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Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts

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Draft: 2008 Round 1 (3)
College: Boston College
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 220 DOB: 1985-05-17 Age: 37

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2008 ATL 16 265 434 61.1 3,440 16 11 55 104 1.9 1 252.4 15.8
2009 ATL 14 263 451 58.3 2,916 22 14 30 49 1.6 1 244.7 17.5
2010 ATL 16 357 571 62.5 3,706 28 9 46 122 2.7 0 309.5 19.3
2011 ATL 16 347 565 61.4 4,177 29 12 37 84 2.3 2 345.3 21.6
2012 ATL 16 422 615 68.6 4,719 32 14 34 141 4.1 1 384.1 24.0
2013 ATL 16 439 651 67.4 4,515 26 17 17 55 3.2 0 335.3 21.0
2014 ATL 16 415 628 66.1 4,694 28 14 29 145 5.0 0 361.2 22.6
2015 ATL 16 407 614 66.3 4,591 21 16 37 63 1.7 0 319.9 20.0
2016 ATL 16 373 534 69.9 4,944 38 7 35 117 3.3 0 410.9 25.7
2017 ATL 16 342 529 64.7 4,095 20 12 32 143 4.5 0 299.1 18.7
2018 ATL 16 422 608 69.4 4,924 35 7 33 125 3.8 3 416.7 26.0
2019 ATL 15 408 616 66.2 4,466 26 14 34 147 4.3 1 348.0 23.2
2020 ATL 16 407 626 65.0 4,581 26 11 29 92 3.2 2 354.3 22.1
2021 ATL 17 375 560 67.0 3,968 20 12 40 82 2.1 1 292.6 17.2
2022 (Projected) IND   353 535 66.0 3,854 24 12 25 74 3.0 1 302.1  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
These days, the conversation around Matt Ryan starts with his age (37), his declining skills, and his sagging stat line. But I don't think anyone can reasonably argue that Ryan was playing with anything resembling a stacked deck in Atlanta last year. He played behind an o-line that has allowed Ryan to be sacked 123 times over his last three seasons (42 in 2018, 41 in 2020, and 40 in 2021 - three of the four worst totals of his career). He was playing with a converted WR/KR at RB, and a receiving corps that lost Julio Jones to free agency and missed the real Calvin Ridley for most of the season. That left him throwing to a group led by an inconsistent Russell Gage, who is not a true WR1, and TE Kyle Pitts, a talented pass catcher, but a rookie nonetheless.

Despite the perception that he has lost a little something off his game, he still ranked in the top 10 among NFL quarterbacks in completions, and just outside the top 10 in attempts and passing yards. He gets banged for his lack of mobility, and yes he was 19th in touchdown passes and 18th in yards per attempt (just five spots behind Patrick Mahomes, incidentally), but given the supporting cast, I think some of that can be forgiven. I mean, at 36, do we really expect him to still carry a team? Tom Brady is the exception, not the rule!

So now he steps into a run-first offense under QB whisperer Frank Reich that will accentuate his abilities as a play-action passer, slow the pass rush behind an offensive line light years ahead of where the Falcons group was, and give him opportunities to throw to a true WR1 in Michael Pittman Jr. He'll have Parris Campbell in the slot, and exciting rookie Alec Pierce, as well as TE Mo Allie-Cox, who has flashed as a receiver who can challenge the seam, a bread and butter route for a guy like Ryan who has made a career throwing to guys like Pitts, Tony Gonzalez, and Austin Hooper among others. Oh yeah, and RB's Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines each had 40 receptions in 2021 (top 25 at their position in the NFL).

I realize I'm seriously in the minority here, but while most fantasy experts will call Ryan a low-end QB2, I think he could be looking at something closer to low-end QB1. He's in a great spot, in an offense that will play to his strengths, with a supporting cast that will allow him to do what he does without putting too much on his plate.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Matt Ryan
QB2QB2 Nick Foles
QB3QB3 Sam Ehlinger
Colts Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Nick Foles joins the Colts, two-year deal
Will backup Matt Ryan
By: Mike Krueger | Mon May 23, 12:37 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Veteran quarterback Nick Foles joins Colts on a two-year deal, per a league source (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is a logical fit given Frank Reich and Foles spent time together in Philadelphia and Indianapolis only has Sam Ehlinger and James Morgan behind Matt Ryan. Foles appeared in one game (24-35, 250-1-0; 8 yds rush) last season for the Bears. He was released by Chicago this off-season after the team failed to make a trade.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PHI L 6-32 21 35 60.0 164 0 0 2 8 4.0 0 9.0
2 at TB L 25-48 35 46 76.1 300 2 3 2 3 1.5 0 23.3
3 at NYG W 17-14 27 36 75.0 243 2 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 20.1
4 WAS L 30-34 25 42 59.5 283 4 0 1 17 17.0 0 31.9
5 NYJ W 27-20 33 45 73.3 342 2 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 25.0
7 at MIA W 30-28 25 40 62.5 336 2 1 3 0 0.0 0 24.8
8 CAR L 13-19 20 27 74.1 146 1 2 2 3 1.5 0 11.6
9 at NO W 27-25 23 30 76.7 343 2 0 5 8 1.6 1 32.0
10 at DAL L 3-43 9 21 42.9 117 0 2 0 0 - 0 5.9
11 NE L 0-25 19 28 67.9 153 0 2 0 0 - 0 7.7
12 at JAC W 21-14 19 29 65.5 190 1 1 4 6 1.5 0 14.1
13 TB L 17-30 30 41 73.2 297 0 0 3 2 0.7 0 15.1
14 at CAR W 29-21 19 28 67.9 190 1 0 4 3 0.8 0 13.8
15 at SF L 13-31 19 32 59.4 236 1 0 5 20 4.0 0 17.8
16 DET W 20-16 18 24 75.0 215 1 0 4 5 1.3 0 15.3
17 at BUF L 15-29 13 23 56.5 197 0 0 2 7 3.5 0 10.6
18 NO L 20-30 20 33 60.6 216 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 15.0

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SEA L 25-38 37 54 68.5 450 2 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 30.4
2 at DAL L 39-40 24 36 66.7 273 4 0 4 16 4.0 0 31.3
3 CHI L 26-30 19 38 50.0 238 1 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 15.8
4 at GB L 16-30 28 39 71.8 285 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 15.3
5 CAR L 16-23 21 37 56.8 226 0 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 11.2
6 at MIN W 40-23 30 40 75.0 371 4 0 4 8 2.0 0 35.4
7 DET L 22-23 31 42 73.8 338 1 0 0 0 - 0 20.9
8 at CAR W 25-17 21 30 70.0 281 0 1 6 27 4.5 1 22.8
9 DEN W 34-27 25 35 71.4 284 3 1 3 10 3.3 0 27.2
11 at NO L 9-24 19 37 51.4 232 0 2 0 0 - 0 11.6
12 LV W 43-6 22 39 56.4 185 2 1 1 5 5.0 0 17.8
13 NO L 16-21 19 39 48.7 273 1 0 0 0 - 0 17.7
14 at LAC L 17-20 21 32 65.6 224 1 3 1 3 3.0 0 15.5
15 TB L 27-31 34 49 69.4 356 3 0 1 16 16.0 0 31.4
16 at KC L 14-17 27 35 77.1 300 2 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 22.9
17 at TB L 27-44 29 44 65.9 265 2 0 3 1 0.3 1 27.4

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at MIN L 12-28 33 46 71.7 304 2 2 2 24 12.0 0 25.6
2 PHI W 24-20 27 43 62.8 320 3 3 2 3 1.5 0 28.3
3 at IND L 24-27 29 34 85.3 304 3 1 2 3 1.5 0 27.5
4 TEN L 10-24 35 53 66.0 397 0 0 2 18 9.0 0 21.7
5 at HOU L 32-53 32 46 69.6 330 3 1 3 7 2.3 1 35.2
6 at ARI L 33-34 30 36 83.3 356 4 0 2 7 3.5 0 34.5
7 LAR L 10-37 16 27 59.3 159 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 8.2
10 at NO W 26-9 20 35 57.1 182 2 1 2 13 6.5 0 18.4
11 at CAR W 29-3 21 31 67.7 311 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 19.6
12 TB L 22-35 23 46 50.0 271 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 14.4
13 NO L 18-26 35 50 70.0 312 2 2 3 21 7.0 0 25.7
14 CAR W 40-20 20 34 58.8 313 2 0 1 8 8.0 0 24.5
15 at SF W 29-22 25 39 64.1 210 2 0 5 27 5.4 0 21.2
16 JAC W 24-12 32 45 71.1 384 1 2 4 6 1.5 0 23.8
17 at TB W 28-22 30 51 58.8 313 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 19.7

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