Posted: 3/03/2021 4:01 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has recorded a league-high 89 catches on throws that traveled at least 10 yards in the air since the start of the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Ridley is an exquisite route-runner, which helps to explain how he is so proficient in the intermediate passing game. Julio Jones figures to remain the alpha receiver in the Atlanta offense for at least another year or two, but 2020 removed any doubt that Ridley is more than ready to slide into that role. Ridley averaged 88 yards receiving in the seven full games Jones missed last year, but he only scored two of his nine touchdowns in those contests. Ridley should be among the first 10 receivers off the board in fantasy drafts this spring and summer.
Posted: 1/24/2021 4:12 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley's 23 receptions of 20-plus yards in 2020 were tied for the league lead.
Huddle Up: Ridley's 90 receptions, 143 targets and 1,374 yards all shattered his previous career highs, and while injuries to Julio Jones created more opportunities, credit Ridley for being able to take advantage. Barring a major overhaul of Atlanta's offense, he should be no worse than a WR2 in 2021.
Posted: 1/02/2021 4:19 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley leads the league with 575 receiving yards since Week 12.
Huddle Up: Ridley has topped 100 yards in four straight games, and he is a must-start option in Week 17 against a Tampa Bay defense that he torched for 10 catches, 163 yards and a score a couple of weeks ago.
Posted: 12/27/2020 9:33 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught five passes for 130 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 16. He was targeted nine times during the game.
Huddle Up: Ridley posted his fourth straight 100-yard game this week and continue to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. He is a must-start option in all leagues next week.
Posted: 12/21/2020 1:09 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley was good for 10 receptions, 163 yards and one touchdown on 14 targets in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: That's three straight 100-yard games for Ridley, and he has scored in back-to-back outings. Fantasy owners in their playoffs are very thankful for Ridley, and even more happy Julio Jones isn't in the picture to derail Ridley. The Falcons travel to meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 16.
Posted: 12/19/2020 1:29 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 18, but is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Ridley has been one of the better receivers in the NFL this season and will see plenty of targets this week with Julio Jones sidelined. He should be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/18/2020 2:41 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Ridley has posted back-to-back 100-yard games and ranks in the top 10 in the NFL in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He should be a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/16/2020 9:41 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Ridley should be able to play in the Week 15 game as long as he does not suffer a setback during the week. He is a big part of the offense for the Falcons and is a must-start option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/14/2020 5:46 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley posted eight receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown in a Week 14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: With Julio Jones out, Ridley looked every bit a true WR1 on Sunday, topping 100 yards receiving for the sixth time this season and securing his eighth touchdown reception. He should continue as a WR1 to close the 2020 campaign.
Posted: 12/06/2020 11:38 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught five passes for 108 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 13. He was targeted 10 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Ridley has recorded five 100-yard games this season and has been targeted 28 times over the last three weeks. He will continue to be a big part of the passing game and can be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.