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Waiver Wire In Two Words: Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley is an absolute baller.  Before you read on, make sure that you have put a waiver claim for him.  Also see if Tyler Boyd or Mike Williams are available just in case.  But do it now, last week’s performance was no fluke.

Here is Calvin Ridley’s stat line from last weekend’s game against the New Orleans Saints:

STATS REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
This Game 7 146 20.9 75 3 1 9 9.0 9 0 0 0

This is no fluke.  Calvin Ridley was the best wide receiver in the draft and the best offensive weapon that the National Champions Alabama Crimson Tide had last year.  We have some of his highlights in our Alabama Football video page.

The Calvin Ridley rookie can move around the field and is an excellent route runner.  Ridley exploded for three touchdowns and it’s highly unlikely to be a fluke.  Ridley’s is only rostered in 45 percent of Yahoo leagues, 41 percent on ESPN and just 11.7 percent on NFL.com.  Insane.

Ridley is like a younger, healthier version of Odell Beckham, becoming the first rookie receiver since OBJ in 2014 to post a three-touchdown game. Ridley torched the Saints, racking up seven catches for 146 yards and the trio of scores. In the last two weeks, he has 11 receptions for 210 yards and four scores in the last two weeks. He is second to Julio Jones but now opponents have another receiver to worry about when playing the Falcons.  Pick your poison, choices are 11 and 18.   He rookie isn’t going to score three touchdowns every week, but as a complement to the great Julio Jones.  If he’s still available go grab him, use your number one waiver claim if you have to!

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