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Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 217

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Falcons | Roddy White: Goal 30 points per game

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:57:51 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said the team's goal coming into the year was to put up 30 points per game. Since 2004, 12 teams have averaged 30 or more points per game, and those teams combined for a record of 155-37. Only one of those teams, the 2004 Kansas City Chiefs, failed to make the playoffs. The Falcons' highest average with QB Matt Ryan was 26.2 in 2002, when they finished 13-3.

Fantasy Tip: The Falcons could find it hard to top 30 points against a nasty Cincinnati Bengals defense in Week 2, especially without tackle Jake Matthews. Temper your expectations a bit for Ryan and company after they put up points in bunches against the New Orleans Saints.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Matt Ryan sets team record

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:55:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for a team record 448 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 1 overtime win against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Sept. 7. He also eclipsed the team record for career touchdown passes (156), surpassing Steve Bartkowski (154).

Fantasy Tip: Matty Ice put a smile on the face of his FantasyScore owners in Week 1, as he wasn't close to the most expensive option, but he certainly was the most productive. However, going forward his salary might rise substantially, so he might not be as good of a value.

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

Falcons | Matt Ryan wears brace

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:42:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (knee) was wearing a brace on his left knee Monday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: The brace is probably just a precautionary measure. Ryan is a QB1 as long as he's healthy.

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Falcons | Jake Matthews selected sixth overall

Thu, 08 May 2014 17:43:54 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons selected Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: Protection for Matt Ryan: He was already a fine rebound candidate with Julio Jones (foot) on track to return, so now that the QB will have more time to throw, fantasy owners should bump him up.

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Falcons | Mike Smith wants bigger, strong lines

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:42:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage. He fears the team could bottom out for a second straight year if they do not change for the better. "I feel like we've lost our way," Smith said Tuesday, April 22. "I feel like I've lost my way a little. The emphasis along the way is to be a bigger and stronger football team and win the line of scrimmage."

Smith said the team was hurt last season by a lack of strength and size up front. They ranked last in rushing, and QB Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high 44 times.

Fantasy Tip: If the team is able to shore up the offensive line, Ryan might re-emerge as a top fantasy option after a trying season. While he loses Tony Gonzalez as a reliable target, he is expected to have healthy targets in Julio Jones and Roddy White. As long as that dynamic duo is healthy, and the protective is improved, Ryan is a Top 10 fantasy option.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan receiving lump sum

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:24:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will receive $15 million Monday, March 31, as a deferred payment from his 2013 signing bonus.

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Jaguars | Will not force picking a quarterback

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:06:37 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said if you try to force picking a quarterback at a certain point in a draft, you can make a mistake. "In today's day and age, if you can't get Peyton Manning or Matt Ryan, and they might not be available for the next 10 or 15 years, then you have to adapt and build the roster and do what's best for the organization," Caldwell said. "And if a quarterback presents itself later in the draft, you take and develop him. Having a franchise guy makes the world a lot easier, though. It can erase a lot of mistakes you make. But if you force it, you can screw it up. I don't know if we're going to find that guy, but I hope we do."

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Falcons | Tony Gonzalez says Matt Ryan isn't elite

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:27:55 -0800

Retired TE Tony Gonzalez recently said that Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan isn't an elite quarterback in the NFL. "Matt's an excellent quarterback. But he's not elite. He's this close," Gonzalez said.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan feels good

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:04:40 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he is feeling good, despite the number of hits he has taken this year.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan under a lot more pressure

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:10:54 -0800

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith praised the poise of QB Matt Ryan in Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills. He was sacked a season-high six times, and Ryan was hit nine times, but he was still able to make big plays when it counted. He finished with 311 passing yards and one touchdown. "I thought Matt did a nice job," Smith said Monday, Dec. 2. "He was under some pressure. There were a couple of no-hitters. When I say no-hitters, there were basically unblocked guys that came. We had an identification on one. We had a mental error on another." Ryan has been sacked a career-high 30 times this season. His previous high was 28 in 16 games last season.

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