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Desmond Ridder


DOB Aug 31, 1999 Age 23.1
College Cincinnati
Drafted 2022 3.10 Exp Rookie
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211.00 9.33 trending_up





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Who Is Desmond Ridder?

Desmond Ridder is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He played college football at Cincinnati, where he was twice-named AAC Offensive Player of the Year before being selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Desmond Ridder Articles

Dynasty Fantasy Football Trades

Oct 5, 2022 · Richard Cooling

We pick out a few players who may be worth trading for or trading away.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Trades

Sep 21, 2022 · Richard Cooling

We examine some players who might be worth selling or targeting.

Dynasty Fantasy Football: Preseason Week Three Recap

Aug 29, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We cover all the news and notes from the final week of the preseason.

Dynasty Fantasy Football: Preseason Week Two Recap

Aug 23, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We run down all the important happenings from week two.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Preseason Week One Recap

Aug 17, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We take a look at week one of the preseason.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Update: Desmond Ridder, QB ATL

Jun 17, 2022 · John Hesterman

In what capacity will Desmond Ridder be fantasy-relevant in his rookie campaign? We take a closer look.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Consensus First Round

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We bring you our initial dynasty fantasy football rookie rankings

Dynasty Fantasy Football 2022 NFL Draft Impact: A Review of Day Two

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We break down the happenings of day two.

Dynasty Fantasy Football 2022 NFL Draft Impact: Veteran Winners and Losers from Day Two

Apr 29, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the veteran winners and losers from day two.

The NFL Draft and Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookies: What's Next for Day Two

Apr 29, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We look ahead to day two of the NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Draft Predictions: One Man's Thoughts on Quarterbacks and Running Backs

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We look at some potential landing spots for quarterbacks and running backs.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.02

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We look at the options from this year's second draft slot.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.04

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As we near draft day, we hit our top four.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Strategy: A View from the 1.05

Apr 25, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We finally hit the top five in our countdown.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft: Expert Edition

Apr 25, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We put together the best in the business for a pre-draft mock.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Prospect: Desmond Ridder, QB Cincinnati

Apr 21, 2022 · Shane Hallam

We examine Desmond Ridder's NFL Draft and dynasty profile.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Dynasty Rookies in the Top 100

Apr 6, 2022 · Shane Hallam

Shane Hallam breaks down the dynasty fallout if his own seven-round mock draft came to fruition.

Matt Ryan traded to Indianapolis: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 21, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the trade of Matt Ryan to the Colts.

2022 Post-Combine Dynasty Rookie Draft Tiers

Mar 10, 2022 · Jeff Haverlack

The NFL Combine is in the books! Jeff Haverlack shares his pre-draft rookie tiers

Carson Wentz traded to the Commanders: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 10, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the trade of Carson Wentz to the Commanders.

Aaron Rodgers Contract with Green Bay Packers: Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 8, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the ramifications of Aaron Rodgers returning to Green Bay.

Russell Wilson traded to Denver: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 8, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the monster deal of Russell Wilson to Denver.

Monday Mocks: 'What If' Superflex Rookie Draft

Feb 14, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We offer up another mock draft, imagining rookies in their landing spots.

2022 Senior Bowl Dynasty Recap

Feb 6, 2022 · Bruce Matson

We examine the Senior Bowl performers who you could be selecting in your rookie drafts this summer.

Bowl Game Previews: December 31

Dec 31, 2021 · Michael Nelson

We preview the exciting New Year's Eve bowl game action.

Devy Stock Market

Oct 29, 2021 · Nathan Powell

We examine some fluctuating devy player values this week.

Devy Wrap-Up: Week Six

Oct 11, 2021 · Bruce Matson

We take note of a few performances by some of the more interesting college football prospects.

Devy Stock Market

Oct 8, 2021 · Nathan Powell

We examine some college players who are seeing their devy stock rising or falling.

Bowl Game Previews: January 1

Jan 1, 2021 · Bruce Matson

We have a huge day of college football coming up. Which players could end up on your dynasty squads?

Desmond Ridder Videos

vs. Alabama (2021)

vs. Indiana (2021)

vs. Notre Dame (2021)

vs. Tulane (2021)

vs. Georgia (2020)

vs. UCF (2020)

Desmond Ridder News

  • Desmond Ridder could start · Sep 10, 2022

    Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder is "more likely than not" to start games in 2022

    The Falcons face long odds to be competitive in 2022, sporting a 4.5 over/under mark for games won. Possessing a high 2023 draft selection in a year loaded with potential franchise quarterback talent, the coaching staff should do everything possible to see if Ridder can be the team's new face of the franchise in 2022, allowing the team to address other needs in round one. At the same time, it seems the same is being said about veteran backup Marcus Mariota who is getting his opportunity to impress out of the gate. As for Ridder, DLF's QB30, his dynasty ranking clearly demonstrates he's expected to see time as the starter in 2022 and, potentially, beyond. Should that play out, he could be an intriguing acquisition target ahead of his time under center.

  • Desmond Ridder sees first action · Aug 13, 2022

    Flacons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder was solid in his first preseason action

    It was a good first performance for the rookie who was often off-target on his way to 103 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-22 passing. At the same time, he was interception free and also displayed mobility, rushing for 59 yards on six attempts. Marcus Mariota is entrenched as the starter but all eyes remain on Ridder and it will be no surprise to see the rookie see time under-center if the team gets off to a slow start to begin the season. Ridder is listed as DLF's QB30, displaying that Mariota is only believed to be a short-term placeholder.

  • Desmond Ridder won't start · Jul 28, 2022

    Falcons quarterback coach Charles London said "Marcus is the starter."

    Mariota as the starter has been fully expected but who is under-center come week one of the regular season isn't nearly as important as who is under center by week ten. By all accounts, rookie Desmond Ridder has impressed but there's little way the rookie would be ready for regular season work and he's best served to watch and learn with a hat and clipboard while the game slows down. Ridder only has to beat out the underwhelming tight end conversion project Feleipe Franks to lock-down the QB2 role and it's already a near certainty. He's listed as DLF's QB32 showing the expectation that he'll finish 2022 as the starter, but with little confidence in his long term upside.

  • Desmond Ridder impressing · Jun 30, 2022

    Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder continues to impress this off-season

    While Ridder is checking all the boxes thus far, Marcus Mariota is still fully expected to be the starter come week one. Whether he can retain the job is another thing altogether as the veteran has a very team friendly contract which won't present much of a financial hurdle when the time comes to insert Ridder. Ridder is found as DLF's QB34, ahead of Mariota's QB36 ranking, showing that the full expectation that it's "when" and not "if" the rookie is starting at some point during the 2022 season.

  • Desmond Ridder light years ahead · Jun 17, 2022

    Falcons head coach Arthur Smith has been surprised with the ease at which rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder picked up the offense

    Smith said "He's light years ahead of most young quarterbacks, in terms of playing from the neck up." Camp reports have been generally positive on the rookie as well, perhaps suggesting that he could be under-center if the Falcons are struggling, as expected, by mid-season. Ridder is found as DLF"s rookie QB3 and the QB32 overall showing there's expectation he'll be starting sooner rather than later. He makes for an intriguing buy-low developmental target for quarterback-needy dynasty coaches.

  • Desmond Ridder rising · Jun 12, 2022

    It's only a matter of time before Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder is starting

    It's not a bold call by the SI author as Ridder was a third-round selection and only has uninspiring Marcus Mariota above him on the depth chart. There's every chance Mariota surprises everyone and becomes a productive starter but word out of camp is that Ridder has been impressive. The bigger issue is the team's lack of experienced receivers outside of last year's first-round selection, tight end Kyle Pitts. If Mariota is going to take a leap, he'll have to do so with, arguably, the worst receiver depth chart in the league, though this year's selection of Drake London does provide upside. As for Ridder, the watch will be on once the team is out of playoff contention and it's not out of the question he wins the starting job outright during training camp.

  • Desmond Ridder impressing early · May 27, 2022

    The Falcons have been impressed early on with new quarterback Desmond Ridder.

    It's certainly early on in the process, but Ridder is proving to be a quick study in the classroom and showed well at rookie minicamp. While this is the time where all reports on players are glowing, it's worth noting Ridder is in position to get snaps early on if Marcus Mariota struggles or gets injured. He's an intriguing rookie pick this year and could prove to have early value.

  • Desmond Ridder drafted by Falcons · Apr 30, 2022

    Desmond Ridder was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

    The fact Ridder was taken in the third round wasn't really much of a surprise. However, the fact he was the second quarterback taken overall behind Kenny Pickett certainly was. Ridder will presumably learn behind Marcus Mariota next season, but he could take the job over should Mariota get hurt or underperform. Ridder is a boom or bust prospect, but he's a very intriguing one, especially in 2QB leagues.

  • Desmond Ridder inconsistent but savvy · Apr 22, 2022

    In a piece on NFL.com quoting scouts, execs and coaches, rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder was said to be inconsistent but with poise and savviness.

    Ridder's 4.52 40-time was the fastest of all quarterbacks and it's that mobility which continues to receive mention from scouts and coaches while noting a lack of arm strength and recurring inconsistency. One AFC coach mentioned he seeks to become a runner far too soon as the pocket begins to break down or he feels pressure. Ridder is coming off the board late in the first round of superflex rookie mock and live drafts and DLF's rookie QB3 should hold this value following his day-one selection during the NFL Draft.

  • Desmond Ridder making the rounds · Apr 15, 2022

    Desmond Ridder visited the Colts after meeting with the Seahawks earlier in the week.

    Ridder is one of the more intriguing draft prospects this year in a quarterback class seemingly missing a truly elite prospect. Seattle and Indianapolis could be interested in his services, though many other teams are also bringing him in for meetings. After a solid Senior season in Cincinnati that featured 3,334 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and just eight interceptions, Ridder is a prime candidate to be taken in the final few picks of round one so a team can retain a fifth-year option on his contract. While nothing is imminent, it's clear Ridder is one of the draft's rising prospects. Ridder comes in as our rookie QB3.

  • Desmond Ridder Dynasty Value

    Desmond Ridder ADP History

    Desmond Ridder Fantasy Rankings

    Rank Ranker Date
    203 Jeff Haverlack 10/07

    comment Should be starting by end of year

    214 Ryan McDowell 10/07
    217 Ken Kelly 09/20

    comment Should start in a year or sooner

    Average 226.88
    227 Bradley Myers 09/16
    232 Bruce Matson 09/28
    234 Pete Lawrence 10/06
    237 Rob Willette 10/06

    Trades Involving Desmond Ridder

    Dead Presidents traded:
    QB Marcus Mariota, ATL
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL
    RB Damien Harris, NE
    WR Curtis Samuel, WAS
    2023 R1 draft pick, 2023 R2 draft pick, 2023 R3 draft pick, 2023 R3 draft pick, 2024 R2 draft pick

    Gridiron Gods traded:
    QB Russell Wilson, DEN
    RB D'Andre Swift, DET
    WR Allen Robinson, LAR

    OUTLAWS OF 701 FFL, 2022-10-06

    North Carolina State Wolfpack traded:
    QB Kirk Cousins, MIN
    RB Khalil Herbert, CHI

    Alabama Crimson Tide traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL
    RB Isiah Pacheco, KC
    RB Jaylen Warren, PIT

    Southern Fried Football, 2022-10-06

    The Everlasting Gobstoppers traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL

    Grandpa Joe traded:
    QB Tom Brady, TB

    Willy Wonka & The Dynasty Factory, 2022-10-05

    Dink ‘n Dunk traded:
    RB Chase Edmonds, MIA
    WR Cooper Kupp, LAR

    UPGRAYEDD traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL
    RB Zack Moss, BUF
    WR Drake London, ATL
    TE Evan Engram, JAC
    2023 R2 draft pick


    Mini Ditka traded:
    QB Russell Wilson, DEN
    WR KJ Osborn, MIN

    InGen Engineers traded:
    QB Marcus Mariota, ATL
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL

    DLF Dynasty Champion Series 001 - North, 2022-09-30

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