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Scouting report

by Anthony Stalter

ATL K Matt Bryant - Week 2, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2: Bryant vs. Bengals
Matt Bryant was money last week for the Falcons as he converted on all three of his field goal attempts and all four of his extra point tries. He hit from 51 yards out to force overtime and from 52 yards out to win the game after Marques Colston set the Falcons up with prime field position after fumbling in New Orleans territory. That said, Bryant is our No. 15 kicker for this week as he'll be forced to kick outdoors. Plus, Cincinnati's defense should hold Atlanta's offense in check better than New Orleans did last Sunday.

by Anthony Stalter

ATL K Matt Bryant - Week 1, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1: Bryant vs. Saints
A shootout is expected this week in Atlanta where the Falcons host the Saints. That's good news for Matt Bryant owners, as he figures to see plenty of scoring chances on Sunday. He's listed as our No. 12 kicker for Week 1 and makes for a fine start.

by Anthony Stalter

ATL K Matt Bryant - 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Bryant has been fairly reliable for the Falcons and fantasy owners alike. He converted 24-of-27 field goals a year ago, including 3-of-5 from 50 yards or more. While he no longer has one of the stronger legs in the league, he's been solid between distances of 40-49 and almost automatic from 39 yards and in. Plus, Atlanta's offense is in store for a rebound now that Julio Jones and Roddy White are healthy and Bryant has the luxury of kicking inside for nine of the team's 16 games this season.

Fantasy Downside
Bryant's points dipped from 143 in 2012 down to 111 in 2013 because the Falcons' offense lost Jones and White for most of the season. (White played in 13-of-16 games but was limited due to a high-ankle sprain.) Granted, any kicker's numbers are going to suffer if there's a key injury to one of a team's stars, but those numbers put things in perspective when it comes to Bryant and the Falcons' offense.

Bottom Line
Bryant is our 10th-ranked kicker heading into the 2014 season. There are certainly going to be better options available on draft day but you could do worse than a reliable Bryant with your last pick. His upside far outweighs his downside, especially considering the Falcons' offense is going to look more like the 2012 version of itself than the one a year ago that averaged four points fewer per game.

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