Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
29 minutes ago

Bryant failed on one of his three extra-point tries, also coming up short on a 53-yard field-goal attempt during Sunday's 34-20 loss to Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Not only did the veteran kicker miss his first field-goal attempt of the year after converting on his first 15 tries, he also missed an extra point and a FGA within the same game for the first time since Nov. 13 of 2016 (and for the third time over his past 11 years in the NFL). Kicking in blustery Lambeau Field conditions in December is less than ideal, as Bryant struggled to slice his ball through the wind both in pregame warmups as well as during the game -- snapping an NFL-leading streak of 22 consecutive successful field goals with the miss. In Week 15, Bryant and the Falcons host a Cardinals bunch that's allowed 25 FGA on the year (tied-13th most).

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
21 hours ago

Bryant (back) is listed as active Sunday at Green Bay, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant was tacked onto Friday's injury report as a limited practice participant due to a lingering back concern, placing a cloud over his Week 14 availability. In the end, though, he'll suit up for the fourth game in a row against a reeling Packers squad. It should be noted reserve kicker Giorgio Tavecchio is in street clothes, a sign that the Falcons are confident Bryant will be able to handle his usual duties.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
3 days ago

Bryant (back) was added to the Falcons' injury report Friday and is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant's back issue forced him to miss three games between Weeks 7 and 10, but he reclaimed kicking duties for the past three contests and showed no rust, converting all six of his field-goal attempts and going 5-for-5 on extra-point tries. The veteran's late addition to the injury report suggests his back may have acted up again at some point after Friday's practice, putting in jeopardy of his fourth absence of the season. Perhaps in recognition of the touch-and-go nature of Bryant's injury, the Falcons have been keeping Giorgio Tavecchio on the roster as a second kicker. Tavecchio will fill in for Bryant this weekend in the event the latter is unable to kick.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
7 days ago

Bryant converted on a field-goal try from 44 yards out, and succeeded on his lone extra-point attempt during Sunday's 26-16 loss to Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

The beloved veteran kicker has yet to miss since returning from a groin injury in Week 11 (6/6 on FGA, 4/4 on PAT), but the volume of late has proven insufficient to returning starting value. With just two field-goal attempts over Atlanta's past two games, Bryant has registered an output of 10 combined points (standard scoring) against New Orleans and Baltimore -- teams that have each allowed 17 FGA this season (tied for third-fewest in NFL). Facing Green Bay's 12th-ranked red zone defense has potential to provide more scoring opportunities to Bryant in Week 14.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
1 week ago

Bryant is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Contained to just one limited listing on the injury report this week, Bryant nonetheless will continue on as the Falcons' placekicker with Giorgio Tavecchio on the inactive list. In his eight appearances this season, Bryant has missed just one kick (an extra point) en route to 7.6 points per game.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
1 week ago

Coach Dan Quinn said Bryant (back) will play Sunday against the Ravens, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, but the Falcons would've signed another kicker if they were truly worried about his availability. While the matchup with Baltimore isn't ideal, Bryant has an excellent track record kicking at home.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Bryant (back) didn't practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant hasn't helped his cause with back-to-back absences to open Week 13 prep. As evidence, he didn't participate Thursday on his normal kicking day, as noted by D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. During his three absences this season, Bryant was ruled out on the final injury report of the week, so Friday's version will be telling for his upcoming availability. If he's unable to suit up, he'll yield kicking duties to Giorgio Tavecchio on Sunday against the Ravens.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Bryant was held out of Wednesday's practice with a back injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant dealt with a back injury last season without missing any time, but he did sit out three games earlier this year while recovering from a hamstring injury. While still reliable whenever he's on the field, the 43-year-old kicker seems to be feeling the impact of his age. He gets a sub-optimal Week 13 matchup against Baltimore, but the track record suggests Bryant is a strong fantasy option whenever the Falcons play in a dome. The team will probably re-sign Giorgio Tavecchio later this week if there's any real concern about Bryant's availability.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Bryant went 2-for-2 on extra-points tries, while putting his lone field-goal attempt through the uprights from 32 yards out during Thursday's 31-17 loss to New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant has been just as flawless post-injury as he was prior to a three-game spell on the inactive list -- knocking down all eight of his combined extra point and field-goal tries over Atlanta's past two games (was 9-for-9 on FGA and 16-for-17 on PATs prior to tweaking hamstring in Week 6). Atlanta's upcoming game against Baltimore isn't the most encouraging kicker matchup, with the Ravens surrendering 15 field-goal attempts all season (fifth-fewest in NFL).

Matt Bryant
K ATL (8)
3 weeks ago

Bryant (hamstring) will return for Sunday's game against Dallas, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant made it through a full practice Thursday without any setbacks, allowing him to end his streak of absences at three games. He's immediately worthy of consideration in fantasy lineups, offering a strong track record in terms of both accuracy and distance, with the benefit of kicking for a high-scoring team. Fill-in kicker Giorgio Tavecchio may be released before Sunday.