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Matt Ryan | Quarterback | #2

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
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Matt Ryan completed 24-of-35 passes for 248 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Falcons' 20-17, Week 6 loss to the Dolphins.
Ryan's interception sealed the Falcons' second straight stunning home loss. He targeted Austin Hooper in double coverage, and the sophomore tight end let the ball get ripped out of his mitts. Ryan now has just six touchdowns through the Falcons' first five games. The Falcons' offense seemed low on ideas today, running lots of baffling, go-nowhere plays. Ryan was also under constant pressure. From a fantasy perspective, things get easier for Ryan in Week 7, where the Falcons travel to New England to take on the Patriots' league-worst defense. Oct 15 - 3:57 PM

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Matt Ryan completed 24-of-42 passes for 242 yards a touchdown and two interceptions in Week 4 against Buffalo.

He also lost of a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Ryan was forced to play without Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu for most of the game, so this isn't entirely on him. He nearly led the Falcons to a comeback win, but was stopped inside the red-zone on the final drive. With the Falcons on a Week 5 bye, Ryan should get one of Jones or Sanu back for his next start.
Oct 1 - 4:20 PM

Matt Ryan completed 24-of-35 passes for 294 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Falcons' Week 3 win over the Lions.

Ryan's first pick was an incredible pick-six by Glover Quin right before halftime. It was Ryan's first interception in his last 309 attempts, and the three-interception game overall was his first since November 2015. Ryan's first touchdown was a short hookup with Mohamed Sanu while the second was a 40-yarder on a WR screen to Taylor Gabriel. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman did most of the heavy lifting on offense. Ryan and the Falcons host the Bills in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 4:57 PM

Matt Ryan completed 19-of-28 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 2 win over the Packers.

It was another efficient game from Ryan after throwing for 300-plus yards and completing 70 percent of his passes last week. Ryan wasn’t asked to do much after getting the Falcons out to a big first-half lead. His only touchdown was a goal-line check down to Tevin Coleman. Ryan is a high-end start against the Lions in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 12:03 AM

Matt Ryan said he is not "panicking" over the offense's performance Week 1.

"We're a work in progress right now for sure," Ryan said. "But, you know, I think we're working hard on the practice field. I think the experience of that first game for everybody together is going to serve us well moving forward to the second one." Ryan threw for 321 yards and a score Week 1, but the stat line was inflated by an 88-yard, catch-and-run touchdown by Austin Hooper. Ryan and the offense will have to show more to come away with a win this week against the Packers.
Source: ESPN
Sep 14 - 9:27 AM

Matt Ryan completed 21-of-30 passes for 321 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 1 win over the Bears.

He tacked on 11 rushing yards on three scrambles. Ryan's fantasy line was made to look a lot better by an individual play made by Austin Hooper where he stiff-armed and out-raced the Bears' defense for an 88-yard touchdown. The Bears played fundamentally sound defense and didn't let Julio Jones hurt them. Expect a bigger box score for Ryan in Week 2 versus Green Bay.
Sep 10 - 4:32 PM

Matt Ryan completed just 4-of-11 passes for 36 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Falcons' third preseason game against the Cardinals.

Ryan has completed 11-of-20 passes for 125 yards and a 1:1 TD:INT ratio so far this preseason. He should have been intercepted at least one other time Saturday night, but Patrick Peterson couldn't hang onto a pick. Ryan's interception was on a tipped ball on a forced throw over the middle to blocking TE Levine Toilolo. Ryan is a virtual lock to take a step back from his MVP 2016.
Aug 26 - 8:30 PM

Matt Ryan's 2016 touchdown rate (touchdowns/pass attempts) of 7.1 percent was nearly two full percentage points above his previous career high and 2.6 percent higher than Ryan's previous career average.

Whereas Ryan was a prime progression candidate entering 2016, he is a major regression candidate for 2017. Prior to last season, Ryan had never before finished above the fantasy QB7 in a nearly decade-long career. Ryan has now lost OC Kyle Shanahan, and Julio Jones underwent his third known left-foot surgery in March. You can read more about Ryan's 2017 outlook in Evan Silva's Falcons Fantasy Preview, accessible at the link below.
Jun 15 - 12:59 AM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the offense is not going to change under new OC Steve Sarkisian.

"We love the way that we attack, and it took a lot of work to put that system in place," Quinn said. "We have a real emphasis now on how we can fit guys into that system. It's very important that we stay consistent with that." Sark is certain to bring his own nuances, but it looks like the base offense should remain similar. It is great news for Matt Ryan, who earned MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors running a historic attack in 2016. While he is likely to become overvalued in re-draft leagues, Ryan should retain high-end QB1 status in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Feb 9 - 9:47 AM

Matt Ryan completed 17-of-23 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' Super Bowl 51 loss to the Patriots.

Ryan had a perfect passer rating for most of the game, but the Falcons were dominated in time of possession and suffered from questionable late-game clock management in an epic collapse, taking sacks and penalties on crucial fourth-quarter drives. They didn't even get the ball in overtime as Tom Brady marched the Patriots to a first-possession touchdown capped by James White's game-winning two-yard score. Turning 32 in May, Ryan earned 2016 NFL MVP and should soon receive a long-term contract extension. He is only signed through 2018.
Feb 5 - 11:15 PM

Associated Press named Falcons QB Matt Ryan its 2016 Most Valuable Player.

He also won Offensive Player of the Year. Ryan had massive stat lines in his second season under Kyle Shanahan, throwing for 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. His 69.9 completion-percentage ranked behind only Sam Bradford and Drew Brees. Ryan set franchise records across the board en route to Atlanta’s first Super Bowl appearance since 1999. The career year reestablishes him as one of the premier pocket passers in the league. Ryan is the fourth straight quarterback to win MVP. Tom Brady (10), Ezekiel Elliott (6), Derek Carr (6), Aaron Rodgers (2), and Dak Prescott (1) also received votes.
Feb 4 - 8:58 PM

Matt Ryan completed 27-of-38 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns in the Falcons' 44-21, NFC Championship Game victory over the Packers.

Ryan was scary good, surgically guiding the Falcons’ offense to score after score. He was doing so against a comically undermanned defense, but Ryan has been shredding all comers for all of 2016-17. He looked genuinely unstoppable this afternoon, spreading the ball around to every Falcons skill player and always locating the open man. He entered halftime with 271 yards. Ryan is the leader of a well-oiled machine, one that will have a great chance of bringing home the Falcons’ first Lombardi regardless of their Super Bowl LI opponent.
Jan 22 - 6:31 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Falcons are expected to "explore" a contract extension with Matt Ryan this offseason.

After this season, Ryan will have two years remaining on his five-year, $103.75 million contract. Rapoport expects Ryan's agent Tom Condon to capitalize on his career-best season with the goal of making Ryan the league's highest-paid quarterback, a title currently held by Andrew Luck. Ryan's current annual salary is 11th-highest among NFL signal-callers. Ryan carries a $23.75 million cap hit for next season and an extension could help to reduce that number.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 22 - 10:40 AM

Matt Ryan completed 26-of-37 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons' 36-20, Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

Ryan simply shredded the Seahawks, playing at an MVP level from the Falcons' methodical opening drive. Ryan completed passes to eight difference receivers, making Atlanta's passing attack essentially indefensible behind a rock-solid offensive line. Ryan will have a solid matchup in either the Cowboys or Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
Jan 14 - 7:52 PM

The Associated Press selected Matt Ryan as the first-team All-Pro at quarterback.

It's the same panel that votes on league awards, such as the MVP, and this would suggest that Ryan is the heavy favorite for MVP honors over Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. This is Ryan's first time being named as a first-team All-Pro. The rest of the All-Pro first team on offense: RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Julio Jones, WR Antonio Brown, TE Travis Kelce, FLEX David Johnson, LT Tyron Smith, LG Kelechi Osemele, C Travis Frederick, RG Zack Martin, RT Jack Conklin.
Jan 6 - 12:35 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Derrick Coleman
WR11Julio Jones
2Taylor Gabriel
3Andre Roberts
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Nick Williams
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Austin Hooper
2Levine Toilolo
3Eric Saubert
LT1Jake Matthews
2Ty Sambrailo
LG1Andy Levitre
C1Alex Mack
2Ben Garland
RG1Wes Schweitzer
2Sean Harlow
3Austin Pasztor
RT1Ryan Schraeder
K1Matt Bryant