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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 15-of-27 passes for 221 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Falcons' 20-17, Week 14 win over the Saints.
Ryan was outright horrendous, killing three straight drives spanning the second and third quarters with interceptions. Pick No. 1 was to a blanketed Julio Jones against Marshon Lattimore. No. 2 was on Austin Hooper, who let the ball bounce off his body right to Chris Banjo. No. 3 was one of the worst throws by any quarterback this season. With Julio enveloped in the end zone, Ryan threw a third down prayer to nowhere that Marcus Williams easily intercepted. Ryan now has just 31 completions for 394 yards and one touchdown over his past two starts. He has 10 days to game plan and lick his wounds for a more attackable matchup with the Bucs. Dec 7 - 11:29 PM

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Matt Ryan completed 16-of-29 passes for 173 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Vikings.

Although he was not as accurate as he could have been, this did not stick out as a particularly bad game from Ryan, but the Falcons simply could not make anything happen. That was in large part because they were a dreadful 1-for-10 on third down with eight of those attempts a third-and-long, allowing Minnesota to dominate the clock. With the Saints up next on Thursday night, Ryan and the rest of the offense will have to play better.
Dec 3 - 4:26 PM

Matt Ryan completed 26-of-35 passes for 317 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' 34-20, Week 12 win over the Bucs.

Ryan lost a potential 51 yards and touchdown to Mohamed Sanu, otherwise he might have had an even bigger day. Amazingly, the 300-yard game was just his second of the season. Ryan found Julio Jones 11 times for 202 yards (Sanu had the other 51), locking onto him for nearly the entire game. He also worked a strong connection with Sanu, finding him eight times on nine targets. Ryan has now completed at least 70 percent of his passes in three straight games, and finally welcomed himself to the 2017 season. He'll be a low-end QB1 for Week 13 against the Vikings.
Nov 26 - 4:11 PM

Matt Ryan completed 19-of-27 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' Week 11 win over the Seahawks.

The yards weren't there, but Ryan played great with the return men continuously setting the offense up in strong field position. Also, WRs Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu made some incredible catches to keep the chains moving (Jones) and score a touchdown (Sanu). Ryan's second score was a wide-open 25-yard fling to blocking TE Levine Toilolo, who was left uncovered in the end zone. Ryan will be in a good spot Week 12 against the Bucs, but the numbers haven't really been there this year for the reigning MVP. He'll be a back-end QB1 in that matchup.
Nov 21 - 12:02 AM

Matt Ryan completed 22-of-29 passes for 215 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Atlanta's Week 10 win over Dallas.

Ryan had just 94 yards and an interception at halftime. He opened the third quarter with a touchdown to Justin Hardy, and later hit Austin Hooper on a goal-line play action. Ryan had 11 straight completions in the second half as the Falcons blew out the Cowboys. He's heating up after a slow start, with at least two touchdowns over the last three weeks. Ryan gets a matchup with Seattle in Week 11.
Nov 12 - 7:21 PM

Matt Ryan completed 24-of-38 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Falcons' Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

It was one of Ryan's better statistical games of the season, though he remains without a three-touchdown game to his name in 2017. It should have happened on Sunday, and the Falcons may have gotten the win if it happened; but it wasn't meant to be as Ryan laid up a perfect ball to Julio Jones, who was literally wide open in the end zone, on 4th-and-7. Jones bungled a ball he would normally catch 999 times out of 1,000. It would have been a 39-yarder. Ryan's two touchdowns were red-zone hookups with Mohamed Sanu and Tevin Coleman. Ryan will be a QB1 next week when the Falcons host the Cowboys in a potential shootout.
Nov 5 - 4:36 PM

Matt Ryan completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' Week 8 win over the Jets.

He added 17 yards on six scrambles. Ryan wasn't sharp for most of the game as rain beat down on both teams in the Meadowlands, but he took just one sack and kept his composure in a five-point win. Ryan did lose two fumbles as Atlanta struggled with the center-quarterback exchange due to the unideal weather conditions. Ryan will be a fringe QB1 play when the Falcons visit Carolina next.
Oct 29 - 4:48 PM

Matt Ryan completed 23-of-33 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Patriots.

Ryan played worse than his stats, with most of his yardage coming in the fourth quarter. He salvaged his night on an underthrown end-zone fade to Julio Jones that was almost intercepted. Ryan has been down this year, with just one touchdown or less in 5-of-6 games. Even in a plus matchup, Ryan won't be more than a back-end QB1 for Week 8 against the Jets.
Oct 22 - 11:39 PM

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

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.

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 defense for an 88-yard touchdown. Chicago 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
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
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Austin Pasztor
K1Matt Bryant