Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

QB - ATL
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 217 lbsAge: 33College: Boston CollegeDrafted: #3 (1st Rd. by Atlanta)

Week 7 Outlook

NYG @ ATL
Mon 8:15pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) QB #2
Projection 20.2 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
97%
 
ESPN
96%
 
FanDuel
 
DraftKings

This season's QB2 behind Patrick Mahomes, Ryan has averaged 354.75 passing yards and 3.75 touchdowns per game at home. Following a strong defensive start against underwhelming opponents (Jaguars, Cowboys, Texans), the Giants have relinquished at least 33 points in each of their last three games. Not far off from his 2016 MVP production, Ryan remains in consideration for Week 7's top quarterback spot. He's a start either way, but keep an eye on Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu's availability after both wideouts left Week 6's game early.

The Giants are 13th against fantasy quarterbacks, but Ryan has 13 touchdowns and just 1 pick in four home games this year. He is a QB1 at home.

As long as fantasy owners will continue to give Ryan away for minimal price, you should be willing to pay it. Some tie draft equity into prices until at least the halfway point of the season, and believe that Ryan is simply "playing over his head" to this point. The fact of the matter is, Ryan would've been drafted much higher if we'd known Devonta Freeman wasn't going to play and that his defense would be one of the worst in the NFL. Ryan is a top-five quarterback for the rest of the season and you may be able to get him for pennies on the dollar going into his bye week.