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Tyler Thigpen

30-Year-Old Quarterback – Free Agent

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 223   DOB: 4/14/1984  College: Coastal Carolina  Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyler Thigpen Contract Information:

Accepted a $1 million pay cut in August of 2012. Thigpen will make a base salary of $1.5 million in 2012.

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Thigpen, serving as the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick, only threw five passes in mop-up duty during the 2012 season. He was 3-of-5 for 30 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.

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Tyler Thigpen NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2007 23 1 2 6 33.3% 41 0 1 6.8 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - -
2008 24 15 230 420 54.8% 2608 18 12 6.2 - - - - - 62 386 6.2 3 - -
2009 25 1 4 8 50.0% 83 1 2 10.4 0 0 - - - 1 1 1.0 0 - -
2010 26 Mia 5 33 62 53.2% 435 2 2 7.0 7 0 0 0 0 13 73 5.6 0 1 0
2011 27 Buf 3 3 8 37.5% 25 0 1 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 0 0
2012 28 Buf 4 3 5 60.0% 30 0 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tyler Thigpen Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2007 23 1 1.6 1.6 1.6 -11.1 41 0.0 16.7 - - - - 0 - -
2008 24 15 16.2 16.2 16.2 76.0 174 4.3 2.9 - - - - 9 - -
2009 25 1 7.4 7.4 7.4 24.5 83 12.5 25.0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 26 Mia 5 6.5 6.5 6.5 73.0 87 3.2 3.2 8 3 0 0 0 0 0
2011 27 Buf 3 0.6 0.6 0.6 -5.7 8 0.0 12.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 Buf 4 0.3 0.3 0.3 77.1 8 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Tyler Thigpen 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Coach Chan Gailey says it's unlikely Thigpen's teammate Tarvaris Jackson will move up from the number three role this season, BuffaloBills.com reports. "It would be very tough for Tarvaris to challenge for that spot this year because of limited reps (in practice)," said Gailey.

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Thigpen will be the backup quarterback behind Ryan Fitzpatrick for the opener against the Jets, coach Chan Gailey told BuffaloBills.com.

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Thigpen has survived final cuts as the team has kept four quarterbacks for now, according to BuffaloBills.com.

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Thigpen was 18 of 30 for 186 yards in Buffalo's preseason loss to the Lions on Thursday. He threw for one touchdown and two interceptions.

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Although Thigpen's teammate Vince Young was cut Monday, the Bills acquired Tarvaris Jackson from Seattle over the weekend.

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Thigpen did not get into the Bills preseason game Saturday against Philadelphia.

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Coach Chan Gailey says Vince Young outplayed Thigpen during Friday's preseason loss to the Vikings. Said Gailey: "Vince did a good job. He hit the big pass, made a check out there and got us in a good spot to score the touchdown. He did good. Tyler had done good until he threw the interception. The last two throws he had were not good throws, but up until that he had played pretty well. So youd have to say Vince came out a little bit ahead tonight."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013

There was no outlook written for Tyler Thigpen.

2012

Coach Chan Gailey pretty much locked Thigpen's teammate Brad Smith into the No. 3 quarterback role this season. That means Thigpen will be battling Vince Young all summer for the role of main backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. There's a good chance the loser of that battle ends up getting cut.

2011

Thigpen was signed as a free agent and is the clear-cut backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. There's little value there, but if Fitz ever did get hurt, Thigpen might be worth a waiver-wire pickup in deeper leagues. He's very familiar with Chan Gailey's fantasy friendly offense and previously threw 18 touchdowns in it in just 11 starts. Like Fitzpatrick, he's a good runner out of the pocket as well.

2010

Thigpen impressed the Dolphins in limited playing time last season, enough so that he was named the backup quarterback to Chad Henne. The problem is the Dolphins have four quarterbacks they deem worthy of a roster spot and since traditional wisdom states that you should only carry three, Thigpen could be the subject of many trade rumors this season.

2009

Thigpen surprisingly became a very effective fantasy quarterback in 2008, using his excellent mobility to make plays on the run, both through the air and as a runner. The Chiefs have not officially named their starting quarterback, but its obvious that Matt Cassel will be awarded the position eventually. Thigpen would likely need an injury to Cassel to be fantasy-relevant in 2009, but if such a situation occurred, he would become a hot free agent pickup immediately.

2008

Thigpen took most of the second-team snaps ahead of Damon Huard in minicamps and could emerge as Kansas Citys top backup. Hes poised beyond his years and boasts a strong arm, so the Chiefs may elect to give him a look if Brodie Croyle is removed due to injury or ineffectiveness.

2007

Thigpen is a project with all of the physical tools to be an NFL quarterback, but he needs to step up to the level of competition since playing in the NFL is a bit different than playing at Coastal Carolina.