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.
Ryan reached an agreement Wednesday with the Falcons to restructure his contract, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ryan (ankle) took the practice field Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com 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.
Ryan (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ryan was held out of Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com 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.
Ryan didn't participate in the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com 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.
Ryan completed 20 of 35 pass attempts for 182 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 26-9 win against New Orleans. He also ran for 13 yards on two carries.
The veteran quarterback has now been held under 185 passing yards in consecutive games after throwing for 300-plus yards over each of his first six outings of 2019. Granted, Ryan was forced to exit early during the Week 7 defeat to Los Angeles, but his 2:2 TD:INT during Atlanta's past two games is a far cry from the 15:7 TD:INT he established between Weeks 1 and 6. Though his fantasy production has slowed of late, Ryan was able to get it done on the field for his team Sunday, committing just one giveaway and scrambling for key first-down gains on two separate touchdown drives for Atlanta. Next for Ryan is a matchup against a Panthers defense that entered Week 10 allowing 330-plus passing yards over three of its past four outings.
Ryan (ankle) has been cleared to return for Sunday's game in New Orleans, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Ryan came out of a Week 9 bye as a limited practice participant, but coach Dan Quinn said Friday that the quarterback has regained his mobility. Ryan will get the start again a surging New Orleans defense, though it's at least a good matchup in terms of volume, with the Falcons playing as heavy underdogs in a dome.
Ryan (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Ryan so far has maintained his activity level this week, leaving some question about his ability to play for the first time since Week 7. Friday's injury report will give a sense of his potential to suit up Sunday at New Orleans.
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