Falcons training camp: 3 Fantasy football storylines to watch

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3. Will Calvin Ridley have a breakout year alongside Julio Jones?

The first storyline that will be intriguing to watch unfold for the Falcons during the season is if young wide receiver Calvin Ridley will be able to have a breakout season in Atlanta.

For the past handful of years, Atlanta has consisted of a potent receiving group led by Pro Bowl star Julio Jones on the outside of the field. For at least the last two years, Ridley has been a big reason for that uptick in talent to counter the talent on Jones in the passing game.

Ridley, however, is going to have to step up and be more consistent in his third season in the NFL and with the Falcons in 2020 in order to help Atlanta continue its dominance while establishing one of the top offenses in the entire league. If he is able to do so, Ridley could have a nice campaign and could no question provide a boost to your fantasy football lineups during the regular season.

Since he broke into the league as a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Alabama, Ridley has jumped right into things as a professional while immediately helping boost the Falcons passing game in the early stages of his career.

In his first two seasons, Ridley has appeared in a total of 29 games while averaging 63.5 catches, 8.5 touchdowns and 843.5 receiving yards entering the 2020 campaign. Specifically in the 2019 season, the 25-year-old finished with 63 catches for 866 yards and seven touchdowns in a total of 13 games.

Ridley has put together a few solid seasons as a No. 2 option in the passing game in Atlanta but took somewhat of a minor step back in his sophomore season last year. This year, he will look to take another step within the Falcons offense and could be a sleeper addition in fantasy in 2020.

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