Calvin Ridley
Calvin Ridley
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Atlanta Falcons
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Heading into 2020, Ridley had more or less lived up to his first-round pedigree, but last season constituted a full breakout. Despite missing a game, Ridley finished tied for fifth in yards, sixth in YPT (9.6), first in 100-yard games (8) and scored nine times. He also led all receivers in aDOT (14.6) and air yards (2,067), i.e., Ridley’s 143 targets were not of the dink-and-dunk variety. Unsurprisingly, he tied Justin Jefferson for the league lead in 20-yard catches with 23. At 6-1, 190, and with 4.43 speed, Ridley is a good athlete, but no physical freak. He relies on quickness, route running, versatility — lining up in the slot or outside — and his rapport with Matt Ryan. And now, with Julio Jones out of the picture, Ridley is one of the favorites to lead the league in targets. He topped 100 yards in five of the seven games Jones missed last year, averaging a whopping 11.3 targets (Davante Adams led the NFL with 10.6 per game). New HC Arthur Smith hopes to have a balanced offense where that type of target volume is far-fetched, but Smith faces an uphill battle in Year 1 with Mike Davis as his projected lead back, and he also built the offense in which Ryan Tannehill tossed 55 TDs against 12 INTs in 26 starts the last two years. The Ryan-to-Ridley connection should stay hot, at least for one more season. Ridley had minor foot surgery in June but is expected to be ready for training camp. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $10.9 million contract with the Falcons in July of 2018.
Finds end zone in Week 2 loss
WRAtlanta Falcons
September 19, 2021
Ridley secured seven of 10 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Ridley made his first 2021 trip to the end zone in the third quarter, hauling in a three-yard pass from Matt Ryan to close the Falcons' deficit to 11 points at the time. The Falcons' No. 1 wideout looked the part a bit more than during a pedestrian Week 1 effort, and he'll look to capitalize on a questionable Giants secondary in a Week 3 road battle.
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How do Calvin Ridley's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
96.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.64
 
% Team Air Yards
52.0%
 
% Team Targets
22.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.5
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
100.1
 
Cornerbacks
85.0
 
Safeties
91.7
 
Linebackers
139.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Calvin Ridley's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.88 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
The 26th selection in the 2018 draft, Ridley picked up last season where he left off as a rookie, only with more efficiency, before missing the season's last three games with an abdominal injury. He bumped his YPC and and YPT marks to 13.7 and 9.3, respectively, and scored seven times, despite seeing only seven red-zone targets all year. Ridley didn't make many big plays - only 12 catches of 20-plus yards and none for more than 40 - but he also showed improved focus (only three drops) and put up better numbers after Mohamed Sanu was traded and Austin Hooper got hurt. At 6-1, 190, Ridley has only average size, and his 4.43 40 speed is above average but nothing special for a player of his frame. Ridley's also a good route runner, capable of lining up in the slot or outside. With Hooper now in Cleveland, Ridley is the clear No. 2 option after 31-year Julio Jones, playing in a pass-friendly system with the capable Matt Ryan at quarterback. A healthy Jones limits Ridley's ceiling, but the passing-game tree is narrow, giving him a strong floor.
Taken with the 26th overall pick last year, Ridley had a promising rookie season with 10 scores (T-6th), 8.9 YPT and four catches of 40-plus yards on only 92 targets. Ordinarily, that kind of debut would portend big things in Year 2. But six of Ridley's TDs came in Weeks 2-4 - he had only four scores from Week 5 until the end of the year. Moreover, Ridley's focus was suspect at times as he dropped nine passes, nearly 10 percent of his total looks. Finally, the once red-zone-challenged Julio Jones went on a TD-scoring tear in the second half, and Jones isn't going anywhere as the team's target hog and first look near the goal line. At 6-1, 190, Ridley has average size and good speed (4.43 40). He's a polished route runner and versatile enough to line up outside or in the slot. And while Jones' presence limits his target and production ceiling, there's a nice floor with a stable QB situation, modest contributions from the TE in the passing game and only 30-year-old Mohamed Sanu competing for the non-Jones portion of the wideout opportunities.
Taken with the 26th overall pick, Ridley finds himself in a nearly ideal landing spot. The Falcons have a high-end QB in his prime and a playmaking void opposite an aging Julio Jones at receiver. Mohamed Sanu is a decent possession option, but he's slow and had only one 40-yard catch over the last two years. Enter Ridley, a polished route runner and accomplished college receiver who runs a 4.43 40 and has enough quickness to line up in the slot. At 6-1, 190, Ridley isn't especially stout, and he's already 23, so his ceiling might not be as high as some of the younger players in his class. But he should see targets out of the gate and has a good chance to be the team's No. 2 option before long.
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Five grabs in Week 1 loss
WRAtlanta Falcons
September 12, 2021
Ridley brought in five of eight targets for 51 yards in the Falcons' 32-6 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
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Chance to play Sunday
WRAtlanta Falcons
August 29, 2021
Ridley is in uniform ahead of Sunday's preseason contest against the Browns, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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Sitting out preseason game
WRAtlanta Falcons
August 21, 2021
Ridley will not play in Saturday's preseason game against Miami, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Feels good early in camp
WRAtlanta Falcons
August 3, 2021
Ridley is back at full strength and says his practice reps have been managed as part of a long-term plan, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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Returns for first day of camp
WRAtlanta Falcons
July 29, 2021
Ridley (foot) is going through individual drills at the beginning of Thursday's practice, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.comreports.
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