The Atlanta Falcons have their fair share of players that will make a big impact on any fantasy league.
Todd Gurley has a knack for finding the end zone and while many will be cautious because of his injury history, he will still hind himself on may draft teams this season. There is one Falcon that’s not getting talked about the way he should when it comes to fantasy football, Calvin Ridley.
The young Atlanta Falcons receiver was on his way to his first 1,000-yard season before it got derailed by injuries. If it wasn’t for that, the Falcons would have had two 1,000 yard receivers.
Fantasy wise, Ridley is coming into the season ranked number 20 among receivers and that’s just way too low. Yes, Julio will get his touches as well as Gurley, but that doesn’t mean Ridley will get fewer looks.
Plenty of reasons Calvin Ridley be productive for the Atlanta Falcons
Teams will continue to target Julio in the passing game which will present more opportunities for Ridley to get the ball, especially if this Falcons offensive line holds up and gives him the time he needs to throw the football.
In 13 games last season, Ridley finished with 66 receptions for 866 yards and seven touchdowns. Had Ridley played the whole season, his projected numbers would have been 77 receptions 1,065 yards and nine touchdowns.
Not too bad for a number two receiver.
If Ridley was on another team and not playing opposite of one of the best receivers in NFL history, he would be a number one and there’s no doubt he would be a lot higher on this list. Just like Julio did playing alongside Roddy White, it’s only a matter of time before he explodes on the scene and the rest of the NFL takes notice.
Whoever decides to draft Ridley will get a steal especially if he slides down farther than he is supposed to. Calvin Ridley will be a fantasy stud this year.