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Desmond Ridder

Height 6'3" Weight 211
DOB Aug 31, 1999 Age 24.1
College Cincinnati
Drafted 2022 3.10 Exp 1
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238.67 -6.67 trending_down





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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 Falcons in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

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Desmond Ridder Articles

Dynasty Blueprint: Week One

Sep 13, 2023 · Ryan McDowell

Ryan McDowell shares his game notes from week one, along with dynasty strategy and how to navigate the waiver wire.

The Dynasty Aftermath: Bob Barker Tribute

Sep 12, 2023 · Ken Kelly

We break down the week that was.

Dynasty Rankings vs ADP: Quarterback Waiver Wire Targets

Aug 29, 2023 · Peter Howard

Which quarterbacks might you be able to snag from the waiver wire?

Navigating Your Dynasty Rookie Draft: Mid 3rd

Aug 22, 2023 · Kevin White

We examine your late-third-round rookie draft options.

Dynasty Buy/Sell/Hold: NFC South

Aug 17, 2023 · Eric Hardter

We pick out some potential value movers in the NFC South.

2023 Dynasty Rookie Post-Draft Update: Jonathan Mingo

Jul 7, 2023 · Aaron St Denis

We focus on each rookie's situation, talent, opportunity, risk, and market to provide post-draft analysis for dynasty managers.

2023 Dynasty Riser, Faller and Longshot Predictions: Atlanta Falcons

Jul 1, 2023 · Hutchinson Brown

We move on to the Atlanta Falcons and pick some players in the spotlight this season.

2023 Dynasty Division Outlook: NFC South

Jun 22, 2023 · Aaron St Denis

We look at the outlook for the NFC South, including some dynasty predictions.

2023 Dynasty Rookie Post-Draft Update: Bijan Robinson

May 29, 2023 · Tim Riordan

We focus on each rookie's situation, talent, opportunity, risk, and market to provide post-draft analysis for dynasty managers.

Dynasty Fantasy Football ADP: Post-Draft Risers and Fallers

May 23, 2023 · Ryan McDowell

Which veterans were most affected by the rookie influx during the 2023 NFL Draft?

2023 NFL Draft: Dynasty Fantasy Football Winners and Losers from the NFC South

May 16, 2023 · Richard Cooling

Which veterans (or rookies) won or lost in the NFC South during the NFL Draft?

2023 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Consensus First Round

Apr 30, 2023 · Ken Kelly

We bring you the top twelve Dynasty Fantasy Football rookies for 2023.

Dynasty Fantasy Football 2023 NFL Draft Impact: Veteran Winners and Losers from Day Two

Apr 29, 2023 · Ken Kelly

We cover the biggest dynasty winners and losers from day two.

April Dynasty ADP Risers and Fallers: Wide Receivers

Apr 25, 2023 · Corey Spala

We look at some risers and fallers in ADP, focusing this time on wide receivers.

April Dynasty ADP Risers and Fallers: Running Backs

Apr 24, 2023 · Corey Spala

We look at some risers and fallers in ADP, focusing this time on running backs.

John Arrington: Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings Explained

Apr 21, 2023 · John Arrington

A behind the scene look at ranking methodology and individual rankings vs the consensus.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Drafts: A View from the 1.07

Apr 19, 2023 · Justin Taylor

We take a look at the options from the 7th spot in 2023 rookie drafts.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Drafts: A View from the 1.11

Apr 15, 2023 · Andrew Francesconi

We take a look at the options from the 11th spot in 2023 rookie drafts.

2023 Off-Season Mock Drafts: 18-Round Superflex Dynasty Startup Draft

Apr 15, 2023 · John DiBari

We break down a full superflex startup mock draft this week.

2022 Rookie Quarterback Dynasty Reactions

Feb 16, 2023 · Hutchinson Brown

Hutchinson Brown gives his opinion on the performances of the 2022 rookie quarterbacks and what their futures might hold.

Past/Present/Future Rookie Pick Value: 2023 Mid 2nd

Feb 9, 2023 · Shane Manila

We look into your possible options with a mid-second-round pick in rookie drafts this year.

John Hogue: Dynasty Fantasy Football Superflex Rankings Explained

Feb 3, 2023 · John Hogue

A behind the scene look at ranking methodology and individual rankings vs the consensus.

Fantasy Football Off-Season Movement: Quarterback Landscape

Jan 26, 2023 · Ryan McDowell

A preview of what might happen at the QB position for dynasty purposes.

Final Dynasty Rookie Report Card: Quarterbacks

Jan 21, 2023 · Dan Meylor

How did the rookie quarterbacks perform this year and what's next?

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings: Cornerstone Report, Week 19

Jan 6, 2023 · Shane Hallam

We discuss some players set to enter the NFL and a couple of young players in the NFL spotlight.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings: Cornerstone Report, Week 17

Dec 23, 2022 · Shane Hallam

We cover the latest news about some of the top young players in football.

2022 NFL Draft: Dynasty Rookie Rankings Review, Round Two

Dec 23, 2022 · Wyatt Bertolone

We look back on the second round of 2022 rookie rankings - which players have lived up or disappointed?

2022 NFL Draft: Dynasty Rookie Rankings Review, Round One

Dec 7, 2022 · Wyatt Bertolone

We look back on one man's 2022 dynasty rookie rankings and evaluate how they look now.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Six Pack: Week 12 Storylines to Watch

Nov 26, 2022 · Corey Spala

What are six intriguing dynasty storylines this week?

Dynasty Fantasy Football Trades

Nov 16, 2022 · Richard Cooling

We examine some players with fluctuating dynasty values this week.

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Desmond Ridder News

  • Desmond Ridder looks solid · Aug 19, 2023

    Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder completed 7-of-9 passes for 80 yards and one interception in Atlanta's second preseason game.

    Ridder's interception was clearly not a bright spot but he looked solid otherwise as he gears up to start the year under center for the Falcons. Taylor Heinicke and Logan Woodside haven't done much to challenge him thus far and it seems inevitable we see Atlanta give him every opportunity in the world to take over as the long-term option at quarterback. At this point, there seems to be a lot of upside in relation to his ranking of QB29.

  • Desmond Ridder taking command · Jun 30, 2023

    Desmond Ridder continues to draw praise from coaches and teammates with offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom saying: "He's just taking command of everything."

    The narrative hasn't changed this spring on Ridder's progress. By all accounts, he's had a terrific offseason and continues to develop confidence. Now with a full offseason under his belt and experience as a starter from late in 2022, expectations are high but Ridder has, so far, checked all the boxes. Furthermore, the Falcons continued to add to a growing and impressive list of youthful offensive names, adding Bijan Robinson in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He'll join recent additions, Drake London and Kyle Pitts, while pairing with 2022 selection Tyler Allgeier, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a rookie. The pieces are in place but the team seems to possess more confidence in Ridder than does the dynasty community. Listed as DLF's QB30, the fantasy community has greater confidence the team will be addressing the position again in 2024.

  • Desmond Ridder struggling · May 26, 2023

    Desmond Ridder has been struggling with his accuracy in OTAs

    Ridder was 26th in accuracy in 2022 for all quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts and that trend has continued early in camp. On one hand, it's only May and the team is still early into the third phase of its voluntary program. On the other hand, accuracy is arguably the primary desirable trait for a quarterback and a continuation of 2022's trend would be a concern. Ridder has been handed the reins in 2023 and a sub-optimal early-season performance could send him to the bench in favor of offseason signee Taylor Heinicke. Beyond 2023, look for the team to address the position in the 2024 draft. Ridder is found as DLF's QB32, showing little confidence by the dynasty community that he's the long term answer under center.

  • Desmond Ridder will sink or swim · May 19, 2023

    The Falcons are throwing sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder into the pool to see if he can swim.

    The team did not address the position via the 2023 NFL Draft but did sign Taylor Heinicke as a backup option. Ridder will be given full opportunity to succeed in 2023 and the team will assess his performance along the way toward determining whether or not to address the position in 2024. Given Desmond Ridder's QB32 ranking on DLF, expectations for performance remain low.

  • Desmond Ridder's new offense · May 3, 2023

    Desmond Ridder can expect a more balanced offense than the run-heavy one from 2022

    Ridder was a big winner as the dust settled from the 2023 NFL Draft. The team selected phenom Bijan Robinson early on day-one of the draft and he'll be paired with standout rookie Tyler Allgeier to share carries, while also seeing increased work as a receiver. Dynamic playmaker Cordarrelle Patterson also remains under contract and will mix-in both in the backfield, and as a receiver. Kyle Pitts will return from injury and the team also added capable veteran Jonnu Smith at the position. Sophomore receiver Drake London is the clear WR1. Ridder looks to have a full year to prove he can be the new face of the franchise for the rebuilding team though veteran Taylor Heinicke is waiting in the wings should he falter. Found as DLF's QB34, Ridder presents as an intriguing buy-low candidate on the chance he's able to produce in 2023 and retain the role going forward.

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    Sep 25, 2023 · Windy City Gridiron (Blog)
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    Sep 25, 2023 · FalcOholic (Blog)
  • Desmond Ridder underwhelming in loss Sunday
    Sep 24, 2023 · FantasyPros (Fantasy News)
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    Sep 24, 2023 · Pride of Detroit (Blog)
  • 6 takeaways from the Lions’ win over the Atlanta Falcons
    Sep 24, 2023 · Pride of Detroit (Blog)
  • Desmond Ridder Dynasty Value

    Desmond Ridder Fantasy Rankings

    Rank Ranker Date
    204 Levi Chappell 09/26
    208 Pete Lawrence 09/20
    211 Rob Willette 09/28
    Average 219
    222 Jeff Smith 09/30
    233 Ryan McDowell 09/28
    236 Bruce Matson 09/20

    Trades Involving Desmond Ridder

    skidmarks16 traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL

    Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits traded:

    Royal Union of Fantasy Footballers, 2023-09-29

    BrewCrew BadBoys10 traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL
    WR Chris Godwin, TB
    WR Christian Kirk, JAC
    WR Josh Palmer, LAC

    TORONTO HITMEN traded:
    QB Kirk Cousins, MIN
    RB Isaiah Spiller, LAC
    WR Cooper Kupp, LAR
    WR Kadarius Toney, KC

    Throwback Silver Devy Dynasty 10, 2023-09-28

    Kenan Thompson traded:
    QB Jared Goff, DET
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL
    2024 R3 draft pick

    Eddie Murphy traded:
    QB Justin Fields, CHI
    RB Gus Edwards, BAL

    Saturday Night Live Dynasty Football, 2023-09-27

    DIABEETUS traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL

    Stone Cold traded:
    RB Alvin Kamara, NO

    Apex Rookie Superflex Dynasty 156, 2023-09-27

    Lamarmageddon of the Ashes traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL
    2025 R6 draft pick

    Average Joes traded:
    DE Myles Murphy, CIN
    2025 R6 draft pick

    EFS Resurrection , 2023-09-27

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