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This Week Outlook
Riley Ridley caught both of his targets for 36 yards in Sunday's playoff loss to the Saints.
Ridley was expected to have a larger role with Darnell Mooney inactive but didn't get the start. Even with Anthony Miller getting ejected, Ridley didn't get his first touch until the final drive of the game. His older brother enjoyed a huge breakout season in Atlanta this year. If Allen Robinson leaves Chicago this offseason, the Bears may rely on Ridley to step up and contribute in 2021, which will be his third season as a pro.
The Bears are expecting major growth from second-year WR Riley Ridley. "I think the biggest growth we're going to see with anybody in our room is going to be Riley Ridley," said Bears' Position Coach Mike Furrey.
Ridley is expected to compete with Cordarrelle Patterson and Ted Ginn for the Bears WR3 role. "The passion he has to become successful in this game, he loves the process. And I believe when you love the process, it's going to be successful," Furrey added. The 23-year-old hauled in six catches for 69 yards on seven targets across five games in 2019. Even with the lofty expectations from the Bears, Ridley is a flyer in dynasty-league formats only.
Riley Ridley caught three of four targets for 54 yards in the Bears’ 21-19 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
Ridley saw some involvement in the passing game over the final weeks of the season, though he was rarely utilized over the course of the season. The rookie out of Georgia ends the year with a 6/69 receiving line.
Riley Ridley brought in both of his targets for 10 yards in the Bears’ 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
It was the rookie's best game of the season, as he caught his first pass for five yards in Week 14. Ridley had a chance to make a play on a Haily Mary in the back of the end zone with just seconds remaining, but he wasn't able to haul in Mitch Trubisky's deep pass. The Georgia product hasn't been on the field enough this season to be on the fantasy map quite yet, even in deeper formats.
Bears rookie wide receiver Riley Ridley is inactive for the team's opening night matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday.
Ridley is behind Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, and special teams ace Cordarrelle Patterson on the depth chart in Chicago, meaning he is at least one injury away from seeing any meaningful snaps.