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2 Matt Ryan QB
Height/Weight: 6-4/217 | Birthdate: 5/17/1985 | Birthplace: Exton, PA, USA | Team: Atlanta | College: Boston College | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 98/51 | Average Draft Position: 46.22
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Projections
Comp-AttYardsTDINTRushYdsRushTDFPTS
Week 8 (DET) - Average27.5-44.0288.01.52.01.0016
Week 8 (DET) - Dave Richard29-46279110015
Week 8 (DET) - Jamey Eisenberg26-42297232017
2014 Season - Average422.0-638.04801.531.512.064.51.0355
2014 Season - Dave Richard407-63547913010641348
2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg437-64148123314651360
Current Player Ranking: 7
 
Key Stats
GPPYDSPCTTDsINTRATING
7207864.013791.7
 
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Comp-AttYardsTDINTRushAttRushYdRuTDRushPCT
13-1581700000.0
 
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
10/24/2014Toby Gerhart, RB JAC
Chris Ivory, RB NYJ
Eli Manning, QB NYG
Kelvin Benjamin, WR CAR
Matt Ryan, QB ATL
Mark Ingram, RB NO
Allen Robinson, WR JAC
Anthony Dixon, RB BUF
10/24/2014Matt Ryan, QB ATL
Jordan Cameron, TE CLE
Brandin Cooks, WR NO
10/24/2014Matthew Stafford, QB DET
Mohamed Sanu, WR CIN
Rob Gronkowski, TE NE
Matt Ryan, QB ATL
Vernon Davis, TE SF
Julian Edelman, WR NE
 
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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. 

Matt Ryan struggles in Week 6 loss vs. Bears

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/14) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed just 19 of his 37 pass attempts for 271 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his team's 27-13 loss to the Bears in Week 6.

Ryan couldn't get much going in the first half, leading the team on a field-goal drive in the first quarter for an early lead but entering halftime down 13-3. He connected with Antone Smith on what's becoming a typical long touchdown for the duo, this one coming from 41 yards out. The interception came on a deep ball to Julio Jones late in the fourth quarter with the offense needing quick points. Ryan had delivered two three-touchdown, no-interception games at home this season before coming up short Sunday. He has a trip to Baltimore on tap in Week 7.

 
 
Game Log
SeptemberPassingRushingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttCompPctYdsTDIntRateSacYdsAttYdsAvgLgTDFumRec
9/7NOW 37-34Yes433172.144830128.8133155.09000
9/14@CINL 10-24Yes442454.52311348.62193289.312000
9/18TBW 56-14Yes242187.528630155.916122.02000
9/28@MINL 28-41Yes412561.02983287.2110221.01000
Total  415210166.41263105100.35389475.212000
OctoberPassingRushingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttCompPctYdsTDIntRateSacYdsAttYdsAvgLgTDFumRec
10/5@NYGL 20-30Yes452964.43161183.2190000000
10/12CHIL 13-27Yes371951.42711173.14261-1-1.0-1000
10/19@BALL 7-29Yes442965.92281086.2542177.07010
10/26DET                 
Total  31267761.18153281.31077263.07010
NovemberPassingRushingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttCompPctYdsTDIntRateSacYdsAttYdsAvgLgTDFumRec
11/9@TB                 
11/16@CAR                 
11/23CLE                 
11/30ARI                 
DecemberPassingRushingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttCompPctYdsTDIntRateSacYdsAttYdsAvgLgTDFumRec
12/8@GB                 
12/14PIT                 
12/21@NO                 
12/28CAR                 
Yearly TotalPassingRushingFumbles
GSAttCompPctYdsTDIntRateSacYdsAttYdsAvgLgTDFumRec
  727817864.0207813791.71511511534.812010
 
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2008Atlanta Falcons161643426561.134407.9370161117/10445987.7
2009Atlanta Falcons141445126358.329166.4790221419/9231480.9
2010Atlanta Falcons161657135762.537056.494628923/15832691.0
2011Atlanta Falcons161656634761.341777.3880291226/173551092.2
2012Atlanta Falcons161661542268.647197.6780321428/210461099.1
2013Atlanta Falcons161665143967.445156.9481261744/29844989.6
2014Atlanta Falcons7727817864.020787.477413715/11531491.7
TOTAL1011013566227163.7255507.169016684172/11502845290.7
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2008Atlanta Falcons1616551041.9171011
2009Atlanta Falcons141430491.67109
2010Atlanta Falcons1616461222.720019
2011Atlanta Falcons161637842.3122011
2012Atlanta Falcons1616341414.116107
2013Atlanta Falcons161617553.217005
2014Atlanta Falcons7711534.812005
TOTAL1011012306082.6205157
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2008Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2009Atlanta Falcons1400.000000.0000
2010Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2011Atlanta Falcons1611.000000.0000
2012Atlanta Falcons1622.000000.0000
2013Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2014Atlanta Falcons700.000000.0000
TOTAL10133.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008Atlanta Falcons1661020020
2009Atlanta Falcons1452020020
2010Atlanta Falcons1643000000
2011Atlanta Falcons1653020020
2012Atlanta Falcons1632000000
2013Atlanta Falcons1654010010
2014Atlanta Falcons711000000
TOTAL1012916070070
 
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