Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
1 week ago

Ryan reached an agreement Wednesday with the Falcons to restructure his contract, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Falcons have restructured multiple contracts, converting 2020 base salaries into bonuses to clear out cap space. It's been an interesting offseason in Atlanta, with Todd Gurley and Hayden Hurst brought in to replace Devonta Freeman and Austin Hooper. The team still appears weak on defense, but Ryan shouldn't lack weapons in the passing game.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
3 months ago

Ryan completed 30 of 51 pass attempts for 313 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 28-22 overtime win against Tampa Bay. He also lost one fumble on the afternoon.

EDGE Analysis

The 2016 MVP was under siege once again Week 17, absorbing four-plus sacks for the sixth time this season. Ryan remained his typical poised self, however, leading Atlanta back from a 22-16 fourth-quarter deficit to reach a post-bye record of 6-2 and secure Dan Quinn as the head coach for the 2020 campaign. While he tallied 25 passing TDs and established a completion percentage over 66 percent for a second consecutive year, Ryan's 14 interceptions represented his highest total since 2015. Ball security has potential to improve with enhanced protection, but Atlanta may have to bolster its offensive line depth to accommodate said improvement for its franchise QB.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
3 months ago

Ryan completed 32 of 45 pass attempts for 384 yards, while throwing one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 24-12 win against Jacksonville. He also registered six rushing yards on four carries.

EDGE Analysis

Coming into the day, Ryan had cleaned up his play after a turnover-laden first half of 2019, committing just three interceptions Weeks 11 through 15 after throwing nine picks and losing two fumbles between Weeks 1 and 10. Facing a star-studded but largely underperforming Jaguars defense, Ryan reverted to his generous ways by committing multiple turnovers for the sixth time this season. His yardage outputs continue to be stellar, however, as the 2016 MVP has gone over 300 passing yards in 10 of 14 appearances this year. On paper, he's set for a prolific Week 17 against the Buccaneers' 28th-ranked pass defense, but Ryan threw for 271 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception when these two teams met Nov. 24.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Ryan completed 25 of 39 pass attempts for 210 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 29-22 win against San Francisco. He also registered 27 rushing yards on five carries.

EDGE Analysis

Taking on a San Francisco secondary that came into Week 15 without the services of both Richard Sherman (hamstring) and K'Waun Williams (concussion), the 2016 MVP posted another solid fantasy performance. Since being held to fewer than 185 passing yards in both his seventh and eighth outings of the year, Ryan has averaged 283.4 passing yards per game while notching a 7:3 TD:INT and leading his team to a 3-2 record. Week 16 presents a matchup against a Jacksonville defense that has surrendered 255-plus passing yards in four consecutive games while conceding a 7:0 TD:INT since Week 12.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Ryan completed 20 of 34 pass attempts for 313 yards and two touchdowns, adding eight yards on his lone rush attempt during Sunday's 40-20 win against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback has picked up his statistical output over the past two weeks, exceeding 300 passing yards and throwing multiple TDs in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 5 and 6. Ryan led a second-half renaissance for the Falcons' offensive attack Sunday, conducting three third-quarter scoring drives to expand Atlanta's lead to 20 points before helping his team tack on 10 more points with back-to-back fourth-quarter scoring possessions. A Week 15 matchup against San Francisco's No. 1 pass defense will force many a fantasy GM to survey alternative options, though Ryan is liable to compile an impressive stat sheet on any given Sunday, especially with the Falcons likely to be throwing in bundles if facing a second-half deficit to the 49ers.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Ryan completed 35 of 50 pass attempts for 312 yards, while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions during Thursday's 26-18 loss to the Saints. He also lost a fumble while scrambling in the fourth quarter.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old signal-caller absorbed a cringe-worthy nine sacks, and committed three giveaways as the Falcons dropped a third straight inter-divisional contest. Atlanta's offensive line has certainly failed its quarterback during the current three-game losing streak, surrendering 18 sacks as Ryan has thrown to a 3:3 TD:INT and coughed up two fumbles. Ryan can hardly be considered an elite option, with 247 passing yards per game and just five total touchdowns in his past five outings as the Falcons prepare to take on Carolina's 18th-ranked pass defense in Week 14.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Ryan completed 23 of 46 pass attempts for 271 yards, while committing one interception, absorbing six sacks and losing one fumble during Sunday's 35-22 loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

The 2016 MVP continues to produce choppy results following a red-hot start to the season. Ryan exceeded the 300-yard mark every game between Weeks 1 and 6, but since being beleaguered by an ankle injury, he's been held under 275 passing yards in three of his past four outings, while throwing to a mediocre 3:3 TD:INT. A matchup against Tampa Bay's struggling secondary permitted an optimistic fantasy outlook for Ryan coming into Sunday, so taking on New Orleans' top-12 pass defense Week 13 does little to inspire confidence for a bounce-back performance.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Ryan (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan's ankle sprain has been lingering since Week 7, but it won't impact his availability for a third consecutive contest. He has a great matchup on the docket Sunday versus a Buccaneers defense that has allowed 303.4 passing yards per game and a 25:6 TD:INT in 10 outings to quarterbacks on the campaign.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Ryan (ankle) took the practice field Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan sat out Week 8 due to a sprained ankle and used the Falcons' bye to ready for a return to action. Since the respite, he's led the team to back-to-back road wins versus the Saints and Panthers, completing 41 of 66 passes for 493 yards, three touchdowns and one interception during that span. While he continues to deal with the ankle issue prior to games, Ryan's status doesn't appear to be in much peril. Thursday's injury report will reveal his current level of participation.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (9)
4 months ago

Ryan (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As pointed out by Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site, Ryan's reps have been capped the previous two Wednesdays, only for him to eventually suit up on game days. Ryan will have two more opportunities to get on the practice field this week, but in the end his Week 12 status likely will be confirmed by the release of Friday's injury report, as it has the previous two weeks.