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Tagged: Matt Ryan (76 Results)


Colts shut out as Ryan era off to rough start

This isn’t the way fantasy owners envisioned the start to the season for the Indianapolis Colts. While an opening week tie against the Houston Texans at least yielded some fantasy production,More the same can’t be said for the Colts Week #2 shutout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. New quarterback MATT RYAN threw 3 interceptions and no touchdowns, while star running back JONATHAN TAYLOR did not fare much better. With games against Kansas City, Tennessee, and Denver on the horizon, fantasy owners are left hoping the Colts can somehow turn things around quickly. Less

Source: Team Blog

Factoid: Indianapolis Colts

Two games in, Matt Ryan isn’t looking like much of an upgrade over Carson Wentz – or anybody else the Colts have trotted out at quarterback in recent years. Expectations that Indianapolis was almost a prohibitive favorite to win the AFC South are looking pretty silly nowadays.   more »



QBs Mariota, Ridder add dynamic element to Falcons offense

Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks MARCUS MARIOTA and DESMOND RIDDER combined for 82 yards on nine carries in Friday night’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions. After years of a stationary MATT RYANMore at quarterback, the Falcons offense could look significantly different this season. Fantasy owners, however, will need to decide which quarterback will lead the way this year. While Mariota is expected to start the season, the rookie Ridder looked impressive in his debut and could end up starting sooner than later if he continues to impress. Less

Source: Team Website


Falcons defense headed for 2022 improvement?

Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees said that the team only ran 60 percent of the defense in 2021, his first season with the team. Heading into 2022, Pees says thatMore the team is ready for more and the Falcons will run 100 percent of the defense. With the offense in flux following the trade of veteran quarterback MATT RYAN, the Falcons will need the defense to take a big step forward heading into the upcoming season. Less


Factoid: Transplant quarterbacks

Six times in the last two years, a quarterback on a new team has finished with top-20 numbers, and it’s a safe bet that we’re going to have a least a couple of those guys again this season. There likely will be eight starting quarterbacks on opening day who finished last season with other teams.  more »



More catches in 2022 for Colts RB Taylor?

While it’s hard to imagine Indianapolis Colts running back JONATHAN TAYLOR improving upon his 2021 season, that’s exactly what could happen with new quarterback MATT RYAN in town. Indianapolis is likelyMore to swing the run-pass ratio back toward the passing game with the upgrade from CARSON WENTZ to Ryan, with Taylor possibly getting more touches in the passing game. Two years into his career, Taylor has 76 catches – 36 as a rookie and 40 last season – with the sky as the limit heading into his third season. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star


Colts content to ride with Ryan as QB for the foreseeable future

Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard said that the team is happy with veteran MATT RYAN as the team’s quarterback, indicating he could hold that role even beyond the next couple ofMore seasons. Ryan, who turns 37 this month, feels like he can play at a high level for the foreseeable future – and the Colts seem to agree. In a draft full of question marks at the quarterback positions, the Colts did not draft a signal-caller. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star


Colts add star cornerback Gilmore

The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms with five-time Pro Bowl cornerback STEPHON GILMORE on Friday on a two-year deal, locking up the former Bills, Patriots, and Panthers star after bringing himMore into town for a visit. The move is the second big offseason move for the Colts, who earlier traded starting quarterback CARSON WENTZ to Washington before eventually adding former Atlanta signal-caller MATT RYAN. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

Fantasy News: QB carousel

It’s been a crazy offseason, particularly at the quarterback position. Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson are at new addresses, and there are some decent undercard items as well, with Matt Ryan and Carson Wentz in line to start for playoff-caliber teams.   more »



Falcons add Mariota to replace Ryan

On the same day that the Atlanta Falcons traded quarterback MATT RYAN to the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced that it had agreed to term with quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA on aMore two-year contract. Mariota, 28, was originally the second overall pick of the Tennessee Titans back in the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent last season in a backup and change-of-pace role with the Las Vegas Raiders, but he takes over the starting job in Atlanta heading into the 2022 season. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Colts add veteran QB Ryan

The Indianapolis Colts traded a third-round pick earlier this week to obtain veteran quarterback MATT RYAN from the Atlanta Falcons. Indianapolis has cycled through quarterbacks since the unexpected retirement of AndrewMore Luck in 2019. Since that time, the Colts have turned to JACOBY BRISSETT, PHILIP RIVERS, CARSON WENTZ, and now on to Ryan. Ryan, who will be 37 in May, wants to play out his contract – which runs through the 2023 season. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

Factoid: Dead money

The Falcons were able to unload Matt Ryan, but they’re probably a couple years away from being competitive. They’ve got substantial cap issues they need to work through before they’ll be able to do much in free agency.   more »


Around the NFL: Colts land Matt Ryan

Heading into last year, I didn’t like the move up to 14 teams qualifying for the postseason. But after yet another notable quarterback move, it’s looking like the AFC will have no problems coming up with seven quality playoff teams. The Colts, having just landed Matt Ryan, look like a playoff team – perhaps the favorites in the AFC South.   more »


Around the NFL: Atlanta Falcons

Calvin Ridley has been suspended for the 2022 season, at a minimum; he'll be eligible to apply for reinstatement a year from now, but as we've seen in the past, professional sports tend to come down hard on gambling offenses. Nobody can say with any confidence when and where Ridley might play again.  more »


Factoid: Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have the most hot-and-cold passing game right now. In recent games, they’ve either been clicking, or they’ve been unbearably bad. There’s been no middle ground.  more »


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