College: Boston College | 13 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 217 lbs
Birth Date: 5/17/1985
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan led all quarterbacks with 440 on-target passes in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions. Ryan finished third with 474 on-target passes in 2018, trailing only Ben Roethlisberger (489) and Andrew Luck (485).
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has agreed to restructure his contract, which will create salary cap space for the team.
Fantasy Spin: Ryan is coming a solid 2019 season and will have most of his pass catchers back next season. He can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 30 of 51 passing for 313 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons 28-22 victory over the Buccaneers, going over 300 yards for the 11th time this season. Ryan's play improved towards the middle of the season after the Falcons improved on defense by making a change at defensive coordinator, which took some pressure off the quarterback. Ryan finished the year as a top-12 quarterback and will likely be drafted as a QB1 in 2020.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan finished up with 30-of-51 passes for 313 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Devonta Freeman led the way with 18 rushes for 58 yards while adding two receptions for 15 yards. WR Julio Jones posted seven catches for a team-best 78 yards on 13 targets, while WR Russell Gage chipped in with seven grabs for 68 yards on 13 targets. TE Austin Hooper also checked in with seven receptions for 45 yards on nine targets. LB Deion Jones recorded a fumble recovery and a 27-yard interception return for touchdown in overtime.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan had his contract restructured to convert some of his base salary for the 2020 season into a bonus paid out Friday, Dec. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Ryan heads into Week 17 with a league-high 378 completions on 565 attempts (66.9 percent) for 4,153 yards and 25 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. He'll be a mid-tier QB1 in 2020 fantasy drafts.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 384 passing yards in Week 16, his second-highest yardage output of the season. This week, Ryan and the Falcons have a favorable matchup against a very vulnerable Buccaneers pass defense. Ryan should be able to top 300 yards once again in the game, however his upside would take a hit if Julio Jones (knee) ends up missing the game. Jones, who is currently questionable for the game, has accounted for 300 of Ryan's 594 passing yards over the past two weeks. Ryan's weapons are much less inspiring without Jones, but he's found ways to produce strong fantasy weeks without much production from Jones in the past so he can be started either way, even though he's certainly less attractive without Jones.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went 32-for-45 passing for 384 yards, a touchdown, and two picks during the win over Jacksonville on Sunday. Though he only logged one scoring toss in this one, he was able to salvage the day by recording his second-highest yards total of the year. Ryan has been one of the most productive fantasy signal-callers this season, currently ranking fourth in yards and eighth in touchdown passes. He has a chance at another solid outing against a weak Buccaneers Defense in Week 17 to close out the season.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 32-for-45 for 384 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.
Fantasy Spin: Ryan has thrown for at least 300 yards in three of the last four games and has seven touchdowns during that span. He should have a favorable matchup next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan should be able to put together a solid line in Week 16 against the Jaguars. The Falcons have struggled to develop a run game all year, so Ryan will likely be relied upon to throw the ball around 40 times in the game. Star wide receiver Julio Jones is coming off of one of his biggest games of the year and should be featured heavily by Ryan in this game as well. Expect for Ryan to throw for around 300 yards with a chance to score two touchdowns. He's a low-end QB1 this week.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 25-of-39 for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers. He also ran five times for 27 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Ryan was good when he needed to be, finding Julio Jones three times on the game-winning drive - including a 5-yard dart to Jones with two seconds remaining to put Atlanta ahead for good. Fantasy owners who were forced to start him for one reason or the other have to be mostly happy with the effort as San Francisco has been one of the better defenses against quarterbacks the season. Ryan should be able to return to QB1 status in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan led the team to an impressive road victory over the 49ers in Week 15. He completed 25-of-39 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns in the game and didn't have a single turnover. Ryan was locked in to Julio Jones all day, peppering him with 20 targets. Jones accounted for 134 of Ryan's 210 yards. Ryan is a low-end QB1 option right now. His next matchup is against the Jaguars in Week 16.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (hamstring) said that he could play in Week 15 against the Falcons, but his goal is to return in Week 16 for a big divisional tilt against the Rams. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that Sherman would likely be sidelined a "couple of weeks" with a Grade 2 hamstring strain he suffered in the Week 14 win over the Saints. It remains to be seen if the veteran corner can make it back against Los Angeles, but their secondary will be a little more vulnerable this weekend against the Falcons. That's good news for Julio Jones, Russell Gage and Matt Ryan.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is coming off a solid game against the Panthers in which he threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. This week, the Falcons face a tougher matchup against the 49ers, but Ryan should still have ample opportunities to pile up yardage. The team will be without Calvin Ridley (abdominal) this week and for the rest of the season, but Ryan should have the rest of his primary arsenal intact. Expect him to throw for over 300 yards with two touchdowns on the day. He might throw one or two interceptions or lose a fumble, which makes him a low-end QB1 option this week as opposed to mid-tier or high-end.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 20-for-34 passing for 313 yards, two touchdown and no interceptions vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Fantasy Spin: The San Francisco 49ers are ahead on the schedule, and their recent struggles in pass defense suggest Ryan could be a worthy QB1 on the road, but gamers need to explore all options in the playoffs.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a solid outing in Week 14 against the Panthers. He completed 20-of-34 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in the game. He didn't give commit a turnover in the game and was only sacked once. Ryan had all of his primary pass-catchers active for the game as Julio Jones (shoulder) returned from a one-game absence and Austin Hooper (knee) suited up for the first time since Week 10. Ryan's next matchup is a tougher one against the 49ers in San Francisco.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a solid bounce-back performance in Week 13, throwing for 312 yards and two touchdowns. This week, Ryan and the Falcons face the Panthers. The Falcons are riddled with injuries on offense, but signs seem to be pointing towards a return for Julio Jones (shoulder) and Austin Hooper (knee) this week. The Falcons have struggled so much to run the ball this year that Ryan is regularly forced to throw a lot of passes. Expect him to top 300 yards and throw for multiple touchdowns in Week 14.