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Matt Ryan QB - ATL

Experience: 9 YRS   Height: 6'5"   Weight: 220  Bye: 5
Proj Pts.
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The 2016 Falcons led the league in scoring and finished 2nd in total yards. So, not surprisingly, they don't want to alter the offense, despite the departure of OC Kyle Shanahan. "We love the way that we attack, and it took a lot of work to put that system in place," HC Dan Quinn said. "Along with [GM Thomas Dimitroff], we have a real emphasis now on how we can fit guys into that system. It's very important that we stay consistent with that." In theory, it's good news for QB Matt Ryan and Atlanta's skill-position guys. But we'll see exactly how similar the offense is under new OC Steve Sarkisian.

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Falcons QB Matt Ryan was an efficient 18-of-28 for 237 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs in Sunday's dismantling of the Rams. The performance was even more impressive considering stud WR Julio Jones was sidelined. Ryan connected with 8 different pass-catchers, but none had more than 4 receptions. He found WR Justin Hardy and RB Tevin Coleman for short scores and then connected with WR Taylor Gabriel for a 64-yard bomb. Jones' availability and effectiveness going forward remains uncertain, but Ryan's performance in this one should make you feel better about using him the rest of the way. The matchups help, too: home for the 49ers' 29th-ranked QB defense next week and then at Carolina's 26th-ranked unit in Week 16.

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The forecast for today's Falcons-Seahawks game calls for a 50% chance of rain with winds of 11-15 mph. That's not quite enough for us to alter our projections, but you could certainly use it as a tiebreaker when considering guys from these 2 passing and kicking games. The weather is a bigger concern for the Falcons, who play their home games in a dome.

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Falcons LT Sam Baker suffered a torn patellar tendon in the team's Saturday night preseason game.  NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Baker will miss the season.  That removes a player who has graded out among the league's worst OTs over the past few seasons, according to Pro Football Focus' ratings.  So missing Baker certainly shouldn't crush the Falcons offense.  Disrupting the O-line group adds a challenge, however, for a group trying to bounce back from an injury-laden, terrible 2013.  Rookie Jake Matthews had been slotted to start at RT but could slide into Baker's vacated role, where the team planned to play him in the future anyway.  The situation bears watching, but we're not changing our outlook for the potentially explosive Falcons offense because of Baker's absence.

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Falcons insider Vaughn McClure says QB Matt Ryan was "more banged up than he let on" last year.  Ryan never appeared on the injury report but did absorb a career-high 44 sacks.  Atlanta added G Jon Asamoah and OT Gabe Carimi this offseason and will likely attack the offensive line early in next month's draft.  Ryan has plenty of bounce-back potential in 2014, but he'll need to get much better pass protection.

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Injury Predictor

Ryan missed 2 games with turf toe in 2009, accounting for the only absences of his career. He also suffered a separated left shoulder in a postseason game in January of 2013. Coming off a career-best season, Ryan is approaching 150 NFL games.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
0.98 0.4% 5.7%
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Date Injury Analysis
Jan 20, 2013 Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Ryan sprained his shoulder in his non-throwing arm in his post season loss but would've played in the Super Bowl if they had won.
Nov 29, 2009 Pedal Toe Turf Toe In the first quarter against he Buc's, Ryan got turf toe and was forced off the field missing the rest of the game plus the following 2 weeks.
Oct 12, 2006 Pedal Ankle Fracture After suffering a fractured ankle, Ryan missed a game and needed surgery on it.

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