College: Boston College | 11 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 217 lbs
Birth Date: 5/17/1985
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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The Atlanta Falcons made it a priority to get quarterback Matt Ryan some more protection on the offensive line in last week's draft, selecting two offensive linemen in the first round last Thursday after Ryan was sacked 42 times in 2018, the second highest total of his career. Guard Chris Lindstrom was the 14th overall pick and right tackle Kaleb McGary went 31st overall. It was just the second time the Falcons took two offensive linemen with their first two picks since 2012. Head coach Dan Quinn is hesitant to name both rookies immediate starters, but there's a chance they both slot in right away.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was sacked or hit a career-high 76 times last season, so the Falcons made his protection a draft priority, selecting a pair of offensive linemen in the first round. 'We knew what we needed to do this offseason and that was to continue to fortify that line and make sure that we were protecting Matt,' Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff said. 'And we weren't going to run into what we ran into last year.'
Fantasy Spin: Despite the protection problems, Ryan still threw for 4,924 yards and a career-high 35 TDs to finish third among fantasy QBs and should be valued as a back-end QB1 in drafts this offseason.
The Atlanta Falcons traded up with the Rams and selected Washington offensive tackle Kaleb Mcgary with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Mcgary doesn't have great length but is physical and is just a solid athlete overall. The Falcons really put an emphasis on their offensive line in the first round, which is great news for quarterback Matt Ryan and the team's running game. Mcgary could wind up playing right tackle in his rookie season in Atlanta.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan restructured his contract Tuesday, March 12, to create $7 million in salary cap space. He converted $8.75 million of his 2019 base salary into a signing bonus.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (wrist) said he skipped the Pro Bowl because of a wrist injury he dealt with during the final game of the regular season. Ryan said his wrist is no longer a concern.
Fantasy Spin: Ryan has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in each of the last eight seasons and has thrown at least 35 touchdowns in two of the last three seasons. He should have a good receiving corps to work with next season and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
The Atlanta Falcons hired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter as their next offensive coordinator on Tuesday. The 59-year-old went 19-29 in his three seasons as the head coach in Tampa. Their offense ranked first in the league in passing yards per game (320.3), third in yards per game (415.5) and 12th in scoring (24.8 points per game). Koetter was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta from 2012-14, so he's familiar with quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones. The Falcons had a top-10 passing attack each year that Koetter was in Atlanta. With Ryan, Jones and up-and-coming young receiver Calvin Ridley, the Falcons have one of the stronger offensive cores in the league, so Koetter is in a position to thrive.
Falcons' QB Matt Ryan scored an impressive 34.10 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 17 win in Tampa Bay. Ryan threw for 378 yards on 31-of-44 with two touchdowns and one interception.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finished out the 2018 season with a bang against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Ryan threw for 378 passing yards and two touchdowns on 31-of-44. However, Ryan made fantasy owners day when he caught a five yard touchdowns pass from Mohamed Sanu. That play took Ryan from a solid 20 point fantasy day to an impressive 27 point day. This topped off an impressive year for Ryan in which he has regularly been a fantasy starter for the owners willing to wait on a quarterback in their drafts. Hopefully we can see this type of performance again in 2019.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 31 of his 44 passes for 378 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 34-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.
Fantasy Spin: The Falcons disappointed as a team, but Ryan tossed 35 touchdowns and nearly reached 5,000 yards. With solid weapons to throw to, another year of QB1 production should be on tap in 2019.
Falcons' QB Matt Ryan passed for 378 yards on 31-of-44 with two touchdowns in Sunday's win in Tampa Bay.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a solid if unspectacular Week 16 performance against the Carolina Panthers. Ryan threw for 239 yards on just 15 completions but still managed to have three touchdowns. Ryan will have finished off most fantasy players seasons with another 20 point fantasy week, and has continued to be a reasonably consistent contributor down the stretch. Going into next week there are some question marks given the way the Buccaneers defense has improved lately. In addition, there is always a concern of weather in Tampa Bay and therefore Ryan may be someone you need to check closely before starting him on Sunday.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 15-of-26 passes for 239 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Spin: Ryan hooked up with each of his top three receivers, Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley for a score each. He'll try to finish the regular season on a high note in Week 17 in Tampa.
Falcons' QB Matt Ryan scored 27.35 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 15 win against the Cardinals. Ryan threw for 231 yards on 22-of-36 with two touchdowns.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a strong fantasy day with three total touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. The key for Ryan was a rushing touchdown which tipped him over the 20-point mark in most fantasy formats. Ryan actually managed to add 7.8 fantasy points with his legs in standard scoring leagues, to go with two touchdowns and 231 passing yards. Ryan finished the season strong at home and now heads to Carolina to face a Panthers team who have had trouble defending the pass. If you are a Ryan owner then I would start him next week despite the question marks that come with him being on the road.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 231 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on 22-for-36 passing against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. He added 18 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Fantasy Spin: While it wasn't a monster effort in the fantasy semi-finals, it was good enough for one of the best performances of the week given how poor the position played across the board. Ryan faces Carolina in Week 16, an opponent he shredded for 35.4 fantasy points earlier in the season. Lock him into lineups for championship week.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan draws a tough Week 15 matchup as he will face the Arizona Cardinals at home. The veteran signal-caller played well against the Green Bay Packers in Week 14, turning in his first three-touchdown game since Week 9. He will have his work cut out for him this weekend, however, as the Cardinals have been tough against the pass this season. Arizona's pass defense ranks 10th in DVOA and is allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. Ryan's recent play keeps him in consideration for fantasy lineups but he should be treated more as a high-end QB2 for Week 15.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback did not have a great day against the Green Bay Packers in Week 14. However, his final line will have pleased his fantasy owners as he returned a 20 fantasy point day for them. Ryan completed just 28-of-42 passes and threw a crippling pick-six as the Falcons were blown away by the Packers. However, Ryan threw for 262 passing yards and three touchdowns to ensure that he ended the day just over 20 points, despite the interception. This should really be Ryan's floor as a fantasy player with the amount of talent he has surrounding him, and also explains just why he is someone you should consider starting every week.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 28-of-42 passes for 262 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Spin: It was Matty Ice's first game with three or more TDs since Nov. 4 in Washington. Overall he has managed 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions, having another decent year as a low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues. The Falcons face the Cardinals in Week 15.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan could be in for a tough day in Sunday's matchup with the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have had a lot of success at home this season against opposing quarterbacks, allowing an average of just 13.3 fantasy points. In addition, Ryan has had his troubles on the road this season compared to playing at home. On the road Ryan's completion rate is seven percent lower and his quarterback rating is 24 points lower. After the last few weeks it is hard to believe that Ryan can go into Green Bay in December and have success, so this might be a week to consider sitting the Falcons quarterback.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has posted his highest passer rating (106.3) against the Green Bay Packers compared to any other opponent whom he's faced more than three times in his career. In eight meetings (including playoffs), Ryan has completed 67.4 percent of his passes to go with 2,071 yards, 18 touchdowns and only five interceptions. Ryan draws them in Week 14.
Fantasy Spin: The former MVP award winner is coming off probably his weakest outing this season but based on his history opposite Green Bay, he'll be in position to bounce back from that right away. Cold temperatures are expected but Ryan has thrived in Lambeau Field's frigid climate multiple times before. Thus, he can still be trusted as a QB1 this week.