Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons, $6,500
Matt Ryan has a great matchup at a cheap price in Week 7 against the New York Giants. Ryan has been playing on an MVP level since his mediocre Week 1 outing against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons’ star, who has thrown for 1,955 yards and 14 touchdowns and a mere two interceptions, is no doubt the centerpiece of this explosive Falcons offense.
Ryan is averaging 27.1 fantasy points per game this season. He is in the top five among scoring quarterbacks and will be looked at to deliver even more with the news of Devonta Freeman being put on the IR. Ryan and the Falcons’ high-flying offense will want to keep things going in the right direction against a lackluster Giants defense.
On Monday Night Football the nation will turn its eyes to this potentially high-scoring contest. We all know how atrocious the Falcons defense has been all season. Ryan will be preparing for shootouts each and every week, and Week 7 will be no different as both offenses boast two of the best wide receivers in the league.
The Giants defense is no better as they have allowed a total of 358 yards of offense per game. Their 17th-ranked defense has allowed 236.3 passing yards, 121.7 rushing yards and 27 points per game as well. Maybe Julio Jones will finally find the end zone courtesy of his quarterback in this matchup. Ryan comes in as the third-most expensive quarterback for Week 7. Take advantage of the price tag and smile.
Prediction: 325 passing yards, 3 touchdowns