Calvin Ridley

Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #18
Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #18

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Calvin Ridley Reels In 30-Yard Touchdown Catch

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught two passes on two targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in a win against the Falcons in London. The 30-yard touchdown catch saved the former Alabama star's day, as the two targets marked a season-low. Jacksonville's defense was surprisingly able to control the game, which could have led to Ridley's low volume, but it's still a bit concerning moving forward. Ridley takes on the stout Bills pass defense next weekend.

Oct 1, 2023 10:56 PM EST

Calvin Ridley A Shaky WR2 In Revenge Game Vs. Falcons

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley heads into a revenge matchup against the Atlanta Falcons this week in London. Ridley was infamously suspended for a year (Gambling) as a member of the Falcons and then traded to Jacksonville in 2022. The Alabama product started the year hot but has cooled off significantly in the past two weeks, as he now leads the NFL with 10 targets or more in drops. Ridley has caught five of 15 targets in this time span, for only 72 yards. He is quickly slipping as a trusted fantasy asset in the struggling Jags offense, and one more bad performance could relegate him to bench duty for fantasy managers. Still, Ridley is still seeing enough volume to be a solid fantasy starter so better days are ahead for the 28-year-old. He projects as a low-end WR2 against his former team.

Sep 29, 2023 5:18 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Plagued By Drops In Disapointing Week 3 Effort

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley had three receptions for 40 yards on seven targets in the loss to Houston this past weekend. It was the second week in a row the wideout failed to break a top-50 positional ranking, after finishing as WR6 in Week 1. Last week's struggles seemed to be more of a byproduct of the Jags offense as a whole, but this week Ridley shot himself in the foot with an NFL-high four drops, including one that would've been a touchdown in the first quarter. The former Alabama star was still second on the team in targets, so quarterback Trevor Lawrence continues to look his way, but he is rapidly sliding out of fantasy managers' good graces. Next week will be telling as to whether or not Ridley can be a trusted fantasy commodity this season, as the Jaguars take on the Falcons in London.

Sep 25, 2023 8:25 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Remains A Strong Play Against Houston

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley looks to bounce back from his poor performance last week in a critical divisional matchup with the Houston Texans. After bursting onto the scene once again with a WR6 finish to begin the year, the 28-year-old wideout was held to just 32 yards on two catches (eight targets) last week, as the whole Jacksonville offense slowed. Based on volume alone, Ridley should enjoy a nice rebound here against the Texans, even if their obvious weakness is stopping the run. Ridley sits just outside the top-10 league-wide in targets through two weeks, suggesting a strong rapport with quarterback Trevor Lawrence. He will likely see a lot of underrated cornerback Steven Nelson this coming week, but it shouldn't be enough to scare anyone. Start Ridley if you have him and expect rock-solid WR2 numbers.

Sep 22, 2023 4:07 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Records 32 yards in Week 2 Loss to Chiefs

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley came back to earth vs. Kansas City in Week 2, logging only two receptions for 32 yards. After exploding for 101 yards and a touchdown in his first game back in two years, Ridley was shooting up end-of-season rankings but those expectations may need to be tempered after this performance. The good news is that Ridley still drew eight targets, so quarterback Trevor Lawrence clearly wanted to get the ball to his star pass-catcher, but a 25% catch rate is atrocious. The entire Jags offense was very out of sync throughout the day, so fantasy managers shouldn't be worried about the long-term prospects of Ridley this season. He will be ranked as a top-15 receiver next week against the Texans.

Sep 17, 2023 8:33 PM EST

Calvin Ridley - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley looks to build upon his dominant Week 1 performance this Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs come to Duval. In his first game back in two years, Ridley put up eight catches on 11 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown. If Week 1 was any indication of how this season will play out, the former first-round pick will be the unquestioned No. 1 target for Lawrence, putting him on the fringe WR1 category with top-10 upside. Especially in this game where points will not be hard to come by, Ridley should be locked into lineups everywhere. There are a couple of wide receivers that have a good case for finishing this week as the top overall scorer, and Ridley is one of them.

Sep 15, 2023 6:20 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Shines In Week 1 Re-Debut

Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver Calvin Ridley made his long-awaited (second) NFL debut on Sunday and put on a show in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Colts. The ex-Falcon secured eight of 11 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown, scoring 24.1 points in PPR formats. In his first real-game action in two years, Ridley consistently torched the Colts' secondary and displayed fantastic chemistry with quarterback Trevor Lawrence. In the Jags' second drive alone, Ridley had 41 yards and a touchdown, breaking open on multiple occasions. The former Alabama star also almost scored a long second touchdown but stepped out of bounds, which limited the play to a 29-yard gain. Ridley owners should be absolutely ecstatic with this start, as he looks every bit the part of the top-5 PPR receiver he was a few years back. In what should be a high-scoring affair with the Chiefs next week, the Jags' new top option is locked in WR1 across the board.

Sep 10, 2023 8:17 PM EST

Calvin Ridley May Get Off To Slow Start

The Athletic's Jeff Howe suggests that Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who has played just five games in the last two years, could be slow out of the gates in his first year in Jacksonville. Ridley has an explosive gear that the team's other receivers don't have and he looks like a legitimate No. 1, even with Christian Kirk alongside him. But Howe writes that there's a big difference between August speed and September speed once the regular season starts. The 28-year-old will have to deal with the intricacies of getting off a jam, weaving through traffic and using the necessary footwork to counter defensive coverage shifts -- all things he couldn't replicate the last two years. Ridley is still the most attractive Jags pass-catcher in fantasy with WR2 upside, but Howe suggests that we might have to be patient.

Sep 5, 2023 7:27 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Notches 50 Yards In Preseason Finale

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught three balls for 50 yards on three targets in Saturday's 31-18 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins. It was a very promising second game back for the 28-year-old, who sat out the Jaguars' previous contest. Ridley showed great chemistry with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, especially on a beautiful back shoulder throw that Ridley corralled with a defender draped all over him, showcasing why so many are hyped for the potential of this duo. The ex-Falcon finished the preseason with five catches for 71 yards, a modest output considering it was his first real game action in almost two years. Ridley's performance in these exhibition games hasn't significantly affected his ADP. He should still be viewed as a WR2 with upside.

Aug 27, 2023 2:48 PM EST

Calvin Ridley Standing Out At Training Camp

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley looks explosive and has another gear compared to the rest of the team's other talented receivers. It's reasonable to expect some type of adjustment to regular season game speed due to the fact that he hasn't played in nearly two years and is learning a new offense, but Ridley has integrated himself nicely with quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Athletic's Jeff Howe thinks Ridley could return to being a true No. 1 pass-catcher in 2023. The 28-year-old former first-rounder will have clear WR2 upside in fantasy in an improving Jacksonville offense. There is plenty of competition for targets in Jacksonville, but when healthy, Ridley has the most talent of any pass-catcher on this team.

Aug 25, 2023 11:23 AM EST

Toe issue related to cleats

The toe issue that Ridley was dealing with was related to the cleats the wideout had been wearing, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Aug 2, 2023 9:03 AM EST

Limited with minor toe injury

Ridley will be limited at Wednesday's practice due to a toe injury that isn't considered serious, Demetrius Harvey of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Aug 2, 2023 6:27 AM EST

Limited Tuesday

Ridley (undisclosed) sat out portions of Tuesday's practice, the Jaguars' official site reports.

Aug 1, 2023 12:36 PM EST

Looking good in practice

Ridley is making a strong impression on teammates at training camp and told reporters he hasn't lost a step, John Oehser of reports.

Jul 27, 2023 12:19 PM EST

Getting eased back into action

Speaking Tuesday, coach Doug Pederson said the Jaguars are limiting Ridley's reps at OTAs as a way to ease him back into football shape, ESPN's Michael DiRocco reports.

May 30, 2023 12:13 PM EST

Making strong early impression

Jaguars offensive coordinator Press Taylor was "really impressed" by Ridley after the first practice of OTAs on Monday, Demetrius Harvey of the Florida Times-Union reports.

May 23, 2023 8:45 PM EST

Shipped to Jacksonville

The Jaguars acquired Ridley (suspension) in exchange for conditional draft-pick compensation, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Nov 1, 2022 12:08 PM EST

Suspended for 2022 season

The league has suspended Ridley for the 2022 season for betting on NFL games, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Mar 7, 2022 12:47 PM EST

Not in contact with team yet

Ridley, who did not play since Week 7 to focus on his mental health, has not contacted members of the Falcons' front office regarding plans for next season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Jan 15, 2022 10:23 AM EST

No update on possible return

Coach Arthur Smith said Wednesday that he still doesn't have an update on Ridley, who remains on the reserve/non-football injury list due to a personal matter, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

Dec 22, 2021 9:07 AM EST