Calvin Ridley Has Serious Fantasy Football Breakout Potential in 2019 NFL Season

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14: Calvin Ridley #18 of the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Calvin Ridley's rookie season with the Atlanta Falcons can be summed up with a single word: touchdowns.

Ridley scored 10 times last season, despite racking up just 64 receptions for 821 yards. All in all, it was an impressive debut for Ridley, and there is reason for more optimism heading into his sophomore campaign.

While fellow Alabama product and Falcons' WR Julio Jones has been absent from Atlanta's offseason workouts, Ridley has been very present. The second-year phenom has been turning heads, evident by highlights like catching a 45-yard TD from Matt Ryan in scrimmage play.

Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn reportedly said Ridley is "always down to fight and get better," and if the speedy wideout can improve other aspects of his overall game, he has a chance to be one of the top breakouts at the wide receiver position entering fantasy drafts this year.

Ridley currently has an average draft position (ADP) of 58 (the No. 25 WR), according to, a rank he could certainly exceed if he makes good on all the progress he's displayed so far at OTAs.

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