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Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons | Matt Ryan extension talks hit 'snag'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:46:17 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's talks with the club concerning a contract extension "appear to have hit a snag," with general manager Thomas Dimitroff saying he couldn't put a timetable on it. He added he doesn't know how close the two sides are but that "we talk about it and it seems like things are right around the corner."

Fantasy Tip: Previously, it was thought that an extension would get done this week, but now it seems that is no longer the case. Nonetheless, it is still likely that the two sides come to an agreement, with Ryan, a recent league MVP who has taken his team to the Super Bowl, probably going to get somewhere around $30 million annually. Not only is he probably the best quarterback in the history of the franchise, he's also still a legit QB1 for fantasy purposes in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Matt Ryan to ink extension this week?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:40:57 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is "likely" to sign a contract extension this week that is "expected to pay him near $30 million per season," according to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fantasy Tip: After reaching the Super Bowl and winning MVP honors during the 2016 season, Ryan took a step back this past season, though that isn't to say he had a down year, since he certainly did not. After all, the 10-year veteran still eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark for the seventh straight campaign while logging a solid 91.4 passer rating. He's still firmly in the QB1 picture without question and should present much better value next season.

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

Falcons | Matt Ryan to give a discount?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:52:20 -0800

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank expects QB Matt Ryan to take a hometown discount when the two sides work on a contract extension. "We expect him to work with us to ensure there's talent around him," Blank said.

Fantasy Tip: Expect the Falcons to do what it takes to keep Ryan around. Although his numbers slipped from his 2016 MVP campaign this season, he remains a perennial QB1 candidate.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Atlanta focused on Matt Ryan extension

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:52:56 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's potential contract extension will be the focus of the offseason, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan's 2018 numbers paled in comparison to his 2017 MVP campaign, but he was bound to regress after a career year. The veteran signal-caller has thrown over 4,000 yards in seven straight seasons now and is a threat for QB1 status each year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Kelsey Conway

Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 210 yards

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:59:51 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 22-for-36 for 210 yards and one touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan played well this season but was held to one or fewer touchdown passes in each of his last eight games. He should have most of his weapons back next season and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback or a solid backup in all fantasy leagues.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan full go Thursday

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:00:15 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (non-injury related) participated fully in practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan is good to go for the divisional playoff matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. He'll need to be at his best in a hostile playoff environment versus an elite defense, but he is a cheaper DFS play on DraftKings.

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

Falcons | Matt Ryan on a roll in playoff games

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:47:21 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has completed at least 70 percent of his passes in five straight postseason contests after his performance in the team's Wild Card Round victory Saturday, Jan. 6. Only retired QB Troy Aikman has had a longer such streak in the Super Bowl era.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan had one of the all-time great postseason runs a year ago, and Matty Ice apparently hasn't cooled off since after his excellent outing last week in Los Angeles. He's also thrown just one interception compared to a whopping 13 touchdowns over this five-game stretch as well. Ryan is one of the safer bets to deploy at QB this weekend in DFS formats, but owners also shouldn't be surprised if the Falcons get extra reliant on their running game in Philadelphia.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan takes part in practice

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:26:23 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (non-injury) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan has been playing well over the last month but has gone eight weeks without throwing at least two touchdowns in a game. He will be facing a solid Philadelphia Eagles defense and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

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

Falcons | No practice for Matt Ryan

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:39:29 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (personal) was absent from practice Tuesday, Jan. 9. He was at the team facility for parts of the day, however.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan will play as long as his personal situation isn't anything too drastic or serious. It's hard to believe he'd miss such a crucial game, especially if he was able to be at the team facility. Coming off a down year, Ryan can be viewed as a high-mid range QB2 heading into 2018.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Jeff Darlington

Falcons | Mediocre line for Matt Ryan

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 20:52:45 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 21 of his 30 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown in a 26-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan didn't post big numbers, but he was efficient as he led the Falcons to the playoff win. If you play fantasy during the postseason, expect some bigger numbers next week when he faces a Philadelphia Eagles defense that struggled down the stretch.

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