Desmond Ridder
Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 207 Age: 24 Exp: 2 years College: Cincinnati Drafted: 2022 R3 74
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Position Rank: 3rd
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Week 14 vs TB
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Week 14 vs TB
Posted: 12/03/2023 10:01 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Desmond Ridder completed 12-of-27 passes for 121 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 13 against the New York Jets, while adding three rushes for zero yards.
Posted: 11/26/2023 11:16 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Desmond Ridder went 13-for-21 for 168 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the New Orleans Saints in Week 12. He also rushed for 30 yards on seven carries during the game.
Posted: 11/20/2023 7:10 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Desmond Ridder has been named the starter indefinitely, according to sources Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Ridder will have some streaming potential in certain matchups, but the failed Taylor Heinicke experiment goes to show there's not a very high ceiling for the Falcons offense. In nine games, Ridder was the QB17 through the first seven weeks of the season, which included three top-12 finishes.
Posted: 11/19/2023 3:36 pm GMT
The Atlanta Falcons plan to resume using QB Desmond Ridder as their starting quarterback following the team's bye, beginning with Week 12's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple sources. He is expected to serve as the starter for the rest of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Taylor Heinicke started the Falcons' previous two contests after Ridder sustained a concussion versus the Tennessee Titans in Week 8 but wound up losing both games. The Falcons are hopeful that Ridder's time on the sidelines will serve as a reboot for him, after he went 4-4 in a starting role prior to getting injured. He can be avoided in standard fantasy leagues for now because his stats this season have been unimpressive.
Posted: 11/13/2023 9:07 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Desmond Ridder and QB Taylor Heinicke have both received starts this season, but head coach Arthur Smith said the team will not name a starter for Week 11 until after their bye week.
Huddle Up: Neither Ridder nor Heinicke has posted great numbers this season, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see which one will be named the starter. Both should be avoided in standard leagues.
Posted: 11/13/2023 1:07 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Desmond Ridder replaced QB Taylor Heinicke (hamstring) against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10 and finished with 39 passing yards, 11 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a 25-23 loss.
Huddle Up: Ridder would likely be reinstalled as the starter if Heinicke is forced to miss time, but Ridder is a QB2 at best.
Posted: 11/12/2023 11:35 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Taylor Heinicke (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 10 game against the Arizona Cardinals, and he was replaced by former starter QB Desmond Ridder.
Posted: 11/02/2023 8:57 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Drake London (groin) and DB DeMarcco Hellams (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday, Nov. 2. CB Mike Hughes (shoulder) and FB Keith Smith (concussion) were limited. LB Tae Davis (concussion) practiced in full. DE Calais Campbell (rest), QB Desmond Ridder (concussion) and DT David Onyemata (rest) were not given practice designations.
Posted: 11/01/2023 10:21 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons DE Calais Campbell (non-injury), S DeMarcco Hellams (hamstring) and DT David Onyemata (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 1. CB Mike Hughes (shoulder) and FB Keith Smith (concussion) were limited during practice. LB Tae Davis (concussion) and QB Desmond Ridder (head) fully participated in practice.
Posted: 10/31/2023 1:54 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Taylor Heinicke replaced QB Desmond Ridder during the Week 8 game, and head coach Arthur Smith said he plans to name the starting quarterback for Week 9 Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: Ridder has been the start for every game this season, but Heinicke seems to have the chance to take over the job. Both quarterbacks should be avoided in standard leagues and are risky options in two-quarterback leagues.
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