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Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley


Height: 6' 1"Weight: 190 lbsAge: 26College: Alabama

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #7
Projection 12.8 pts

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Fantasy managers who invested a top pick on Ridley likely weren't expecting such minimal returns through two games. In that span, he has a 12/114/1 receiving line. His production has been less than ideal, but Ridley has still commanded 18 targets. He has a great opportunity to get back on track against the Giants in Week 3.

Calvin Ridley started to see the necessary targets again this past week in a tougher matchup and he came through for fantasy managers. Ridley saw a 20.8% target share against the Buccaneers and put together a 7-70-1 stat line off of that opportunity. Looking ahead to week three, Ridley has a tougher matchup in front of him with Adoree' Jackson and/or James Bradberry, both who are making life difficult on opposing WRs this season, but he's going to see enough volume to cancel it out. He can be viewed as a reliable high-end WR2 this week.

A two-game sample size is pretty small, but so far most of Ridley's numbers fall into line with his career norms. Targets per game, receptions per game, catch rate, TD rate, average depth of target - all pretty close to his career baselines. The two exceptions are yards per catch and yards per game. Ridley has never averaged under 12.8 yards per catch, and last year he was up to 15.3. So far this year he's at 9.5. And after averaging 66.6 yards per game in 2019 and 91.6 yards per game in 2020, he's at 57.0 in 2021. Again, it's a small sample size, but the problem seems to be that the Atlanta passing game simply isn't producing big plays. Maybe that changes this week, but Ridley will be dealing with ace cover man James Bradbury on at least some of his snaps. Ridley still falls within WR1 range this week, but the slippage in the rankings has begun. At $7,000 in DraftKings this week, Ridley doesn't have much appeal.

Diggs rebounded last week with 7 receptions for 63 yards and a TD after a poor showing in Week 1. He should show well on the road against a Giants team that is 17th against fantasy wide receivers.

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