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Matt Ryan 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Matt Ryan Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #2
Position: Quarterback
Career: 9 Years
Height: 6-4
Weight: 220
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Exton, PA
High School: Willia, Penn Charter School [Philadelphia, PA]
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2008 Atlanta Falcons (Round: 1 #3)

Quarterback Rankings:
<< Drew Brees    Cam Newton >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Matt Ryan 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
313.76 19.61 1 16.00 23.31 4 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
5 No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Matt Ryan Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Falcons16000494438117000372.9023.31
2015 Falcons1600045912163000298.8518.68
2014 Falcons16000469428145000333.2020.83
Matt Ryan 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Matt Ryan has beaten his fantasy projection 6 out of 9 years. His best fantasy QB ranking was #3 in 2016, and he has had a total of 5 seasons with a top 10 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Ryan beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was also one of the top 10 most consistent players overall (ranked 9).
Career Experience Outlook:
Ryan is entering his 10th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, QBs in their 10th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.76 from their 9th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Ryan has averaged 3.25 fantasy pts per game more than the league QB average. The average fantasy pts per game by QBs in 2016 was 16.86.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (2.3875) pts per game for Ryan. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Patrick DiMarco (2016 Avg: 1.23 Pts/Game) has left the team and Derrick Coleman has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Austin Hooper (2016 Avg: 3.16 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Chris Chester and Josh Harris have left the team and Wes Schweitzer has been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Matt Bosher has left the team.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Ryan plays this year (111 - 97 - 1 0.534%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (100 - 106 - 2 0.485%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,888) compared to this season's teams (4,730) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Ryan surprisingly had a higher fantasy avg (24.11 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (22.68 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could be an indication of a higher fantasy average.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Ryan will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.54 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.23 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses), but this season's teams gave up more passing yards (244 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (242 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Ryan has been a quick starter. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (20.69 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (19.33 pts per game), 4th quarter (18.78 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (17.93 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 4 (22.52 pts per game), week 14 (21.65 pts per game) and week 8 (21.46 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 12 (15.81 pts per game), week 15 (17.40 pts per game) and week 13 (17.76 pts per game).
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