Calvin Ridley
Calvin Ridley
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Atlanta Falcons
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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 (4.43 40) speed. 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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.9 million contract with the Falcons in July of 2018.
Back on the practice field
WRAtlanta Falcons
Foot
June 11, 2019
Ridley (foot) appeared to be near full strength when participating in mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Ridley was back to his old self Tuesday, making acrobatic receptions look routine after sitting out last Thursday's voluntary session with a sore foot. It's evidently a boost for the Falcons offense to have the second-year wideout active and involved, as Atlanta went 4-3 last year in games in which Ridley had a touchdown catch, and 3-6 in nine appearances when he did not. Some touchdown regression is to be expected given the team's plethora of receiving options, but Ridley does offer ample upside thanks to his explosiveness, as demonstrated by his average of 5.8 yards after catch per reception last year (19th among all NFL receivers).
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How do Calvin Ridley's 2018 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
55.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.37
 
% Team Air Yards
17.6%
 
% Team Targets
15.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.6%
 
Drop Rate
9.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.1
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Calvin Ridley Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Calvin Ridley's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
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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177 days ago
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Missing practice with sore foot
WRAtlanta Falcons
Foot
June 6, 2019
Ridley was held out of Thursday's practice with a sore foot, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Receives endorsement from coach
WRAtlanta Falcons
April 3, 2019
Coach Dan Quinn believes Ridley has potential to take a jump in his second season, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "What's exciting is that [Ridley's play] can go up a big notch," Quinn said Wednesday. "In his instance, it's the route-running and the explosiveness he has, that connection with [Matt Ryan] continuing to grow, that's a really big piece."
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Reaches 10 touchdowns as rookie
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 30, 2018
Ridley caught all five of his targets, collecting 32 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-32 win against the Buccaneers.
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Scores long touchdown
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 23, 2018
Ridley caught three of five targets for 90 yards during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.
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Snags five passes in win
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 16, 2018
Ridley caught five of seven targets for 42 yards during Sunday's 40-14 win over Arizona.
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