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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
FFToday 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 IND 10 269 391 68.8 2,642 11 10 21 72 3.4 1 189.3 18.9
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 Sam Ehlinger
QB3QB3 Nick Foles
Colts Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Colts part ways with HC Frank Reich
Mid-way through fifth season
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 7, 11:38 am

Indianapolis Colts
We have parted ways with head coach Frank Reich. (Jim Irsay on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: As pointed out by beat writer Zak Keefer, the Colts have started the last five seasons with a fresh quarterback. Not ideal if you're trying to sustain chemistry. Matt Ryan was benched a couple weeks ago, offensive coordinator Marcus Brady was fired last week. They scored 3 points against the Patriots in Week 9. The Colts are last in scoring and 30th in yards per play.


Injury Jonathan Taylor Out for Week 9
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 4, 1:14 pm

Indianapolis Colts
#Colts coach Frank Reich says RB Jonathan Taylor is out for Sunday's game. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Taylor re-aggravated his ankle injury and will not play against the Patriots. Deon Jackson is expected to get the start with Phillip Lindsay, Jordan Wilkins and perhaps newly acquired Zack Moss filling backup roles. Jackson had 10 receptions back in Week 6 with Matt Ryan at the helm and the Patriots have given up the fewest fantasy points to running backs.


Injury Matt Ryan benched, Sam Ehlinger to start
Shoulder injury for Ryan
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 24, 2:00 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Frank Reich confirms the move is being made with the idea Sam Ehlinger will be the starter the rest of the season, and the move would have been made regardless of Matt Ryan's shoulder injury. #Colts (George Bremer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Word is, this move was a group effort between the owner, GM and head coach. Nick Foles is also on the roster and will be the backup in Week 8 against Washington. Ehlinger is a mobile quarterback so he's not the worst option to take a flier on if you're needy at the QB position.


Injury Colts downgrade Michael Pittman Jr. to Out for Week 2
Quad injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 17, 12:48 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Colts downgraded WR Michael Pittman Jr. to out for Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Pittman is dealing with a quad injury that occurred in Wednesday's practice. Alec Pierce (concussion) has already been ruled out. Expect Matt Ryan to lean on Parris Campbell, RB Nyheim Hines and Ashton Dulin in the passing game and a whole lot of Jonathan Taylor on the ground.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at HOU T 20-20 32 50 64.0 352 1 1 4 12 3.0 0 22.8
2 at JAC L 0-24 16 30 53.3 195 0 3 0 0 - 0 9.8
3 KC W 20-17 27 37 73.0 222 2 0 3 4 1.3 0 19.5
4 TEN L 17-24 27 37 73.0 356 2 1 2 -4 -2.0 0 25.4
5 at DEN W 12-9 26 41 63.4 251 0 2 1 1 1.0 0 12.7
6 JAC W 34-27 42 58 72.4 389 3 0 1 -4 -4.0 0 31.1
7 at TEN L 10-19 33 44 75.0 243 1 2 1 2 2.0 0 16.4
10 at LV W 25-20 21 28 75.0 222 1 0 4 38 9.5 1 24.9
11 PHI L 16-17 23 32 71.9 213 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 10.8
12 PIT L 17-24 22 34 64.7 199 1 1 4 22 5.5 0 16.2

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday 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
FFToday 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

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