Matt Ryan

#2 QB / Atlanta Falcons / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 217 lb Age: 31 College: Boston College Bye 11

Fantasy Points by Week

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Own
83%
Start
27%
QB Rank
20

Player Outlook

What is Matt Ryan's excuse going to be this year? New offense he still hasn't gotten used to? Bad offensive line? Lack of receiving threats? None of those will work as the Falcons have surrounded him with a better offensive line and a younger receiving corps to work with in his second season under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. So now it's on Ryan if he doesn't improve on his numbers. Over his last three seasons, he's posted 20-plus Fantasy points just 19 of 48 times (39.6 percent of the time). At a time when Fantasy owners have so many quarterbacks to pick from and don't necessarily need two of them, why should Ryan be a priority? Grab him with a late-round pick if you'd like to speculate on a career year, but do not overrate him based on the weight his name carries.

Player News
  • Ryan completed 6-of-11 passes for 78 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Browns. Although he was technically the least effective of the three guys named Matt who took snaps on Thursday, he's in no danger of losing his job to Matt Schaub or Matt Simms. He'll likely see a bigger workload in the third preseason game against the Dolphins.

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  • Ryan failed to complete any of his four pass attempts in Thursday's preseason opener against Washington. The Falcons went three-and-out on both of Ryan's drives, starting the preseason in rather unimpressive fashion. There's hope for improvement in his second season under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but the Falcons may still lack receiving threats to complement Julio Jones. Offseason acquisition Mohamed Sanu could help, though he was mostly unimpressive during his time in Cincinnati. Third-round rookie TE Austin Hooper is the other key addition, but the recent track record of rookie tight ends in the NFL isn't encouraging.

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  • Ryan acknowledged that he had a tough time adjusting to Kyle Shanahan's scheme, but the quarterback also said that his offensive coordinator did a nice job late in the season, ESPN.com reports. This is one of the more amusing January storylines, as the early-season narrative gave new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan a significant portion of the credit for Atlanta's September success. If adjustment to a new scheme was really the problem, the Falcons offense probably wouldn't have been at its best at the beginning of the season. The obvious issue was the lack of a secondary receiving threat behind Julio Jones, which led to a massive number of dump-offs to Devonta Freeman. It may be more interesting to blame Ryan or Shanahan, but both have proven to be perfectly competent during their successful NFL careers. The Falcons will likely prioritize the acquisition of a starting-caliber No. 2 wide receiver and/or tight end this offseason.

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  • Ryan completed 24 of 36 passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns, an interception and a fumble in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. Ryan was consistently sloppy with the football for much of the season, recording a turnover in 11 of Atlanta's final 12 games, including each of the team's seven games following its bye. It hasn't been as if Ryan has been incredibly productive to make up for his penchant for turnovers. Ryan threw multiple touchdown passes in just six games this season, Sunday breaking a five-game streak of one or fewer scoring passes per game. Getting the franchise quarterback on the same page as offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be one of the stories of the offseason in Atlanta.

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  • Falcons' Matt Ryan: Active Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints. Ryan took a shot to his hip last Sunday versus the Panthers, yet the ailment didn't affect his practice participation one bit in the subsequent week of prep. Because the Saints' pass defense has given up an all-time worst 43 touchdown throws this season, he should be afforded plenty of opportunities to pile on with Drew Brees operating on the other side.

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Completed Games

WK OPP PAATT PACMP PAYD PATD PAINT RUYD RUTD FPTS
1 PHI 34 23 298 2 2 7 0 21
2 @NYG 46 30 363 1 0 -1 0 20
3 @DAL 36 24 285 2 0 17 0 26
4 HOU 27 19 256 1 0 -1 0 16
5 WAS 42 24 254 0 2 20 0 10
6 @NO 44 30 295 2 0 10 0 24
7 @TEN 38 22 251 1 2 -3 0 14
8 TB 45 37 397 2 1 2 0 26
9 @SF 45 30 303 1 0 2 0 18
10 BYE - - - - - - - -
11 IND 46 25 280 3 3 7 0 26
12 MIN 31 22 230 1 2 -1 0 13
13 @TB 45 30 269 1 1 4 0 15
14 @CAR 34 22 224 0 1 -1 0 7
15 @JAC 35 22 246 1 1 0 0 14
16 CAR 30 23 306 1 0 1 0 18
17 NO 36 24 334 2 1 0 0 24
PROJECTION 610 409 4470 22 17 75 0.3 291.8

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 22.06
2 09/18 @Oakland Raiders 20 20.88
3 09/27 @New Orleans Saints 33 29.31
4 10/02 Carolina Panthers 8 18.21
5 10/09 @Denver Broncos 2 15.42
6 10/16 @Seattle Seahawks 1 14.44
7 10/23 San Diego Chargers 14 19.56
8 10/30 Green Bay Packers 15 19.78
9 11/04 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 22.06
10 11/13 @Philadelphia Eagles 32 25.81
11 BYE - - -
12 11/27 Arizona Cardinals 17 20.50
13 12/04 Kansas City Chiefs 6 18.00
14 12/11 @Los Angeles Rams 10 18.56
15 12/18 San Francisco 49ers 7 18.06
16 12/24 @Carolina Panthers 8 18.21
17 01/01 New Orleans Saints 33 29.31

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Career Stats

Season CmpPct PaYd PaTD PaInt RuYd RuTD FPTS
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 66.3 4591 21 16 63 0 301
2014 66.1 4694 28 14 145 0 355
2013 67.4 4515 26 17 55 0 324
2012 68.6 4719 32 14 141 1 386
2011 61.3 4177 29 12 84 2 349
2010 62.5 3705 28 9 122 0 319
2009 58.3 2916 22 14 49 1 244
2008 61.1 3440 16 11 104 1 238
3 Year Avg 66.6 4600 25 16 88 0 328
Career 64.3 32757 202 107 763 5

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