WR Calvin Ridley - Atlanta Falcons
|6-1, 190||Born: 12-20-1994||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Calvin Ridley's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs TB (5 / 5 / 32 / 1 rec)
Ridley earned a first down on the fourth play of the game, gaining six yards on a short out to the right sideline. Ridley earned a 12-yard comeback on a designed boot to the left in the middle of the second quarter. He took a short route in the flat up the sideline for a near first-down on 2nd and 9 but Austin Hooper's holding penalty nullified another play. Ridley earned a walk-in score to the right flat on a great play design off a play fake to the back while Ridley worked behind the quarterback and then reversed field to the flat. This upped Atlanta's lead to 10 points. He gained two on a short screen to begin a late-game drive, falling backwards to snare the target.
2018 Week 16 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 90 / 1 rec)
Ryan targeted Ridley while under pressure on an in-breaking route and Ridley took a late hit by Eric Reid and Ridley jammed his leg into the defender while sliding to the ground. Ridley dropped a tough third-and-two pass between a pair of defenders inside the Carolina five. The ball went through his hands, bounced off his chest, and then he took the hit in the back. Calvin Ridley made his first catch streaking up the left sideline for a 75-yard score against a busted Cover 2 zone on the first play of the second half. He gained a few yards on a shallow route on the next drive. He earned a first down on a short hook and dove for the first down on the drive after that.
2018 Week 15 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
He earned nine yards on a hook route for to set up a short gain for a first down on a quarterback sneak by Ryan. A few plays later, he earned a few years on a short route, slipping to the ground while trying to turn up the field. He earned a short target at the right sideline to convert a first down in the middle of the second quarter. He earned a short out for seven yards late in the half to kick off a drive deep in Atlanta's own territory. Ridley dropped a third-down crossing route on 3rd and 15 to begin the second half, leading to a punt.
2018 Week 14 vs GB (4 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Ryan found Sanu while climbing the pocket under pressure on third and eight. He hit Sanu settling over the middle for the first down. Ryan found Sanu once again for a third-down conversion in a heavily-trafficked area with Julio Jones supplying a pick on third down in Packers territory during its second drive. Sanu earned a 12-ayrd gain in the left flat on a hook route setting up a short hitch to Jones for a short touchdown to get the game within 20 early in the foruth quarter. The snap bounces off Sanu's leg as he motioned across the formation in the red zone with Atlanta trying to get within two scores in mid-fourth quarter and the Packers recover.
2018 Week 13 vs BAL (5 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Ryan threw behind Ridley on a slant and bounced off the receiver's outstretched hands on third and nine, stalling the opening drive and leading to a Matt Bryant field goal of 44 yards. Ridley didn't run a deep enough route on 3rd and 10 against off coverage and broke back a step too early and forced a 4th and 1 that the Ravens stuffed to end Atlanta's third series. Ridley dropped a corner route on third and five of the same drive when Humphrey knocked the pass loose as well, forcing Atlanta's second punt. Ridley caught a dig route on third down to begin the third quarter but couldn't weave through the defense to get the first down, forcing another punt. He scored on the rebound of an inaccurate pass to Mohamed Sanu that was tipped by three defender players while Ryan was hit throwing the ball, but the right tackle nullified the play with a hold.
2018 Week 12 vs NO (13 / 8 / 93 / 1 rec)
Ridley's output was not a good indication of his up-and-down performance against the Saints' top corner Marshon Lattimore, who faced Ridley all night. The rookie earned his first target on third and nine from the Saints' 22 during the second drive, running an out and catching the ball thrown to his back shoulder for a first down and a gain of 11. Ridley leaned to the ground on a 3rd and 14 deep go route up the right sideline during the third series and let the ball go through his hands against tight coverage. After a couple of shorter targets, Ryan followed up with a deep go route to Ridley up the left sideline against Lattimore, but Ridley could not shake Lattimore with a double move near the line of scrimmage and the pass fell incomplete. On 3rd and 13 late in the third quarter, Ryan looked right, escaped pressure to his left, and made an off-balance toss to Ridley in the left flat for a long gain to the Saints' two. He tried to squeeze it into Ridley on 2nd and goal but Ridley dropped the ball before taking a hit by the safety coming over the top form the inside of the route - a tough target but one he should catch. Two plays later, Ryan found Ridley in the back of the end zone after a pump fake to help the receiver work clean on a 4th and goal at the end of the third quarter to cut the deficit to 14. Ridley dropped a fourth-quarter out route against Lattimore on the next drive but Ryan found Ridley on a dig route across the middle inside the Saints' 20 with 4:01 left on 4th and 10. As Ridley worked form the 10 to the 5, Lattimore stripped the ball from Ridley's loose carriage and the Saints recovered inside its 1.
2018 Week 11 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Ryan found Ridley on a quick slant against a corner blitz on the opening play of the second quarter. Ryan threw the ball a little behind the receiver, who earned 14 and a first down. Ridley earned about five yards on a toss play from the backfield. Ryan found Ridley for 18 yards on a deep out early in the fourth series. Ridley let a crossing route through his hands while down by three on an RPO that landed in Leighton Vander Esch's mitts for the interception into Atlanta territory early in the fourth quarter. Ezekiel Elliott scored up the middle from 23 yards to pad the lead. He was wide open for a six-yard gain on a short out to midfield late in the game.
2018 Week 10 vs CLE (5 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Ryan overthrew Ridley in the left flat during the first drive on a second and five. He fumbled a toss play as the I-back to begin the second quarter but recovered a lucky bounce for a three-yard gain. Denzel Ward nearly picked off Ryan on a third-and-seven out route where Ryan threw the ball behind Calvin Ridley's break during the third quarter and it forced another punt. Ridley beat Ward over the middle for a third-and-one conversion midway through the fourth quarter. A few plays later, Ridley earned 47 in a short route where he turned past Ward for most of the yardage after the catch.
2018 Week 9 vs WAS (9 / 6 / 71 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Quentin Dunbar broke well on a deep out route intended for Ridley during the first drive, undercutting the receiver on the throw across the field. Ridley later dropped a beltline-level target--failing to look the ball into his hands. Ridley earned a short throw-out to the left side for a minimal gain, setting up the seventh third down of the half. He scored on a crossing route working under a Mohamed Sanu rub that got Ridley into the open field for over 40 yards on the play. He earned a quick slant on an RPO for 15 yards early in the fourth quarter.
2018 Week 7 vs NYG (6 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
His first catch was a route across the middle that he took another eight yards across the field for the first down off a play-action look during the second drive. Ridley earned a first down on a pick route by Hooper to get open on the slant midway through the fourth quarter. Riley earned a first down on third and nine late in the game on a timing route where he broke back to the ball and extended through a wrap for the marker. It was his third, third-down catch of the game.
2018 Week 6 vs TB (3 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
He earned 15 yards on a third-and-short, play-action slant route during the opening drive. He earned another catch on an out to the left sideline late in the drive. He earned a third catch against off coverage on a comeback route for 20 yards. He injured his left ankle and had both ankles taped early in the second quarter. He was labeled questionable to return.
2018 Week 5 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
He earned an easy slant as the inside trips receiver on third down on the same side of the field as Freeman and Austin Hooper, who rubbed ahead for Ridley to work underneath. Ridley earned a first down on a shallow crossing route on third and short against a wide open zone to get Atlanta inside the Pittsburgh 15. Ridley earned an intermediate cross against a wide-open zone to end the third quarter. Jones' first catch came from the slot on a crossing route and scramble drill during the fourth quarter for 18 yards and position inside the red zone. Ridley and Ryan had a miscommunication with reading deep coverage on a double move late in the game and Ryan threw the ball deeper than Ridley's break, nearly resulting in an interception.
2018 Week 4 vs CIN (6 / 4 / 54 / 2 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
He began the game with a six-yard gain working across the middle as the check-down option on a second-down pass play during the initial drive. He earned a deep target to begin the second drive but Ryan overshot the receiver. Ridley had a one-on-one with a Bengals defense on an end-around but slipped on a cut and lost yardage on the play. He then dropped a wide-open slant that when through his hands on high but catchable target. Ridley scored on a red zone slant for the Falcons' third touchdown of the half. Ridley scored again on an out-and-up just outside the red zone for an easy touchdown early in the fourth quarter for the Atlanta lead.
2018 Week 3 vs NO (8 / 7 / 146 / 3 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Ridley got open over the middle for a first down from the slot on a trips set during the second drive. Ridley followed with an end around for nine yards. Ridley converted a third down during his drive on a dig route, juggling the ball after a good route and managing to hang on. On the next play, he ran a stutter-go for the touchdown. Ridley began the next drive with curl for a first down. Ryan overshot Ridley on a deep post in the middle of the second quarter and two Saints defenders committed uncalled fouls on Ridley during the route. Ridley then beat two defensive backs on a deep post on the first drive of the third quarter and forced a 45-yard defensive pass interference foul that put Atlanta in the Saints red zone. Saints defensive back Patrick Robinson was carted off after the play. Ridley then worked back to the football along the end line for his third touchdown. He earned a first down with Jones working deeper on a third down and opening up the flat for Ridley on the crossing route in the late third quarter.
2018 Week 2 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 64 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
He earned his first catch of the season on a short out route as an outside receiver during the first drive. Ridley forced a defensive pass interference penalty from a stacked set with Austin Hooper but it shouldn't have bene called; Ridley fell and there was nothing but incidental contact. Ridley scored on an easy on-on-one singled up against a defender with outside shade for a slant. Ridley earned a strong game during the final two minutes working with Austin Hooper on a rub route and gained another 17 after the catch. Atlanta found Ridley on another route dragging under Hooper and gained another 15 yards after the catch. Ridley dropped an in-cut of a pivot route trying to run after the catch in the third quarter.
2018 Week 1 vs PHI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ridley dropped his first target on a hitch in the middle of the field when the Eagles defense hit him in the back. Ryan didn't go back to him for the rest of the contest.
Latest NewsFalcons | Calvin Ridley in good company (Thu Jan 10, 10:40 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley finished his rookie season with numbers similar to what retired WR Marvin Harrison put up as a rookie. Ridley had 64 catches for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018, and Harrison had 64 catches for 836 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie year. Our View: Ridley had a fine rookie season and we're excited to see what he can do in his second season. The Falcons fired Steve Sarkisian as their offensive coordinator and hired Dirk Koetter in his place. The offense should see a boost with the new coach.
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