Posted: 9/20/2021 2:56 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 35 of his 46 pass attempts for 300 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in a 48-25 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Two of Ryan's interceptions were returned for touchdowns, and while it is still early in the year, the veteran looks like a midrange QB2 for an Atlanta offense that is looking for an identity.
Posted: 9/12/2021 10:23 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 21-for-35 for 164 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Ryan is working in a new offense and was not able to find a rhythm in the passing game. He will be facing a tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense next week and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 7/13/2021 1:33 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan ranked second in the league with 5,337 intended air yards in 2021, according to Pro Football Reference.
Huddle Up: Calvin Ridley was far and away the leader in intended air yards among receivers with 2,067 - a figure that bodes well for him as he begins the season as the clear top option in the passing game for the first time in his pro career. New head coach Arthur Smith figures to rein in things just a bit, but Ryan should still have plenty of opportunities to air it out while the Falcons look for answers to improve their running game and defense. Consider Ryan a solid high-end QB2 option in fantasy.
Posted: 5/24/2021 1:48 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has completed at least 65 percent of his passes with a 90-plus QB rating, 4,400-plus yards and 26-plus touchdown passes in each of the last three years.
Huddle Up: Ryan has seen a lot of things break down around him during the period - especially in the running game and with Julio Jones in and out of the lineup. He was 12th in fantasy points at the position last year, and that's about where we peg him again this year as a low-endQB1/high-end QB2.
Posted: 3/16/2021 7:38 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who was due to receive a $23 million base salary in 2021, accepted a $21 million guaranteed bonus that spreads out over the next three seasons Tuesday, March 16.
Posted: 2/04/2021 10:33 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones are expected to remain with the team in 2021, according to comments made by team owner Arthur Blank during an interview with NFL Network reporter Andrew Siciliano on Thursday, Feb. 4.
'I'd be shocked, completely shocked if (Ryan) is not. It really has nothing to do with his contract. Matt has played at a very high level for us since 2008 when we drafted him. Matt can still play at a very high level so we expect him to be a Falcon next year, fully. Same question was raised regarding Jones and we expect Julio to be a Falcon next year and play at a very high level as well. . . . They'll both be with us,' Blank said.
Huddle Up: Blank also noted that "smart" franchises make transition plans, suggesting the team might consider taking a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick in April's draft. Ryan's production seemed to take a substantial hit just about every time Jones was sidelined this year despite the presence and continued emergence of Calvin Ridley, although it stands to reason since Jones still commands a great deal of attention from defenses. Ryan should be considered a fantasy QB2 in 2021 drafts, while Jones could very well fall into low-end WR1 territory given his age (turns 32 next week).
Posted: 2/02/2021 11:37 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones are expected to be on the roster for the 2021 season. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Tuesday, Feb. 2, the team hasn't had 'any trade conversations' about Ryan or Jones.
Huddle Up: New Falcons head coach Arthur Smith is expected to run a similar offense as to the one led by then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in Ryan's MVP 2016 season. Jones will be a top value as a mid-to-late WR2 pick and Ryan will be worth a shot as a late-round QB option.
Posted: 1/07/2021 1:56 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones won't be 'off limits' in trades, according to team owner Arther Blank Monday, Jan. 4. 'You cannot hire the very best people you can hire,' Blank said in reference to the team's search for a new general manager and head coach. ' ... and then tie their hands and tell them, well, this person is off limits and that one is off limits and that one.' 'What you're asking them for ... do they have a plan on turning around the franchise sooner rather than later so we're winning in 2021?'
Posted: 1/03/2021 9:33 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 29-for-44 for 265 yards and two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Ryan also added a rushing touchdown. RB Brian Hill rushed for 94 yards on nine carries and also caught three passes for 42 yards. WR Russell Gage Jr. caught nine passes for 91 yards and one touchdown on 11 targets, WR Calvin Ridley caught eight passes for 52 yards on 12 targets and TE Hayden Hurst caught four passes for 28 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Posted: 12/27/2020 8:52 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 27-for-35 for 300 yards and two touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Ryan recorded back-to-back 300 yards games and has five touchdowns in the last two games. He will be facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week but could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.