Posted: 1/07/2021 1:56 am UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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.
Posted: 12/21/2020 12:57 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 34-of-49 passes for 356 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he had one run for 16 yards.
Huddle Up: It was Ryan's best statistical day from a fantasy perspective since he threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns in Week 6 in Minnesota. Fantasy owners in their playoffs who have stuck it out with Matty Ice certainly appreciated the big day. The Falcons travel to meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 16.
Posted: 12/14/2020 5:15 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 21 of 32 passes for 224 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: The difference in Atlanta's offense with and without Julio Jones is dramatic, and minus his long-time running mate once again this Sunday Ryan made some bad throws in big spots, including one late that set up LA's game-winning score. With two games against the Bucs sandwiched around a matchup with the Chiefs it's hard to say if Ryan will be playable again this season, whether No. 11 suits up or not.
Posted: 12/06/2020 11:19 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 19-for-39 for 273 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Ryan has one of the better receiving corps to work with in the NFL but has only six passing touchdowns in the last five games. He should have some success against the Los Angeles Chargers next week and can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/29/2020 11:37 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 22-of-39 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 12 against the Las Vegas Raiders and he ran for five yards.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners of Matty Ice were likely a little sad seeing a 43-6 score on the board, then seeing Ryan's stats. They were rather marginal, as the Falcons settled for plenty of field goals and they had a defensive touchdown. Ryan is still a low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints.
Posted: 11/22/2020 11:28 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19-of-37 passes for 232 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Matty Ice has failed to throw a touchdown in two of the past three outings, and four of the past seven. He also has two 300-yard games in there, and a pair of games with three or more touchdowns. Ryan has been super inconsistent for his fantasy owners, and it is maddening. The Falcons are back in action at home in Week 12 in what 'should' be a favorable fantasy matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Posted: 11/09/2020 12:27 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 25-of-35 passes for 284 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos and he added 10 rushing yards.
Huddle Up: Matty Ice has thrown for at least 281 yards in each of his past four outings while tossing eight touchdowns and two interceptions with one rushing score. He has re-emerged as a useful low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues, although he and the Falcons are off in Week 10.
Posted: 10/30/2020 4:08 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 21 of 30 passes for 281 yards, no touchdowns and an interception against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 29. Ryan also ran for 27 yards and a touchdown on six attempts.
Huddle Up: Early on it looked like Julio Jones might go for 200-plus yards, but Carolina made some adjustments and weather conditions deteriorated, which led to more running from the Falcons. That won't help fantasy owners that rolled with Ryan, though, as the veteran has been pretty steady with yardage but wildly inconsistent when it comes to touchdown passes. Although Ryan carries QB1 upside every week, more often than not this season he has performed as a QB2.