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Matt Ryan completed 30-of-39 passes for 297 yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Saints.

Ryan was a checkdown machine in a game that lulled its viewers to sleep, dumping the ball off to anyone willing to take it. Harry Douglas finished with a zero-calorie nine catches, while Darius Johnson caught six passes for 67 yards. Ryan never threatened deep, necessitating long drives to score. Most of them bogged down in field-goal range. Ryan also drew the ire of in-game attendee Samuel L. Jackson when he opted to slide rather than try for a touchdown on a 3rd-and-10 from the Saints' 10-yard line late in the second quarter. It wasn't a terrible game from a quarterback playing without his top weapon, but hardly an inspiring one. Ryan gets the Bills on the road in Week 13.

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Matt Ryan completed 17-of-32 throws for 238 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay.

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy dominated the Falcons' offensive line to the extent that C Peter Konz had to be benched in the game. Atlanta's offense simply never got off the ground, and has been struggling ever since it lost Julio Jones to a year-ending foot injury early in the season. Now entrenched as a QB2 -- not a fantasy starter -- Ryan will only be worth two-quarterback-league consideration when the Falcons face the Saints on Thursday Night Football in Week 12.

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Matt Ryan completed 23-of-36 passes for 172 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Seahawks.

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Matt Ryan has completed 55 of his last 89 pass attempts for 511 yards (5.74 YPA) and a 2:7 TD-to-INT ratio.

In Week 10, Ryan takes on a Seattle defense that ranks second versus the pass and has limited opposing signal callers to a 9:13 TD-to-INT ratio through nine games. The Seahawks are tied for third in the NFL in sacks. For more in-depth matchup analysis like this on every player in the league relevant to fantasy football, consult Evan Silva's Week 10 Matchups column at the link below.

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Matt Ryan completed 20-of-26 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bucs.

Ryan was highly efficient despite playing without both Julio Jones and Roddy White. He relied mostly on the short-to-intermediate passing game, but hooked up with Harry Douglas for a 34-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Both of Ryan's other touchdowns came on check downs to Jacquizz Rodgers inside the red-zone. Even if White doesn't return next week, Ryans remains locked in as a QB1 option. He's thrown at least two touchdowns in all six of his starts this season.

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Matt Ryan completed 36-of-45 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 30-28, Week 5 loss to the Jets.

The Falcons are now 1-4 and are four games behind the 5-0 Saints in the NFC South. Ryan was in love with the short-to-intermediate passes for much of the night. The Atlanta offensive line can't block anyone. Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson wrecked whoever he lined up over the top of. This Falcons team badly needs its Week 6 bye to regroup. Adding injury to insult, Roddy White suffered a hamstring injury in the loss and Julio Jones was seen leaving the X-ray room following the game. Ryan is putting up fine fantasy numbers, but the real-life issues are mounting. He needs LT Sam Baker (knee) back. The Falcons host the Bucs in Week 7.

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Matt Ryan completed 34-of-54 passes for 421 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 4 loss to the Patriots.

Ryan struggled for the first three quarters and was forced to constantly check down to Tony Gonzalez and Jacquizz Rodgers. He faced heavy pressure with starting LT Sam Baker sidelined, and Julio Jones was shut down for most of the night by Aqib Talib. Through four weeks, Ryan is on pace for 5,320 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. The Falcons host the Jets in Week 5.

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Matt Ryan completed 23-of-38 passes for 231 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Dolphins.

The Falcons fall to 1-2. They didn't lose their second game until December last season. Despite playing behind a makeshift offensive line missing LT Sam Baker, Ryan was kept relatively clean for much of the day. He hooked up with Julio Jones nine times for 115 yards. Ryan's two touchdowns went to Jason Snelling and rookie TE Levone Toilolo. Ryan and the Falcons host the Patriots next Sunday night.

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Matt Ryan completed 33-of-43 passes for 374 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 2, 31-24 win over St. Louis.

Ryan faced a good amount of pressure from the Rams' front four, as expected, but he overcame it all and delivered some good throws under heat. Roddy White was mainly a decoy for the second week in a row, so Ryan got the ball in Julio Jones' hands as much as possible. The Falcons killed the Rams with short passes into the flats and on screens, letting the receivers work up field for extra yards. Ryan is a top-eight quarterback play every week. Atlanta travels to Miami in Week 3.

Matt Ryan QB ATL Jul 25 '13 reports the Falcons have signed Matt Ryan to a five-year contract extension worth $20.75 million per year in new money.

So, it's essentially a six-year, $113.75 million deal if we factor in Ryan's $10 million base salary for 2013. Per Mike Florio, Ryan will receive $63 million over the first three years of the deal -- $1 million more than Joe Flacco. Ryan also gets $59 million guaranteed. It locks him in through 2018, his age-33 season.