3. Matt Ryan
Utter Dominance: Matt Ryan (26-34, 369 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 1 2-point conversion: 27.84 points)
From the opening drive of the game, Matt Ryan looked like a man on the mission, ripping Oakland’s defense to shreds.
After the fans had complained all week about the lack of a no-huddle offense, Kyle Shanahan finally let Ryan loose with the tempo, and it worked out beautifully. Atlanta ran the no-huddle 41% of the time in this one, and it resulted in over 500 yards of total offense.
The 369 passing yards is the fifth best mark of Ryan’s career. Through two games, the Boston College alum is first in the NFL in yards per pass attempt, first in passer rating, second in passing yards, and second in passing touchdowns.
Analysis: Matt Ryan is only owned in 29% of NFL.com leagues – he should be owned in 100% of all leagues. If you need a QB right now or as a potential bye week fill-in for the future, then pick Ryan up.
Against the Saints next week, Ryan will be a high-end QB1 in what has the makings of a shootout.