Ridley caught three of his four targets for 32 yards and carried once for five more yards during Sunday's 22-19 loss to the Cowboys.
Ridley finished fourth on the team in targets and managed a long gain of just 14 yards in this quiet performance. He bobbled what should have been an easy catch in the fourth quarter, resulting in a Dallas interception which set up a touchdown. Ridley has been rather quiet over his last six games, topping 50 receiving yards just once while making one trip to the end during that span. The rookie enjoyed a monster performance against the Saints in Week 3 and will look to replicate that effort on Thanksgiving in New Orleans.
Ridley hauled in three of five targets for 37 yards, adding one rush for three yards during Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Browns.
Ridley has exceeded 70 yards on two occasions thus far in 2018 (Week 3 and Week 9). In the weeks following those two outings, the rookie receiver has seen a 68 percent reduction in terms of receiving output (91 combined yards in games following 146- and 71-yard displays). It's possible that opposing defenses are keying on the explosive Ridley, as he's averaged 5.5 targets in the "comedown" games, compared to 8.5 targets in his two 70-yard receiving performances. We may normally expect a rebound here, but facing one of the NFL's most resistant pass defenses in Dallas (under 220 passing yards allowed per game) keeps Ridley in fantasy flex territory for Week 11.
Ridley caught six of nine passes for 71 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-14 win over Washington. He added a six-yard run.
The rookie first-rounder scored six touchdowns during the first four games of the season, so fans could be forgiven for being puzzled as to why the young stud went scoreless in three straight games with just 128 total yards during that span. He got back on track in the final seconds of the first half, settling over the middle and then chugging up the field for a 40-yard touchdown. Ridley has been targeted at least five times in six of his last seven games so, with his big-play ability, the production should come -- just maybe not next Sunday against Cleveland, one of the league's better pass defenses.
Ridley corralled five of six targets for 43 receiving yards during Monday's 23-20 win against the Giants.
After collecting an absurd six touchdowns between Week 2 and Week 4, the No. 26 overall pick has come back down to earth over his past three outings with 42.7 yards per game and zero scores against the Steelers, Buccaneers and Giants. Though the explosive production has not been there of late, Ridley continues to be highly efficient, with a proficient 77.1 percent catch rate as the Falcons enter a Week 8 bye. Atlanta's next matchup is set for Nov. 4, against a physical Redskins defense that ranks among the NFL's 10 best pass defenses (surrendering 218.5 yards per game through the air).
Ridley (ankle) has been cleared for Monday's matchup with the Giants, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Ridley and Mohamed Sanu (hip) will both be available come Monday night, so Matt Ryan will have his full arsenal available. The rookie pass-catcher was limited at Friday's practice, but it looks like the Falcons were just exercising caution with his participation. Barring any setbacks, look for him to resume his usual role on the offense.
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