Desmond Ridder

Desmond Ridder

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Atlanta Falcons
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Desmond Ridder in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $5.36 million contract with the Falcons in July of 2022.
Encouraging performance in finale
QBAtlanta Falcons
January 7, 2024
Ridder completed 22 of 30 passes for 291 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and netted no gain on two carries in the Falcons' 48-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
ANALYSIS
The two turnovers were naturally a blemish, but Ridder otherwise put together some encouraging numbers that included an elevated 9.7 yards per attempt, his second-highest figure of the season. Ridder connected with Jonnu Smith and and Bijan Robinson for touchdown tosses of 15 and 71 yards, respectively, for only his second multi-touchdown performance of his second season, and Sunday's production pushed the sophomore signal-caller's final numbers to 2,836 passing yards and a 12:12 TD:INT over 15 games. Both Ridder and the Falcons as a whole head into the offseason with plenty of uncertainty, and it seems likely that the young signal-caller will either find himself in a new locale or playing for a new coaching staff with Atlanta in 2024.
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How do Desmond Ridder's 2023 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
19.1%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.3 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.4%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.1 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.9%
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Desmond Ridder's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
207 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.52 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.15 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
A four-year college starter and a third-round pick in this year’s draft, Ridder is expected to compete with Marcus Mariota for the starting job. Mariota is the favorite, thanks to his experience and knowledge of the offense, having previously played for coach Arthur Smith in Tennessee. Ridder looks more like a work in progress. His arm is only average, and his ball placement and accuracy need work. With 4.52 speed, Ridder is plenty mobile to keep plays alive, but he isn't especially elusive and had modest rushing stats last year at Cincinnati. If he does win the job, Ridder won’t have much to work with. Tight end Kyle Pitts is the only proven threat, and the team’s No. 1 wide receiver is a rookie (albeit a first-round pick in Drake London). What’s more, the offensive line may start the same five guys that allowed the second-highest QB pressure rate in the league last year. Ridder won't have it easy if he plays as a rookie.
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Will start Week 18
QBAtlanta Falcons
January 7, 2024
Ridder will serve as Atlanta's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Saints, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Loses grip on starting gig
QBAtlanta Falcons
December 19, 2023
Ridder will be replaced by Taylor Heinicke as Atlanta's starting quarterback Sunday versus the Colts, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.
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Underwhelming in Week 15 loss
QBAtlanta Falcons
December 17, 2023
Ridder completed 12 of 20 passes for 157 yards with one touchdown and one interception and netted minus-2 yards on five rush attempts in the Falcons' 9-7 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. He also committed a fumble recovered by Atlanta.
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Career-high yardage tally in loss
QBAtlanta Falcons
December 10, 2023
Ridder completed 26 of 40 passes for 347 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Falcons' 29-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 15 yards and another score, committed two fumbles and lost one, and threw a two-point conversion pass.
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Struggles in low-scoring win
QBAtlanta Falcons
December 3, 2023
Ridder completed 12 of 27 passes for 121 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 13-8 win over the Jets. He also had zero yards on three rushing attempts.
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