Posted: 9/06/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's reunion with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will result in Ryan throwing for more than 5,000 passing yards this season, in the opinion of Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Ryan has topped 4,900 passing yards in two of the last three seasons, so a 5,000-yard campaign is not out of the question. With plenty of firepower at his disposal, Ryan offers a safe floor as a midrange QB1.
Posted: 8/08/2019 4:08 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will see some playing time in the preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: While the Falcons disappointed as a team last season, Ryan approached the numbers he put him during his MVP campaign, tossing 35 touchdowns and finishing just shy of 5,000 passing yards. He's a steady QB1 that should still be available in the middle rounds.
Posted: 6/24/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said Monday, June 24, he's happy with his team's selections of G Chris Lindstrom and OT Kaleb McGary in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. 'I'm really excited about those guys ... they're tough, they're physical, they move well and it's gonna be a lot of fun to play behind them,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: Ryan was sacked 42 times in 2018, the most since 2013. Only seven quarterbacks were sacked more times than Ryan in 2018. Some extra time to make his reads could only help Ryan improve on a third-ranked interception percentage of 1.2 from last season.
Posted: 6/24/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said Monday, June 24, he's excited to be reunited with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Koetter served as the Falcons offensive coordinator from 2012-14 before leaving to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first as offensive coordinator in 2015, and then as head coach from 2016-18. He was re-hired on January 8 after being fired by the Buccaneers. He'll replace Steve Sarkisian, who spent the last two years as Atlanta's offensive coordinator.
Huddle Up: Ryan completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 13,928 yards and 86 touchdowns against 45 interceptions over Koetter's three-year run in Atlanta. Ryan was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2014. The 34-year-old is being taken as the sixth quarterback in standard (non-PPR) fantasy drafts. He's a safe option for those who don't like to gamble at QB.
Posted: 5/25/2019 1:05 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he is excited to be reunited with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. 'We've come up with some really good stuff,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: Ryan is coming off a career-high 35 touchdown passes last season, and Koetter has engineered some potent passing attacks. With plenty of weapons around him, Ryan is a safe bet to deliver QB1 production again in 2019.
Posted: 4/30/2019 4:04 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was sacked or hit a career-high 76 times last season, so the Falcons made his protection a draft priority, selecting a pair of offensive linemen in the first round. 'We knew what we needed to do this offseason and that was to continue to fortify that line and make sure that we were protecting Matt,' Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff said. 'And we weren't going to run into what we ran into last year.'
Huddle Up: Despite the protection problems, Ryan still threw for 4,924 yards and a career-high 35 TDs to finish third among fantasy QBs and should be valued as a back-end QB1 in drafts this offseason.
Posted: 2/01/2019 12:02 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (wrist) said he skipped the Pro Bowl because of a wrist injury he dealt with during the final game of the regular season. Ryan said his wrist is no longer a concern.
Huddle Up: Ryan has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in each of the last eight seasons and has thrown at least 35 touchdowns in two of the last three seasons. He should have a good receiving corps to work with next season and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 12/31/2018 12:12 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 31 of his 44 passes for 378 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 34-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.
Huddle Up: The Falcons disappointed as a team, but Ryan tossed 35 touchdowns and nearly reached 5,000 yards. With solid weapons to throw to, another year of QB1 production should be on tap in 2019.
Posted: 12/24/2018 12:12 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 15-of-26 passes for 239 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Ryan hooked up with each of his top three receivers, Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley for a score each. He'll try to finish the regular season on a high note in Week 17 in Tampa.
Posted: 12/16/2018 11:12 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 231 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on 22-for-36 passing against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. He added 18 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Huddle Up: While it wasn't a monster effort in the fantasy semi-finals, it was good enough for one of the best performances of the week given how poor the position played across the board. Ryan faces Carolina in Week 16, an opponent he shredded for 35.4 fantasy points earlier in the season. Lock him into lineups for championship week.