Posted: 5/13/2018 11:20am ET
Huddle Up: Ridley is the Falcons' only unsigned draft pick, but he figures to have a fairly sizeable role in his first pro season. At the very least, Atlanta needs somebody to replace Taylor Gabriel. The slot may be a perfect place for Ridley to start out given his route-running precision and lack of size. Regardless, he should be able to steal snaps from Mohamed Sanu as the season progresses and has a shot to start over him at some point. The rookie is worth considering as a high-upside WR4 in most leagues.
Posted: 4/29/2018 6:58am ET
Huddle Up: The Falcons believe Ridley possesses the skill and explosiveness to be an effective return man despite his lack of experience in that role. He is likely to be the club's No. 3 receiver in 2018 behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, making him worthy of a late- round flier in most fantasy formats, with added value in keeper and dynasty leagues.
Posted: 4/26/2018 11:17pm ET
Huddle Up: With Taylor Gabriel gone there's room for Ridley to contribute right away, though outside of Julio Jones the Falcons don't have a great history of productive rookie receivers. Speaking of Jones, there have been rumblings that he's unhappy with his contract, and while a holdout seems unlikely, it's worth remembering that Jones has dealt with his fair share of nagging injuries in recent years. That should give Ridley some late-round potential.
Posted: 4/26/2018 8:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Ridley has a chance to be the No. 3 receiver for the Falcons behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. He probably will be considered a late-round pick in standard drafts but will have more value in keeper leagues since he could move up the depth chart as a rookie.
Posted: 3/3/2018 10:28am ET
Huddle Up: The top wide receiver prospect on most boards looked the part in drills and during his workouts. He's a likely first-round selection and, in the right situation, could offer matchup utility in fantasy this year.
Posted: 1/28/2018 8:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Ridley is considered by many to be the top receiving prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he could have an immediate fantasy impact if he lands with a receiver-needy team. Expect him to be a first- round pick in rookie drafts.
Posted: 1/18/2018 9:22am ET
Huddle Up: Ridley to Chicago is about as logical of a fit as any player to any team this year. The Bears are hurting badly at the wide receiver position and need a talented playmaker that young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can look to. Additionally, Chicago picks early enough (No. 8) to take Ridley ahead of other prospective teams. If this pick does come to fruition, Ridley would gain immediate fantasy relevance as Chicago's most talented pass-catcher.
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