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Matt Ryan | Quarterback

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
College: Boston College
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Matt Ryan completed 25-of-46 passes for 280 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to the Colts.
Atlanta has now dropped four of its last five games, with a three-point win over the Titans mixed in. Ryan's touchdowns on Sunday were good to FB Patrick DiMarco (twice) and Leonard Hankerson. Ryan got no help otherwise from Hankerson, who dropped multiple passes. Atlanta's running game went in the gutter when Devonta Freeman (concussion) exited, as Tevin Coleman managed 48 yards on 17 carries with a lost fumble and was stuffed repeatedly on short yardage/goal-line tries. The Falcons host the Vikings in Week 12. Nov 22 - 4:13 PM

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Matt Ryan completed 30-of-45 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 9 loss to the 49ers.

Surprisingly falling behind Blaine Gabbert's 49ers 17-13 at the half, Ryan was forced to dial up more passes than most probably anticipated entering this game. As has been the case pretty much all season, Ryan failed to capitalize with QB1-caliber fantasy stats. Through nine games, perennially-overrated Ryan is on pace for just 21.3 touchdown passes. In 12-team leagues, fantasy owners with the capability of identifying legitimate QB1 streamers shouldn't hesitate to drop Ryan during Atlanta's Week 10 bye. Put simply, he has very little fantasy value.
Nov 8 - 7:42 PM

Matt Ryan completed 37-of-45 passes for 397 yards with two touchdowns, two fumbles and one interception and rushed three times for two yards in the Falcons' Week 8 loss to the Buccaneers.

Ryan jelled with Julio Jones early, connecting on five of six passes for 99 yards in the first quarter. He threw an inexcusable interception in the second on a pass intended for Jacob Tamme. Kwon Alexander was one of three defenders blanketing Tamme on the play. Ryan also lost a pair of fumbles, though center Mike Person should shoulder some of the blame for his subpar snapping. Ryan turned it on in the second half, completing 16 passes in a row at one point. His first touchdown came in the third quarter on a seven-yard dart to Tamme. Julio forced overtime with another touchdown late in the fourth. This was Ryan’s second 300-yard game of the season. The Falcons get the 49ers in Week 9.
Nov 1 - 5:03 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn says he has no plans to "back off" Matt Ryan even though he has eight turnovers through seven games.

Ryan has been thoroughly mediocre this season, producing only nine touchdowns. He's averaging 286 yards per game, but has been held below seven yards per attempt in three straight contests, including great spots with the Redskins and Saints. Ryan is a back-end QB1.
Oct 26 - 2:46 PM

Matt Ryan completed 22-of-38 passes for 251 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Atlanta's Week 7 win over the Titans.

Ryan's only touchdown was an eight-yard pass to Julio Jones in the third quarter. Both of his interceptions came on tipped passes, including one in the end-zone. It was an underwhelming game from Ryan against a Titans secondary that was missing two key starters. Ryan will be a mid-range QB1 for a Week 8 matchup with the Bucs.
Oct 25 - 4:20 PM

Matt Ryan completed 30-of-44 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in Atlanta's 31-21, Week 6 loss to the Saints.

Ryan fumbled three times, losing one. The first two were snap issues. The third came on a strip sack that sealed New Orleans' surprisingly-easy victory. Ryan was having issues from the pocket this evening, holding the ball too long and failing to locate open receivers. He's now been held below 7.00 yards per attempt in back-to-back starts. The Falcons get 10 days to reset for next week's trip to Nashville, something they badly need after barely outlasting the Redskins four days ago in addition to tonight's loss. Ryan's volume will keep him in the QB1 ranks, but Devonta Freeman is fast becoming Atlanta's best means of moving the ball.
Oct 15 - 11:48 PM

Matt Ryan completed 24-of-42 throws for 254 yards and two interceptions in the Falcons' Week 5 win over the Redskins.

He did add 20 rushing yards on three scrambles, but committed three turnovers -- two picks and a lost fumble -- and absorbed three sacks against a relentless Redskins defense that finally tired in the fourth quarter. The Falcons' touchdowns came on a Devonta Freeman rushing score and a Julio Jones fumble recovery in the end zone after a Freeman loose ball. Look for a Ryan rebound game on Thursday Night Football in Week 6 against the Saints. Through five games, Ryan has a disappointing 6:4 TD-to-INT ratio.
Oct 11 - 4:37 PM

Matt Ryan completed 19-of-27 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 4 win over the Texans.

He was sacked just twice among 29 dropbacks. Ryan's box score-stats were limited by Atlanta's rushing attack, which accounted for four touchdowns. Ryan was relieved by Sean Renfree with the game out of hand. Through four weeks, Ryan is on pace for a 24:8 TD-to-INT ratio. He'll be a mid-range to high-end QB1 play when Atlanta takes on Washington in Week 5.
Oct 4 - 3:38 PM

Matt Ryan completed 24-of-36 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' Week 3 win over Dallas.

Ryan locked on to Julio Jones for 20 targets. He led the Falcons to 25 unanswered points after falling behind early, with both of his touchdowns going to Jones in the second half. Ryan now has 946 yards and a 5:2 TD/INT ratio through three games. He’ll be a low-end QB1 for Week 4.
Sep 27 - 4:15 PM

Matt Ryan completed 30-of-46 passes for 363 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's 24-20, Week 2 win over the Giants.

It was a nice day that could have been even bigger had Julio Jones not been ruled down at the one-yard line on a 37-yard reception late in the game. Ryan was also lucky to escape without a pick, as Jones turned a sure-interception into an 18-yard catch early in the fourth quarter. As it is, Ryan was mostly crisp, working connections with Leonard Hankerson and Devonta Freeman while finding Julio for 13/135. He'll remain an elite QB1 for next week's trip to Dallas.
Sep 20 - 4:21 PM

Matt Ryan completed 23-of-34 passes for 298 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Falcons' Week 1 win over the Eagles Monday night.

We saw both sides of Ryan; his really good and his really bad. He could have easily thrown four or five interceptions if Eagles FS Malcolm Jenkins hadn't dropped two. Ryan's first pick was an amazing, one-handed catch by ILB Kiko Alonso in the end zone, while the second one was on a horrible 3rd-and-14 pass deep in the Falcons' territory that led directly to an Eagles touchdown. Ryan, however, ran new OC Kyle Shanahan's play-action well and peppered freak-of-nature Julio Jones with 11 targets that Julio turned into a 9-141-2 line. The first touchdown was on a screen left, and Julio beat Byron Maxwell on the second one down the right side. Ryan doesn't drive the ball well enough downfield, but as long as he has Jones, he'll be on the QB1 radar. The Falcons travel to face the Giants in Week 2.
Sep 14 - 11:20 PM

Matt Ryan completed 3-of-7 passes for 47 yards in the Falcons' third preseason game Saturday night.

Ryan completed as many passes as he took sacks and was also without Julio Jones, who took the night off after signing his mega-extension earlier Saturday afternoon. The Falcons' offensive line is still working itself out. Ryan played just a couple series and should be ready for the season opener. Through three preseason games, Ryan has completed 13-of-18 passes for 208 yards and two scores. Ryan is currently being drafted as QB7.
Aug 29 - 8:39 PM

Matt Ryan completed 4-of-5 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' second preseason game against the Jets.

Ryan has more touchdown passes (2) than incompletions (1) this preseason and has led the Falcons' first-team offense to a touchdown on every drive. Though Ryan could see his volume decrease with OC Kyle Shanahan in town, the defense is bad enough and Julio Jones is good enough for Ryan to remain in the QB1 conversation this season.
Aug 21 - 8:19 PM

Matt Ryan completed 29-of-47 passes for 260 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Falcons' 34-3, Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

Coach Mike Smith's squad didn't even show up for the winner-takes-the-NFC-South tilt with the Panthers. Both of Ryan's interceptions were returned for touchdowns, and the game was over before it really even started. Ryan completed 66 percent of his passes for 4,694 yards and a 28:14 TD:INT ratio. The 14 picks are the second-most of his career. Ryan was also sacked 31 times and has taken 75 of them the past two seasons behind a horrific offensive line. He'll turn 30 in May and obviously has plenty more left in the tank, but it's time the Falcons get some help around him besides Julio Jones and an aging Roddy White. Ryan will be a shoo-in QB1 in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Matt Ryan completed 30-of-40 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Saints.

The story of the game was pressure. The Saints defense rarely put Ryan under pressure, recording zero sacks and only hitting the quarterback twice all game. With nothing but time, Ryan was able to surgically pick apart the Saints' secondary, spreading the ball between 10 different pass catchers. Ryan has now thrown for 300 yards four straight weeks. He can lead the Falcons to the playoffs with a win against Carolina Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Ryan
2Sean Renfree
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Julio Jones
2Devin Hester
3Justin Hardy
WR21Roddy White
2Leonard Hankerson
3Eric Weems
4Nick Williams
WR31Leonard Hankerson
TE1Jacob Tamme
2Levine Toilolo
3Tony Moeaki
LT1Jake Matthews
2Jake Long
LG1Andy Levitre
2James Stone
C1Mike Person
2Gino Gradkowski
RG1Chris Chester
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Bryce Harris
K1Matt Bryant