College: Alabama | 3 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 190 lbs
Birth Date: 12/20/1994
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 63.9
Avg Pts: 31.95
Rank: 1 WR
|Week 1||34.00||Calvin Ridley 130 receiving yds (13.00 pts)|
Calvin Ridley 9 receptions (9.00 pts)
Calvin Ridley 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Calvin Ridley 18 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
. . . Calvin Ridley 7 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
|Week 2||29.90||Calvin Ridley 109 receiving yds (10.90 pts)|
Calvin Ridley 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Calvin Ridley 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Calvin Ridley 22 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
. . . Calvin Ridley 3 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
|Week 3||16.80||6-78yds / 0.5TDs projected|
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been the number-one wideout in fantasy football through two weeks. Ridley is tied for the league-lead in receiving yards with 239, ranks sixth with 23 targets and has scored two touchdowns in consecutive games. Week 3 brings a matchup against the Bears, who have yet to allow a 100-yard receiver, though it should be noted they haven't played a passing offense with Atlanta's firepower. Ridley is on fire right now and very well could be the first 100-yard receiver against this unit. If teammate Julio Jones (hamstring) sits out, Ridley would see even more targets in Week 3. Either way, he should be in lineups as a WR1.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley hauled in seven of his 10 targets for 109 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley also had two receiving touchdowns in Week 1 as well, bumping up his production of the season to 16 catches for 239 yards and four scores through only two games. It's becoming quite clear most defenses don't have an answer for him anytime they pay too much attention to Julio Jones in the red zone. Ridley faces a more difficult opponent in Week 3 at home against the Chicago Bears, but he's obviously earned his place as a must-start.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley put up another 100-yard performance in the Week 2 loss to Dallas, pacing the team with seven receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns on 10 targets. Ridley has truly emerged as a stellar wideout and has become Matt Ryan's most trusted target alongside Julio Jones. With such a steady and high-volume role on this explosive offense, Ridley could be considered a low-end WR1 most weeks.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is a fine play in Week 2's matchup against the Cowboys. Being the WR2 on the team and commanding a decent target share, the 25-year-old recorded nine receptions for 130 yards and two scores on 12 targets in a terrific Week 1 showing. The youngster has developed quite a rapport with Matt Ryan and is now one of the most important pieces on this offense. He should be considered a high WR2 for this Week 2 tilt.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley put up a massive stat line in a 38-25 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Ridley caught nine of 12 passes for 130 yards and two scores, the third multi-touchdown game of his career. Ridley's 12 targets were tied for the team lead with Julio Jones and Russell Gage (groin) as Atlanta ramped up their passing attack in an effort to make a comeback. If the 25-year-old gets volume like this- which could be likely given the way Atlanta's defense played- he should have no trouble smashing his ADP. He'll take on a Dallas Cowboys team with some question marks in the secondary. It's a great spot for Ridley to stay hot.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is in line for a good day against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1. Ridley figures to matchup with 2019 Pro Bowler Shaquill Griffin, who was the Seahawks' most improved player according to Pro Football Focus. The good thing for Ridley is, Atlanta moved him into the slot occasionally in 2019, so perhaps he can take advantage of different looks against Seattle's defense. The high over/under of this game and the pass-happy nature of the Falcons' offense makes Ridley a good start as a WR2 for Week 1 with the potential for more.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is locked and loaded for a breakout season in 2020. Ridley was red-hot towards the end of last year prior to his season-ending abdominal injury. Take a look at his fantasy finishes from Weeks 11 to 14 after the Mohamed Sanu trade and Austin Hooper injury: WR3, WR8, WR19 and WR14. Those are elite-level numbers and show what Ridley is capable of when being targeted like a top receiver. The 25-year-old is already an excellent route runner, has drawn raves from quarterback Matt Ryan for his growth in understanding the playbook and is now the definite second option in what figures to be one of the most pass-happy offenses in the league. Ridley is a great pick at his 43 ADP, especially for those who go heavy on running backs early in their drafts.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley said Tuesday, Aug. 18, he worked on getting his legs 'a lot' stronger and trying to get his knees up higher in order to be faster this offseason. 'I'm not going to lie, I'm real hungry to show people that I'm easily a 1,000-yard receiver, easily - and even better,' Ridley said.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley has 17 touchdowns through his first two seasons but is widely expected to break out even further in 2020 as the No. 2 option across from Julio Jones. He's currently being drafted as a high-end WR2 or low-end WR1 and should have little trouble living up to those expectations in the pass-happy Falcons offense.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is looking "bigger and stronger" according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said that Ridley had a good offseason and is coming into training camp hungry. The Alabama product is a popular pick for a third-year breakout after he was well on his way towards his first 1000-yard season before getting hurt. The 25-year-old has had no trouble finding the end zone in his first two years, compiling 17 touchdowns, though he'll need to slightly raise his yards per game and catch percentage numbers to reach his goal. Playing in an offense that has ranked in the top-five in pass attempts in each of the last two years should give Ridley a great chance at becoming elite in 2020.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has 'really put in a good offseason ... he's bigger, stronger,' Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Friday, Aug. 7, in a media conference call.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley has caught 127 passes over his first two seasons, including 17 TDs -- three more than teammate Julio Jones over the same span -- and is a legit WR2 in all formats.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiverCalvin Ridleycould be due for a breakout season, according to CBS Sports' Heath Cummings. With the departure of Mohamed Sanu, Cummings indicated that even with star wideoutJulio Joneson the field, Ridley was still on pace to compile 96 catches for 1,354 yards and 10 touchdowns before an abdominal injury ended his season three games early. The 25-year-old has plenty of hype heading into 2020, and if he can remain healthy, he has all of the tools necessary to fulfill Cummings' proclamation.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has shown definite flashes as a No. 2 wide receiver, but the Falcons would rather he and Julio Jones produce like 'two WR1s' with the team's depth at the position lacking, according to one NFL analyst.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley missed the final three games of 2019 with an abdominal injury but did finish 16th among fantasy wideouts with an average of 10.2 points per game. Jones remains the only true WR1 on the team, but Ridley is a solid WR2 selection.
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter believes the potential of wide receiver Calvin Ridley has yet to be reached. The Alabama product has played superbly in his first two NFL seasons as the WR2 on this team. The 25-year-old amassed 63 receptions, 866 yards, 13.7 yards per catch, and seven touchdowns in 13 games last season. With more rapport with QB Matt Ryan, the 2018 pick will look to elevate further and potentially reach his first 1,000-yard season in 2020. Ridley will certainly be a reliable receiver for fantasy owners considering his massive growth and stable role on the Falcons. He's worth drafting as the WR2 on fantasy teams.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley was picked as the team's breakout star for the 2020 season by NFL.com writer, Adam Rank. The 25-year-old was in the midst of a reliable fantasy season in 2019 before succumbing to an abdominal injury that forced him to miss the last three games of the season. Throughout two seasons in Atlanta, the former Alabama wideout has compiled 127 receptions for 1,687 yards and 17 touchdowns. With the team retaining all of its coaching personnel, the No. 2 wideout has a good shot at living up to Rank's prediction, despite the arrival of Todd Gurley II, a player who will undoubtedly take away some targets from both Ridley and Julio Jones throughout the year.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had a catch-rate difference of plus-8.7 percent last year and did it while seeing double teams 5.4 percent of the time. Ridley also had a nice cushion on his routes, with an average of 6.6 yards at the time of the snap. Because of his 4.43-second speed, opponents rarely pressed him at the line of scrimmage, and instead preferred to cover him with multiple defensive backs. Atlanta's QBs had a 113.5 passer rating when targeting Ridley in 2019. An injury also limited the 25-year-old last season, so he could easily put up high-end WR2/low-end WR1 numbers over a full season in 2020, even with Julio Jones commanding the lion's share of the looks.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley was on track for 66 catches for 853 yards and nine touchdowns on 101 targets prior to the Falcons trading Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots following a Week 7 loss. Over his final six games and before succumbing to an abdomen injury that ended his season prior to Week 15, Ridley's 16-game pace over the final six contests was 91 receptions for 1,315 yards and eight touchdowns on 131 targets.
Fantasy Spin: Six games is a relatively small sample, but it provides a bit of rationale to those that believe Ridley could be this year's Chris Godwin. The third-year pro finds himself in a wonderful environment to make it happen, as Julio Jones will continue to command the most respect from defensive coordinators and Atlanta's defense may struggle at times yet again. As such, Ridley should be viewed as a high-end WR2 with WR1 upside.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley hauled in 63 of 75 catchable targets and scored seven touchdowns in 2019. Additionally, Atlanta quarterbacks enjoyed a passer rating of 114.7 when throwing in his direction - the 11th-best passer rating for any receiver or tight end with at least 50 targets. The passer rating mark was lower than it was when Ridley was a rookie in 2018; he finished eighth among receivers and tight ends with at least 50 targets at 119.9.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley produced 45 more receiving yards (866-821) in 2019 despite playing three fewer games than he did in 2018. Furthermore, Ridley was charged with only three drops on 93 targets in 2019 after committing 10 drops on 92 targets as a rookie.
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley averaged 8.2 targets per game in six games following the trade of WR Mohamed Sanu last season. Ridley was averaging just 6.3 targets per game in his first seven games of the season.
Fantasy Spin: Ridley will be unchallenged as the No. 2 receiver opposite Julio Jones in 2020 and is sure to have plenty of favorable matchups. He caught all eight targets for a season-high 143 yards and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the Falcons' third game following the trade of Sanu, and he totaled 24 targets in his next two outings. He's a strong WR2 candidate in 2020 drafts.