Cover Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images


Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley took the fantasy world by storm against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, scoring three touchdowns en route to posting 37 FanDuel fantasy points -- he continued to play well the week after, scoring two more touchdowns and 19.5 fantasy points. 


It appeared like Ridley was on his way to becoming a top-tier fantasy producer, but since that two-week boost, he's been less than impressive. 

Since his 56.2 combined points in Weeks 3 and 4, Ridley has tallied a total of 46.2 points in six games for a paltry average of 7.7 points. This has all happened while fellow Falcons wideout Julio Jones has finally returned to the end zone again, which has taken production away from Ridley. 


While there was a clear reason to be high on Ridley earlier in the year, he's no longer a reliable option at wide receiver. He might be a FLEX option with hopes of scoring a touchdown in Atlanta's high-powered offense, but with Jones and Mohamed Sanu in the mix, there's only so much production to go around. 


Ridley isn't a bust, but his upside is nearly non-existent at the moment. 


Get $5 with your first deposit on FanDuel. Join Now.


Ian McCafferty is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Ian McCafferty also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, usernameitmccaff. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.