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QB Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons Player Page

#2 Matt Ryan, QB
Atlanta Falcons
Height 6' 4"
Weight 217 lbs
Age 34
Birthdate May 17th 1985
College Boston College
Year 2008
Round 1   Pick 3
Season Statistics
2019 Fantasy Points by Week
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Strength of Schedule
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Fantasy Analysis
Week 15 Projections
The Falcons triggerman has passed for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns in two straight games, and Ryan has thrown for at least 300-yards and multiple scoring strikes in three of his last five. He faces a challenging road matchup against a San Francisco 49ers defense that should rebound at home after hemorrhaging 349 passing yards and five scoring strikes to Drew Brees (Saints) this past Sunday. On the season, the 49ers have allowed the fewest passing yards, and they've permitted just six touchdown passes in six home contests. Ryan won't have Calvin Ridley (abdomen), which will sting. With an assist from garbage-time production likely, Ryan should manufacture a solid fantasy outing.
Passing: 300 Yards, 2 TD, 1 INT.
Rushing: 8 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
The Falcons usually lived and died with Ryan's arm last season because their offense couldn't run the football consistently and their injury-depleted defense couldn't stop anybody. Thanks to high-volume throwing, Matty Ice finished third in the NFL in passing yards and third in touchdown strikes with numbers that virtually mirrored his career-best MVP stats from 2016. Ryan also ranked fourth in completions and third in attempts. A classic pocket passer, Ryan also tallied a fluky career-high three rushing touchdowns, which helped him finish as the fantasy QB2. The 34-year-old triggerman has thrown for at least 4,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in five of his last six campaigns. Ryan's top playmakers - Julio Jones, rising star Calvin Ridley, Mohamed Sanu and Austin Hooper - all return healthy for 2019. Historically, Ryan has struggled during his first season in a new scheme, but Dirk Koetter directed Atlanta's offense from 2012 through 2014, which is why the the team expects instant success from a Ryan/Koetter reunion. Ryan averaged 4,643-29-15 per season under Koetter, but a dip in Matty Ice's production seems likely. The Falcons are determined to squeeze better production out of their ground game with a healthy Devonta Freeman back in the fold and better play from a healthier defense, which, in theory, means less throwing by Ryan. He's still a solid starting option. If the rushing attack and/or defense struggle again, the team will need more throwing from Ryan to remain competitive. By the way, the uncommonly durable signal caller is riding a streak of 156 consecutive starts.

Passing: 964 Yards, 8 TD, 2 INT.
Rushing: 24 Yards, 0 TD.

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Injury Report
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