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Falcons | Matt Ryan getting paid in 2018

Fri, 04 May 2018 07:11:04 -0700

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will make $52.5 million in 2018, due in large part, to a $46.5 million signing bonus.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan agrees to extension

Thu, 03 May 2018 13:08:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Falcons Thursday, May 3, that will make him the first quarterback to make $30 million per season, according to sources. The deal includes $100 million in guaranteed money.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan has been a solid quarterback over the last several years and probably will spend the rest of his career with the Falcons. He has terrific weapons in the passing game and is adding Calvin Ridley to the receiving corps. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in leagues in 2018.

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Falcons | Atlanta, Matt Ryan close to extension

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:37:18 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is reportedly close to signing a contract extension with the team, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Falcons | Matt Ryan historically good in postseason

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:43:29 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has the third-highest quarterback rating (minimum 150 pass attempts) in NFL history with a 102.4 mark, registering behind only retired QBs Bart Starr (104.8) and Kurt Warner (102.8).

Fantasy Tip: When it comes to playoff games, there's no question that the 10-year veteran lives up to his "Matty Ice" moniker despite a 3-5 record in his postseason career. In those eight contests, Ryan has completed 194-of-285 passes (68.1 percent) for 2,244 yards, to go with 18 touchdowns compared to only seven interceptions. He'll be one of the top QB1 options to roll with from the Wild Card weekend slate.

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Falcons | Week 17 game recap for Falcons

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 17:17:27 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 28-of-45 passes for 317 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers. RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman underwhelmed on the ground, as both players had 11 runs for 23 yards each. Freeman led the team in receiving, though, posting 85 yards and a touchdown on nine receptions. WR Julio Jones finished with five grabs for 80 yards on 11 targets, while WR Mohamed Sanu was also targeted 11 times, hauling in seven balls for 71 yards.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan serviceable in MNF win

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:00:31 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 17-of-31 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 15 win Monday, Dec. 18, opposite the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also added 29 rushing yards on three attempts.

Fantasy Tip: It was far from the best that the reigning NFL MVP has to offer, but it wasn't a bad showing either. In fact, it was actually Ryan's highest-rated outing of the month. Still, the 32-year-old has been relatively disappointing for those who invested an early-round pick on his services this year, with too many middle-of-the-road performances such as this one throughout the 2017 campaign.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan struggles in win

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:10:40 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 15 of his 27 passes for 221 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions during the team's Week 14 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan channeled Nathan Peterman Thursday night, tossing three picks in the span of four passing attempts. He eventually made enough plays to win, but the end result was arguably his worst statistical performance of 2017. Things should be easier next week versus the lone non-contender in the NFC South, Tampa Bay, who Ryan passed for 317 yards against in the first meeting.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan posts 173 yards

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 13:40:39 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 16-for-29 for 173 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan has thrown for less than 200 yards in two of the last three games but has facing two of the best defenses in the NFL in those games. He will be facing an improved New Orleans Saints defense in Week 14 but can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan surpasses 300-yard mark

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 13:51:12 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 26-for-35 for 317 yards and one touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan posted only his third 300-yard game of the season this week and has nine touchdowns in the last five games. He will be facing a terrific Minnesota Vikings defense in Week 13 and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan playing better

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:10:49 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has thrown nine touchdowns and two interceptions with a 104.9 passer rating over the last five games. He threw six touchdowns and six interceptions with an 87.3 passer rating in the first five games.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan had a considerable Super Bowl hangover for the early stage of the season, but he has begun to right the ship. It's not the high-end QB1 reputation he earned last season, but with all the injuries and struggles at the position in fantasy, he remains a solid QB1.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for pair of TDs on MNF

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:07:10 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19-of-27 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 11 win Monday, Nov. 20, against the Seattle Seahawks. He also had three rushes for 12 yards.

Fantasy Tip: It wasn't his 335-yard, three-touchdown effort in Seattle last year, but this was still an acceptable performance, of course, and it also extended Ryan's streak of having multiple touchdown passes in a game to four. The 10-year veteran hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations he set for himself a year ago when he was crowned league MVP, but he's still enjoying a nice campaign that keeps him in the perennial QB1 conversation.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan quickest to 40,000 yards

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:02:52 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan became the quickest quarterback in NFL history to reach 40,000 passing yards (151 games) with his performance in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys, breaking New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' record by one game.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan has had a fine season up to this point, but given the many career bests that he set a year ago, he's also left a little bit more to be desired from owners who invested an early draft pick on the Falcons' veteran signal-caller. For instance, Ryan's 263.6 yards per game is his lowest mark since 2011. Despite this, he's still worth plugging in the lineup every week and could churn out numbers closer to his norm throughout the rest of the second half of the year.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan tosses two touchdowns

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:49:04 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 22 of his 29 pass attempts for 215 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan has still only hooked up with Julio Jones for one touchdown so far this season, and the offense has just looked disjointed for most of the season. Still, if you drafted Ryan you have to roll with him at this point. The Falcons visit the Seahawks on Monday night in Week 11.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan goes over 300 yards

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 14:13:28 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 24 of his 38 pass attempts for 313 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Last season it wasn't newsworthy when Ryan went over 300 yards, as he hit the mark six different times, while going for 250 or more yards on 14 total occasions. This season has been a struggle, however, as it is just his second 300-yard game and his fifth 250-yard game in eight outings. Ryan does have one touchdown pass in each of his eight contests in 2017, but Sunday marked just the third multi-TD game. He also has zero games with three or more scoring strikes. He remains a low-end QB1 heading into Wee 10 against the Cowboys.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan has solid outing

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:17:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 18-for-29 for 254 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan was dealing with inclement weather but still posted his biggest passing yard total in four games. He will be facing a solid Carolina Panthers defense in Week 9 but can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper leagues.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan throws over 200 yards

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:25:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan finished 23-for-33 for 233 yards and one touchdown in a Week 7 loss against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: This makes two touchdowns in two games for Ryan. Granted, there was fog later in the game as a built-in excuse, but New England's leaky pass defense still came through. Ryan will attempt a better game in Week 8 against a surprising New York Jets squad.

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Falcons | Just one TD strike for Matt Ryan

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:57:21 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 248 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: Another week, another game Ryan and Julio Jones have failed to combine for a touchdown. The combination has yet to hook up for a score this season. Matty Ice should have a big game on Sunday night in Week 7 in a Super Bowl rematch with the New England Patriots and their leaky pass defense.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 242 yards, TD

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:30:55 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 24 of his 42 pass attempts for 242 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan has been a huge disappointment from a fantasy perspective, posting just five touchdown passes with five interceptions through four games and one 300-yard performance. The team has a bye in Week 5, which is much needed considering Ryan lost Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu to injury in the loss.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan strong in Week 3

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:53:24 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns but suffered three interceptions Sunday, Sept. 24, in a 30-26 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan did a nice job getting the Falcons off to a solid start but faltered slightly. One of the interceptions was a pick-6 by Glover Quin. Ryan's mistakes didn't cost the team, however, and he should have another strong week as a QB1 against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan threw for 252 yards, TD

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:30:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19 of his 28 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 2 against the Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners likely were disappointed in Ryan's performance, as he had over 200 yards passing at half. However, with a rather lopsided score in the third quarter, the team shifted to a run-heavy offense with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman stealing the show. Ryan will look for better results in Week 3 in Detroit.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan owns stellar numbers vs. GB

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:05:09 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has faced the Green Bay Packers six times during the regular season in his career, completing 130-of-195 passes (66.7 percent) for 1,427 yards, while logging 13 touchdowns compared to only five interceptions. Additionally, that has also produced his highest quarterback rating (99.7) against any opponent whom he's faced at least five times in his career.

Fantasy Tip: Those outstanding numbers also don't include his memorable performance last year in the NFC Championship Game, when he was 27-of-38 (71.1 percent) for 392 yards against the Pack, with four touchdowns and zero interceptions -- good for a 139.4 QB rating. In other words, Ryan has Green Bay's number, and that prowess of their defense should be on full display once again in another prime time matchup opposite the Packers on Sunday night.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 321 yards in win

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:33:27 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 21 of his 30 pass attempts for 321 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 1 at Chicago.

Fantasy Tip: Matty Ice also rushed three times for 11 yards, but fantasy owners might be a tad disappointed with the lack of passing scores. The league's highest-scoring offense had difficulty against what isn't a terribly impressive Bears defense. He'll look for better results in Week 2 at home on Sunday Night Football against the Packers.

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Falcons | Sloppy outing for Matt Ryan

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 18:27:51 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed four of his 11 passes for 36 yards and an interception against the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: The odds of Ryan repeating his numbers from last year's MVP campaign are slim, but you don't need to panic over this performance. He might not be a top-five fantasy option at his position, but Ryan should still be able to provide QB1 production.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan sharp in brief stint

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:33:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan led a touchdown drive in his only series against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Sunday, Aug. 20, completing four of his six passes for 57 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Even without Julio Jones or Devonta Freeman playing, Ryan looked sharp. The Falcons should have one of the top offenses in the NFL again this season, and Ryan can be trusted as a QB1.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan has not started extension talks

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:02:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he has not started contract extension talks with the Falcons at this point. He said he is not concerned about his next contract but is happy that owner Arthur Blank said Ryan will be compensated for his play.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan threw for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns in 2016 and will have most of his offensive weapons back this season. He will be working with a new offensive coordinator but should be a No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan was dominant downfield

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:49:48 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw 13 touchdowns against zero interceptions on passes of 20 yards or more for a 133.9 QB Rating last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan consistent in 2016

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:08:03 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 2,581 yards, 19 touchdowns and four interceptions at home this season while throwing for 2,363 yards, 19 touchdowns and three interceptions on the road.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season and should have most of his weapons back next season. He should be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues in 2017.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan efficient in loss

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:07:55 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 17 of his 23 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-28 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan's solid performance will be forgotten thanks to Atlanta's epic meltdown. Despite the loss, Ryan should still be drafted as a QB1 next year.

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Ravens | Baltimore nearly traded up for Matt Ryan

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:38:15 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens nearly had a deal in place to trade up for the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft in order to select Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan, according to sources, but the deal fell through when Baltimore wouldn't include its 2009 second-round pick.

Fantasy Tip: It's impossible to know how Ryan's career would have turned out had he landed in Baltimore, and the only thing that matters now is that Ryan is at the helm of one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL. He looks like a QB1 for the foreseeable future.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan claims MVP honors

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:28:24 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was named the 2016 NFL Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press Saturday, Feb. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan has a chance to add a Super Bowl title to his list of accomplishments this season, and he looks like one of the top fantasy quarterback options heading into 2017.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan named top offensive player

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 17:18:37 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was named the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 4. He finished the year with 4,944 passing yards and 38 touchdowns.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan is the engine that drives Atlanta's high-powered offensive attack, and he should be one of the safest QB1 options in 2017.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan will be paid

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:22:52 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will be "compensated well" for his performance this season, according to owner Arthur Blank, and Blank said he expects Ryan to lead the franchise for a long time.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan is looking to cap an MVP-caliber season with a Super Bowl win, but regardless of the outcome, he has established himself as a sure-fire QB1 heading into 2017.

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Falcons | Atlanta has two complete backs

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:12:11 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman and RB Tevin Coleman complement each other well and are both "three-down backs," according to QB Matt Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Both players have established themselves as valuable fantasy contributors. Freeman looks locked in as a RB1, and Coleman is a RB2.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan winless vs. Patriots in career

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:08:17 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is 0-2 in his career against the New England Patriots. His last meeting opposing them came back in Week 4 of the 2013 season, when the Falcons were defeated, 30-23.

Fantasy Tip: Of course, it's a small sample size, but it's worth noting that the Patriots are just one of two teams (Pittsburgh Steelers) Ryan has not defeated since entering the league in 2008. Even so, for what it's worth, he's put up solid numbers versus the Pats in those two games, totaling 620 yards and completing 62.2 percent (51-of-82) of his passes. Odds are he'll post similar numbers in what figures to be a high-scoring Super Bowl 51.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan already elite in postseason

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:37:33 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is the only quarterback in playoff history to throw for at least three touchdowns in four straight playoff games.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan is proving that his MVP-worthy regular season was not a fluke. He has led the NFL's most prolific offense into the Super Bowl and has also led fantasy owners to view him as a QB1 for next season. He finished as the QB3 behind Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan trending towards Super Bowl win

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:17:30 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has thrown for seven touchdowns and zero interceptions this postseason. The last six quarterbacks to register that many touchdown passes without recording an interception in the playoffs -- Joe Flacco (2012), Drew Brees (2009), Steve Young (1994), Troy Aikman (1992), Joe Montana (1989) and Phil Simms (1986) -- would all go on to win the Super Bowl that season.

Fantasy Tip: It makes sense, as quarterbacks that are having a dominant playoff run typically keep it going in the big game, especially when there's no weather variable to be concerned with. Then again, this could just be a coincidental trend where the law of averages might get involved and go the other way. Either way, Ryan is a solid bet to finish off his MVP-type season with a bang, and at the very least, there should be plenty of offense when the Patriots and Falcons hook up in a little less than two weeks.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan the best without pressure

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:34:14 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's passer rating is 131.1 when he's in a clean pocket. That's the best rating in the NFL by more than 10 points.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan is well deserving of the MVP award after his career year in which he threw for nearly 5,000 yards. He and the Falcons were one of the most potent offenses in the league this season and Ryan cemented himself as a low-end QB1 consideration for 2017 fantasy drafts.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan dominant in win

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:33:33 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 27-for-38 passing for 392 yards and four touchdown passes in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Green Bay Packers. He did not throw an interception, and Ryan added a rushing score. His 392 yards rank second all-time in an NFL conference game, behind Ryan's 2012 performance of 396 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan has vaulted himself into the upper-echelon QB1 conversation for 2017 drafters, but it appears as though he will need to learn a new offense if coordinator Kyle Shanahan indeed takes the San Francisco 49ers' head coach position.

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Falcons | Atlanta could extend Matt Ryan's deal

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:34:37 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons are expected to discuss a contract extension with QB Matt Ryan during the offseason, even though he still has two years remaining on his current contract, according to multiple sources. A potential extension could make him the highest-paid player in the league, surpassing Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's deal.

Fantasy Tip: The 31-year-old Ryan posted career highs in passing yards (4,944) and touchdowns (38) during the 2016 season, while throwing just seven interceptions in 534 attempts. He is one of the leading candidates for the NFL MVP award and should be viewed as an elite option in all fantasy formats.

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Falcons | Matt Ryan on hot streak

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:21:28 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has six consecutive seasons of at least 4,000 passing yards. That's tied for the second longest streak in NFL history. He posted a franchise record 4,944 yards in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan is a big reason why the Falcons are in the NFC title game. He's a top MVP candidate coming off a career season. Regression should be expected next season after such a marvelous campaign, but Ryan is still a QB1 consideration.

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