Sophomore Tony Brown stepped in as Alabama's nickel back after Fitzpatrick got hurt vs. Mississippi State.
Brown and junior Maurice Smith have been competing for the backup nickel back job.
Both played vs. Mississippi State.
"I think both guys did a good job when they went in there," Saban said Monday. "[Brown] and Maurice Smith have kind of gone back and forth as who the next guy is that plays. Mo got in the game. We have a lot of confidence in him, but Tony had a better week in practice. ... We'll see how they compete this week and decide which one will play in the game."