The 2021 season probably can’t end soon enough for Matt Ryan. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback has now been benched in the fourth quarter for two straight games after taking a beating from opposing defenses. However, this could be one of those rare weeks this season where Ryan might be a useful fantasy football contributor, at least as a low-end streaming option.
Fantasy Football analysis: Falcons QB Matt Ryan
Ryan completed 19 of 28 passes last week for 153 yards, which was an improvement on his outing from the week before. He also threw a pair of picks last week against the Patriots, the second week in a row he’s done that, and he didn’t throw a single touchdown pass in either game.
This week the Falcons will play the Jaguars, and while I certainly wouldn’t take a flyer on Atlanta to win, Ryan should have a better outing. Teams are mostly finding success running against Jacksonville, which could give Ryan a little more breathing room than he’s had lately. Last week, Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw a pair of touchdown passes against the Jags. Don’t expect a high ceiling from Matt Ryan in this one, but a couple of hundred yards and a pair of touchdowns is a reasonable expectation.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Matt Ryan in superflex/2 QB leagues or if you’re desperate for help at QB.