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Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons | Mohamed Sanu bonding with QB

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:14:36 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has bonded with QB Matt Ryan, working together at Ryan's passing camp in Orlando, and throughout June minicamp. The duo built chemistry as the practices wore on. "He's got great hands," Ryan said. "One of the things I noticed right from the start is how strong his hands are. He's a really good worker. I think he can really help us."

Fantasy Tip: Sanu will step into the role vacated by veteran Roddy White. He has never posted more than 790 receiving yards in a season, but that should change in 2016. If not, he will be a huge fantasy bust since he shouldn't slip past the middle rounds in most formats on draft day.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan working on feet

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:09:34 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has been working on increasing his comfort level with the offense this offseason. Ryan has worked in front of a mirror to try to get his feet in the right position to be able to throw the ball the way he wants to and to improve the timing of the play. He is able to watch his feet closely this way and can make sure everything is aligned correctly before dropping back.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan definitely struggled in Kyle Shanahan's offense last season, throwing just 21 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. He did throw for over 4,500 yards, but he's still a backup fantasy quarterback heading into 2016.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan still confident in offense

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:42:19 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan admitted Tuesday, April 19, that he took too long at times to process offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme in 2015. Ryan said he is excited to have Shanahan back for another season. "As you're in a system more, you start focusing on the things that are important," Ryan said. "What you're going against defensively, what your keys are in protection, what you're looking for from a coverage standpoint."

Ryan also said that he thought all the players involved in a recent passing camp felt more comfortable with the offense, adding that he could tell early on that they were a lot further along than at certain points midway through last season.

Fantasy Tip: There was definitely a bit of a learning curve for Ryan and the Falcons last season, maybe save for Julio Jones, who can do anything in any offense. As for Ryan, he remains out of QB1 territory despite a season of Shanahan's offense under his belt.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jeff Schultz

Falcons | Matt Ryan throwing with teammates

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:07:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is getting together with WR Julio Jones, RB Devonta Freeman and other Falcons for passing sessions this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: It sure doesn't hurt for teammates to practice together well before the season starts. There's no telling how offseason comradery and chemistry can impact players during the regular season. Freeman and Jones should already be considered No. 1 players at their respective positions, while Ryan is in backup fantasy quarterback territory.

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NFL | Jared Goff draws Matt Ryan comparison

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:34:53 -0800

California QB Jared Goff is expected to be a top-five pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Daniel Jeremiah, a NFL Media analyst and former scout, has likened the presumptive first-round pick to Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. "They're (both) not afraid to stare down a rush and deliver the football accurately, but also have enough athleticism and the quick feet to get outside, create and make some things happen. Competitive, smart and tough. Those are the three words we described Matt Ryan with when he came out, and I would put the same three tags on Jared Goff," Jeremiah said.

Fantasy Tip: Goff could be selected as high as No. 2 overall to the Cleveland Browns barring a shakeup in the draft order. If he does land with the Browns, he would be little more than a low-end QB2 in redraft leagues with far more upside in dynasty formats.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan has 300-yard game

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:48:16 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was 24 of 36 for 334 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 20-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan ended the year with 4,591 yards passing, and that is a pretty impressive number for yardage leagues. Take a closer look at his stats and you see a problem. He only threw 20 touchdowns and had 16 interceptions, so the overall numbers weren't too good. He's not in danger of losing his job, but Ryan will need a stronger overall performance in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Charles Odum

Falcons | Matt Ryan probable for Week 17

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:12:22 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (hip) was a full participant in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: After a full week of practice, look for Ryan ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) to finish the season strong against the porous New Orleans defense. Still, he shouldn't be viewed as slam-dunk start at FantasyScore. Ryan has a single touchdown or fewer in six of his past seven outings, and he topped 300 yards just twice during the span. All said, the matchup and cap hit are more attractive than Ryan's current form, which is always a warning sign.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan has full practice

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:37:51 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) is one of the most promising fantasy quarterbacks this week against the lowly New Orleans Saints. Ryan has struggled this season, but he's a good, under-the-radar choice for your FantasyScore quarterback in Week 17.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan looks to finish strong

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:47:48 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will face a New Orleans Saints pass defense in Week 17 which has allowed 281.1 passing yards per game with an NFL-high 43 touchdowns and 59 pass plays of 20 or more yards. The Saints have also been dinged for a league-high 16 pass plays of 40 or more yards.

Fantasy Tip: Matty Ice ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) wraps up a difficult and erratic season against the Saints in an ultra-favorable matchup. Look for Ryan to finish strong at a cut-rate FantasyScore price.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan takes part in practice

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:43:12 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) should be able to play this week and will have a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He has thrown four touchdowns and five interceptions in the last five games but did surpass the 300-yard mark in Week 16. Ryan could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider, but there will be other options more attractive for owners.

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