Posted: 5:32 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
By Michael Gallagher
The former Pro Bowl player missed most of practice last week and it led to him being questionable in each of the last two weeks. Fitz is an extremely durable player and hasn't missed a game since 2007.
His production has fallen off since his eight-catch, two-touchdown outing in Week 1. Fitzgerald caught just two passes for 33 yards in Week 2 against the Lions and flopped a bit in a dream matchup against the Saints in Week 3, reeling in just five passes for 64 yards.
Fantasy impact: It's great to see that he is back on the practice field, but he'll likely go toe to toe with Darrelle Revis in Week 4. The Bucs have done a nice job in holding down aerial attacks, especially in Week 2 with Drew Brees and the Saints scoring only 14 points. Still, there's almost no way Fitzgerald can be benched and he's a top-15 play in all formats. If he gets shut down again, he'll be a prime buy-low candidate.