Ridley reeled in eight of his 12 targets for 52 yards, losing one fumble during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers. Ridley and Russell Gage (11 targets) were the clear focal points in the passing game during Atlanta's season finale, collectively engulfing over 56 percent of the team's targets. Ridley came back to earth in the yardage department after posting an absurd 525 receiving yards over his preceding four outings entering Sunday. However, the 26-year-old's eight receptions provided him with a respectable floor in PPR formats. He blew past previous career highs this season by totaling 90 receptions for 1,374 yards and 10 total touchdowns (nine receiving, one rushing), though Ridley was not given a Pro Bowl nod during his third pro campaign. The team should have an easy time making a decision on Ridley's fifth-year option this offseason; however, an extension could potentially be in the cards, depending on the direction taken by the franchise's new general manager. Ridley is set to make roughly $2 million in 2021 on the heels of his most prolific pro campaign.
Ridley reeled in five of nine targets for 130 yards and lost seven yards on his lone rush attempt during Sunday's 17-14 loss to Kansas City. Ridley attracted four more targets than any other Falcon during Week 16, posting his fourth consecutive 100-yard receiving output in the process. The third-year wideout continued to produce gaudy numbers Sunday with Julio Jones (hamstring) inactive for a third straight contest, as he has averaged 139 receiving yards per game with two total touchdowns since Week 14. Ridley has attracted nine or more targets in six consecutive appearances, and he next draws a matchup against Tampa Bay to close out 2020. The 26-year-old racked up 10 catches for 163 yards and a TD when the division rivals faced off Week 15.
Ridley reeled in 10 of 14 targets for 163 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-27 loss to Tampa Bay. On his 26th birthday, Ridley decided he would be the one handing out gifts. For those with stock in the Alabama product, he delivered a third consecutive 100-yard receiving outing and his seventh total on the season. With Julio Jones (hamstring) inactive for a second straight game, Ridley expectantly dominated the target share, collecting four more looks than the next-busiest pass catcher. Atlanta's Week 16 opponent, Kansas City, will aim to slow the electrifying wideout. The Chiefs have excelled in containing opposing WRs so far this season, allowing the third-fewest catches to the position.
Ridley (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Ridley has dealt with the same foot injury for much of the season, remaining productive all the same. He should be fine to handle his usual large helping of snaps and targets this weekend, especially with fellow wideout Julio Jones (hamstring) being ruled out for another game.
Ridley (foot) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports. Ridley maintained his activity level from Wednesday, as did Julio Jones (hamstring), who was unable to practice yet again. If Jones needs to sit out again Sunday against the Buccaneers, Ridley would be in line to lead the Falcons' receiving corps, assuming he's able to play through his foot issue. Since the team's Week 10 bye, Ridley has notched 24 catches (on 40 targets) for 372 yards and two touchdowns over the last four games.
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