Fantasy Football: Is Matt Ryan Worth Drafting as a Fantasy QB1?

August 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Matt Ryan is being drafted as the 10th quarterback overall, according to Mock Draft Central (around 79th overall).  On our most recent quarterback rankings (click here to view), we have him ranked 12th.  Either way, he appears to be a borderline starting quarterback option for fantasy football owners.
The question is, can he produce enough to justify using him as a QB1?
First, let’s look at his 2009 statistics:
Completions: 263
Attempts: 451
Yards: 2,916
Touchdowns: 22
Interceptions: 14
The numbers certainly don’t scream fantasy starter, do they?  He was just 21st in yards, though he did tie Donovan McNabb for 13th in tocuhdowns.  He missed two games, however, so there is plenty of room to expand upon those numbers.  He only had three games of at least 250 yards, so you would like to see a few more big games from him if you want to lean on him as a starter.
His receiving co...

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