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Matt Bryant | Place Kicker | #3

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (42) / 5/29/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 203
College: Baylor
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Falcons K Matt Bryant suffered a leg injury in pre-game warmups Sunday.
Bryant still kicked, converting two extra points and a 53-yard field goal. We'll update his status if his Week 10 availability becomes a concern. Nov 6 - 3:20 PM

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Matt Bryant (back) is active for Week 6 against the Dolphins.

Bryant is an elite fantasy play in domed Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Oct 15 - 11:37 AM

Matt Bryant (questionable, back) is expected to play Week 6 against the Dolphins.

Bryant was hampered by a back injury throughout the week but returned to a limited practice on Friday. The Falcons didn't make a roster move to add a kicker, so it looks like he'll be good to go on Sunday. The 42-year-old has yet to miss a field goal in 2017.
Oct 15 - 8:02 AM

Matt Bryant (back) is questionable for Week 6 against the Dolphins.

Bryant was back at practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. He's dealing with a minor back issue but should be ready to go Sunday against Miami. The 42-year-old is a perfect 9-for-9 on field goal attempts this season. He's also made all of his extra points (11-for-11).
Oct 13 - 1:57 PM

Matt Bryant (back) didn't practice on Wednesday.

He seemed fine before the bye week, so it's possible Wednesday was just a maintenance day for the 42-year-old. Bryant has converted all nine field goal attempts this year including two from 50-plus yards.
Oct 11 - 4:52 PM

Falcons placed K Matt Bryant (quad) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Shayne Graham will close out the season as Atlanta's placekicker. After giving him an offseason extension, the Falcons have Bryant signed through 2017.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 03:24:00 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant (quad) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Panthers.

Shayne Graham will kick for the third-straight week.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant (quad) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Shayne Graham will continue to operate as Atlanta's kicker.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant (quad) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Vikings.

Shayne Graham will handle kicking duties for the Falcons.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 01:00:00 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant suffered a quad injury in Wednesday's practice.

Atlanta signed Shayne Graham on Thursday, indicating they have some concern about Bryant's availability. Bryant has not been as reliable a fantasy option this season, and this injury just adds further questions. There are better options available. Jason Myers has a great matchup and is available in almost every league.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Falcons re-signed K Matt Bryant to a three-year, $8.5 million contract.

Bryant, 39, was set to become a free agent in March. He remained one of the best kickers in the league last year, converting 29-of-32 field-goal attempts (90.6 percent). As he kicks in a dome on an above-average offense, Bryant should maintain fantasy appeal throughout the life of his contract.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 06:02:00 PM

The Falcons hope to re-sign free agent K Matt Bryant.

The Falcons' kicker since 2009, Bryant converted 29-of-32 field-goal attempts last season (90.6 percent). Even at age 40 (in May), he remains one of the league's best kickers.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 04:13:00 PM

Matt Bryant (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

It confirms that Bryant will be ready to kick in Week 1 against the Saints. He missed the Falcons' final two preseason games with a back injury, but it was never a major concern.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:02:00 PM

Matt Bryant (back) will be ready to kick in Sunday's game against the Saints.

Bryant took it easy during the preseason, attempting just two field goals (he made both) and no extra points. He sat out of Monday's practice as well, but the Falcons aren't concerned. Bryant will be a fine fantasy kicking option as a shootout is likely to ensue Sunday. Oddsmakers have set the over/under for Falcons vs. Saints at 54 points, by far the highest total of the week.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Falcons K Matt Bryant's 88.6 conversion rate on field goals since 2009 ranks second in the NFL.

Fantasy owners will struggle to find a better kicking option than Bryant. He operates in a dome, plays for one of the league's premier offenses and is extremely consistent with his accuracy. Bryant has scored at least 126 points in three straight seasons and his 143 points last year ranked third in the league. Only Stephen Gostkowski and Lawrence Tynes scored more.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 11:30:00 AM

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