Atlanta Falcons
  • 6'1"
  • 190
  • 24
  • 0 years
  • Alabama
  • 2018 R1 O, None

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 7:10pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught three passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in a 28-14 preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: Ridley should open the year as Atlanta's No. 3 receiver, and his potential makes him worth a look as a WR4 in redraft leagues. In rookie drafts, he should be off the board in the first round.

  • Posted: 7/28/2018 9:23am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (leg) suffered a hamstring or knee injury during practice Saturday, July 28, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if Ridley will miss any time. He should serve as the No. 3 receiver to start the season and could join the starting lineup at some point in 2018. He can be a possible No. 4 receiver in most leagues but will be more valuable in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 7/12/2018 8:45pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley will have the opportunity to 'make an immediate impact,' according to Herbie Teope of NFL.com, and Teope believes Ridley will take advantage of single coverage from opposing defenses.

    Huddle Up: With Julio Jones drawing plenty of attention, Ridley should have a chance to break loose for some big plays. He should be selected in first round of rookie drafts, and he's worth the gamble as a WR4 in redraft formats.

  • Posted: 6/14/2018 8:13pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has impressed head coach Dan Quinn with his performance in OTAs, particularly his football IQ.

    Huddle Up: Ridley adds another potent weapon to Atlanta's offense, and he should see plenty of friendly matchups while playing alongside Julio Jones. He is a WR4 with upside in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.

  • Posted: 5/13/2018 11:20am ET

    Atlanta Falcons first-round WR Calvin Ridley lined up in the slot as well as outside during rookie minicamp Saturday, May 12. Ridley is also under consideration to return kickoffs and punts, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal- Constitution.

    Huddle Up: Ridley is the Falcons' only unsigned draft pick, but he figures to have a fairly sizeable role in his first pro season. At the very least, Atlanta needs somebody to replace Taylor Gabriel. The slot may be a perfect place for Ridley to start out given his route-running precision and lack of size. Regardless, he should be able to steal snaps from Mohamed Sanu as the season progresses and has a shot to start over him at some point. The rookie is worth considering as a high-upside WR4 in most leagues.

  • Posted: 4/29/2018 6:58am ET

    The Atlanta Falcons could experiment with using WR Calvin Ridley as a kickoff returner and punt returner at the team's rookie camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Ridley returned just two punts for four yards at Alabama and did not return any kickoffs.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons believe Ridley possesses the skill and explosiveness to be an effective return man despite his lack of experience in that role. He is likely to be the club's No. 3 receiver in 2018 behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, making him worthy of a late- round flier in most fantasy formats, with added value in keeper and dynasty leagues.

  • Posted: 4/26/2018 11:17pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley will play outside and in the slot, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: With Taylor Gabriel gone there's room for Ridley to contribute right away, though outside of Julio Jones the Falcons don't have a great history of productive rookie receivers. Speaking of Jones, there have been rumblings that he's unhappy with his contract, and while a holdout seems unlikely, it's worth remembering that Jones has dealt with his fair share of nagging injuries in recent years. That should give Ridley some late-round potential.

  • Posted: 4/26/2018 8:00pm ET

    The Atlanta Falcons selected Alabama WR Calvin Ridley with the 26th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.

    Huddle Up: Ridley has a chance to be the No. 3 receiver for the Falcons behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. He probably will be considered a late-round pick in standard drafts but will have more value in keeper leagues since he could move up the depth chart as a rookie.

  • Posted: 3/3/2018 10:28am ET

    Alabama WR Calvin Ridley ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash Saturday, March 3, at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. He tied for the eighth-fastest time at his position. Ridley posted 15 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press, which tied for 13th-most at his position.

    Huddle Up: The top wide receiver prospect on most boards looked the part in drills and during his workouts. He's a likely first-round selection and, in the right situation, could offer matchup utility in fantasy this year.

  • Posted: 1/28/2018 8:28pm ET

    Alabama WR Calvin Ridley is more than a deep threat and will be 'a top-tier No. 2 wideout' in the NFL, according to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com.

    Huddle Up: Ridley is considered by many to be the top receiving prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he could have an immediate fantasy impact if he lands with a receiver-needy team. Expect him to be a first- round pick in rookie drafts.

  • Posted: 1/18/2018 9:22am ET

    Alabama WR Calvin Ridley was given to the Chicago Bears in the first 2018 mock draft by ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper. Ridley is widely considered the top wide receiver available in the 2018 draft class.

    Huddle Up: Ridley to Chicago is about as logical of a fit as any player to any team this year. The Bears are hurting badly at the wide receiver position and need a talented playmaker that young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can look to. Additionally, Chicago picks early enough (No. 8) to take Ridley ahead of other prospective teams. If this pick does come to fruition, Ridley would gain immediate fantasy relevance as Chicago's most talented pass-catcher.

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