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QB Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons

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

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Summary

Matt Ryan improved steadily as a passer from 2010-2012, going from 3,705 yards passing with 28 TDs and just nine interceptions thrown during 2010 to 4,177 yards passing, 29 TDs and 12 interceptions thrown in 2011 and finishing 2012 with 4,719 yards passing, with 32 TDs and 14 interceptions thrown. However, during the 2013 season Ryan hit a plateau in his numbers (even though he attempted a career-high 651 passes and completed a career-high 439 passes) with 439/651 for 4,515 yards passing, 26 TDs and 17 interceptions. His yardage and TD numbers dipped enough to bounce him down to #10 among all fantasy passers during 2013 after finishing sixth among all fantasy quarterbacks in 2012. Last year, Ryan's final numbers rebounded to 415/628 for 4,694 yards, 28 TDs and 14 interceptions thrown, landing him at #7 among all fantasy quarterbacks for the 2014 season. Ryan's been among the top-ten fantasy quarterbacks for five straight seasons, playing in all 16 games for the past five years. Ryan's durability hasn't been an issue at all thus far in his pro career. Ryan is just now entering the prime years of his career at 30 years of age. He is the linchpin of the Atlanta offense - Ryan handled 628 of the 632 passes attempted during regular-season by the Falcons last year. (May 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 8, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
Overall Redraft - 64, 29, 45, 55, 56, 56, 59, 59
QB Dynasty - 5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Overall Dynasty - 64, 50, 56, 66

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2012 ATL 16 422 615 4719 32 14 33 138 1
2013 ATL 16 439 651 4515 26 17 17 55 0 4
2014 ATL 16 415 628 4694 28 14 29 145 0 2
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 393 586 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 396 595 * * * 30 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 365 575 * * * 30 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 406 630 * * * 29 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 64
QB: 6

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2015 Schedule

1vs Philadelphia Eagles
2@ New York Giants
3@ Dallas Cowboys
4vs Houston Texans
5vs Washington Redskins
6@ New Orleans Saints
7@ Tennessee Titans
8vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9@ San Francisco 49ers
10--- BYE WEEK ---
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13@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14@ Carolina Panthers
15@ Jacksonville Jaguars
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