Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on Thursday was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September. Ryan has guided the Falcons to a 4-0 start while passing for more than 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns. Ryan last week threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns in Atlanta's come-from-behind victory over the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons play the Washington Redskins in Week 5.
Fantasy Impact: Ryan has been a fantasy force through four games this season so the award isn't a surprise to fantasy owners who have him. The Falcons have shifted to a more pass-heavy offense this season to help Ryan take advantage of targets like Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez. As long as everyone stays healthy, this should continue into Week 5 and for the rest of the season.