Atlanta Falcons fantasy football outlook entering Week 13

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Nov 29, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews (70) tries to block Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) who sacks Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Pathetic performance: Matt Ryan (22-31, 230 passing yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions: 9.1 points)

I said at the beginning of this article that the Falcons’ offensive struggles have been a recurring theme, and all of that starts with the quarterback.

Matt Ryan’s turnovers last week were directly responsible for the loss against the Colts, and it was the same story against the Vikings. He threw two interceptions on drives that would have ended in points, including one very costly one in the end zone, on third-and-goal.

Granted, the Falcons did score a touchdown and it was called back because of clipping, but Ryan was absolutely careless with the football a few plays later and gave it away. It’s a cold truth: Matt Ryan looks like he’s regressed.

Analysis: There’s just no way to defend the Boston College product’s play of late. He’s been terrible. I hope you used Ryan’s name value to trade him a few weeks ago, because he has close to no value now. I would advise against starting him going forward, especially since he has to play the Panthers twice in the next four weeks.

Next: Redeemed himself somewhat