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Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 24th, 2020
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Recommended by
109 of 167 experts
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Recommended by
58 of 167 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 8-
Best Rank# 5# 6-
Worst Rank# 10# 12-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET at ATL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs DETThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs ATL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp13.124.6
Pass Yds146.3287.4
Pass TD1.32.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total117.789.5-
Avg Game19.617.9-
Avg Projection19.219.3-
Week 631.613.3-
    
Misc 
    
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#7#8-
    
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Real GM
29 m
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
31 m
#8#9-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
33 m
#6#10-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
34 m
#6#8-
    
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Razzball
44 m
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The Fantasy First Down
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#5#8-
    
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DK Nation
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8 h
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8 h
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9 h
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9 h
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10 h
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10 h
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
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10 h
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The Fantasy Coaches
10 h
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10 h
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
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11 h
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11 h
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11 h
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Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
12 h
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13 h
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14 h
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15 h
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EDSFootball
15 h
#7#8-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
15 h
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
16 h
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Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
18 h
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John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
19 h
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Betting Predators
20 h
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numberFire
21 h
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
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1 d
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WalterFootball
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CBS Sports
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1 d
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
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Packer Report
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Draft Sharks
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Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
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NFL Spinzone
2 d
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
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SleeperWire
2 d
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
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theScore
2 d
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FantasyPros
2 d
#7#9-
    
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Pro Football Focus
2 d
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XN Sports
2 d
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Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
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FTN
2 d
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Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 d
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FantasyData
2 d
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SkullKing Sports
2 d
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Sports Illustrated
2 d
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
2 d
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
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Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
2 d
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Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#8#6-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 d
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Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
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Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 d
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Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#8#10-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
#15#9-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
2 d
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
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Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
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Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
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Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 d
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
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Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
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Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
2 d
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Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 d
#6#9-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
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Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
2 d
#9#8-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 d
#7#8-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#7#6-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
2 d
#9#7-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#7#8-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#7#8-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 d
#7#8-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#10#14-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
#8#7-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#7#8-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#8#7-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#7#8-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 d
#7#4-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#8#7-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 d
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Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 d
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Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
3 d
#7#8-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
3 d
#7#8-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
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Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
3 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
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Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
3 d
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
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Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
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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. CHI
24/42, 297 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
5 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at GB
20/33, 244 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CHI
19/38, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at ARI
22/31, 270 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at GB
28/39, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
17/31, 206 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CAR
21/37, 226 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at MIN
30/40, 371 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at JAC
19/31, 223 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
5 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. DET at ATL
Week 8 at CAR vs. IND
Week 9 vs. DEN at MIN
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. WAS
Week 11 at NO at CAR
Week 12 vs. LV vs. HOU
Week 13 vs. NO at CHI
Week 14 at LAC vs. GB
Week 15 vs. TB at TEN
Week 16 at KC vs. TB
Week 17 at TB vs. MIN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att38.435.6
Pass Cmp24.923.3
Pass Yards302.2284.3
Pass TDs2.02.0
Ints0.80.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.92.9
Rush Yards6.29.4
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.219.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 124.917.2
Week 228.517.2
Week 312.418.5
Week 412.423.3
Week 57.9
Week 631.613.3
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total117.789.5
Average19.617.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
After three straight stinkers, some were ready to bail on Matty Ice, but he roared back to life against Minnesota with a strong performance in Week 6. He's got another quality matchup on the slate, as the Falcons will face a giving Detroit defense at home. Ryan is an easy top-10 selection for Week 7.Atlanta's pass defense has comfortably given up the most points to opposing QBs this season, and Stafford rolls into town looking like a QB1 for Week 7. Detroit's dynamic disher of dimes will be in a smash spot, as he looks to exploit Atlanta's secondary with the likes of Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, T.J. Hockenson and D'Andre Swift. Stafford is a top-10 play for Week 7.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
So Ryan needs Julio to be effective, huh? After completing 59% of his passes, throwing for 849 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, and struggling to move the offense over the previous three games, Ryan exploded in week six. Ryan completed 75% of his passes and threw for 371 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions and led the Falcons to their first win of the season. It's still hard to completely trust Ryan in your starting lineup, but he has an excellent matchup here against the Lions defense. He should be viewed as a high-end QB2 with upside this week.The Lions were able to put points up on the board this past week against Jacksonville, but the majority of them came on the ground versus through the air. While Stafford looked to be a smash play last week, it's just the luck of the draw sometimes and determining where exactly the points are going to come from. However, in this matchup, it's smart to go right back to Stafford as a streaming option. The Falcons simply can't stop anyone through the air and Stafford has the weapons to make them pay. Fire up Stafford as a low-end QB1 this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions are just 24th against fantasy quarterbacks and Ryan finally snapped out of his funk at Minnesota last week. Julio Jones returning should put Ryan back in the back-end QB1 discussion.The Falcons are 32nd against fantasy quarterbacks, Stafford is a fantastic streaming option on the road this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Julio Jones comes back = QB1 Matt Ryan comes back. In the three full games with Jones, Ryan's averaged 364.7 passing yards and 3.33 touchdowns. Jones' presence produces a butterfly effect throughout the lineup, and it opens other doors for Ryan. Speaking of open doors, the Lions have been a defense to attack with quarterbacks, as they've allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to the position despite facing the third-fewest pass attempts on the season. Sure, they've had their bye week, but 0.50 fantasy points per actual pass attempt ranks as the 12th-highest mark in football, and we know that's where Ryan makes his mark in fantasy. There hasn't been a quarterback who's thrown for less than 240 yards, but there also hasn't been one who's thrown for more than 270 yards, so it's been a high-floor matchup rather a high-ceiling one. Gardner Minshew was the first quarterback who didn't throw for at least two touchdowns against them. The biggest issue for Ryan's ceiling is due to the lack of passing teams have done against the Lions, as they've faced just a 54.2 percent pass-rate, though that hasn't been an issue for Ryan, who's run a pass play on 60.9 percent of plays. In the end, Ryan should be a high-floor, low-end QB1 who might have some upside if the Lions can throw points on the board.It was a disappointing fantasy day for Stafford last week, as the Jaguars just didn't keep the game close enough to warrant pass attempts out of the Lions offense. Because of that, Stafford totaled just 31 pass attempts, a number that he's now been stuck at for the last three games. Will it change in Week 7? Yes. Opponents have averaged a massive 39.8 pass attempts per game against the Falcons, which is the second most in the league. As a whole, the Falcons are allowing a massive 1.85 fantasy points per play to opponents. Just how bad is that? There is no other team in the league allowing more than 1.62 points per play. Between the quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, the Falcons are allowing a massive 120.3 fantasy points per game, which is the most in the NFL. It may have started out poorly for Kirk Cousins last week, but he ultimately came through and scored 23.7 fantasy points. The Falcons have now played six games; there hasn't been a single one where the opposing quarterback(s) have scored fewer than 20.8 fantasy points. The 8.67 yards per attempt they've allowed is the most in the league, as are the 149.8 points they've allowed through the air alone, which is where Stafford makes his mark. In fact, there's not another team who's allowed more than 124.5 points through the air, highlighting just how great the matchup is. Stafford should be started as a rock-solid QB1 this week who has top-three potential in this matchup.