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QB Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons

6-4, 228Born: 5-17-1985College: Boston CollegeDrafted: Round 1, pick 3 (2008)

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Summary

With Kyle Shanahan gone to San Francisco, Matt Ryan regressed back to his historical averages following a standout 2016 season. The biggest difference was a 5% drop in completion rate and a touchdown rate nearly cut in half. The overt catch-and-run opportunities were reduced across the board for his targets. Another concern was Atlanta turning into an empty yardage offense, ranking 15th in points but 8th in yards. Without strong mobility or an elite arm, Ryan is at his best with a clean pocket or delivering with anticipation through a big hit. Ryan's touchdown rate in 2017 was third-lowest of his 10-year career and QBR his lowest since 2009. Outside of Julio Jones, Ryan's weapons are middling with a later-career Mohamed Sanu, first-round pick Calvin Ridley, baseline-level starter at tight end in Austin Hooper, and Justin Hardy as the only other notable receiver on the roster. (June 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 14, 9, 10, 10, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 20
QB Dynasty - 12, 8, 12, 13, 13, 13, 17, 18, 18

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2015 ATL 16 407 614 4591 21 16 37 63 0 5
2016 ATL 16 373 534 4944 38 7 35 117 0 2
2017 ATL 16 342 529 4095 20 12 32 143 0 3
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.6 351.0 535.0 * * * 32.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16.0 346.0 530.0 * * * 33.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 359.0 540.0 * * * 28.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 328.0 520.0 * * * 32.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Matt Ryan's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 105
QB: 14

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Latest News

Falcons | Matt Ryan sharp in limited action (Fri Aug 17, 09:59 PM) - Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed five of his seven passes for 90 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason Friday, Aug. 17.

Our View: Ryan's first preseason game saw him complete one pass for negative yards. In the Falcons second game, Ryan looked like himself. It's the preseason, but it is good to see how Steve Sarkisian's offense could be more robust in 2018. Ryan has a chance of outperforming his current ADP of QB13 (10.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Falcons | Short night for Matt Ryan (Fri Aug 10, 10:11 PM) - Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan played one drive against the New York Jets in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, losing three yards on his only pass attempt.

Our View: It's not the way you want to start out the preseason, but Ryan is going to be more than fine. In fact, if second-year OC Steve Sarkisian figures out how to unlock Ryan's potential then we could see the veteran QB be a value for Fantasy GMs in 2018. Ryan is going off the board at QB12 (10.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2018 Schedule

1@ Philadelphia Eagles
2vs Carolina Panthers
3vs New Orleans Saints
4vs Cincinnati Bengals
5@ Pittsburgh Steelers
6vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7vs New York Giants
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ Washington Redskins
10@ Cleveland Browns
11vs Dallas Cowboys
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs Baltimore Ravens
14@ Green Bay Packers
15vs Arizona Cardinals
16@ Carolina Panthers
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers