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Matt Ryan

29-Year-Old Quarterback – Atlanta Falcons

2014 Pass/Rush Stats

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448

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3

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15

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2014 Pass/Rush Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Coming off of a down fantasy year and a rather shocking 4-12 season with Atlanta, Ryan looks like a good bargain opportunity in 2014 drafts. Disappointing as his struggles were, though, Ryan demonstra...

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2014 ADP:  73.66

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/17/1985  College: Boston College  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Ryan Contract Information:

Signed a five-year extension with the Falcons in July of 2013 worth an average of $20.75 million per season.

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Ryan completed 24-of-44 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw three interceptions and was sacked twice during Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

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Matt Ryan NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2008 23 16 265 434 61.1% 3440 16 11 7.9 - - - - - 55 104 1.9 1 - -
2009 24 14 263 451 58.3% 2916 22 14 6.5 31 4 - - - 30 49 1.6 1 - -
2010 25 Atl 16 357 571 62.5% 3705 28 9 6.5 32 6 1 0 0 46 122 2.7 0 4 3
2011 26 Atl 16 347 566 61.3% 4177 29 12 7.4 55 10 6 2 0 37 84 2.3 2 5 3
2012 27 Atl 16 422 615 68.6% 4719 32 14 7.7 46 10 7 3 1 34 141 4.1 1 3 2
2013 28 Atl 16 439 651 67.4% 4515 26 17 6.9 41 9 0 0 0 17 55 3.2 0 5 4
2014 29 Atl 1 31 43 72.1% 448 3 0 10.4 9 1 0 0 0 3 15 5.0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Matt Ryan Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2008 23 16 13.6 13.6 13.6 87.7 215 3.7 2.5 - - - - 9 - -
2009 24 14 15.4 15.4 15.4 80.9 208 4.9 3.1 - 60 24 12 5 1 1
2010 25 Atl 16 17.0 17.0 17.0 91.0 232 4.9 1.6 23 92 1 0 5 1 0
2011 26 Atl 16 19.0 19.0 19.0 92.2 261 5.1 2.1 26 94 37 15 5 3 3
2012 27 Atl 16 21.1 21.1 21.1 99.1 295 5.2 2.3 28 97 39 22 5 1 0
2013 28 Atl 16 18.1 18.1 18.1 89.6 282 4.0 2.6 44 95 45 13 1 0 0
2014 29 Atl 1 31.4 31.4 31.4 128.8 448 7.0 0.0 1 6 2 2 0 0 0
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Matt Ryan – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

Matt Ryan was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Matt Ryan was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 1051 0
2013 994 0
2014 0 0
Matt Ryan 2014 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 NO 0 0 31 43 72.1% 448 3 0 10.4 9 1 3 15 5.0 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 0 0
2 @Cin 0 0 24 44 54.5% 231 1 3 5.3 0 0 3 28 9.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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6 Chi
7 @Bal
8 Det
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @TB
11 @Car
12 Cle
13 Ari
14 @GB
15 Pit
16 @NO
17 Car

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Matt Ryan  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.89 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.51 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.40 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length:   9.50 in
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Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press
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Atlanta Falcons Team Injury Report
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Javier Arenas  Inact
OT
Sam Baker  IR
WR
Drew Davis  PUP-R
OG
DE
Cliff Matthews  Inact
OT
Jake Matthews  Inact
S
Zeke Motta  PUP-R
QB
Sean Renfree  Inact
WR
Courtney Roby  Inact
LB
LB
Tyler Starr  Inact
C
James Stone  Inact

Matt Ryan: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ryan completed 31-of-43 passes for a franchise-record 448 yards with three touchdowns in Sunday's exciting 37-34 overtime win against the Saints.

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Ryan completed all seven of his pass attempts for 53 yards in Friday's preseason opener against the Dolphins, leading his team to a touchdown on his only drive.

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Ryan threw for 4,515 yards, 26 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2013.

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Ryan completed 28-of-40 passes for 280 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Panthers.

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Ryan completed 37-of-48 passes for 348 yards with two touchdowns and two picks in Monday's loss to the 49ers.

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Ryan eclipsed the 4,000-yard barrier for the third straight season, but his two interceptions gave him 16 on the year - the most of his career. He connected with eight different receivers, though Roddy White (12 catches) accounted for nearly one-third of his completions. Ryan heads into the final week of the regular season with 24 touchdowns, after throwing 32 last season and 29 in 2011.
Ryan completed 29-of-38 passes for 210 yards, with one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Redskins. He also had one carry for minus-one yard and lost a fumble.

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Ryan completed 20-of-35 passes for 206 yards, with two touchdowns, one interception, and one lost fumble Sunday against the Packers.

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Ryan completed 28-of-47 passes for 311 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 overtime win against Buffalo. He also rushed for 17 yards on two carries and lost a fumble.

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Ryan completed 30-of-39 passes for 292 yards, with no touchdowns or turnovers in Thursday's 17-13 loss to the Saints.

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Ryan completed 19-of-36 passes for 254 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Bucs.

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Ryan completed 23-of-36 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-10 loss to Seattle. He also rushed for 15 yards on three carries.

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Ryan completed 20-of-27 passes for 219 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions Sunday against the Panthers. He also added two rushing yards on two carries.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

With a redesigned offense, Ryan and the Falcons' passing game were at their best last season. Ryan attempted 615 passes, completing 68.6 percent of them for 4,719 yards and 32 touchdowns – all career highs. With Roddy White and Julio Jones on the outside and Tony Gonzalez returning for one more season, you can expect the pass-happy attack to continue. On top of that, the Falcons added running back Steven Jackson. That might sound like a negative, but Jackson isn't going to cut into Ryan's passing attempts. The veteran back can actually catch passes out of the backfield – something Michael Turner never did – and he'll keep the chains moving so that Ryan has more opportunities to find all of his playmakers. Ryan isn't a top running quarterback by any stretch, but he did scramble for 141 yards and a TD, so he has a small advantage in that department over pocket statues like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. It's worth noting Ryan sprained the AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder during the NFC Championship game, but he's already made a full recovery and shouldn't be hampered heading into training camp.

2012

Ryan finished with career highs of 4,177 yards and 29 touchdowns through the air last year while raising his passing average to 7.4 yards per attempt after consecutive years at 6.5. Even so, Ryan’s week-to-week value is still very matchup-sensitive as he has yet to show the ability to produce against good defenses or in challenging environments. Ryan threw for 20 touchdowns and three interceptions in nine games against New Orleans (twice), Tampa Bay (twice), Carolina (twice), Indianapolis, Minnesota and Jacksonville, but threw just four touchdowns and seven interceptions in six games against Chicago, Seattle, Green Bay, Detroit, Houston and the Giants. Ryan could take the next step in 2012 – he certainly has two very talented receivers in Roddy White and Julio Jones – but matchup issues are typically a reflection of enduring skill limitations rather than questions of timing or luck.

2011

While Ryan’s average of 6.5 yards per pass attempt the last two years is quite unimpressive, there are reasons to expect improvement in 2011. First, he averaged 7.9 yards per attempt his rookie season, so we already know he’s capable of doing better than 6.5. Second, there’s a good chance Ryan is still developing as a quarterback, and he has improved his touchdown totals each year in the league – from 16 to 22 to 29. Third, Atlanta added Alabama wideout Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick, giving up two first-round picks, a second-round pick and two fourth-round picks to get him. Adding Jones not only gives Ryan another target, but it should make it a bit tougher for defenses to roll coverage toward Roddy White. Finally, Ryan’s eventual owners have to like the fact that he threw 571 passes last year – an average of 35.7 passes per game. If Ryan gets that many opportunities in 2011, expect him to do more with them than he did last year.

2010

Ryan regressed in key areas in 2009. A toe injury cost him essentially three games, but he still threw 22 TD passes. His TD rate improved on a per-attempt basis. Ryan has upside given that he’s a still-developing player who thus has not likely flashed his peak ability. But the Falcons environment is weak. Roddy White is a very good receiver, but Michael Jenkins is quite borderline as the other starter. TE Tony Gonzalez is declining, but we just don’t know how fast. Michael Turner also adds next to nothing as a receiver, and his great running makes the Falcons more conservative on early downs. Presuming growth in Year 3, he should yield about 24 scoring strikes in a run-heavy offense. That’s a low-end fantasy starter and thus someone worthy of a middle round pick.

2009

You can’t start an NFL career better than Ryan unless you’re Dan Marino. Ryan had a 7.9 YPA despite completing 61 percent of his passes, a little low by current standards. He was second in the NFL (behind Jake Delhomme) with 13 yards per completion (league average was 11.4). He was the best in the league in YPA on first down (9.64 on 118 attempts). That attempt total was relatively low and should increase dramatically this year, especially now with Tony Gonzalez in tow. The one area where Ryan was lacking, and we can reasonably attribute his deficiency to lack of experience, is red-zone efficiency. His TD-rate, one of every 7.1 red-zone attempts, was 33rd on our list of qualifiers. Again, Gonazalez, one of the best red-zone weapons ever and not evidencing any decline in ability last year at age 32, should help auger tremendous growth in this key fantasy area. Roddy White is a Pro Bowl-caliber weapon on the outside, and Michael Jenkins predictably showed signs of development last year when finally given an NFL-caliber distributor of the football. The offensive line is rock solid, as is the running game with Michael Turner. And remember, Jerious Norwood adds home-run skills as a screen and check-down option on third downs. Ryan’s YPA shows his TD upside as being in the 25-to-30 range, and you won’t need to pay more than a mid-round pick to get him as the primary starter in a matchup-driven QB tandem.

2008

At press time, Redman was atop the depth chart, but the Falcons might well just play No. 3 overall pick Ryan right from the start. Who can blame them, as Redman was a reclamation project, and third-stringer Joey Harrington might be the worst QB in NFL history. Redman actually played decently in a 149-attempt sample, with a 7.2 YPA, 10 touchdowns and just five picks. But Redman only made the Falcons’ roster because of his connection to since departed coach Bobby Petrino for whom he played at Louisville and hadn’t thrown an NFL pass since 2003. And most of the shine on those stats were due to a Week 17 game (9.3 YPA, four TD, zero INT) against a Seahawks team that had locked up its playoff slot early. And two of Redman's other four significant-action games were against the Rams and Saints – both bottom five teams in YPA-allowed. We can rhapsodize about the grit and gamesmanship that Ryan showed at Boston College, but he’s faced a couple guys every week as good as every single player he'll see every single Sunday in the NFL. Yes, his guys are better, too. But only if he steps up and plays to his scouting report. Ignore the preseason, too, as teams play vanilla defenses and use their starters too sparingly for that to be an accurate barometer. On the plus side, new offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey did emphasize downfield, explosive passing in his heyday as Steelers offensive coordinator in the early part of the decade. And WR Roddy White is an emerging playmaker.