WR Calvin Ridley - Atlanta Falcons
|6-1, 190||Born: 12-20-1994||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2018|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): The Falcons didn't have to press in the passing game to win in New Orleans, so Ridley's stat line was muted. His speed was still apparent, so don't bail on with Tampa coming up in two weeks.
Week 11: at Carolina Panthers
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
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
2019 Week 8 vs SEA (7 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)
He dropped a short slant after cornerback Shaq Griffin knocked the ball away. The target was at the receiver's back shoulder. Although it should have been caught and secured, the placement made the corner's job easier to defend the target. He made a diving leaping catch near the end line for a two-point conversion on the Brian Hill touchdown run in the third quarter. Schaub threw a hospital ball to Ridley on a corner route thrown behind the receiver inside the 10. Ridley hit his head on the turf after catching the ball, taking the hit and holding on early in the fourth quarter. He passed an evaluation in the medical tent but rookie Olamide Zaccheaus replacement him during a fourth-quarter drive. Ridley was well covered on a fade in the end zone late in the game by Jamar Taylor. Ridley gained over 40 yards on two catches during garbage-time late in the game on passes over the middle. The first was a crossing route where he fumbled the ball after he was hit, but Austin Hooper recovered it.
2019 Week 7 vs LAR (6 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Dante Fowler held Ridley on third and three during the first drive and gave Altanta new life. Ridley earned a first down on an out route late in the first drive. Ridley caught fin route against off coverage on third and short near midfield in the middle of the second quarter. He caught a quick out route late in the third quarter but Troy Hill stopped Ridley immediately on the play. Ridley gained six a few plays later on 2nd and 16 on a quick slant that Hill also limited early in the fourth quarter.
2019 Week 6 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 48 / 1 rec)
He scored on a variation of orbit motion towards the quarterback at the snap, to mimic an end-around and then reversed field to the flat he came from and scored after making a defender miss. Ridley committed a pass interference penalty to end the second drive of the first quarter, but it was a designed clear-out play for Julio Jones that Ryan was late to throw the ball and it contributed to Ridley's block being illegal. He earned a short rout in the left flat for five yards on a pass that forced him back to the ball and back insdie the first down marker early in the fourth quarter. Two plays later he earned 23 yards on an out route across midfield.
2019 Week 5 vs HOU (9 / 5 / 88 / 1 rec)
The receiver slipped on a short sideline route on 2nd and 8 during the Falcons' second series and the ball bounced off his hands. He ran a strong out route with a nice sale of the post against off coverage for a 22-yard gain to get Atlanta inside the Texans' 25. Ryan found Ridley for 16 yards in the right flat during the fifth series to reach midfield. Ryan led Ridley too far on an inside-breaking route and into a throng of defenders who should have intercepted the target late in the half. After a first-down clipping penalty on Alex Mack, Ridley was overthrown at the sideline on a deep out. Ridley earned an out route late in the third quarter down by 16 points. Ryan worked free on a roll to the right and found Ridley for a 28-yard score at the right boundary of the end zone and Ridley worked free of Jonathan Joseph, who thought he pushed the receiver out of bounds.
2019 Week 4 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Adoree Jackson tightly covered Ridley on a third-down target at the boundary and forced the incompletion and a subsequent punt. Ryan overshot Calvin Ridley on a deep post early in the second quarter. Ridley dropped a 2nd and 20 pass in the third quarter on a route breaking inside and back to the quarterback. He toasted Malcolm Butler for a dee pout in the middle of the third quarter. He caught an off-target receiver screen in the middle of the fourth quarter. He earned an eight-yard hook route deep in their territory with less than two minutes left.
2019 Week 3 vs IND (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Ridley didn't earn a target in the first half and then made a mental error with a third-and-short block where he was too close to the line of scrimmage to begin his block and cost a third-down conversion for Austin Hooper. Ridley made his first catch later in the series on a slant for a first down.
2019 Week 2 vs PHI (10 / 8 / 105 / 1 rec)
He earned a first down on 3rd and 5 on an out to the opposite side of the field. Ridley dropped a diving go route off a double move in the end zone on 2nd and 9. Ridley made the first man miss after running a short out and got the first down in the middle of the second quarter. He then caught a route crossing the middle for a first down and took a hard hit to his hip on the play that forced Ridley to leave the game (on his own volition) for a break. He scored a few plays later on a deep post where he sold the dig effectively to the coverage to run past. He worked back to the ball with an excellent extension to the ball over the middle for a first down with a minute left. Late in the game, Ridley nearly pulled down a post route between two defenders in the end zone.
2019 Week 1 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 64 / 1 rec)
His first catch came with 5:25 in the third quarter for a first down in the right flat. Ryan targeted Ridley in the end zone late in the third quarter and drew a defensive pass interference call that was questionable, at best. Ridley dropped a low throw against tight coverage late in the third quarter. Ryan exhibited good touch on a throw to the pylon where Trae Waynes tied up Ridely during the stem, but Ridley worked free and ran to the pylong and under the target for the touchdown with nine minutes left. Ridley's most impressive play was a crossing route where made multiple men miss in the open field with a little more than a minute left to reach the Vikings two.
Latest NewsFalcons | Three receptions for Calvin Ridley (Sun Nov 10, 04:41 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught three passes for 28 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. He was targeted five times during the game. He also rushed for 22 yards on one carry. Our View: If the Falcons passing game isn't going to have to make up huge deficits thanks to better defensive plays, the ceiling of all of the receivers will come down. Hold Ridley for the stretch run, but probably put him on your bench next week.
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