Calvin Ridley

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Calvin Ridley To Have Big Role In Tennessee

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Calvin Ridley is expected to see a lot of targets in his first year with the team in 2024. "You're looking at a very similar role to what Ja'Marr Chase played," Titans head coach Brian Callahan said. The new Titans head coach previously coached Chase as the offensive coordinator with the Cincinnati Bengals. Ridley might not be the overall talent that Chase is, but his fantasy price is going to go up considerably if the Titans indeed use Ridley similarly to how Chase is used in Cincinnati. With the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023, the 29-year-old was mostly used as a deep threat on the outside and finished with the second 1,000-yard season of his career and eight touchdowns in 17 starts. If he's running more intermediate routes out of the slot in 2024, Ridley's fantasy ceiling could be even higher.

Mar 26, 2024 2:09 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Wants To Have Full Route Tree In Tennessee

New Tennessee Titans wide receiver Calvin Ridley said "let me run all the routes" when giving his introductory press conference. It sounds like the Jacksonville Jaguars only let him run certain routes as their No. 1 pass-catcher in 2023, which kept him somewhat limited. Ridley would like to express more creativity with his routes in Tennessee, but it remains to be seen how that will play out as he starts across from veteran wideout DeAndre Hopkins. The 29-year-old signed a four-year, $92 million deal to become the Titans' top receiver, and he'll now be taking passes from young quarterback Will Levis. After missing all of 2022 due to a suspension, Ridley caught 76 passes for 1,016 yards and eight touchdowns in 17 games in 2023 for Jacksonville. Even with an inexperienced QB, Ridley should have a solid fantasy floor while being consistently targeted in the Titans' new offense.

Mar 15, 2024 6:06 PM EST

Titans Signing Calvin Ridley

The Tennessee Titans are signing former Jacksonville Jaguars star wide receiver Calvin Ridley to a four-year, $92 million del with $50 million fully guaranteed, according to sources. It's a pretty big free-agent surprise, as the 29-year-old pass-catcher was believed to be considering either a return to the Jaguars or signing with the New England Patriots. Veteran DeAndre Hopkins is still in Tennessee, but Ridley should become young quarterback Will Levis' new top wideout after Ridley put up the second 1,000-yard campaign of his career in 2023 in Jacksonville. The addition of Ridley also is a plus for Levis' QB2 fantasy value as he heads into his second year in the NFL. Ridley joins Hopkins and Treylon Burks as the wideout starters in three-wide sets for the 2024 campaign. Ridley might not have as much fantasy upside as he did in 2023 with the Jags, but this is a better landing spot than the Patriots.

Mar 13, 2024 5:29 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Drawing Interest Beyond Jaguars, Patriots

The Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots remain the two favorites to sign free-agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley, but other teams have stayed involved, according to sources. Ridley hasn't made his decision yet, and the Jaguars and Patriots haven't been ruled out. The 29-year-old was suspended for all of 2022 due to gambling, but he resurfaced last year with the Jaguars and was their top pass-catcher, hauling in 76 of his 136 targets for his second 1,000-yard season while also finding the end zone eight times. His path to another 1,000-yard season would be more difficult if he re-signs with the Jags following their signing of former Bill Gabe Davis. But returning to Jacksonville still could make him a more attractive fantasy weapon than if he were to go to New England, who could be using Jacoby Brissett as their starting QB in 2024.

Mar 13, 2024 5:08 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Drawing Interest From Patriots, Still In Contact With Jaguars

Free-agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley is reportedly drawing interest from the New England Patriots, but sources believe he prefers to return to Jacksonville and is still working with the organization on a new deal. Jacksonville agreed to terms with wide receivers Gabe Davis and Devin Duvernay on Monday, but Davis is a field stretcher, while Duvernay is likely a pure special teamer at this point in his career. Ridley enjoyed a 1,000-yard, eight-touchdown season in his first year with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and it sounds like the two sides would like to run it back if they can work out a deal. If Ridley returns, the Jacksonville pass-catching group will be crowded and difficult to analyze given the additions of Davis and the presence of Christian Kirk and Evan Engram.

Mar 12, 2024 12:44 PM EST

Patriots Expected To Make A Push For Calvin Ridley

Now that wide receiver Calvin Ridley is officially on the free-agent market and unlikely to re-sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars following their pickup of Gabe Davis, the New England Patriots are expected to make a push for him. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler also lists the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers as potentially being in the market for a receiver like Ridley. After being suspended for all of 2022 due to gambling, Ridley caught 76 of his 136 targets for 1,016 yards and eight touchdowns with the Jaguars in 2023. The Patriots already re-signed Kendrick Bourne, but Ridley would probably be their No. 1 wideout if he were to land in New England, and he'd be a big upgrade over the likes of current starters JuJu Smith-Schuster and Demario Douglas.

Mar 11, 2024 7:49 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Unlikely To Return To Jaguars

Impending free agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley is unlikely to return to the Jacksonville Jaguars after the team placed the franchise tag on edge rusher Josh Allen, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. Ridley is a top wideout option in the 2024 free-agent class and will command a contract that the Jaguars are either unwilling or unable to match. The organization has until Monday, March 11 to exclusively negotiate with Ridley before other teams can contact him. After being out of football for over a full calendar year, Ridley returned in 2023 and posted 76 receptions for 1,016 yards and eight touchdowns. His potential landing spot will determine his future fantasy value, but he will be firmly on the fantasy radar wherever he plays in 2024.

Mar 5, 2024 4:30 PM EST

Jaguars Want To Re-Sign Calvin Ridley

Sports Illustrated's John Shipley writes that the Jacksonville Jaguars want to re-sign impending unrestricted free-agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley this offseason, and there are plenty of reasons to think that Ridley wants to return as well. Ridley will be the top receiver on the market for several teams, so it won't be easy for Jacksonville to bring him back. Meanwhile, Shipley doesn't expect Jamal Agnew to return after being a valuable piece for the team the last three years. Ridley, 29, was suspended for all of 2022 due to gambling and returned in 2023 to catch 76 passes for 1,016 yards and eight touchdowns in 17 games. If he sticks around in Jaguars for a second straight season, he could improve on his numbers from a year ago with more chemistry with quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Feb 27, 2024 2:33 PM EST

Jaguars Plan To Bring Back Calvin Ridley

The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to re-sign impending free-agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley this offseason. However, per terms of their 2022 trade with the Atlanta Falcons to acquire Ridley, their third-round pick due to Atlanta turns into a second-rounder if the Jaguars extend Ridley's contract. It means that the Jaguars need to wait until after the new league year begins in March to avoid giving up a second-rounder, because at that point any deal would be a free-agent signing and not an extension. It will also give Ridley time to talk to other teams during the negotiating window, unless he and Jacksonville work out a loose agreement and wait. The 29-year-old had 1,016 receiving yards on 76 receptions and eight touchdowns as the team's No. 1 wideout in 2023 and would most likely be most valuable in fantasy if he stayed with the Jaguars.

Feb 19, 2024 8:17 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Finds The End Zone Again In Week 18

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught six of his 10 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Titans. The wideout was suspended all of last season. However, he returned to finish with the second 1,000-yard receiving year of his career. Ridley's outlook for the 2024-25 campaign hinges on Trevor Lawrence's development. If the signal-caller can rebound from a subpar year, Ridley could be in store for his most productive season to date. But since nobody will know if Lawrence has improved until the season begins, Ridley is worth reaching for in all fantasy drafts heading into Week 1.

Jan 7, 2024 7:39 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Projects As A WR2 At Titans On Sunday

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley faces the Tennessee Titans in a pivotal Week 18 matchup in Nashville. With backup C.J. Beathard drawing the start in a tough matchup, Ridley posted a disappointing but not unexpected 4-39-0 line. This gave him another sub-50 performance, his fifth of the year. Ridley's outlook this week heavily depends on the status of quarterback Trevor Lawrence who has been reported as a game-time decision. Against a beatable Titans secondary Ridley projects as a solid WR2 but with Beathard at the helm he would be relegated to flex status.

Jan 6, 2024 2:00 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Posts Disappointing Performance

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley was expected to have a bigger game with the team being shorthanded. However, Ridley was held in check by the Carolina Panthers defense throughout most of this game. Ridley finished with four receptions on eight targets with 39 yards in the victory. To be fair, the Jaguars did have backup quarterback C.J. Beathard under center. The two of them didn't have the best chemistry, but the Jags were still able to secure the win. It's uncertain who is going to be under center next week. If Beathard starts again, Ridley won't be anything more than a low-end flex option.

Dec 31, 2023 9:09 PM EST

Calvin Ridley A Low-End WR2 Against Panthers

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley heads into a tough Week 17 matchup against the Carolina Panthers this Sunday. The 28-year-old continued his boom-bust trend last week, following up two duds with a monster 90-yard, two touchdown performance that all came in one half. This coming week brings a different challenge, as Ridley will now be catching passes from backup quarterback C.J. Beathard, although it's worth noting that he did haul in a touchdown from the veteran last week. Even so, with Zay Jones likely back in the lineup and an unforgiving matchup - Carolina is fifth against opposing wideouts on the season - Ridley projects to be no more than a risky WR2/flex for fantasy championships.

Dec 30, 2023 2:51 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Scores Twice Against Tampa Bay

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley hauled in six receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns against Tampa on Sunday evening. The high target volume finally turned into fantasy production for the 28-year-old wideout, with Ridley putting up his fifth top-10 weekly finish on the season. He was actually held to zero catches and one rush for -12 yards in the first half, but was able to find some holes in the exploitable Bucs secondary after the intermission. Ridley was the king of garbage time which was virtually the entire second half for the Bucs, catching an 18-yard touchdown from Trevor Lawrence and a one yard pass from backup C.J. Beathard who played the whole fourth quarter. The former first-round pick was also second on the team with nine targets, giving him an NFL-leading 34 in his past three games. Ridley will look to follow up his great performance against Carolina in Week 17.

Dec 24, 2023 10:08 PM EST

Calvin Ridley A Smash Start In Fantasy Semis

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley faces the vulnerable Tampa Bay secondary in Week 16. With his fellow receivers banged up, Ridley finds himself as one of the only health pass-catchers on this roster. The former Falcon has been one of the most targeted players in the league over the past three weeks, but has not done much with the looks, ranking as the WR50 in that time span. The past two weeks have been very tough matchups with Cleveland and Baltimore, but this coming Sunday serves as a "get right" game for the former first-round pick. Tampa Bay gives up the 2nd most passing yards in the league, and ranks 29th against fantasy wideouts. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is still questionable to suit up on Sunday, but even if backup C.J. Beathard is throwing him ball, Ridley should be able to take advantage of this juicy matchup. He should be started in all formats.

Dec 23, 2023 4:40 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Held To Only 39 Yards vs. Ravens

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught five passes for 39 yards and zero scores in a loss vs. the Ravens on Sunday night. It was another forgettable performance by Ridley and the Jaguars who looked completely overwhelmed vs. Baltimore's elite defensive unit. The former first-round pick did lead the team in targets with 12, four higher than the next closest pass-catcher, so he remains a clear focal point of this passing attack. Ridley was also millimeters away from snaring his sixth touchdown reception of the season when he caught a ball in the back of the end zone late in the fourth quarter. The pass was called incomplete on the field but challenged by head coach Doug Pederson, and after a lengthy review it was announced the call stood. These near-TDs seem to happen to Ridley every other week, but hopefully he won't need any close calls when the Jaguars travel to Tampa and take on the soft Bucs secondary next Sunday afternoon.

Dec 18, 2023 1:07 AM EST

Calvin Ridley Slots In As A WR3 Vs. Baltimore

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley will take on the Ravens and their stingy secondary in a Week 15 SNF showdown. The former Falcons' star has cooled off the past two weeks after posting consecutive top-10 performances in Weeks 11-12. Ridley's target volume has been tremendous with Christian Kirk out, seeing 21 looks in this time span, but that has translated into WR46 and WR41 finishes. The Ravens rank 7th in points allowed to wideouts and passing yards allowed, making this a tough spot for Ridley. The 28-year-old should continue to see great target volume giving him a tinge of upside in this one, but is yet again a risky WR3 play in a do-or-die fantasy week.

Dec 16, 2023 11:29 AM EST

Calvin Ridley Produces Modest 53 Yards In Loss

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught four passes for 53 yards on 13 targets against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. With Christian Kirk out, Ridley saw a season-high in targets but was only able to turn that into a 38% catch rate. Ridley's day could have been much more fruitful for fantasy, as the 28-year-old wideout was once again tackled on the one-yard line, which seems to happen every few games. Ridley will look to bounce back in a Sunday night showdown next weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.

Dec 10, 2023 11:15 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Has Limited Upside In Week 14

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley heads into a tough Week 14 matchup against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. The former Falcon was picking up steam of late, with two top-10 WR finishes in Weeks 11-12, but came back down to earth on Monday Night football with a 4-for-26 line. Leading receiver Christian Kirk is done for the season which should lead to a few more looks for Ridley, but given the uncertainty at quarterback for the Jags and the inclement weather that is expected in Cleveland, Ridley projects more as a risky WR3 in this important week.

Dec 9, 2023 10:48 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Held To Just 33 Total Yards In Monday Night Loss

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught four passes for 26 yards, adding three rushes for seven yards against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night. It was a letdown spot from the 28-eight-year-old wideout, who was coming off of two top-11 performances. Ridley was still tied for second on the team with eight targets which gives him a team-leading 23 in the past three games. The ex-Falcon's day would've looked much different if the 42-yard bomb from C.J. Beathard that he hauled in during the extra period stood, but it was unfortunately negated due to a holding call. Ridley subsequently lost four yards on the next play, adding to the misfortune. Next up is a road matchup against the Cleveland Browns in Week 14.

Dec 5, 2023 12:06 AM EST