player photo

2 Matt Ryan QB

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats

Player Updates

September 27, 2020 11:36 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Inefficient Week 3 outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan was 19-for-38 passing with 238 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 30-26 loss to Chicago.

The Bears got to Ryan with only two sacks on the afternoon, but the defense certainly made its presence felt in generating eight QB hits. After posting a 67.8 percent completion rate Weeks 1 and 2, the 2016 MVP hit on just half of his throws during Week 3 -- tied for his lowest completion percentage in a game since Atlanta's 2018 season opener. Ryan still has potential to put up gaudy numbers moving forward despite an off day against the Bears, as he's thrown an astronomical 42.7 pass attempts per game through three appearances this season. He'll face a Packers defense Week 4 that ranks among the bottom 10 teams in the NFL with 8.0 yards allowed per pass attempt.

September 20, 2020 10:00 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Great start to 2020 continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 24 of 36 pass attempts for 273 yards and four touchdowns during Sunday's 40-39 loss to the Cowboys. He also ran for 16 yards on four carries during the game.

From a statistical perspective, the four-time Pro Bowler is playing out of this world to kick off his 13th NFL campaign, with a 67.8 percent completion rate, 723 passing yards, and a 6:1 TD:INT through Week 2. Atlanta's secondary continues to get torched on the opposite side of the ball, making it very feasible that Ryan finishes top six among quarterbacks in pass attempts for a fifth straight season. Last year the Falcons led the entire NFL in passes, and so far this year Ryan has launched an astronomical 90 attempts. Next up is a showdown against a Bears defense that just handed the Giants' Daniel Jones his first career start without a touchdown pass.

September 14, 2020 01:16 AM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Puts up numbers playing catch-up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 37 of 54 pass attempts for 450 yards while throwing two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 38-25 loss to the Seahawks.

Much like last season's matchup against Seattle when Matt Schaub put up 52 pass attempts in a losing effort, Ryan was busy during the second half Sunday with the Falcons facing a deficit throughout. Atlanta ultimately ran just four times on first down (compared to 23 throws) as Ryan eclipsed 45 pass attempts in his third consecutive regular-season game. Dating back to Week 1 of last year, Ryan now has 300-plus passing yards in 12 of his past 16 regular-season appearances. Week 2 presents a matchup against a Dallas defense that ranked ninth against the pass last year, but the Cowboys will be without free-agency departures Jeff Heath and Byron Jones, who collected 27 combined starts for that unit.

June 22, 2020 08:40 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: High-scoring matchups on docket
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan and the Falcons have a 2020 schedule that boasts a number of potentially high-scoring contests, including out-of-division games against the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs and Seahawks, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

McFadden's article highlighted Ryan's excellence in 115 career games during which the quarterback was asked to throw the ball at least 40 times. Per Pro Football Focus, Ryan earned a performance grade of 75 or higher in 33.9 percent of those contests, good for the 10th-best rate among QBs with at least 25 such appearances since 2006. Not that Atlanta won't already be involved in a number of high-scoring shootouts playing in a division with Drew Brees and Tom Brady, but cross-conference dates with the talented AFC West further indicate an offense-intensive slate of games. Ryan has attempted 600-plus passes each of the past two seasons, and if Atlanta's young secondary struggles in 2020 as many suspect it will, the veteran QB's fantasy value many spike as a byproduct.

March 25, 2020 12:28 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Agrees to restructure contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan reached an agreement Wednesday with the Falcons to restructure his contract, Vaughn McClure of reports.

The Falcons have restructured multiple contracts, converting 2020 base salaries into bonuses to clear out cap space. It's been an interesting offseason in Atlanta, with Todd Gurley and Hayden Hurst brought in to replace Devonta Freeman and Austin Hooper. The team still appears weak on defense, but Ryan shouldn't lack weapons in the passing game.

December 29, 2019 08:12 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Posts 6-2 record post-bye
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 30 of 51 pass attempts for 313 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 28-22 overtime win against Tampa Bay. He also lost one fumble on the afternoon.

The 2016 MVP was under siege once again Week 17, absorbing four-plus sacks for the sixth time this season. Ryan remained his typical poised self, however, leading Atlanta back from a 22-16 fourth-quarter deficit to reach a post-bye record of 6-2 and secure Dan Quinn as the head coach for the 2020 campaign. While he tallied 25 passing TDs and established a completion percentage over 66 percent for a second consecutive year, Ryan's 14 interceptions represented his highest total since 2015. Ball security has potential to improve with enhanced protection, but Atlanta may have to bolster its offensive line depth to accommodate said improvement for its franchise QB.

December 22, 2019 11:12 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Pushes post-bye record to 5-2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 32 of 45 pass attempts for 384 yards, while throwing one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 24-12 win against Jacksonville. He also registered six rushing yards on four carries.

Coming into the day, Ryan had cleaned up his play after a turnover-laden first half of 2019, committing just three interceptions Weeks 11 through 15 after throwing nine picks and losing two fumbles between Weeks 1 and 10. Facing a star-studded but largely underperforming Jaguars defense, Ryan reverted to his generous ways by committing multiple turnovers for the sixth time this season. His yardage outputs continue to be stellar, however, as the 2016 MVP has gone over 300 passing yards in 10 of 14 appearances this year. On paper, he's set for a prolific Week 17 against the Buccaneers' 28th-ranked pass defense, but Ryan threw for 271 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception when these two teams met Nov. 24.

December 15, 2019 10:16 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Tosses two TDs during Week 15 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 25 of 39 pass attempts for 210 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 29-22 win against San Francisco. He also registered 27 rushing yards on five carries.

Taking on a San Francisco secondary that came into Week 15 without the services of both Richard Sherman (hamstring) and K'Waun Williams (concussion), the 2016 MVP posted another solid fantasy performance. Since being held to fewer than 185 passing yards in both his seventh and eighth outings of the year, Ryan has averaged 283.4 passing yards per game while notching a 7:3 TD:INT and leading his team to a 3-2 record. Week 16 presents a matchup against a Jacksonville defense that has surrendered 255-plus passing yards in four consecutive games while conceding a 7:0 TD:INT since Week 12.

December 8, 2019 08:32 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Stays upright, picks apart Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 20 of 34 pass attempts for 313 yards and two touchdowns, adding eight yards on his lone rush attempt during Sunday's 40-20 win against the Panthers.

The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback has picked up his statistical output over the past two weeks, exceeding 300 passing yards and throwing multiple TDs in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 5 and 6. Ryan led a second-half renaissance for the Falcons' offensive attack Sunday, conducting three third-quarter scoring drives to expand Atlanta's lead to 20 points before helping his team tack on 10 more points with back-to-back fourth-quarter scoring possessions. A Week 15 matchup against San Francisco's No. 1 pass defense will force many a fantasy GM to survey alternative options, though Ryan is liable to compile an impressive stat sheet on any given Sunday, especially with the Falcons likely to be throwing in bundles if facing a second-half deficit to the 49ers.

November 28, 2019 11:52 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Gobbled up by Saints front
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 35 of 50 pass attempts for 312 yards, while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions during Thursday's 26-18 loss to the Saints. He also lost a fumble while scrambling in the fourth quarter.

The 34-year-old signal-caller absorbed a cringe-worthy nine sacks, and committed three giveaways as the Falcons dropped a third straight inter-divisional contest. Atlanta's offensive line has certainly failed its quarterback during the current three-game losing streak, surrendering 18 sacks as Ryan has thrown to a 3:3 TD:INT and coughed up two fumbles. Ryan can hardly be considered an elite option, with 247 passing yards per game and just five total touchdowns in his past five outings as the Falcons prepare to take on Carolina's 18th-ranked pass defense in Week 14.

November 24, 2019 05:44 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Bombarded by Bucs in Week 12 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 23 of 46 pass attempts for 271 yards, while committing one interception, absorbing six sacks and losing one fumble during Sunday's 35-22 loss to the Buccaneers.

The 2016 MVP continues to produce choppy results following a red-hot start to the season. Ryan exceeded the 300-yard mark every game between Weeks 1 and 6, but since being beleaguered by an ankle injury, he's been held under 275 passing yards in three of his past four outings, while throwing to a mediocre 3:3 TD:INT. A matchup against Tampa Bay's struggling secondary permitted an optimistic fantasy outlook for Ryan coming into Sunday, so taking on New Orleans' top-12 pass defense Week 13 does little to inspire confidence for a bounce-back performance.

November 21, 2019 04:40 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Back to full participation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Ryan's ankle sprain has been lingering since Week 7, but it won't impact his availability for a third consecutive contest. He has a great matchup on the docket Sunday versus a Buccaneers defense that has allowed 303.4 passing yards per game and a 25:6 TD:INT in 10 outings to quarterbacks on the campaign.

November 21, 2019 02:08 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan (ankle) took the practice field Thursday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Ryan sat out Week 8 due to a sprained ankle and used the Falcons' bye to ready for a return to action. Since the respite, he's led the team to back-to-back road wins versus the Saints and Panthers, completing 41 of 66 passes for 493 yards, three touchdowns and one interception during that span. While he continues to deal with the ankle issue prior to games, Ryan's status doesn't appear to be in much peril. Thursday's injury report will reveal his current level of participation.

November 21, 2019 01:00 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Held out of Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.

As pointed out by Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site, Ryan's reps have been capped the previous two Wednesdays, only for him to eventually suit up on game days. Ryan will have two more opportunities to get on the practice field, but in the end his Week 12 status likely will be confirmed by the release of Friday's injury report, as it has the previous two weeks.

November 17, 2019 07:32 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Clean outing against Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed 21 of 31 pass attempts, throwing for 311 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 29-3 win against the Panthers.

The veteran signal-caller has led his team to consecutive wins for the first time since Weeks 16 and 17 of last season. A key reason for the team's recent success can be attributed to Ryan's reining in of the turnovers, as he has committed just three interceptions over his past five outings after throwing six between Weeks 1 and 3. Since throwing for 300 yards in six straight games to kick off the season, however, Ryan has only hit the 300-yard mark once over his past three appearances. In Week 12, he has a strong chance to make it two straight games, taking on a Buccaneers defense that ranked 32nd in the league against the pass before conceding 228 yards and three touchdowns to Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday.

November 15, 2019 06:04 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Ready to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan (ankle) has been cleared of an injury designation for Sunday's game at Carolina, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Ryan returned from a one-game absence due to an ankle sprain in last week's 26-9 win over New Orleans, completing 20 of 35 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He was a limited practice participant throughout the current week, with his availability for Sunday never really in any doubt. Ryan will take on another tough pass defense, this time without the services of Austin Hooper (knee) and Devonta Freeman (foot). Of course, the Falcons still have legitimate pass-game weapons in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.

November 14, 2019 04:48 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Gets limited tag in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Even though Ryan returned from a one-game absence to engineer the Falcons' upset win over the Saints last weekend, Atlanta has been cautious with the quarterback's usage in practice while he continues to manage a sprained ankle. Ryan's ability to at least improve from no practice Wednesday to limited participation Thursday offers optimism that he'll be under center Sunday against Carolina.

November 14, 2019 03:56 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Takes part in drills Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Ryan's ankle sprain still appears to be a bother, keeping him off the practice field entirely Wednesday. Thursday's injury report will reveal his activity level, but his presence is generally a good sign that he's preparing to suit up Sunday at Carolina.

November 13, 2019 04:44 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Absence tied to ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan was held out of Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Vaughn McClure of reports.

The ankle in question isn't known, but Ryan's absence likely stems from the sprained right ankle that sidelined him Week 8 and limited his practice reps last week. Despite that reality, he led the Falcons to victory in New Orleans this past Sunday, completing 20 of 35 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Look for Ryan's status to be clarified as the week continues.

November 13, 2019 02:44 PM
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Not seen at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan didn't participate in the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.

The Falcons may be exercising caution with Ryan, who sat out Week 8 due to a right ankle sprain before returning after the team's bye and leading the team to a victory this past Sunday at New Orleans. On the other hand, he was expected to be on the field for Wednesday's walkthrough, per Kelsey Conway of the team's official site. As such, Ryan's listing on Wednesday's injury report will be interesting to note.

Fantasy Points By Week

















1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Career Passing Stats
Career Rushing Stats
Player Video

Player Info

Exton, PA, USA
Boston College
NFL Experience: