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Matt Ryan


College: Boston College | 14 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 217 lbs
Birth Date: 5/17/1985
2022 Bye Week: 14

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB

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Player Notes
Jul 29 12:50pm ET

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan has followed through on his vow to raise the intensity of training camp in his first summer with the Colts, and he's done it by demanding a greater tempo between snaps. "It's unbelievable," head coach Frank Reich said. "We've never practiced that fast. It's a mentality. It's a confidence. He told me at the start, 'I'm gonna push the tempo.' And I said, 'We'll follow your lead. Go.'" After a one-year experiment with Carson Wentz, the Colts scrapped it in favor of the veteran Ryan, who has looked really impressive in the early going in training camp. The 37-year-old may not be an every-week QB1 in fantasy in a run-first offense, but he should be more decisive and efficient than Wentz was last year, which is great news for all of the team's offensive skill players.

From RotoBaller

Jul 29 10:53am ET

Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Ryan has focused on pushing a fast-paced tempo in practice, and the sessions have ended 10 minutes early each day.

Fantasy Spin: Ryan looks to be taking charge and could be a solid value as a QB2 worthy of plays in good matchups in fantasy.

From TheHuddle

Jul 27 7:40pm ET

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan was nearly flawless in 11-on-11 work in training camp practice on Wednesday, and he went 7-for-8 in full-team work while completing passes to Michael Pittman Jr., Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, Alec Pierce and Mo Alie-Cox. The timing of the Colts passing game was impressive, and Ryan will bring more decisiveness to the QB position. A lot of folks are writing the 37-year-old veteran off after a forgettable 2021 season in his final year in Atlanta. Although the Colts should remain a run-first offense, Ryan now has one of the best running backs in the game and a much better offensive line. His ceiling isn't as high as the elite names at the position because he can't run the ball, but Ryan should at least be a very serviceable fantasy backup.

From RotoBaller

Jul 22 10:13am ET

Dynasty | Receiver Parris Campbell is the top offensive sleeper for the Colts Dynasty Analysis: Dynasty players have been waiting for Campbell to emerge since entering the league as a second-round selection during the 2019 NFL Draft. We continue to wait but could 2022 finally be the year? Campbell has played a total of 15 games over his injury-marred three years and is entering a contract season so it's now or never for the receiver who turns 26 next month. There's no questioning the opportunity in front of the dynamic specialist who is now fully healthy and should see plenty of snaps from the slot and, with veteran Matt Ryan under-center, there's every reason to believe that Campbell could have a runway for production well above his current WR106 ranking on DLF. He's an end-of-roster stash in deep-roster dynasty leagues on the chance 2022 is his breakout year.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jul 16 1:13pm ET

Dynasty | SI again linked the possibility of free agent Julio Jones signing with Indianapolis. Dynasty Analysis: Part of this is likely wishful thinking, but it does make some sense. Jones had virtually all of his success with new Colts quarterback Matt Ryan and Indianapolis is starving for pass catchers. Still, Jones has only played in 19 games the past two seasons and hasn't come close to looking like his old self in either of them. If he's willing to take a massive pay cut on a "prove-it" deal, this could make some sense. However, his days of being a fantasy stud are likely all but over. Jones comes in as our WR98 for the season, a precipitous fall from grace.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jul 4 12:20am ET

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan has made a favorable impression on his new teammates since being acquired from the Falcons this offseason. While the veteran certainly has a lot of positive attributes, his leadership ability has made him stand out the most, which was missing when Carson Wentz was under center last season. The 37-year-old finished 2021-22 by throwing for 3,968 yards, failing to amass at least 4,000 yards in a season since 2010. However, with a change of scenery and confidence from his squadmates, Ryan has an excellent opportunity to turn things around, especially with the amount of talent on the offensive end in Indy. He likely won't be in the league much longer. But managers shouldn't look past him when searching for a fantasy backup. He is also a solid option for those in Superflex formats.

From RotoBaller

Jun 10 1:13pm ET

Dynasty | Colts head coach Frank Reich said rookie receiver Alec Pierce "has looked really good, I mean really good." Dynasty Analysis: Pierce, DLF's WR57, has been put on the fast-track to get on the field and he has, apparently, risen to the occasion. Praised for his work ethic, intelligence and instincts, Pierce also has the benefit of coming in as a rookie with veteran Matt Ryan under-center, potentially a significant catalyst for rookie-year impact. He continues to rise in rookie rankings based upon his drafted situation and can continue to rise should he build on established momentum when training camp opens.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jun 6 5:40pm ET

Dynasty | Colts head coach Frank Reich said the team is pushing rookie receiver Alec Pierce to start Dynasty Analysis: Pierce won't be handed the starting role but it's a friendly depth chart and Pierce's size (6'3/211) would be a welcome addition across from fellow big-body receiver Michael Pittman. Pierce has been a riser following the NFL Draft when the team selected him in the second round, 53rd overall. Additionally, the team's acquisition of Matt Ryan this off-season should provide a veteran presence to help speed Pierce's assimilation into the NFL. Alec Pierce is listed as DLF's WR58 and rookie WR14.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jun 2 9:50am ET

Indianapolis Colts Matt Ryan has been consistently receiving praise from coaches and teammates since the team began offseason workouts. Tight end Mo-Alie Cox stated, "With Matt, the ball is out. You come out of your break and you better be ready cuz it's not a slow, turn your head (and wait) ... like you turn your head and the ball is gonna be on point." Alie-Cox also referenced Ryan's leadership and ability to command the offense, suggesting it reminded him of former Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Even at age 37, Ryan could provide a substantial upgrade to his predecessor, Carson Wentz. Ryan was only the QB19 last year (Wentz was QB13), but the weapons and protection are much better in Indianapolis than in Atlanta. While Ryan himself is unlikely to have tremendous fantasy value outside of 2QB and Best Ball formats, he gives the skill position players intriguing upside, led by third-year wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.

From RotoBaller

May 26 9:50am ET

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan has been off to a hot start in his first on-field workouts with his new team. Frank Reich offered his praise regarding what he has seen from his starter the last few weeks: "I always knew he was a great passer, but his accuracy is insane. It's insane." It's only May, but for a veteran quarterback joining a playoff-caliber new team and system, it is certainly encouraging for his prospects moving forward. The 37-year-old Ryan has the skill set and pedigree to be a substantial improvement over last year's starter, Carson Wentz. This could offer a boost for the other weapons on the team, including wide receivers Michael Pittman Jr. and rookie Alec Pierce, as well as tight end Mo Alie-Cox. All-world running back Jonathan Taylor should produce regardless of who is behind center but increased scoring opportunities and sustained drives can only help him repeat his elite performance as well.

From RotoBaller

May 10 8:10pm ET

Free-agent offensive tackle Dennis Kelly has agreed to a deal with the Indianapolis Colts. The 32-year-old is expected to compete with Bernhard Raimann for the starting left tackle spot in training camp. The nine-year tackle has been a bit of a swing man throughout his career. He started 16 games with the Tennessee Titans in 2020, but played a backup role with the Green Bay Packers last season. A decent signing to help bulk up the offensive line for quarterback Matt Ryan.

From RotoBaller

May 1 5:33pm ET

Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Ryan is in the team's long-term plans, owner Jim Irsay said. 'We hope Matt can be here for four years, maybe,' Irsay said. 'We certainly have our radar out for a young guy that can be the long-term future.'

Fantasy Spin: The Colts hoped for the same out of Carson Wentz. Color us skeptical that Ryan will last another four years. He'll be 37 in May and is coming off arguably his worst season since 2017. Until the Colts put better weapons around him in the passing game, Ryan is a midrange QB2.

From TheHuddle

Apr 29 10:30pm ET

The Colts took Cincinnati wide receiver Alec Pierce with the 53rd overall selection of the 2022 NFL Draft. The wideout finished the 2021 collegiate season by hauling in 52 catches for 884 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging an impressive 17 yards per reception. At 6'3'', the wideout has the size and strength to go up for tough grabs. However, he'll need to improve with his route running. Nevertheless, Pierce won't have much competition for a spot high on the depth chart, and he could see his development accelerate under the guidance of new signal-caller Matt Ryan, which will unquestionably improve his fantasy outlook.

From RotoBaller

Mar 24 1:00pm ET

The Indianapolis Colts converted $12 million of new quarterback Matt Ryan's 2022 compensation into a signing bonus, creating $6 million in salary cap space for this year, according to a source. Ryan's salary cap number drops to $18,705,882 for this year, giving the Colts more cap space to make more moves this offseason. Indianapolis' yearly QB carousel continues this year after they gave up on Carson Wentz, traded him to the Washington Commanders and acquired Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons. Matty Ice should be an upgrade over Wentz, although he's heading into his age-37 season in a run-first offense in Indy. He could certainly improve on his 2021 campaign, but fantasy managers considering him as a QB1 should temper expectations.

From RotoBaller

Mar 24 12:43pm ET

Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Ryan converted $12 million of his base salary into a signing bonus to free up $6 million in salary cap space Thursday, March 24. His cap number drops to $18,705,882.

Fantasy Spin: Ryan is a low-end QB1 with some upside to sneak into the midrange if they can shore up the receiving corps a little bit.

From TheHuddle

Mar 22 8:13am ET

Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Ryan's $7.5 million roster bonus was exercised, and guarantees were added to his deal that has nearly $54 million left over two years.

Fantasy Spin: It won't receive a lot of fanfare, but this was probably the best place Ryan could have landed. He's behind a great offensive line and has fantasy MVP Jonathan Taylor behind him. Ryan is a low-end QB1 that has the potential to be an every-week starter.

From TheHuddle

Mar 21 2:20pm ET

The Atlanta Falcons traded quarterback Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday in exchange for a third-round pick. Ryan will also get a contract adjustment with more guaranteed money. Monday was a deadline for Atlanta to make a decision on whether to trade Ryan or give him a $7.5 million roster bonus. The 36-year-old will now head to a much better all-around offense in Indianapolis after spending the first 14 years of his career in Atlanta. Ryan wasn't of much use in fantasy in 2021, but in his defense, he didn't have many playmakers to throw the ball to. With the Colts, he'll have one of the best up-and-coming young running backs in Jonathan Taylor, and wideouts Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell should be more attractive in fantasy. Ryan will be a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 target in fall drafts.

From RotoBaller

Mar 21 2:03pm ET

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a third-round draft pick Monday, March 21.

Fantasy Spin: Although Ryan is set to turn 37 in May, Ryan should give the Colts more stability than they have had at the position since Andrew luck retired just before the start of the 2019 season. In Indianapolis, Ryan will have the support of the best offensive line and rushing attack he has had since his 2016 MVP season. His arrival virtually guarantees Atlanta will take a quarterback in the first round next month. For the Colts, Ryan's arrival means Michael Pittman Jr. should be able to perform at a WR2 level.

From TheHuddle

Mar 21 1:43pm ET

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is reportedly the focus of trade talks with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, March 21.

Fantasy Spin: Ryan has a $7.5 million roster bonus due if he is still with the Falcons on Tuesday, thus the rush to get him moved if possible today. There is no question Atlanta is in the middle of a rebuild and Indianapolis believes it is a quarterback away from making a Super Bowl run. Ryan would arguably give the Colts the most stability they have had at the position since Andrew Luck even though he will turn 37 in May. If Indy is able to acquire him, he would remain a steady fantasy QB2 option.

From TheHuddle

Mar 21 11:10am ET

The Atlanta Falcons fielded trade calls the last few days centered around quarterback Matt Ryan, according to sources. Monday is the deadline to make a decision, as Ryan will earn a $7.5 million roster bonus from the team if he's on the roster at 4 pm ET. Ryan will either be traded or return to the Falcons. Atlanta was hoping they could land Deshaun Watson, but he chose the Cleveland Browns instead. The Indianapolis Colts have been mentioned as a fit for Ryan, who is now 36 years and trending down as a potential QB1 for fantasy. The Falcons could still trade Ryan after he's paid the bonus, but he'd leave behind even more dead money.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 21-Mar-2022: IND Matt Ryan - Traded - for 2022 third-round draft pick
  • 03-May-2018: ATL - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2023)
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