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Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons

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Draft: 2018 Round 1 (26)
College: Alabama
DOB: 1994-12-20 Age: 25
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#20 3 4.01

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 ATL 16 92 64 821 12.8 10 6 27 4.5 0 144.8 9.1
2019 ATL 13 93 63 866 13.7 7 2 34 17.0 0 132.0 10.2
2020 ATL 6 57 35 546 15.6 5 3 14 4.7 0 86.0 14.3
2020 (Projected) ATL     77 1,015 13.2 7 0 31 - 0 146.6  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
Calvin Ridley has less of the prototypical size for a No.1 wide receiver than Jones (he is 6'1" and 190 pounds), but he has produced very nicely in a No.2 role in his first two seasons. With defenses having to account for Jones, Ridley has taken advantage, producing 127 receptions and 17 touchdowns. He also only played in 13 games last season, and his full 16-game pace was 77 receptions for 1,066 yards and 8 touchdowns. That would have equated to 231 fantasy points, which would have meant he scored the 17th-most points at the position.

His upside certainly seems to be a top-15 wide receiver, but there are reasons for hesitation. First, he is being drafted at WR14 currently, according to the most recent ADP (average draft position) data. That means he is being drafted around his ceiling already. With a stud receiver on the other side, his upside is always going to be capped, assuming Jones continues to command a monster target share. Further, his touchdown rate has been very high in his first two seasons, but that can come back down quickly, and seemingly for no reason. Touchdowns are simply not a "sticky stat" one can depend on when projecting a player's statistics. And if his touchdown rate came down, he would likely finish in the WR25 range, making him a reach at his current ADP.

He is an excellent route-runner and finds ways to get open, and he has built up a solid rapport with his quarterback in a pass-happy offense. So please don't hear me saying he is a poor fantasy option. On the contrary, he is an excellent option for the right price. But expecting that he is going to explode this season and be a top-12 fantasy wide receiver is likely wishful thinking.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR2 Calvin Ridley
WR2WR1 Julio Jones
WR3WR3 Russell Gage
WR4WR4 Olamide Zaccheaus
WR5WR5 Christian Blake
WR6WR6 Brandon Powell
Falcons Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Julio Jones inactive for Week 5
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 11, 11:30 am

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons officially rule out Julio Jones (hamstring) for today's matchup vs. Panthers. (Vaughn McClure on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Julio's been gimping around the last two weeks with a hamstring injury. In his absence Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage and Olamide Zaccheaus will be the top three wideout options for Matt Ryan. Zaccheaus makes for a nice salary saver on DraftKings at only $3000.


Injury "Too early" to say Julio Jones (hamstring) will play Week 5
Falcons WR still not quite 100 percent
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Oct 7, 1:46 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Vaughn McClure (@vxmcclure23) on Twitter: "Quinn said if Julio is at his best with the hamstring, he will play. Too early to tell now." (Twitter/ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The coaches have said that Julio Jones needs to be "at his best" with the hamstring injury, and that's what's been keeping him from significant fantasy contributions this season. At this point Calvin Ridley is a solid bounce-back candidate for Week 5 and TE Hayden Hurst is shaping up as a back-end TE1.


Injury Julio, Ridley both listed as Questionable for Monday night
Russell Gage is expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Oct 3, 2:49 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons’ WR update for Monday Night’s game in Green Bay: Julio Jones (hamstring) and Calvin Ridley (ankle) both will be listed as questionable. Russell Gage (concussion) is expected to play. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Given what's happened at practice this week it seems like both Julio and Ridley will likely play this week although we won't know for sure until Monday. In the same game, Davante Adams seems like more of a risk. Fantasy owners of Adams should have plan B in place.


Injury Falcons WRs nursing injuries
Calvin Ridley absent from practice Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 1, 11:55 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Seven starters were held out of practice on Thursday, which was the first day of practice for the Falcons this week. On that list of starters who missed practice were wide receiver Calvin Ridley (ankle). Some key starters were also limited during Thursday's practice session, including wide receivers Julio Jones (hamstring) and Russell Gage (concussion). (Falcons.com)

FFToday's Take: Because the Falcons play on Monday night, fantasy owners won't know the status of any of these receivers until sometime Saturday afternoon. However, the early sense is that Jones and Gage will play. Ridley will probably join them, but a DNP to begin the week isn't what his fantasy owners wanted to see. Assuming he plays, he'll try to make it 4-for-4 with 100-yard receiving games against the Packers.


Injury Julio Jones out for Week 3
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 27, 11:30 am

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons rule out Julio Jones (hamstring) for today’s game against the Bears. Means more Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage at receiver as well as tight end Hayden Hurst. Jones missed a game last year with a shoulder injury. (Vaughn McClure on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Julio is inactive for the Falcons. That will leave Ridley, Gage and Hurst as the main weapons for Matt Ryan today against the Bears. Christian Blake will get a bigger opportunity today as well.


Injury Julio Jones will be a gametime decision
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 25, 11:21 am

Atlanta Falcons
Dan Quinn said Julio Jones (hamstring) will be taken up all the way to the game. So game-time decision. He will be on the side today. Has been involved in the game plan. (Vaughn McClure on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Julio seemed limited last week dealing with his hamstring injury. If he's active, he's going to be very difficult for fantasy owners to put on the bench. Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage should continue to be quality starts in light of Julio's nagging injury.


Injury Julio Jones absent from practice again
Consecutive missed practices w/ hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 24, 12:00 am

Atlanta Falcons
We will see what happens tomorrow with Julio Jones' status. He usually fights through things but strained the injured hamstring. (ESPN - Vaughn McClure)

FFToday's Take: Jones' participation in practice on Friday (or the lack thereof) figures to be critical in getting an early read for his Week 3 status. The likelihood he made it worse in Week 2 would suggest he'll be on the doubtful side of questionable. Fantasy owners should expect be without him as a result. Atlanta's offense figures to suffer against the Bears without Julio, but fantasy owners should still start Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage and Hayden Hurst based on projected volume alone.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SEA L 25-38 12 9 130 14.4 2 1 -1 -1.0 0 24.9
2 at DAL L 39-40 10 7 109 15.6 2 0 0 - 0 22.9
3 CHI L 26-30 13 5 110 22.0 0 1 7 7.0 0 11.7
4 at GB L 16-30 5 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
5 CAR L 16-23 10 8 136 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 13.6
6 at MIN W 40-23 7 6 61 10.2 1 1 8 8.0 0 12.9

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at MIN L 12-28 6 4 64 16.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.4
2 PHI W 24-20 10 8 105 13.1 1 0 0 - 0 16.5
3 at IND L 24-27 1 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
4 TEN L 10-24 6 3 32 10.7 0 0 0 - 0 3.2
5 at HOU L 32-53 9 5 88 17.6 1 0 0 - 0 14.8
6 at ARI L 33-34 6 4 48 12.0 1 0 0 - 0 10.8
7 LAR L 10-37 6 4 30 7.5 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
8 SEA L 20-27 7 4 70 17.5 0 0 0 - 0 7.0
10 at NO W 26-9 5 3 28 9.3 0 1 19 19.0 0 4.7
11 at CAR W 29-3 8 8 143 17.9 1 0 0 - 0 20.3
12 TB L 22-35 14 6 85 14.2 1 1 15 15.0 0 16.0
13 NO L 18-26 10 8 91 11.4 0 0 0 - 0 9.1
14 CAR W 40-20 5 5 76 15.2 1 0 0 - 0 13.6

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at PHI L 12-18 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
2 CAR W 31-24 5 4 64 16.0 1 1 3 3.0 0 12.7
3 NO L 37-43 8 7 146 20.9 3 1 9 9.0 0 33.5
4 CIN L 36-37 6 4 54 13.5 2 1 1 1.0 0 17.5
5 at PIT L 17-41 5 4 38 9.5 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
6 TB W 34-29 3 3 47 15.7 0 0 0 - 0 4.7
7 NYG W 23-20 6 5 43 8.6 0 0 0 - 0 4.3
9 at WAS W 38-14 9 6 71 11.8 1 1 6 6.0 0 13.7
10 at CLE L 16-28 5 3 37 12.3 0 1 3 3.0 0 4.0
11 DAL L 19-22 4 3 32 10.7 0 1 5 5.0 0 3.7
12 at NO L 17-31 13 8 93 11.6 1 0 0 - 0 15.3
13 BAL L 16-26 5 3 22 7.3 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
14 at GB L 20-34 4 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
15 ARI W 40-14 7 5 42 8.4 0 0 0 - 0 4.2
16 at CAR W 24-10 5 3 90 30.0 1 0 0 - 0 15.0
17 at TB W 34-32 5 5 32 6.4 1 0 0 - 0 9.2

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