#6. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan & Devonta Freeman
It seemed as if the Falcons were for real after a 5-0 start, but things fell apart pretty quickly. Ryan shouldn’t shoulder much of the blame for the collapse, though. Matty Ice posted numbers right in line with his career averages, and PFF gave him the seventh-highest grade among all quarterbacks. He’s now had five consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons, and his 66.3 percent completion rate was the third-highest of his career.
After battling with Tevin Coleman for the starting job in the preseason, Freeman broke out in a big way in 2015. He tied for NFL lead with 14 touchdowns and finished seventh in the league with 1,061 rushing yards. Freeman also hauled in 73 catches for 578 yards, showing off his versatility, and he looks poised to be one of the best playmakers in the NFL for years to come.