday he will suit up for Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Bills, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Fitzpatrick missed three consecutive games to end the regular season, but he's recovered from his knee injury in time to return for playoff action. The standout safety's return will certainly boost Pittsburgh's prospects of containing Josh Allen and Buffalo's offense, though the loss of T.J. Watt (knee) will still be difficult to make up for.

Looking good for Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-10

Fitzpatrick (knee) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Fitzpatrick sat out of the Steelers' last three regular-season games due to a knee injury, but it now looks like he'll be ready to play in the wild-card round. He projects to start Sunday, and his presence dampens expectations for Josh Allen and Buffalo's offense somewhat.

Optimism for wild-card return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-09

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he has optimism about Fitzpatrick's (knee) chances of playing in Sunday's wild-card game against the Bills, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Fitzpatrick missed the final three games of the regular season, but the veteran safety is expected to begin the practice week as a limited participant and could be an option for Sunday, depending on how much progress he makes. The possible return of the standout defensive back would at least slightly soften the blow of the absence of star edge rusher T.J. Watt (knee) for the first round of the playoffs.

Ruled out

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-06

Fitzpatrick (knee) is listed as inactive for Saturday's game against the Ravens, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official website reports.

Fitzpatrick returned to practice this week for the first time since Week 15 before drawing a questionable tag. However, he was unable to get cleared by Pittsburgh's medical staff and will miss his third straight game as a result. Miles Killebrew is the likely candidate to replace him at safety.

Questionable for Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-04

Fitzpatrick (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Baltimore, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Fitzpatrick got back on the practice field during the week for the first time since Week 15, giving him a chance to play in Week 18. If he misses his third consecutive game, one of Trenton Thompson (neck) or Miles Killebrew will probably start in Fitzpatrick's place.

Returns to practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Fitzpatrick (knee) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Wednesday was the first time Fitzpatrick practiced since he sustained a knee injury in Week 15 at Indianapolis. If he's able to take another step forward and upgrade to a full practice Thursday, he could avoid carrying an injury designation into Saturday's game.

Listed as DNP on estimate

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-02

Fitzpatrick (knee) was listed as a non-participant on the Steelers' practice estimate Tuesday, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Fitzpatrick is apparently still tending to the same knee injury that has sidelined for both of Pittsburgh's last two games. He'll likely need to practice in some capacity Wednesday or Thursday to give himself a chance to suit up Saturday.

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