Ryan will receive play calls from Dirk Koetter in 2019 after the former Buccaneers head coach was named Atlanta's offensive coordinator Tuesday. Koetter previously held the same post between 2012 and 2014, during which the Falcons twice finished as a top-eight scoring offense. Over that three-year stretch, Ryan turned in a 86:45 TD:INT with at least 4,600 passing yards each season. Though the Falcons' 2018 season didn't go as planned, it was through no fault of Ryan, who reached the 35-touchdown plateau for the second time in his 11 professional seasons. His reunion with a familiar and proven offensive mind bodes well for his chances to remain a top-five fantasy quarterback in 2019.
Ryan completed 31 of 44 passes for 378 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Falcons' 34-32 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed four times for seven yards and caught a five-yard touchdown pass from Mohamed Sanu on a trick play. Ryan wrapped up the season in stellar fashion, as the Falcons afforded their offensive stars their normal allotment of playing time. Ryan picked on the vulnerable Buccaneers secondary all afternoon, connecting with Julio Jones on nine occasions for 138 yards and a touchdown and hitting Mohamed Sanu for an additional 90 yards on seven completions. Then, he got in on the fun himself with his touchdown reception, which came early in the third quarter. Ryan finished what was a disappointing 2018 campaign from a team perspective with 4,924 yards and a sparkling 35:7 TD:INT. Atlanta will look to retool some in the offseason and will undoubtedly count on another MVP-caliber season from Ryan to help them bounce back in 2019.
Ryan completed 15 of 26 pass attempts for 239 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers. He also lost a fumble. Ryan completed just 57 percent of his passes, but some big plays allowed him to average a healthy 9.2 yards per attempt. A large portion of his production came on fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 75 and 44 yards, which proved to be decisive on the scoreboard. Ryan has thrown the ball well over the last three games, posting an 8:1 TD:INT while leading his team to a pair of wins. While the veteran won't be playing in the postseason, his numbers aren't far from those of his 2016 MVP campaign. He'll look to finish strong in Week 17 against the Buccaneers.
Ryan completed 35 of 47 attempts for 377 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, adding two rushes for 16 yards during Thursday's 31-17 loss to New Orleans. Ryan has averaged a staggering 351 passing yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game over his past nine starts, but Atlanta has gone 3-6 over that span as any playoff aspirations are now on life support. The 33-year-old signal caller is on a statistical trajectory similar to his 2016 MVP campaign, with 334.8 passing yards per game and a 26:5 touchdown:interception ratio through 11 outings (319.6 passing YPG and a 26:6 ratio at this point in 2016). Week 13 brings a showdown against a Baltimore defense that is holding opponents to the second-lowest passer rating in the NFL (84.2).
Ryan completed 24 of 34 pass attempts for 291 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 22-19 loss to the Cowboys. Ryan averaged a respectable 8.6 yards per attempt while completing 71 percent of his passes. He struggled in the red zone at times, but he was able to connect with Julio Jones on a 34-yard touchdown pass to tie the game in the fourth quarter. Ryan's lone turnover was a big one, as it set up a Dallas touchdown, which put them up 10 with time ticking down. He had at least 330 passing yards with 10 touchdowns over his previous four games, and he'll look to get back on track in what should be a high-scoring Week 12 Thanksgiving affair against the Saints.
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