|Week 14 (@GB) - Average||27.0-38.0||309.7||1.0||0.3||5.3||0||17.4|
|Week 14 (@GB) - Dave Richard||28-41||311||1||0||7||0||18|
|Week 14 (@GB) - Jamey Eisenberg||27-35||322||1||0||3||0||18|
|Week 14 (@GB) - Nathan Zegura||26-38||296||1||1||6||0||15|
|2013 Season - Average||408.3-611.0||4730.0||33.3||12.0||96.7||1.0||361|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||392-596||4584||31||10||97||1||349|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||431-627||4818||34||13||111||1||368|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||402-610||4788||35||13||82||1||371|
|Current Player Ranking: 15|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12/07/2013||Matt Ryan, QB ATL|
Eddie Lacy, RB GB
|Jacquizz Rodgers, RB ATL|
Matthew Stafford, QB DET
|12/06/2013||Matt Ryan, QB ATL||Matthew Stafford, QB DET|
|12/06/2013||Matt Ryan, QB ATL|
Darren Sproles, RB NO
|Joique Bell, RB DET|
Anquan Boldin, WR SF
Rank Among Leaders
|Matt Ryan ready to roll again? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/4/13) After struggling with a second-team receiving corps over the last few weeks, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan got a big lift in Week 13 when wide receiver Roddy White, slowed by ankle and hamstring injuries all year, finally began performing at an All-Pro level, catching 10 passes for 143 yards.
It came at the perfect time, too. In Week 14, the Falcons visit the Packers, a team that just gave up 561 total yards to the Lions in Week 13. The Packers have had their struggles against the pass this year, giving up the 11th-most yards through the air along with 22 touchdowns to just six interceptions. They've allowed the 10th-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks.
Of course, their pass rush could give Ryan problems. They're tied for third with 38 sacks. Then again, Ryan managed to throw for 311 yards even while getting sacked six times against the Bills.
The Falcons have struggled to put up points since wide receiver Julio Jones went down with a foot injury, making Ryan a not-so-attractive option in recent weeks, but with White's turnaround and the favorable matchup, he's worth considering again in a situation where you don't have an obvious starter at quarterback.
|Matt Ryan average against Buffalo Week 13 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(12/1/13) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had an average game against the Bills Week 13.
Ryan completed 28 of 47 passes for 311 and a touchdown. Ryan was held in check due to the team’s strong running game. The Falcons came into the game with the second-lowest rushing yards in the league, but managed to run for 151 yards against Buffalo. Ryan was fortunate to get his only touchdown. After nearly throwing one to Harry Douglas, the refs overturned the call, giving the Falcons the ball on the one yard line. Steven Jackson failed to get in the end zone, and then a penalty pushed the team further back. He managed to find Tony Gonzalez from 11 yards out on third down.
Ryan will look for more Week 14 against the Packers.
|Matt Ryan looking at favorable matchup Week 13 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(11/27/13) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has a favorable matchup Week 13 against the Bills.
Buffalo hasn't performed well against opposing quarterbacks, allowing them to average 19.09 Fantasy points per game. Through 11 games, the team has allowed 22 passing touchdowns, which is tied for the third-highest in the league. The team's pass defense has been better as of late. After allowing 11 passing touchdowns from Week 6 through Week 8, the team has allowed just two passing touchdowns Week 9 through Week 11. At the same time, the team played Alex Smith, Ben Roethlisberger and Geno Smith/Matt Simms over the latter stretch, so it's hard to know if the team got better or the opponents were worse.
Ryan has also been in somewhat of a funk as of late. After tossing three touchdowns in his first game without Julio Jones, Ryan has thrown five touchdowns in his last five games. Though Roddy White has been back the past three games, he's failed to exceed 36 yards. That has left Tony Gonzalez, who gets double-teamed each game, and Harry Douglas as Ryan's primary weapons. Douglas has had some nice games with Ryan, but it's clear the lack of talent has played in big role in Ryan's worsening upside. The pieces are there for Ryan to have a nice game, but it's unclear he has the weapons to take advantage of a weak Buffalo secondary.
|Matt Ryan held off the scoreboard in loss |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/21/13) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan nearly passed for 300 yards Thursday against the Saints, but finished the 17-13 loss without a touchdown pass in Week 12.
Ryan nearly had a touchdown pass to cap off the team's first drive, as he found Darius Johnson for what appeared to be a 6-yard score. Unfortunately, the touchdown was called back by the replay assist, who ruled Johnson did not break the plane of the end zone.
Ryan was ultimately held out of the end zone for the first time all season, despite completing 30 of 39 passes for 292 yards, his best total in four games. Ryan did manage to avoid an interception in the game, just the second time he has gone without a pick in the last five games.
Ryan's season has come derailed since the season-ending injury to Julio Jones, as he heads into Week 13 against the Bills with multiple touchdowns in just one of his last five games. He has 3,160 yards passing with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on the season.
|Matt Ryan has tough Week 12 matchup |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/20/13) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has thrown multiple touchdowns in just one game over his last four. He's been intercepted nine times in that span, and hasn't scored 20 Fantasy points in a standard league since Week 7.
This Thursday, Ryan faces off against the Saints, who have allowed the third-fewest Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. While Ryan managed 23 points against New Orleans in Week 1, that was with Julio Jones playing. Week 12 has Ryan leading a team without Jones, while Tony Gonzalez battles a toe injury and Roddy White returns from hamstring and ankle issues. Yes, Saints defensive back Jabari Greer is now out for the season, but that may not be enough to get Ryan back to the 20-point plateau.
Ryan should improve as White gets healthier and Steven Jackson rounds into form. But for a Week 12 Thursday night game against a tough Saints defense, he can be benched in favor of better options.
Winning Fantasy Calls for Week 14
Which lineup dilemmas are you facing in critical Week 14? Our Dave Richard shares his outlook for every player you may be considering.
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Week 14 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
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Week 14 Fantasy Fact Sheet
The trends suggest that Jared Cook could have a big day in Week 14. Our Nathan Zegura breaks down all of the stats and matchups for owners.
Matt Ryan ready to roll again?
|Preseason predictions calling for a career year from Matt Ryan came to fruition in 2012 as he set personal bests in yardage (4,719), completion percentage (68.6), yards per attempt (7.67) and touchdowns (32). And he did it while setting career highs in pass attempts and completions, leading his team to home-field advantage in the playoffs. It all suggests that the Falcons' decision to move to a more pass-friendly system paid off, and there's no way that's going to change in 2013. Ryan was also one of four quarterbacks to post at least 10 games with at least 20 Fantasy points, suggesting he was one of the most consistent options in the game. All of these things should hold true as the Falcons reload for another Super Bowl run, but assuming the team does that Ryan steps up as not just a top-10 Fantasy quarterback but actually a great Draft Day value since he'll get picked after the cream of the crop at the position. Waiting until Round 4 or 5 for Ryan is one of the smartest moves you can make. (Updated 4/26/13) |