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|Week 9 () - Dave Richard||-||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 9 () - Jamey Eisenberg||-||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014 Season - Average||422.0-638.0||4801.5||31.5||12.0||64.5||1.0||355|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||407-635||4791||30||10||64||1||348|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||437-641||4812||33||14||65||1||360|
|Current Player Ranking: 7|
|Red Zone Stats|
|10/30/2014||Matt Ryan, QB ATL|
Reggie Wayne, WR IND
Julio Jones, WR ATL
Denard Robinson, RB JAC
|Matthew Stafford, QB DET|
Jimmy Graham, TE NO
Brandon LaFell, WR NE
Trent Richardson, RB IND
|10/30/2014||Reggie Wayne, WR IND|
Matt Ryan, QB ATL
Zach Ertz, TE PHI
|Steve Smith, WR BAL|
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB IND
|10/30/2014||Cody Parkey, K PHI|
Justin Forsett, RB BAL
|Matt Ryan, QB ATL|
Mason Crosby, K GB
Rank Among Leaders
Falcons QB Matt Ryan cools off after fast start in Week 8
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/26/14) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan cooled off after a fast start in Sunday's Week 8 defeat to the Lions in London.
Ryan got off to a rapid-fire start, firing a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter. He hooked up with Devonta Freeman for a 7-yard touchdown strike on the opening drive, followed by a 1-yard touchdown pass to Bear Pascoe on the ensuing drive. He cooled off in the second half and was picked off by Cassius Vaughn in the third quarter.
Ryan compiled for 228 yards through the, 160 of which came in the first half. He completed 20 of 27 passes with two touchdowns and one interception, registering a 108.3 passer rating. He was sacked twice and finished with 6 rushing yards.
The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.
Might be time to sit Matt Ryan
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/23/14) After he lost his fourth starting offensive lineman for the season in what his third straight game with just one touchdown pass, I suggested Fantasy owners might consider sitting Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for Week 8 against the Lions in London. Turns out Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard are completely on board with that, ranking him only 20th among quarterbacks.
Granted, the Saints' Drew Brees managed to find a way against them last week, but it doesn't change the fact that the Lions have allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks by far. And most of the ones they've faced still had their offensive lines intact.
Part of Ryan's problem is that he just doesn't have time to throw the ball downfield, and that's not going to improve with his starting center now gone. The Lions, as you might expect from their ranking, have a terrific pass rush. They're tied for third with 21 sacks. They're also one of three teams that have recorded more interceptions than they've allowed touchdown passes.
Even if everything was hunky-dory for Ryan and he was coming off a stretch where he looked like Peyton Manning, he'd be a candidate to sit with such a tough matchup. As things currently stand for him and the Falcons, it's a no-brainer move.
Disturbing trend developing for Matt Ryan
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/19/14) Through the first four weeks of the season, the Falcons' Matt Ryan looked like he was back to being one of the elite quarterbacks in Fantasy after struggling with a depleted receiving corps behind a poor offensive line last year.
But after his third straight game with just one touchdown pass Week 7 at Baltimore, he's looking more like his 2013 self again.
It's understandable given all the injuries to his offensive line. Center Peter Konz, who hurt his knee in Week 7, becomes the fourth starter lost to injury, after Sam Baker, Joe Hawley and Lamar Holmes. Ryan's receiving corps may be intact, but his offensive line is again poor.
Now, he was still plenty usable in Fantasy in 2013, throwing for 4,515 yards and 26 touchdowns, including 1,355 and eight in his final five games. But he wasn't a slam-dunk starter every week, and he isn't now either.
With a tough matchup in London Week 8 against Detroit, he's a candidate to sit in Fantasy.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan's October struggles continue Week 7
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for just one touchdown Sunday, as the Falcons dropped a fourth straight game during a 29-7 loss Week 7 at Baltimore. Ryan completed 29 of 44 passes for 228 yards, while rushing for 7 yards and losing one fumble.
Ryan was under constant pressure all game and was sacked five times. Ryan had just 54 passing yards by halftime and was taken down for a safety late in the fourth quarter. His lone touchdown pass was a 4-yard completion to Roddy White with 7:12 left in the game.
Ryan hasn't had a multitouchdown game in three October starts. He has three touchdowns and two interceptions in three games this month. The Falcons are back in action in Week 8 against the Lions.
Struggling Matt Ryan heads into tough matchup
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/17/14) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has failed to score multiple touchdowns in the team's past two games, and will try to end that trend against a tough matchup, with the Ravens on the way in Week 7.
The Ravens have held four of six opposing quarterbacks to one touchdown or less this season, though each of the multiple-score games came in the past two weeks. Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon is the only passer to toss multiple touchdowns against the Ravens this season, which he did in Week 6.
Ryan has now failed to reach 20 Fantasy points in each of the last two games and three of six overall. He has a limited history against the Ravens, although he did toss three touchdowns against them in their lone meeting, back in 2010.
At this point, Ryan and the Falcons' passing game is sputtering much more than we expected. Ryan should still be productive, but he makes for a risky play against a defense that is holding quarterbacks to 17.0 Fantasy points per game, the eighth-lowest total in the league. Both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard have Ryan ranked 17th among quarterbacks for Week 7, so consider him a risky start.
Week 9 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Carson Palmer might not win you your Week 9 matchup in Fantasy, but there's a good chance he could help. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 9
Owners will likely be scrambling in advance of Week 9 with so many valuable assets on their bye. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his priorities in his latest edition of Playing the Waiver Wire.
Coach Killers, Week 8: Hapless Jets are NFL's worst at midway point
Coach Killers is your weekly look around the league at those performances, decisions and ;Wait, what did he just do?!' moments that put the guy in charge squarely on the ol' hot seat.
Week 9 Fantasy Trade Values
Marshawn Lynch has let owners down for the majority of 2014, so is it time to buy low? Our Dave Richard helps owners pull off the best deals in their leagues with his Fantasy Trade Values.
NFL Power Rankings: Broncos defense matches offense; Cardinals surging
Suddenly Denver's defense looks as good as its potent offense, and that should scare the rest of the league. And something special is happening in the desert, where Bruce Arians has the Cardinals winning.
|Last season was a nightmare for Matt Ryan as he played the majority of it without top receiver Julio Jones, without veteran wideout Roddy White at full health and without a decent offensive line. That's all changed: Jones and White are healthy and the O-line has been a focus for the Falcons all offseason long. Gone from the offense is Tony Gonzalez, who joined our team here at CBS Sports. What's expected is for the Falcons to remain just as pass-oriented as they've been over the past two years when Ryan has had over 600 attempts. If you're looking for numbers close to his banner 2012 year, they're attainable but questions about how the Falcons move on from Gonzalez and his annual contributions persist. Still, Ryan is expected to remain as a solid Top 10 Fantasy passer you'll likely be able to land at a phenomenal value between Rounds 5 and 6.
(Updated 4/28/14) |