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Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley


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

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 12th
Draft Rank (ECR) #14
Best / Worst #5 / #30
ADP #20

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I was all in on Calvin Ridley last season and it certainly paid off. Ridley finished as the overall WR4 in fantasy and many people were getting him as their WR2 on their roster! For as much as I liked Ridley last season, I might like him even more in 2021. Julio Jones is no longer on this team and Ridley should see a natural uptick in targets. Ridley's arrow is still pointing up and he just might be a value again this season, which is ridiculous to say when he's being drafted as a top-10 WR. A top-5 finish is not out of the realm of possibilities again for the star wideout - in fact, I might be so bullish as to guarantee it. My Updated Very Early Projection: 90-1349-11 receiving.

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Calvin Ridley showing no lingering effects from offseason foot surgery

Calvin Ridley is working out early at the Falcons' first training camp and is clearly recovering well from offseason foot surgery.

Fantasy Impact

With the Julio Jones trade, Ridley is primed to be Matt Ryan's No. 1 target this season. The three-year pro has excelled in that role in the past when Jones has been injured. In the seven games Jones missed last season, Ridley commanded a 30% target share and averaged 11 targets per game. The former Crimson Tide receiver put all that volume to good use too, averaging 19.8 points per game in those contests. Ridley is currently being drafted as the WR6, which isn't a spot fantasy managers should be shying away from him at. He has the talent and expected volume to return good value on that investment. In fact, he has the potential to finish even higher. The Falcons are once again expected to be one of the most pass-happy offenses in the league. They lack an elite talent at running back and their defense is expected to be below-average. Ridley is an excellent investment this season in all scoring formats, especially with the news there are no concerns regarding his health.

Robert Lorge - Jul 29, 2021
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DraftWR #5WR #1WR #12102
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Projections (2021)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week52082.6
Last 3 Weeks1150.37.712.4
Season to Date91.60.6612.8
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ TB52082.6
Week 16@ KC1300512.3
Week 15vs. TB16311022.3
Week 14@ LAC1241818.4
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
Next Gamevs. PHI6th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesTB, NYG, WAS30th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CAR, SF, DET10th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--7th easiest remaining opponents
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