Atlanta Falcons
Name  Matt Ryan
Born  5/17/1985
Height  6-4
Weight  220
College  Boston College
10/19/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 29-for-44 for 228 yards and threw one touchdown.
Insight: Ryan and the Falcons offense was pretty bad. Atlanta scored just one touchdown, averaging 3.9 yards per play in the game. At least Ryan did not throw an interception.
10/13/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 271 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Insight: Ryan is averaging 308.3 ypg this season. He's been much better at home (335.0 ypg) than on the road (.281.7) and is a viable fantasy option when playing in Atlanta.
9/30/2014 3:41:00 PM
Description: It will take a brave fantasy owner to start Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan in Week 5 as all the indicators point downward.
Insight: Ryan has thrown five interceptions in two road games this year after throwing 14 on the road (versus three at home) last season. And on Tuesday 40 percent of his starting offensive line was placed on injured reserve (RT Lamar Holmes and C Joe Hawley). That's going to be a lot to overcome.
9/29/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan continues to struggle on the road, though he did throw for 298 yards and three touchdowns.
Insight: He also threw two interceptions and that's five in two road games this year after throwing 14 on the road (versus three at home) last season. He's become an "only start at home guy."
9/19/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a stunning 21-of-24 (87.5 percent) for 286 yards and three touchdowns.
Insight: Ryan and the Falcons could do no wrong in the 56-14 annihilation of Tampa Bay, but the big lead ended his hopes of earning the 300-yard passing bonus.
9/14/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finished 24-of-44 for 231 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions against the Bengals in Week 2.
Insight: Ryan followed up his 448 yard and three touchdown Week 1 with a huge dud in Week 2. Fantasy owners could not have expected a repeat of those Week 2 numbers but Ryan was still very disappointing in Cincinnati. We still like him to have a big season, but in bad matchups like Sunday's was, it would be wise to lower expectations a lot or even find a plug-in replacement.
Hot9/7/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a fantasy monster Sunday, throwing for 448 yards and three scores without an interception.
Insight: Ryan was sacked just one time as his offensive line, a weak point last season, held up against the Saints. If they can continue to give Ryan protection, he's going to do a lot more damage with his three high-quality targets (Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas).
8/23/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 18-of-23 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.
Insight: Ryan looks poised to return to his 2012 numbers (4,515 yards/32 touchdowns) with his preseason performances so far. He is 28-for-37 for 314 yards, two touchdowns and no picks this month. With a poor defense and a shaky ground attack, Atlanta could be in a lot of shootouts and Ryan will be throwing a lot this season.
11/22/2013 9:43:00 AM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 292 yards, but didn't throw a TD pass for the first time this season.
Insight: He came close as Darius Johnson was ruled down at the six inch line. At least he wasn't picked off after throwing nine interceptions in his last four games, but 13 points isn't going to be enough to beat New Orleans and Drew Brees very often.
11/3/2013 5:47:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has thrown seven interceptions over the last two games.
Insight: Ryan also has thrown for just one touchdown in each of the last two games after producing at least two in each of the first six this season. He has another tough matchup in Week 10 against the Seahawks after throwing for 219 yards, one TD and three INTs Sunday at Carolina. Hopefully he'll have a healthy Roddy White back for that one.
10/20/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Falcons QB Matt Ryan burned the Bucs (and fantasy owners who benched him) with 273 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-26 passing in Week 7.
Insight: Ryan didn't miss Julio Jones and Roddy White much, as he had Harry Douglas and Jacquizz Rodgers making plays for him while Tony Gonzalez drew multiple defenders. Ryan has thrown for at least two touchdowns in all six of his games this season.
9/15/2013 6:14:00 PM
Description: Falcons QB Matt Ryan (374 passing yards, 2 TD) had a monster fantasy day Sunday versus St. Louis.
Insight: Ryan did most of his damage in the first half as the Falcons got out to an early 21-0 lead. Including the postseason, Matty Ice has now thrown for 300 yards or more in each of his last three contests.
7/26/2013 7:20:00 PM
Description: Matt Ryan signed a five-year, $103.75 million extension with Atlanta on Thursday. SOURCE: NBC Sports
Insight: On a per year basis, it's the second largest deal ever for an NFL quarterback (first is the five-year, $110 million contract Aaron Rodgers agreed to back in April). Ryan was sensational last year, throwing for 4,719 yards and 32 touchdowns. More importantly, he got a huge monkey off his back by finally winning his first playoff game. Ryan will be 33 when his contract expires.
1/20/2013 9:19:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder following Atlanta's loss to San Francisco in the NFC Championship game. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: We're sure Ryan would have been able to play through the injury in the Super Bowl in two weeks if Atlanta had won on Sunday. Ryan will be 100 percent long before OTAs.
1/20/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 396 yards and three scores on 30-of-42 passing with one pick Sunday in the NFC Championship game versus San Francisco but Atlanta came up short.
Insight: Ryan had a career year in 2012 as the team finally let him air it out. He threw for 4,719 yards and 32 touchdowns while completing 68.6 percent of his passes. While TE Tony Gonzalez is expected to retire, Ryan will still have Roddy White and Julio Jones next season and should easily rank in the top 10 among fantasy quarterbacks.
1/20/2013 3:24:00 PM
Description: Jay Glazer from Fox Sports reports that the Falcons are prepared to offer quarterback Matt Ryan a "mega contract" this offseason.
Insight: We could be looking at something close to the five-year, $95 million payday Peyton Manning received when he signed with the Broncos last offseason. If anybody is worth that kind of money it's Ryan, who led the Falcons to an NFL-best 13-3 record during the regular season while throwing for a career-high 4,719 yards and 32 touchdowns.
1/13/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: The wait is over. Matt Ryan has finally won a playoff game. The Falcons QB finished with 250 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday in a 30-28 win over Seattle.
Insight: Ryan was especially impressive on the game's final drive, leading the Falcons 41 yards downfield to set up Matt Bryant's game-winning field goal. Ryan will have a chance to play in his first Super Bowl if Atlanta can hold off the 49ers next Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
12/31/2012 6:24:00 PM
Description: Atlanta QB Matt Ryan led the NFL with a 68.62 completion percentage in 2012.
Insight: He finished just ahead of Denver's Peyton Manning (68.61). Ryan is headed to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his five-year career after setting new career-highs in yardage (4,719), touchdown passes (32) and QB rating (99.1). His excellent play this season helped guide the Falcons to a 13-3 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
12/9/2012 6:12:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw multiple touchdown passes Sunday against the Panthers for the first time since Week 10.
Insight: Ryan came in with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 2-6 with an average of 273 yards passing over his last three games but recorded 342 yards and two scores with one interception Sunday in a loss to Carolina.
11/23/2012 3:25:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a full participant in Friday's practice. He's been dealing with a left finger issue.
Insight: Ryan suffered through his worst game of the season last weekend, throwing five interceptions and zero touchdowns, but the Falcons still won the game. Facing the Bucs' underperforming secondary, Ryan should return to top-five fantasy form.