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2 Matt Ryan QB

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%69%
Key Stats
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16409564.7201291.4

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Signs five-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan signed a five-year contract extension with the Falcons on Thursday with $100 million guaranteed, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

The price of a franchise quarterback goes up yet again with Ryan officially signing his extension, as he will now be the first player in NFL history to earn $30 million per season. Ryan saw a sharp drop in production this past year after his MVP campaign in 2016, throwing 18 less touchdown passes, five more interceptions and for nearly 900 fewer yards. Still, Ryan is far and away the most consistently productive player the Falcons have had under center in franchise history, and he will now be under contract with the team through 2023. The good news for Ryan is the Falcons added yet another weapon at wide receiver in former Alabama standout Calvin Ridley in an effort to help the offense return close to its 2016 form.

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Positive expectations in contract negotiations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan was confident Monday when reflecting on his contract negotiations, saying he feels talks between him and the team will culminate in an extension, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I'm excited about being a Falcon for a long time," Ryan said before the media at his charity golf tournament Monday, "It will get done when it's supposed to get done."

Ryan echoed the sentiment of what Falcons' GM Thomas Dimitroff stated in a radio appearance last week: neither the Falcons nor their franchise quarterback feel apprehensive about the two sides being able to come to a contractual resolution. As long as negotiations remain unresolved, Ryan is set to make $20 million in the expiring year of a five-year, $103.75 million contract which he agreed to just before the start of training camp for the 2013 season. Both sides are considering their respective bargaining price with the re-calibrated quarterback market, having witnessed both Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins sign multi-year deals worth north of $27 million per season.

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Closing in on new deal with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan and the Falcons are close to reaching a consensus on terms for a new contract, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said on Atlanta's 680 "The Fan" on Tuesday morning.

Dimitroff's comments mirrored what he had said at Georgia's Pro Day in March: "We're not being kept up at night. It still is the No. 1 priority. ... We want to continue to build a team as we're going through this process." Ryan's fantasy value last season severely declined compared to his MVP campaign of 2016, as he plummeted from second to 15th in scoring among quarterbacks in standard leagues, while failing to exceed 18 fantasy points in a single outing. Still, Ryan is the most prolific quarterback in Falcons' history by a vast margin (over 18,000 yards more than Steve Bartkowski), and he has displayed remarkable gutsiness by starting all 16 regular-season games during nine of his 10 NFL seasons. Thus far this offseason, the Falcons have remained relatively quiet in free agency, adding three new players on modest deals, all of whom are likely to fill backup roles (perhaps with the exception of recently acquired offensive guard Brandon Fusco). Atlanta hopes that this conservative approach will provide it with sufficient cap space to sign Ryan to a monster contract, as Kirk Cousins established a staggering precedent by signing with Minnesota on a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million deal.

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Returns in full Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan (personal) practiced in full Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The reason for Ryan's absence Tuesday was explained as a personal matter by the organization, per McClure. Ryan wouldn't elaborate on the topic Wednesday, but his ability to log every practice rep returns the Falcons offense to status quo. Over the past four contests, including Saturday's wild-card win against the Rams, he's completed 62 percent of his passes, averaged nearly 259 yards per game and recorded four touchdowns versus one interception.

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Back at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Ryan (personal) rejoined the team Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

It's expected that Ryan, who missed the Falcons' first practice of the week Tuesday to attend to the personal matter, will be a full participant in Wednesday's session, given that he's not dealing with an injury. Since throwing three interceptions in the Falcons' Week 14 loss to the Saints, Ryan has bounced back nicely with a 4:1 TD:INT ratio, 62 percent completion rate and 7.3 yards per attempt over the past four contests, which includes Atlanta's wild-card win over the Rams last week.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2008Atlanta Falcons161643426561.134407.9370161117/10445987.7
2009Atlanta Falcons141445126358.329166.4790221419/9231480.9
2010Atlanta Falcons161657135762.537056.494628923/15832691.0
2011Atlanta Falcons161656634761.341777.3880291226/173551092.2
2012Atlanta Falcons161661542268.647197.6780321428/210461099.1
2013Atlanta Falcons161665143967.445156.9481261744/29844989.6
2014Atlanta Falcons161662841566.146947.4779281431/20560893.9
2015Atlanta Falcons161661440766.345917.4870211630/20649989.0
2016Atlanta Falcons161653437369.949449.267638737/2356917117.1
2017Atlanta Falcons161652934264.740957.7488201224/15654891.4
TOTAL1581585593363064.9417967.4790260126279/18374859093.4
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2008Atlanta Falcons1616551041.9171011
2009Atlanta Falcons141430491.67109
2010Atlanta Falcons1616461222.720019
2011Atlanta Falcons161637842.3122011
2012Atlanta Falcons1616341414.116107
2013Atlanta Falcons161617553.217005
2014Atlanta Falcons1616291455.0150010
2015Atlanta Falcons161636631.818008
2016Atlanta Falcons1616351173.3180013
2017Atlanta Falcons1616321434.5160011
TOTAL15815835110232.9205194
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2008Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2009Atlanta Falcons1400.000000.0000
2010Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2011Atlanta Falcons1611.000000.0000
2012Atlanta Falcons1622.000000.0000
2013Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2014Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2015Atlanta Falcons1611.000000.0000
2016Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2017Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
TOTAL15844.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008Atlanta Falcons1661020020
2009Atlanta Falcons1452020020
2010Atlanta Falcons1643000000
2011Atlanta Falcons1653020020
2012Atlanta Falcons1632000000
2013Atlanta Falcons1654010010
2014Atlanta Falcons1652000000
2015Atlanta Falcons16125040040
2016Atlanta Falcons1642020020
2017Atlanta Falcons1643010010
TOTAL158532701400140
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/217
Birthdate:
5/17/1985
Age:
33
Hometown:
Exton, PA, USA
School:
Boston College
NFL Experience:
11
Awards: