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Desmond Ridder

DOB Aug 31, 1999 Age 23.5
College Cincinnati
Drafted 2022 3.10 Exp 1
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238.83 -15.83 trending_down





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Who Is Desmond Ridder?

James 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.

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Desmond Ridder Articles

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.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft Do-Over

Nov 15, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We bring you a 2022 rookie mock draft do-over with the knowledge we have midway through the season.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact: Calvin Ridley Traded to Jacksonville

Nov 1, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We cover the surprising trade of Calvin Ridley to the Jaguars.

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

May 2, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We bring you our initial dynasty fantasy football rookie rankings

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

Apr 29, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We break down the happenings of day two.

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

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

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

Apr 27, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

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

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

Apr 26, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

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

Desmond Ridder Videos

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Desmond Ridder News

  • Desmond Ridder future uncertain · Feb 2, 2023

    There's no indication, either way, if the Falcons see sophomore Desmond Ridder as a potential starter in 2023

    Apparently, no one "inside the building" is talking about Ridder or the opportunity to address the position via the draft. While some times prefer to put up smoke screens, others just go quiet as is the case with the Falcons. It's still early and with the Combine taking place later this month, there's a possibility more will emerge at that time. Ridder finished under-center in the team's final four games, producing a 63.5% completion percentage, throwing for 708 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. With added mobility, Ridder does possess an intriguing skillset and it's possible he could grow into the starting role with another year of experience but, at the same time, the team possesses the 8th-overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft and should have options if deemed necessary. Ridder is found as DLF's QB27 and this ranking hangs in the balance as the offseason plays out. A highly drafted rookie or the acquisition of a top free agent would send Ridder's dynasty stock off a cliff.

  • Desmond Ridder unimpressive · Dec 24, 2022

    Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder completed 22-of-33 passes for 218 scoreless yards in Atlanta's loss to Baltimore.

    Ridder didn't turn the ball over, which is obviously a positive. Still, the Falcons have been really conservative with him in his two starts and it's hard to see what they have in him at this point. With two more games to go, Ridder is going to need to show something to ensure he's the quarterback of the future in Atlanta. Ridder checks in as our dynasty QB28.

  • Desmond Ridder brutal in debut · Dec 18, 2022

    Desmond Ridder completed 13-of-26 passes for 97 yards and added another 38 yards rushing.

    The awful 3.7 yards per completion don't even show the whole story. There should have been two balls intercepted by the Saints in this one. Rushing upside was what the rookie was supposed to bring but only managed 38 yards (18 on the last play of the game). The Falcons kept the reigns in tight on the former Bearcat. Unless they open things up and put more faith in him, you cannot trust him, especially down the playoff stretch. Ranked as the QB27 at DLF, the future is still in question as many experts have mocked a quarterback to the Falcons in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft.

  • Desmond Ridder to start · Dec 8, 2022

    The Falcons have benched Marcus Mariota and will start Desmond Ridder moving forward.

    The Falcons took their bye week to re-evaluate their options and have decided to see what they have in Ridder moving forward. Mariota has proven to be serviceable this season with 2,200 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. However, there really does seem to be a ceiling in regards to his value to a team. This will be a pivotal time for Ridder, who showed well in the preseason. Expect Ridder's ranking of QB31 to rise should he prove to be a long-term option in Atlanta.

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  • Desmond Ridder Dynasty Value

    Desmond Ridder Fantasy Rankings

    Rank Ranker Date
    166 Jeff Haverlack 03/15

    comment His value hangs in the balance of the '23 NFL Draft

    189 Rob Willette 03/28
    190 Pete Lawrence 03/21
    Average 192.29
    193 Levi Chappell 03/02
    195 Bruce Matson 03/16
    196 Jeff Smith 03/22
    217 Ryan McDowell 03/27

    Trades Involving Desmond Ridder

    Kyle traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL
    1.04 draft pick

    It takes Tua to Tango traded:
    1.02 draft pick

    SafeLeagues Best Ball Dynasty 067 - Basic (SF/TE), 2023-03-27

    THE FANTASY TYPHOON!!! traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL

    BeanTown Drunks traded:
    4.12 draft pick

    DFW 48 Dynasty League, 2023-03-27

    JWick traded:
    RB D'Andre Swift, DET
    2.08 draft pick

    @EricJohnFlynn traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL

    HQ4 - DynastyTradesHQ Listener League, 2023-03-27

    Tokyo Wave traded:
    WR Darnell Mooney, CHI
    TE Noah Gray, KC
    2025 R3 draft pick

    Seattle Sasquatch traded:
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL

    The National Dynasty Football League, 2023-03-25

    RC traded:
    RB Derrick Henry, TEN
    WR Davante Adams, LV
    1.05 draft pick
    3.05 draft pick

    Helaire Force One traded:
    QB Kyler Murray, ARI
    QB Desmond Ridder, ATL
    WR Jerry Jeudy, DEN

    DLF Dynasty Champion Series 009 - East, 2023-03-25

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