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Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
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QB - ATL
 
 
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ECR# 12# 14-
Best Rank# 6# 9-
Worst Rank# 21# 24-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total270.5293.3-
Avg Game16.918.3-
Avg Projection277.8274.2-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank916-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI vs. PHI
Week 2 at IND at TB
Week 3 vs. TB at NYG
Week 4 vs. ARI vs. WAS
Week 5 at SEA vs. NYJ
Week 6 at NYGBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. DET at MIA
Week 8 at HOU vs. CAR
Week 9 vs. TEN at NO
Week 10 at SF at DAL
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. NE
Week 12 at GB at JAC
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. TB
Week 14 at ARI at CAR
Week 15 vs. SEA at SF
Week 16 at MIN vs. DET
Week 17 at BAL at BUF
Week 18 vs. SF vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Passing
   
Pass Att603.2613.8
Pass Cmp397.6401.3
Pass Yards4,501.74,516.8
Pass TDs28.127.0
Ints11.513.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts28.933.2
Rush Yards109.7119.3
Rush TDs0.61.4
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.24.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points277.8274.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 117.224.9
Week 217.228.5
Week 318.512.4
Week 423.312.4
Week 57.9
Week 613.331.6
Week 718.417.5
Week 823.418.9
Week 910.423.4
Week 1023.0
Week 117.67.3
Week 1217.114.9
Week 1327.112.9
Week 1414.410.3
Week 1515.327.8
Week 160.719.9
Week 1723.622.7
Week 18
Total270.5293.3
Average16.918.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Perennially one of the most underrated QBs in the NFL, Stafford now has a new home in LA. On a prominent stage, I truly believe we're about to see Stafford ascend this season into the top-5 QB conversation from the national media due to the numbers he could put up in this offense with Sean McVay. With the weapons he has around him now, plus the creative play-calling, Stafford ascending to a top-5 fantasy QB isn't out of the realm of possibilities. His presence is going to mean fantastic things for this offense and he could end up being one of the best picks you make in fantasy this year due to his upside. The health is still a concern, but we know that Stafford's going to gut through nearly anything and give it his all. He's one of my favorite draft picks at the QB position later on in 2021 drafts.Ryan did have some appeal earlier on this off-season, but with Julio Jones now out of town, I'm staying completely away from the veteran QB. With a WR corps that lacks proven depth, it's difficult to find a path for how Ryan finishes as a top-12 QB. He might be able to provide you with a solid floor each week, but the path for upside simply isn't there. He's a fine QB2 for your Superflex formats, but I'm willing to look elsewhere at the position in my 1QB leagues.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Stafford gets a change of scenery, leaving the Motor City to move out West. The Rams should be involved in some NFC West shootouts. He should do decent if he can stay healthy. He was pretty banged up in 2020. You have to figure he'll have a jump in his step now that he's playing for a contender. The biggest concern is the Rams line. LT Andrew Whitworth is 39. This group as a whole needs to do a better job for the Rams offense & Stafford to reach their potential.The Falcons defense is awful. They'll be trailing and forced to pass, which means a lot of garbage yards will be there for the taking in the 4th Qtr. Losing Julio Jones hurts. At least Atlanta drafted highly touted rookie TE Kyle Pitts. If the Falcons can protect Ryan he could put up some decent numbers. Ryan's lack of mobility limits his upside though. Seriously, if the city of Atlanta built a new statue I think the statue would gain more rushing yards haha!
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
Since 2017 the Lions are 27th in play action rate while the Rams rank first. During this same time frame the Lions are 27th in motion rate while the Rams rank seventh. This is the change in offensive environment that Matthew Stafford is about to encounter. As for Sean McVay, Stafford is undoubtedly the best quarterback he has worked with as a head coach. The pairing could create an extreme amount of fantasy goodness for everyone involved, and it's the type of potential outlier situation to buy into for fantasy purposes. Heightening Stafford's floor/ceiling is the fact that LA is returning all five OL starters from a season ago. 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Matthew Stafford has been one of the best QBs on football for so long, he's been taken for granted. Through multiple head coaches, coordinators, supporting casts, and injuries, Stafford has still produced year in and year out. Now, with the mind of Shawn McVay calling the plays, I think its finally time for Matt Stafford to earn his respect in a big way.Put a fork in Matt Ryan, he's done. Last season, he led the entire league in both pass attempts and completions yet only mustered the 15th most fantasy points per game while finishing 24th in True Throw Value (a BRoto Fantasy Exclusive Stat that measures a QB's fantasy efficiency through the air). If you can't count on a QB1 finish, at the very least, from an immobile QB in a year that he leads the league in completions, then what more is there really to consider? On top of that, in the last two years Ryan has average 5 less fantasy points per game without Julio Jones. This might be the last year that Matt Ryan is a full-year starter in the NFL.
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
Matthew Stafford deserves some wins. For 12 years, Stafford has toiled away with mostly awful Lions teams. Now, he goes to sunny Los Angeles with a boy wonder offensive coach. He also brings a creaky back and a recently operated on thumb, but Stafford finds himself in a unique situation. He has a second act to show everyone how underrated he indeed has been for the last decade. Since 2011, Stafford has thrown for 4K yards 8 times. One would think he should be a lock for that in '21 as long as health cooperates. Unfortunately, the Rams gave up Jared Goff, a '21 3rd round pick, and their 1st rounders in '22 & '23. If this experiment fails, the Rams could implode quickly, considering their cap issues and lack of early draft picks the next two seasons. However, I'm inclined to think Stafford will find new life with Sean McVay and this talented offense. As a result, Stafford should be considered a low-end QB1 in fantasy this season.Ryan had two elite wide receivers in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, but Julio is now onto Tennessee. The addition of TE sensation Kyle Pitts in the draft could fill that void and running back Mike Davis in free agency gives Ryan a complete and balanced complement of weapons. Ryan is an annual threat to throw for 4.5K yards and close to 30 TDs. The Falcons still didn't make any real gains year over year defensively, so this offense will have plenty of opportunities to put up points. That's good for your fantasy team. Ryan is a "safe" consolation prize at QB if you miss out on the upper tier at the position. New HC Arthur Smith doesn't have Derrick Henry in Atlanta, so the strength of the offense will continue to be the passing game.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 Down a couple of spots with Julio gone.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Stafford plays in one of the toughest division on a team that loves to run the ball. He is still going to be fantasy relevant with the Rams, but he is probably more of a QB2 than QB1.The Falcons are keeping Matt Ryan at least through this year and they have given him Calvin Ridley and Kyle Pitts as weapons. Pitts was a great addition, but losing Julio Jones makes Ryan more of a QB2 this year.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 Arthur Smith intriguing playcaller, though run-heavy past slight concern. Wonder how much of that was Vrabel directed, and now Kyle Pitts makes this team virtually indefe nsible