Matt Bryant K ATL 14 Days

Bryant knocked through a 21-yard field goal and a 33-yard extra point in the first preseason game.

Bryant would need to have a terrible preseason to lose the job to Sergio Castillo, but the Falcons want to put a little pressure on their veteran kicker. Castillo made both of his kicks on the night, although his longest field goal was only a yard longer than Bryant's extra point attempt.

Matt Bryant K ATL 12 Months

Matt Bryant (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

It confirms that Bryant will be ready to kick in Week 1 against the Saints. He missed the Falcons' final two preseason games with a back injury, but it was never a major concern.

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Matt Bryant (back) will be ready to kick in Sunday's game against the Saints.

Bryant took it easy during the preseason, attempting just two field goals (he made both) and no extra points. He sat out of Monday's practice as well, but the Falcons aren't concerned. Bryant will be a fine fantasy kicking option as a shootout is likely to ensue Sunday. Oddsmakers have set the over/under for Falcons vs. Saints at 54 points, by far the highest total of the week.

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Matt Bryant's 88.6 conversion rate on field goals since 2009 ranks second in the NFL.

Fantasy owners will struggle to find a better kicking option than Bryant. He operates in a dome, plays for one of the league's premier offenses and is extremely consistent with his accuracy. Bryant has scored at least 126 points in three straight seasons and his 143 points last year ranked third in the league. Only Stephen Gostkowski and Lawrence Tynes scored more.

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Matt Bryant has converted 23 consecutive field goal attempts going back to last season.

He's hit on all eight this preseason after drilling 90.3 percent last year. With a high-scoring offense and a dome-field advantage, Bryant is a top-five option this year.

Matt Bryant K ATL Jul 28 '11

Falcons agreed to terms with K Matt Bryant.

Bryant is coming off a career year, drilling 28-of-31 (90.3 percent) field goals. He finished as a top-five fantasy kicker and should be among the first handful drafted again this year.