College: Alabama | 2 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 190 lbs
Birth Date: 12/20/1994
Depth Chart: WR1.2
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Ridley had a very good rookie season, finishing 20th overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He was great in the red zone, finishing with 10 touchdowns on 64 receptions. He had 848 total yards and 64 receptions. Ridley was a little up and down throughout his rookie year, though, having fewer than 50 yards 10 of 16 games. He was a bit of a touchdown dependent fantasy player in year one. Ridley should see an increase in usage this year, getting a chance to start opposite Julio Jones right away. Ridley is a pretty polished receiver for a young player. He has good speed, runs solid routes and will make plays after the catch. He is better on shorter to medium routes than going deep, though. He lacks a little top-end speed for the position.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Ridley can improve his reception and yardage totals from his rookie year. He might have a hard time matching his big touchdowns numbers, though. But even with that said, he has high upside in this offense and can be a top-20 fantasy receiver once again. Expect around 75 receptions for 1,000 yards and eight or nine touchdowns.
Although active for 16 games his rookie season, Calvin Ridley started only five games and missed time in many others due to injuries. That just makes it even more impressive he was able to put up some of the stats he did in 2018. In a slightly limited season, he still managed to amass 64 receptions for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns.With Julio Jones still playing like one of the best wide receivers in the game, Matt Ryan hitting his peak in his mid-30s and Devonta Freeman returning healthy to the lineup, the offensive support surrounding Ridley is second to none. This makes a second season rise to superstardom all the more likely for Ridley. Jones will continue to command a major part of the receiving targets and will likely have over 150 targets once again. But Ridley, who had 92 targets as a rookie should also make a large step forward in his targets share, as many of the targets once given to Mohamed Sanu in previous years should start to be funneled to him.The additional targets could easily see Ridley finish in the WR2 region. However, with an ADP in the fifth round as WR21, a WR2 is the absolute minimum fantasy owners will be hoping for. This price does seem to be a bit high for the second receiver in an offense, and potentially represents his ceiling and not his floor. If the price drops a little and he can be drafted in the sixth round instead of the fifth it would be less nerve inducing and far more palatable to fantasy owners. If he remains this high in drafts, then care should be taken as he will have to do everything right to have any chance to outperform his ADP at seasons end.
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Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught four of his six targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in a 34-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley continues to be more of a touchdown-dependent fantasy option, but with four scores in six games, he is worth starting as a WR3.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught four of his six targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in Week 6. He was third on the team in receptions, targets and yards, behind Julio Jones and tight end Austin Hooper in all three categories. Ridley has four touchdowns through six games this year, which is a great mark, but he's only topped 65 yards twice so far this year. He's going to be a little hit-or-miss throughout the season, but as a key part of a dominant passing offense, he should be started as a low-end WR2 most weeks.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley got back on track last week, catching five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown, after two straight disappointing weeks. This week, Ridley and the Falcons face a very favorable matchup in a Cardinals Defense that's allowing over 400 yards per game. The Falcons should be able to have a field day from both a yardage and points perspective, making Ridley a good bet to break a few big plays. Start him with confidence as a WR2 and look for him to go for at least four or five catches for about 80 yards and a chance to score.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught five of his nine targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 versus the Houston Texans.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley totaled four receptions for 38 scoreless yards in his previous two games, so his fantasy owners have to be thrilled he got right in a get-right matchup. The highlight of his day was the toe-tapping, 29-yard TD grab in which he showed off his field awareness and hands. The second-year standout should be in for another solid day at the office and remain in the WR2 conversation in Week 6 against the woeful secondary of the Arizona Cardinals.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had a solid bounce-back game in Week 5 after two straight disappointing outings. Ridley caught five of his nine targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 5. He led the team in receiving yards in the game and tied with Austin Hooper for the team lead in targets. His 29-yard touchdown reception was the team's longest play from scrimmage in the game. Ridley will be a bit up-and-down as the Atlanta offense has a lot of mouths to feed, but he's worthy of starting as a low-end WR2 going forward.
After a promising start to the season, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has cooled off significantly the past two weeks, totaling just four catches for 38 yards. Ridley is an exceptionally talented receiver, but the Falcons just have a lot of weapons in the passing game. Mohamed Sanu's nine-catch outing in Week 4 is certainly concerning, but it's a clear outlier for Sanu, who typically tops out at about five or six catches. Ridley won't be a staple of consistency for as long as the Falcons' key offensive weapons remain healthy, but he still should produce solid numbers for you more often than not. Look for him to get back up to around 60 or 70 yards with a chance to score this week.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught three passes for 32 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4. He was targeted six times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley had a strong start to the season but has been held to 38 yards over the last two games. He has been targeted at least six times in three of the four games this season and could be a flex option in some leagues next week.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had been questionable for Week 4 during the week leading up to the game while nursing a hip injury, but he entered the game without an injury designation. Still, he wasn't able to do much in the contest. He was targeted six times in the game, catching three of them for 32 yards. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for nearly 400 yards in the game, but Austin Hooper and Mohamed Sanu were Ryan's primary targets. Ridley's had two straight down games after two big ones to start the year. He'll be a little up-and-down all season but is still very much worthy of starting as your WR2 on a weekly basis.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley is coming off a disappointing Week 3 performance and will be facing another solid secondary this week. He still has the potential to make plays in the passing game and can be at least a flex option in leagues.
Atlanta Falcons RB Kenjon Barner (concussion, knee) was unable to practice all week but does not appear on the injury report for Week 4 versus the Tennessee Titans. DE Takkarist McKinley (knee), WR Calvin Ridley (hip), RB Ito Smith (concussion) and DT Grady Jarrett (toe) participated fully in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and were removed from the injury report. OG Jamon Brown (hand), P Matt Bosher (groin), LB De'Vondre Campbell (ribs) and OT Kaleb McGary (knee) were not assigned a practice designation Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hip) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26. It was his second straight day with the designation.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley needs to be in lineups whenever active, but fantasy managers will want to see him get in a proper workload at least once this week after catching just one six-yard pass in Week 3.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (hip) was a limited participant at practice on Wednesday. Ridley should be able to suit up in Week 4 against the Titans, but don't take his status for granted. The 24-year-old second-year player has the skills to blow up any week, but he was a bust in Week 3 against the Colts, catching just one pass for six yards on his lone target. Expect Atlanta to get him more involved this week, and he should be treated as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hip) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley is coming off his worst game of the season with just one six-yard reception against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. He should remain locked in as a WR3, but fantasy managers will want to see him get back to full health by Sunday.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley ended up with just one catch for six yards in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts on only one target.
Fantasy Spin: It was a disappointing day for Ridley and his fantasy owners, as Mohamed Sanu continues to see way more volume and productivity. Ridley remains more of a WR4 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 4 against the Titans.
It's been a flawless start to the season for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who has scored touchdowns in each of his first two games and totalled 169 receiving yards. He should continue to produce for his owners in Week 3 as the Falcons take on the Colts. Ridley was targeted ten times in Week 2, which is extremely encouraging given that he's the clear second option in the Falcons' passing game behind Julio Jones. Most weeks, he'll probably be closer to eight targets, but with his explosiveness, that should be all he needs to return WR2 value, amounting to around five or six catches for 80-or-so yards and a strong chance of scoring a touchdown.
Falcons' WR Calvin Ridley had 8 receptions for 105 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's win against the Eagles.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley pulled in eight receptions (10 targets) for 105 yards and a touchdown during the Week 2 victory over the Eagles. It was yet another promising showing for the sophomore wideout as he has now recorded 12 receptions and two scores on the year. Look for him to continue to get his looks from quarterback Matt Ryan in the Falcons pass-heavy offense. He remains a must-start against the Colts in Week 3.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had 64 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings in Week 1 and should be able to duplicate or improve on those numbers in Week 2. The Falcons will host the Eagles in their home opener Sunday night. The Eagles' pass defense was exploited for 380 passing yards and three touchdowns against a suspect Redskins offense in Week 1, so the Falcons should have plenty of opportunities for big plays through the air. Ridley should see around eight targets in the game, so look for him to deliver around 80-100 receiving yards with a good chance of scoring. Start him confidently as your WR2.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had a solid debut to his sophomore season on Sunday, catching four of six targets for 64 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown reception was the Falcons' first score of the season and came on a fourth down conversion in the fourth quarter. Ridley tied for third on the team in targets with Mohamed Sanu as Julio Jones (11) and Austin Hooper (nine) received the most looks from Matt Ryan. Ridley's a solid WR2 who should be totalling over 60 yards just about every week with a good chance to find the end zone.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley capitalized on teams double-teaming No. 1 receiver Julio Jones all year last year, but this week he may find himself capitalizing off of Jones' absence. As Jones remains in contract negotiations with the Falcons, he's looking less and less likely for Week 1. If Jones indeed misses the game, Ridley would see a heavy increase in targets, essentially operating as the team's No. 1 receiver with Mohamed Sanu right behind. The Vikings had one of the league's top passing defenses last year, so the matchup will be a tough one for Ridley, but the opportunities should be aplenty if Jones is out. Ridley is still a worthy starter even if Jones plays and has a strong chance to score a touchdown in either scenario, but his catch and yardage upside varies greatly depending on Jones, as he could be around eight catches and 100 yards without Jones. He's probably capped around four or five catches and 70 yards with Jones in the lineup.