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Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
at CHI, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12-
Best Rank# 6-
Worst Rank# 16-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CAR at CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CARThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp22.318.5
Pass Yds198.8194.5
Pass TD1.10.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total135.20.0-
Avg Game19.3-
Avg Projection17.90.9-
Week 717.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Expert Ranks 
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QB List
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
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FF Prophet
19 m
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Garret PriceG. Price
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New Life Fantasy
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
35 m
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
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David ZachD. Zach
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38 m
#11-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
40 m
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Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
42 m
#10-
    
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The Fantasy Scout
42 m
#11-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
46 m
#14-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
49 m
#13-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
52 m
#10-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
52 m
#17-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 h
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2 h
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The Fantasy Champions
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Punch Drunk Wonderland
2 h
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Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
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Breaking Football
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Yahoo! Sports
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
3 h
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
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Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
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4 h
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
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4 h
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
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5 h
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5 h
#12-
    
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5 h
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
5 h
#9-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
5 h
#9-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
5 h
#12-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
6 h
#11-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
6 h
#7-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
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6 h
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6 h
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
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8 h
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Dave RichardD. Richard
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8 h
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Colts.com
8 h
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
8 h
#12-
    
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The Fantasy First Down
9 h
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Roto Rankings
10 h
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
10 h
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13 h
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Christopher DellC. Dell
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Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
14 h
#11-
    
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15 h
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Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
15 h
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Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
16 h
#9-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
16 h
#10-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
16 h
#12-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
17 h
#12-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
20 h
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
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20 h
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
20 h
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WalterFootball
21 h
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Establish the Run
21 h
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The Fantasy Headliners
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Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
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Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
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SkullKing Sports
22 h
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Roto Street Journal
22 h
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22 h
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CBS Sports
23 h
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23 h
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23 h
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1 d
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Fantasy Hot Read
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The Fantasy Coaches
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The Football Girl
1 d
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1 d
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FTN
1 d
#12-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
1 d
#16-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
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1 d
#6-
    
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1 d
#11-
    
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1 d
#10-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
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1 d
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1 d
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Richard SavillR. Savill
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1 d
#11-
    
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4for4.com
2 d
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2 d
#10-
    
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2 d
#6-
    
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2 d
#10-
    
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2 d
#14-
    
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2 d
#10-
    
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2 d
#8-
    
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2 d
#12-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#10-
    
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2 d
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2 d
#11-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#8-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
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2 d
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2 d
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Mike RandleM. Randle
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
Week 2 at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at LV
Week 3 vs. CHI
19/38, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 4 at GB
28/39, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at DET
Week 5 vs. CAR
21/37, 226 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
Week 6 at MIN
30/40, 371 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. DET
31/42, 338 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
vs. CAR
Week 8 at CAR at CHI
Week 9 vs. DEN at TB
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. SF
Week 11 at NO vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. LV at DEN
Week 13 vs. NO at ATL
Week 14 at LAC at PHI
Week 15 vs. TB vs. KC
Week 16 at KC vs. MIN
Week 17 at TB at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
at CHI, Sun 4pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att37.71.4
Pass Cmp24.80.9
Pass Yards287.88.9
Pass TDs1.80.1
Ints0.70.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.70.3
Rush Yards5.61.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.90.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 124.9
Week 228.5
Week 312.4
Week 412.4
Week 57.9
Week 631.6
Week 717.5
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total135.20.0
Average19.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
at CHI, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
While Ryan didn't put up ridiculous fantasy numbers in week seven, he's throwing the ball a ton and is putting up great yardage totals. Continue to plug in Ryan as a low-end QB1. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
In four full games with Julio Jones in the lineup, Ryan has completed 122-of-172 passes (70.9 percent) for 1,432 yards (8.33 yards per attempt), 11 touchdowns, and one interception. Pretty solid, eh? That adds up to an average of 24.9 fantasy points per game. The matchup with the Panthers is one we've already seen, though that was without Jones in the lineup. In that game, Ryan completed just 21-of-37 passes for 226 yards and no touchdowns. Not many realize it, but the Panthers have been one of the better pass defenses in the NFL this year, allowing just 6.32 yards per attempt (lowest number in the NFL) and a 3.49 percent touchdown-rate (4th-lowest). The crazy part where it makes you feel like it's all a hoax is that they've generated a sack on just 2.27 percent of dropbacks, which is the worst in the league. No other team in the league who's generated a sack on less than 5.1 percent of dropbacks (there's 10 of them) has allowed fewer than 7.15 yards per attempt. Teams are completing 69.0 percent of passes against the Panthers, so it would appear they're simply dumping the ball off routinely. Ryan's 9.0-yard average depth of target is top-10 in the NFL, so he's likely to test them a bit more with Jones in the lineup. In 11 career Thursday night games, Ryan has averaged 280.3 yards per game while throwing 21 touchdowns. The matchup against the Panthers isn't nearly as attractive as we thought it'd be, but it might not be as bad as it's looked through seven weeks, as Drew Brees demonstrated last week when he threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns without Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Ryan should be considered a low-end QB1 this week. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Ryan did not have Julio Jones the last time these teams played and Ryan had only 226 yards passing, no passing touchdowns, and 1 pick. Julio Jones being back should make Ryan a low-end QB1, especially with 4 teams on bye.