Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
10 hours ago

Ryan completed 31 of 39 passes for 379 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-20 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan finished Monday's excellent performance by completing his last 18 passes, tying the longest streak of his career. The quarterback has been on an absolute tear lately, topping 350 passing yards in four of Atlanta's last five games. Over that same span, Ryan has compiled 13 touchdowns versus no interceptions, with his lone score Monday coming on a 47-yard connection with Marvin Hall prior to halftime. The sizzling signal-caller will look to keep his momentum going at the Redskins in Week 8.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
1 week ago

Ryan completed 31-of-41 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons defeated Tampa Bay 34-29 on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

So long as the Falcons can stay in playoff contention with Ryan playing at this level, the 10-year veteran is going to mount a legitimate argument to earn his second MVP award in three seasons. Ryan has thrown for 250-plus yards in every game this season, with at least 354 passing yards in three of the past four contests. He also has more touchdowns in a four-week span (12) than he's had during any stretch since Week 14-Week 17 of his 2016 MVP campaign. Next come the Giants and a secondary that Carson Wentz recently tore up for 278 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Ryan (foot) wasn't listed on the Falcons' injury report Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After he was seen taking snaps and throwing passes at Wednesday's practice, Ryan held court with the media, telling D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution his foot was "fine." Clearly, the Falcons' medical and training staffs agree with the quarterback. Ryan will turn his sights on Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers, who have allowed 370 yards passing per game and 13 touchdowns versus just a single interception this season.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Ryan (foot) was present at Wednesday's practice, taking snaps and throwing passes, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the aftermath of Sunday's loss in Pittsburgh, Ryan was seen leaving the X-ray room at Heinz Field, which returned negative regarding any fractures in his foot. While practicing Wednesday, he appeared to display deft footwork, but the first Week 6 injury report will reveal whether he was a limited or full participant.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Ryan had X-rays on his foot after Sunday's 41-17 loss to Pittsburgh, with results coming back negative for any fractures, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan was pulled in favor of Matt Schaub late in the fourth quarter once the game was well out of reach. It seems the 33 -year-old quarterback should be fine for a favorable Week 6 home matchup with Tampa Bay, but it won't come as any surprise if he shows up on the injury report after the Falcons return to practice Wednesday.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Ryan completed 26-of-38 passes for 285 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 41-27 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan was sacked on six occasions by four different defenders, as the Falcons offensive line struggled mightily in trying to contain the Steelers' front seven. Nevertheless Atlanta continues to air it out, with its veteran quarterback averaging 36.6 attempts and 320 passing yards per game thus far this season. Sunday brings a favorable matchup against Tampa Bay, and a defense that entered Week 5 allowing an average passer rating of 130.5 (NFL-high).

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Ryan was seen exiting Heinz Field's X-ray room following Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan was strip-sacked by T.J. Watt in the fourth quarter during a play that led to a Steelers touchdown and did not return to the game. The nature of a potential injury to Ryan is currently unclear. For what it is worth, Matt Schaub took over at quarterback for the end of Sunday's game and would be in line to start if Ryan is forced to miss time going forward.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
3 weeks ago

Ryan completed 29-of-39 passes for 419 yards and three touchdowns as Atlanta suffered another debilitating loss, 37-36 to Cincinnati on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan has become a must-start after alarming some with a quiet season opener against Philadelphia, averaging 355 passing yards and 3.3 touchdowns per game over his last three outings. The 10-year veteran entered Week 4 with more fantasy points (standard scoring) than he had at that point during his 2016 MVP campaign, and he continues to be an incredibly valuable asset given the way Atlanta seemingly needs to score 30-plus points in order to have a chance of winning. Sunday's upcoming matchup is a favorable one for Ryan and the Falcons' pass catchers, facing off with a Pittsburgh defense that entered the weekend allowing the 11th-most yards per reception.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
1 month ago

Ryan completed 26-of-35 attempts for 374 passing yards and a career-high five touchdowns, but the Falcons were defeated in overtime 43-37 by New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

After a slow start with just 8.8 fantasy points (standard scoring) in the season opener against the Eagles, Ryan has exploded for 35 points per game out his last two outings against divisional rivals Carolina and New Orleans. Ryan's sudden boost in value can be attributed to 646 passing yards over the past two weeks, his greatest regular-season output in back-to-back games since Weeks 4 and 5 of the 2016 MVP campaign. Next week Ryan and the Falcons will take on Cincinnati, whose secondary has allowed multiple quarterback touchdowns in all three of its games thus far this season, and 300-plus passing yards in two of the three.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
1 month ago

Ryan said Friday that the Saints deploy a number of different defensive looks, making it all the more challenging to prepare for Sunday's matchup, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The New Orleans secondary has been absolutely torched in each of its first two games of the season -- to the tune of 325.5 passing yards per game, while allowing a league-worst passer rating of 133. Still, Ryan isn't taking the Saints defense lightly, as he knows Marshon Lattimore is one of the NFL's elite cornerbacks. "(Lattimore) is a good player and he had a great year last year," Ryan said after practice Friday. "He's solid in man-to-man, he's solid in playing off in zones coverage, too. I've certainly been impressed with him thus far."