Posted: 2/09/2020 3:13 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (abdomen) recorded more than 75 yards in each of his final four games of 2019 before suffering an abdominal injury, and Jason Butt of The Athletic believes Ridley will top 1,000 yards for the first time in his career in 2020.
Huddle Up: With Mohamed Sanu out of the picture, Ridley will be the unquestioned No. 2 receiver across from Julio Jones in 2020. He has hauled in 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons, and he could be headed for his largest workload to date. Target him as a WR3.
Posted: 12/09/2019 6:52 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (abdominal) announced on social media he will miss the rest of the season due to an abdominal injury he suffered in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Ridley's second pro season will end with 63 catches for 866 yards and a team-high seven touchdown receptions - almost an exact replica of his production over 16 games as a rookie. There's no indication yet whether or not this injury will be a concern for him in 2020. The Falcons will move forward with Julio Jones and Russell Gage as their starting receivers for the remainder of this season. Jones will remain his usual WR1 self, while Gage is now worthy of flex consideration in shallow leagues.
Posted: 12/08/2019 11:28 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown on five targets vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: San Francisco is hosting the Week 15 contest, and this pass defense has shown a few cracks in the arm of late (even before the Saints game). There is no reason to get away from Ridley while Julio Jones (shoulder) is banged up and Atlanta is forced to pass early and often. Treat him as a WR2 or a No. 3 option.
Posted: 12/08/2019 8:50 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (abdomen) suffered an abdomen injury during the Week 14 game and will not return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Ridley's injury in the next day or two. Russell Gage Jr. likely would receive a bigger role in the passing game if Ridley misses time and could be at least a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/06/2019 11:38 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 6, but is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Ridley has been a big part of the passing game over the last few weeks with 32 targets over the last three games. He should see plenty of targets this week and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in leagues.
Posted: 12/05/2019 11:16 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (toe) was still limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Ridley has strung together his best three-game stretch of the season. He'll be a high-end WR2 against a Carolina Panthers team he torched for 143 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 so long as he suits up this week.
Posted: 12/04/2019 11:17 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should check on Ridley's status later in the week to see if he is on track to play. He has been a big part of the passing game recently with at least 85 yards in each of the last three games. He can be considered at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/29/2019 6:56 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught eight passes for 91 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 13.
Huddle Up: With both Julio Jones and Austin Hooper out of action, Ridley drew a lot of extra attention from the Saints. To his credit, the second-year wideout made some plays, leading the Falcons in both receptions and receiving yards. He's a low-end WR2 assuming Jones and/or Hooper return in Week 13. If both miss another game, he might have fringe WR1 upside.
Posted: 11/24/2019 11:33 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught six passes for 85 yards and one touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. He was targeted 14 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Ridley has posted 14 receptions, 228 yards and two touchdowns over the last two games and will continue to be a big part of the passing game moving forward. He was held to only 28 yards in his last game against the New Orleans Saints but can still be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/17/2019 9:28 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught eight passes for 143 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Huddle Up: Ridley has been a bit inconsistent this season but posted his second 100-yard game of the season this week. He should have a favorable matchup in Week 12 and can be a No. 2 receiver.