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Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - DAL
Andy Dalton
at SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8-
Best Rank# 7-
Worst Rank# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CHI at SEA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CHIThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs SEA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp22.734.7
Pass Yds245430.7
Pass TD0.72
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total65.80.0-
Avg Game21.90.0-
Avg Projection18.41.0-
Week 228.50.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor53 F, Clear-
    
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4 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - DAL
Andy Dalton
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at LAR
Week 2 at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
0/1, 0 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 3 vs. CHI at SEA
Week 4 at GB vs. CLE
Week 5 vs. CAR vs. NYG
Week 6 at MIN vs. ARI
Week 7 vs. DET at WAS
Week 8 at CAR at PHI
Week 9 vs. DEN vs. PIT
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at NO at MIN
Week 12 vs. LV vs. WAS
Week 13 vs. NO at BAL
Week 14 at LAC at CIN
Week 15 vs. TB vs. SF
Week 16 at KC vs. PHI
Week 17 at TB at NYG
Player Projections Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - DAL
Andy Dalton
at SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att39.41.5
Pass Cmp26.51.0
Pass Yards299.612.7
Pass TDs1.80.1
Ints0.80.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.10.3
Rush Yards7.81.3
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.41.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - DAL
Andy Dalton
2020 Points 
Week 124.9
Week 228.50.0
Week 312.4
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total65.80.0
Average21.90.0
Notes for Player Combination
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - DAL
Andy Dalton
at SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Ryan squares off against the Bears' defense, which has allowed just 13.0 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks - fourth fewest in the league. There's also a chance he's without Julio Jones in this one, limiting Ryan's ceiling. Still, he's averaged 45 attempts per game thus far and has a stud in Calvin Ridley as well as reliable pass-catchers like Russell Gage and Hayden Hurst at his disposal. Fire up Ryan as a top-10 QB this week, though there is some downside given the matchup and lack of Jones. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With how many times the Falcons are throwing the ball this year, Ryan becomes a weekly must-start at the QB position for fantasy football. While this is a tough defense, Ryan should be able to finish as a low-end QB1 based on volume alone. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bears are 5th against fantasy quarterbacks, but they have also played Matthew Stafford without his best wide receiver and Daniel Jones. Ryan should be a low-end QB1 at home. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You have to feel bad for Ryan and the Falcons offense, as they continue to post numbers year-in and year-out, yet the team doesn't win games. Ryan has thrown 90 passes through two games, which puts him on a pace of 720 pass attempts, and keep in mind they led throughout the entirety of their Week 2 game. The Bears will be their toughest test yet, though. They've actually faced the sixth-most pass attempts but have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. When throwing the ball, Daniel Jones and Matthew Stafford combined to average just 0.29 fantasy points per pass attempt, which ranks as the second-lowest mark in the league. The addition of Robert Quinn in Week 2 helped the defense generate more pressure up front, which in turn didn't allow Jones to take many shots down the field. Going back to the start of the 2019 season, the Bears have allowed just one quarterback to post more than 19.9 fantasy points, and that was Patrick Mahomes. During that 18-game stretch, there's been just one quarterback to average more than 7.72 yards per attempt. There are going to be many weeks where we love Ryan as a QB1, but this is not one of them. He should be looked at as a middling QB2 in this tough matchup.