• Matt Ryan

  • QB
  • , Indianapolis Colts
  • 37
  • 217 lbs
  • 6' 4"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Ryan was the QB20 last season and the QB13 in 2020. Now that he’s with the Colts, he will be playing behind a much better offensive line with a much better running game, and still has an alpha receiver (Michael Pittman) to throw to. My only real concern is about passing volume–the Colts attempted the sixth-fewest passes (521) last season compared to Atlanta’s 573–though the Colts may open it up more this year since they now have a capable quarterback.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

IND QB Matt Ryan - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
Matt Ryan gets a fresh start in Indianapolis after 14 years in a Falcons uniform. Prior to last season, he had 10 straight seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards and he hasn’t thrown for fewer than 20 touchdowns since his rookie year. The former MVP will join an offense with emerging star wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. and second-round rookie Alec Pierce. Most importantly for an immobile quarterback entering his 15th year, the Colts have a top-10 offensive line according to Justin Edwards.

2022 Fantasy Downside
Ryan had a down year in 2021, devoid of weapons and with struggles up front, passing for his lowest yards (3,968) since 2010 and tied for his second-fewest touchdowns (20) of his career. The Colts are built in a throw-back, grind-it-out and play good defense kind of way. They ranked 23rd in early-down neutral passing rate per rbsdm.com last year and boast arguably the best running back in football in Jonathan Taylor. Ryan is also 37 years old and while quarterbacks are playing later and later nowadays, it’s always a concern when they enter their late-30s.

2022 Bottom Line
Even though the Colts have been running the ball the past couple of seasons, Frank Reich uses talent as he has it. As such, expect him to unleash Ryan and his talented young duo at receiver with more confidence than he did with Carson Wentz last year. Ryan probably won’t be in his MVP-level form from 2017, but he’s likely to improve on his QB19 finish from 2021. We have him ranked as a QB2 option, but his 13th-round price tag makes him worth considering in deeper leagues and in 2QB formats.

2022 Strength of Schedule - IND

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17W18
21
@HOU
29
@JAX
28
KC
19
TEN
3
@DEN
29
JAX
19
@TEN
32
WAS
1
@NE
12
@LV
15
PHI
10
PIT
6
@DAL
BYE24
@MIN
16
LAC
5
@NYG
21
HOU

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1PHI2135164004.697.8128004.007.470/7297.2%
2@TB3546300236.528.5723001.5016.366/7291.7%
3@NYG2736243206.759.001-101-1.0015.662/62100.0%
4WAS2542283406.7411.321170017.0029.076/76100.0%
5NYJ3345342207.6010.361-100-1.0021.678/78100.0%
6BYE---------------
7@MIA2540336218.4013.4430010.0017.463/63100.0%
8CAR2027146125.417.3023001.506.153/53100.0%
9@NO23303432011.4314.9158101.6028.559/59100.0%
10@DAL921117025.5713.0000000.000.738/5470.4%
11NE1928153025.468.0500000.002.150/5492.6%
12@JAX1929190116.5510.0046001.5010.260/60100.0%
13TB3041297007.249.9032000.6712.171/71100.0%
14@CAR1928190106.7910.0043000.7511.969/69100.0%
15@SF1932236107.3812.42520014.0013.459/6098.3%
16DET1824215108.9611.9445001.2513.146/46100.0%
17@BUF1323197008.5715.1527013.506.653/53100.0%
18NO2033216116.5510.8012002.0010.850/50100.0%
Per game22.0632.94233.411.180.717.0910.582.354.820.060.242.0513.1160.18/61.8897.07%
Totals375560396820127.0910.584082142.05222.921023/105297.07%