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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

QB ATL

College: Boston College | 13 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 217 lbs
Birth Date: 5/17/1985
2020 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 335.54
Avg Pts: 20.97
Rank: 11 QB

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Ryan didn't follow his huge '18 season with similar numbers but had a solid year. He was 12th overall in fantasy quarterback scoring. He was consistent throughout the season in the Falcons pass-heavy offense but a lack of scores hurt his overall fantasy numbers. He had 11 300-yard games but just four games with three or more scores. Ryan has at least 26-passing touchdowns eight of 10 seasons and nine straight 4,000-yard seasons. Ryan is an accurate, intelligent quarterback with a strong arm and the ability to fit the ball in tight spaces. If there is a knock on him, he can flop in the big game and doesn't do well under intense pressure. The Falcons throw often but have a balanced offense with a lot of talent.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Ryan didn't have quite the season most hoped last year but was still pretty good. It wouldn't surprise to see him improve his overall numbers, making him more of a top-10 fantasy quarterback. He can be a top-five option if all is going well for him. Ryan can get around 4,500 yards and 35 touchdowns with 10 or so interceptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

4,924 yards 35 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Not a bad stat line. That is the 2018 line that meantMatt Ryan finished as the QB2 for fantasy, behind only Patrick Mahomes. He did this despite losing Devonta Freeman for the entire season, and playing behind a mishmash offensive line. In 2019 all of these obstacles look to be fixed.The Falcons added Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary to the offensive line through the draft, as the Falcons have done their best to keep Matt Ryan upright this season.His ranking as the QB2 may not be repeated, with a number of talented quarterbacks looking to jump ahead of him. But this does not mean his numbers are going to regress either. He could very easily finish with the same or even better numbers and still finish in the QB 5-6 range. Some would try to say this is a disappointment, but they would be wrong.While there could be four or five quarterbacks who end up finishing higher in the ranks than Matt Ryan, they will also be drafted much higher, starting with Mahomes in the second-round, through to Baker Mayfield in the fifth. Ryan, on the other hand, is currently going at the end of the seventh or early eighth round, meaning you can use those draft savings on a better player at a more important position. The difference between QB4 and QB12 in 2018 was less than two points per game, meaning even the top-five guys are not significantly better than the middle of the pack players. If you want to get one of the top-five options anyway why not go with the player who is going latest in drafts, and even behind some players likely to finish behind him. Look for Ryan in the seventh round and be set at quarterback all season long as Atlanta rises from the ashes of 2018.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 124.36Matt Ryan 304 passing yds (12.16 pts)
Matt Ryan 24 rushing yds (2.40 pts)
Matt Ryan 20 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 33 completions (0.33 pts)
Matt Ryan 13 incompletions (-0.13 pts)
Matt Ryan 4 times sacked (-0.40 pts)
Week 228.11Matt Ryan 320 passing yds (12.80 pts)
Matt Ryan 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Matt Ryan 34 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 4 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 54 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 3 interceptions thrown (-3.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 27 completions (0.27 pts)
Matt Ryan 16 incompletions (-0.16 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 time sacked (-0.10 pts)
Week 329.70Matt Ryan 304 passing yds (12.16 pts)
Matt Ryan 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Matt Ryan 13 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 10 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 29 completions (0.29 pts)
Matt Ryan 5 incompletions (-0.05 pts)
Week 416.35Matt Ryan 397 passing yds (15.88 pts)
Matt Ryan 18 rushing yds (1.80 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 35 completions (0.35 pts)
Matt Ryan 18 incompletions (-0.18 pts)
Matt Ryan 5 times sacked (-0.50 pts)
Week 538.88Matt Ryan 330 passing yds (13.20 pts)
Matt Ryan 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 passing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 14 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 9 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 29 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 32 completions (0.32 pts)
Matt Ryan 14 incompletions (-0.14 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 times sacked (-0.20 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Week 638.98Matt Ryan 356 passing yds (14.24 pts)
Matt Ryan 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Matt Ryan 9 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 7 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 6 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 12 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 30 completions (0.30 pts)
Matt Ryan 6 incompletions (-0.06 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 times sacked (-0.20 pts)
Week 74.11Matt Ryan 159 passing yds (6.36 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 16 completions (0.16 pts)
Matt Ryan 11 incompletions (-0.11 pts)
Matt Ryan 5 times sacked (-0.50 pts)
Week 8
Week 9
Week 1019.53Matt Ryan 182 passing yds (7.28 pts)
Matt Ryan 13 rushing yds (1.30 pts)
Matt Ryan 8 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 10 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 20 completions (0.20 pts)
Matt Ryan 15 incompletions (-0.15 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 time sacked (-0.10 pts)
Week 1118.25Matt Ryan 311 passing yds (12.44 pts)
Matt Ryan 6 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 21 completions (0.21 pts)
Matt Ryan 10 incompletions (-0.10 pts)
Matt Ryan 3 times sacked (-0.30 pts)
Week 129.04Matt Ryan 271 passing yds (10.84 pts)
Matt Ryan 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 23 completions (0.23 pts)
Matt Ryan 23 incompletions (-0.23 pts)
Matt Ryan 6 times sacked (-0.60 pts)
Week 1322.88Matt Ryan 312 passing yds (12.48 pts)
Matt Ryan 21 rushing yds (2.10 pts)
Matt Ryan 18 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 13 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 35 completions (0.35 pts)
Matt Ryan 15 incompletions (-0.15 pts)
Matt Ryan 9 times sacked (-0.90 pts)
Playoff Week 125.28Matt Ryan 313 passing yds (12.52 pts)
Matt Ryan 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)
Matt Ryan 15 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 93 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 20 completions (0.20 pts)
Matt Ryan 14 incompletions (-0.14 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 time sacked (-0.10 pts)
Playoff Week 223.01Matt Ryan 210 passing yds (8.40 pts)
Matt Ryan 27 rushing yds (2.70 pts)
Matt Ryan 5 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 5 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 25 completions (0.25 pts)
Matt Ryan 14 incompletions (-0.14 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 times sacked (-0.20 pts)
Playoff Week 320.05Matt Ryan 384 passing yds (15.36 pts)
Matt Ryan 6 rushing yds (0.60 pts)
Matt Ryan 8 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Matt Ryan 32 completions (0.32 pts)
Matt Ryan 13 incompletions (-0.13 pts)
Matt Ryan 1 time sacked (-0.10 pts)
Player Notes
May 18 10:03pm ET

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).

From TheHuddle

Mar 23 1:53pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Dec 29 9:20pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 29 5:03pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Dec 28 4:53pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Dec 26 11:50am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 22 9:50pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 22 5:03pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Dec 19 3:20pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 16 12:43am ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Dec 15 7:50pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 13 11:20am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 12 12:20pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 8 6:23pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Dec 8 4:30pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 5 10:20am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 03-May-2018: ATL - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2023)
NFL Week
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2019 Season335.54408616446626111471514
Week 1@MIN24.3633463042024002
Week 2PHI28.112743320303003
Week 3@IND29.702934304303001
Week 4TEN16.3535533970018010
Week 5@HOU38.883246330307101
Week 6@ARI38.983036356407000
Week 7LAR4.111627159002011
Week 8SEA0.00000000000
Week 9bye
Week 10@NOR19.5320351822013001
Week 11@CAR18.252131311100000
Week 12TAM9.042346271008011
Week 13NOR22.8835503122021012
Week 14CAR25.282034313208000
Week 15@SFO23.0125392102027000
Week 16JAC20.053245384106002
Week 17@TAM17.013051313100010