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Fantasy football draft decisions are all about speculation, leading up to drafts we speculate on playing time, how well players can bounce back from injuries, contract status, and what all this could mean for a player’s value over the course of the year. After week one we finally got to see some games which gives us our first actual evidence to make decisions. Figuring out what is for real and what is a fluke at this early point of the season can win your league. In week one none of the top three quarterbacks finished among the top three at their position. The top running backs were Alfred Morris and C.J. Spiller, and the top receiver? Kevin Ogletree who was owned in .5% of ESPN leagues before his breakout game against the Giants. So what are some of these key questions that we need to answer as we prepare to make our moves for week 2?
1. Is this year going to be this unpredictable for quarterbacks? Quarterback...
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Matt Ryan looked elite on Sunday as is ranked no.5 in this week’s FantasyPPR.com quarterback rankings.
Week one of the fantasy football season is in the books and either your team is off to a 1-0 start or you are staring 0-2 in the face. So believe it or not, it is a critical time in the fantasy season because no matter how you slice it, in a 13 or 14 game season, an...
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City, and the Atlanta Falcons pounded the short-handed Chiefs 40-24 on Sunday.
Ryan also ran for a TD, while Julio Jones caught six passes for 108 yards and two scores.
The Falcons took advantage of a Chiefs defense missing four starters. Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali was suspended...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Falcons gladly took advantage of a short-handed Chiefs defense Sunday.
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to tight end Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City, and Atlanta used a second-half surge to pull away for a 40-24 victory.
Ryan also ran for a TD, and Julio Jones caught six passes for 108 yards and two scores,...
The Chiefs and Falcons both enter the 2012 season with aspirations of a division title, and potentially, a game in February. Atlanta comes into the season as one of the most frustrating teams in the NFC, as they have had plenty of success during the regualr season under quarterback Matt Ryan, only to see those seasons come to frustrating ends in the postseason. Ryan, in fact...
Week One: Atlanta Falcons @ Kansas City Chiefs
Final Score: ATL 40, KC 24
Matt Ryan: 23-31, 299 passing yards, 3 TD passes - Matt Cassel: 21-33, 258 yards passing, 1 TD pass, 2 INT’s
Micheal Turner: 11 carries, 32 yards rushing - Matt Ryan: 3 carries, 25 yards, 1 TD - Jamaal Charles: 16 carries, 87 yards rushing - S. Draughn: 6 carries, 29 yards, 1 TD
The Falcons opened their 2012 regular season strongly with a 40-24 thumping of the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. It was the first opening day win for Mike Smith on the road in his tenure, and the third time in five seasons that the Falcons have begun their season with a win.
Matt Ryan had an excellent game, completing 23 of 31 passes for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The best assist that Matt Ryan dished out Sunday wasn't one of the two touchdown throws to Julio Jones, or even his pass that found Tony Gonzalez for a third-quarter touchdown.
It was after Gonzalez had scored, when Ryan picked up a loose ball rolling around in the end zone. The Falcons quarterback ran over to Gonzalez, shoved it into his arms and told...
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez was not expecting boos after he was convinced by quarterback Matt Ryan to dunk the ball through the goal post (Credit: AP Photo)
After spending 12 years in Kansas City, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez didn’t want to offend his old friends.
But after catching a touchdown Sunday, he let Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan talk him into a reprise...
Peyton Manning's first start with the Denver Broncos arguably exceeded many people's expectations for him.
There's no shortage of expectations for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons following their Week 1 performance.
Manning and the Broncos visit Ryan and the Falcons on Monday night, with both quarterbacks looking to lead their teams to a 2-0 start.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Now that's more like it.
After a confounding up-and-down season that ended with a dismal playoff loss, the Atlanta Falcons were determined to take advantage of their myriad offensive weapons.
They sure looked impressive in a season-opening win over Kansas City. Led by Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, the Falcons scored on their first eight possessions...
Welcome back NFL. It was a crazy week for football with many exciting games coming down to the wire. The Kansas City Chiefs on the other hand did not participate in one of those games. The Chiefs were over powered by the Atlanta Falcons 40-24. Before too much panic ensues I am here to let you know that not all the news is bad. First off, the Atlanta Falcons are a very good...
Kansas City at Buffalo Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 708 *TV announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein *Keys to the game: The Bills brought in a quarterbacks guru to work on Ryan Fitzpatrick's footwork, and the NFL's interceptions leader in 2011 promptly went out and kicked off this season with three picks in the blowout loss...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Returning to the city where he began his career as the most prolific tight end receiver in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez rolled into Arrowhead Stadium and helped the Atlanta Falcons to a decisive 40-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Gonzalez spent 12 seasons with the Chiefs and became the franchise's leading receiver, but was traded to the Falcons in...