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Matt Ryan disappoints fantasy owners despite favorable matchup vs. Redskins

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The Falcons signal-caller did enough to lead his team to victory on Sunday, but not much else. We break down the fantasy implications.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan did not need to do too much to defeat the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

The reason for that is the Redskins committed seven turnovers, leaving Ryan and company to work with short fields. Ryan capitalized just enough, as he was under duress throughout most of the game and averaged a paltry 5.5 yards per attempt. It was still enough to eke out a victory, as the Falcons signal-caller finished the game completing 29-of-38 passes for 210 yards while throwing one touchdown and one interception.

Fantasy Spin: Against a Redskins defense that entered the week allowing the fifth-most points to opposing quarterbacks, this has to leave a bad taste in the mouths of Ryan's owners. Though it's a taste that his owners have grown accustomed to over the course of the season, it's likely a damning game for those who opted to roll with a high-upside play during the fantasy football playoffs.

It will be even more difficult for Ryan's owners to trust him next week versus a highly-ranked San Francisco 49ers pass defense in Week 16. Ryan is a middling QB2 option with such a difficult matchup ahead.

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