Calvin Ridley
Calvin Ridley
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Atlanta Falcons
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 26th selection in the 2018 draft, Ridley picked up last season where he left off as a rookie, only with more efficiency, before missing the season's last three games with an abdominal injury. He bumped his YPC and and YPT marks to 13.7 and 9.3, respectively, and scored seven times, despite seeing only seven red-zone targets all year. Ridley didn't make many big plays - only 12 catches of 20-plus yards and none for more than 40 - but he also showed improved focus (only three drops) and put up better numbers after Mohamed Sanu was traded and Austin Hooper got hurt. At 6-1, 190, Ridley has only average size, and his 4.43 40 speed is above average but nothing special for a player of his frame. Ridley's also a good route runner, capable of lining up in the slot or outside. With Hooper now in Cleveland, Ridley is the clear No. 2 option after 31-year Julio Jones, playing in a pass-friendly system with the capable Matt Ryan at quarterback. A healthy Jones limits Ridley's ceiling, but the passing-game tree is narrow, giving him a strong floor. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $10.9 million contract with the Falcons in July of 2018.
Gets fifth year in Atlanta
WRAtlanta Falcons
May 3, 2021
The Falcons exercised Ridley's $11.12 million team option for 2022 on Monday, Gaby Moran of Atlanta's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Atlanta likely didn't have to think too hard about whether to extend Ridley's rookie contract to a fifth year after he emerged as one of the NFL's top wideouts in 2020. Following a pair of promising campaigns to begin his career, Ridley catapulted to stardom last season, claiming second-team All-Pro honors after amassing 90 receptions for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns. Ridley and Julio Jones will remain locked in as the No. 1 and 2 options in some order in a strong Atlanta passing game that was bolstered this offseason with the addition of No. 4 overall pick Kyle Pitts, who is widely viewed as one of the top pass-catching tight end draft prospects in recent memory.
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How do Calvin Ridley's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
137.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.51
 
% Team Air Yards
38.9%
 
% Team Targets
23.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
63.4%
 
Drop Rate
4.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.1
 
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76268%
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18116%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Calvin Ridley's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.88 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Taken with the 26th overall pick last year, Ridley had a promising rookie season with 10 scores (T-6th), 8.9 YPT and four catches of 40-plus yards on only 92 targets. Ordinarily, that kind of debut would portend big things in Year 2. But six of Ridley's TDs came in Weeks 2-4 - he had only four scores from Week 5 until the end of the year. Moreover, Ridley's focus was suspect at times as he dropped nine passes, nearly 10 percent of his total looks. Finally, the once red-zone-challenged Julio Jones went on a TD-scoring tear in the second half, and Jones isn't going anywhere as the team's target hog and first look near the goal line. At 6-1, 190, Ridley has average size and good speed (4.43 40). He's a polished route runner and versatile enough to line up outside or in the slot. And while Jones' presence limits his target and production ceiling, there's a nice floor with a stable QB situation, modest contributions from the TE in the passing game and only 30-year-old Mohamed Sanu competing for the non-Jones portion of the wideout opportunities.
Taken with the 26th overall pick, Ridley finds himself in a nearly ideal landing spot. The Falcons have a high-end QB in his prime and a playmaking void opposite an aging Julio Jones at receiver. Mohamed Sanu is a decent possession option, but he's slow and had only one 40-yard catch over the last two years. Enter Ridley, a polished route runner and accomplished college receiver who runs a 4.43 40 and has enough quickness to line up in the slot. At 6-1, 190, Ridley isn't especially stout, and he's already 23, so his ceiling might not be as high as some of the younger players in his class. But he should see targets out of the gate and has a good chance to be the team's No. 2 option before long.
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Catches eight passes in finale
WRAtlanta Falcons
January 3, 2021
Ridley reeled in eight of his 12 targets for 52 yards, losing one fumble during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers.
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Eclipses 100 yards yet again
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 27, 2020
Ridley reeled in five of nine targets for 130 yards and lost seven yards on his lone rush attempt during Sunday's 17-14 loss to Kansas City.
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Posts humongous Week 15 outing
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 20, 2020
Ridley reeled in 10 of 14 targets for 163 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-27 loss to Tampa Bay.
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Ready for Sunday
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 18, 2020
Ridley (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
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Another limited practice
WRAtlanta Falcons
Foot
December 17, 2020
Ridley (foot) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports.
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