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Desmond Ridder Injury History & Updates

Basic StatsDesmond Ridder's Basic Stats

Desmond Ridder
ADP: 51.9
Bye: 11
Experience: 3
Age: 24.7
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 207
40 Time: 4.52
Burst Score (Rank): 126.50 (95%)

Injury PredictorDesmond Ridder's Injury Guide

Very Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 30, 2019 Non-NFL Pedal Foot Ridder suffered a foot injury during the game against Virginia Tech
Sep 7, 2019 Non-NFL Shoulder Ridder suffered a shoulder injury during Week 2's game against Ohio State i
Nov 23, 2019 Non-NFL Shoulder Ridder dealt with a shoulder sprain during the game vs. Temple and missed the next game.

Basic StatsDesmond Ridder's Preseason Player Analysis

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Taylor Heinicke, QB ATL

3:30pm EST 1/5/24

Taylor Heinicke questionable for Week 18

Falcons QB Taylor Heinicke (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Saints. QB Desmond Ridder will be back under center if Heinicke can’t go. It’s not a situation to mess with in Week 18 fantasy lineups.

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Falcons QB Taylor Heinicke hurt his left ankle in the Week 17 loss to the Bears and is uncertain for this weekend's game vs. the Saints, HC Arthur Smith said Monday. The team hopes to know whether Heinicke can play by Friday. If not, it'll be back to QB Desmond Ridder. This is not a situation you should be messing with in Week 18 fantasy lioneups.

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Falcons QB Taylor Heinicke suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Cardinals. He's remained on the sidelines but doesn't have his helmet. Heinicke is officially questionable to return but seems unlikely to do so. He's been replaced by QB Desmond Ridder.

Update: Heinicke has been ruled out.

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Falcons HC Arthur Smith confirmed on Monday that rookie QB Desmond Ridder will take over as the starter going forward. He called the decision to bench QB Marcus Mariota "performance based," but added that Mariota is likely heading to IR with a knee injury. Mariota can be dropped from all redraft rosters. Ridder is unlikely to climb beyond QB2 status in Atlanta's run-heavy offense.

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