Can Calvin Ridley Be The Atlanta Falcons Best Player In 2021?

  • Calvin Ridley is the +700 betting favorite to lead the NFL in receiving yards for the 2021-2022 season.
  • The Atlanta Falcons' win total is set at 7.5 with the OVER set at -145 odds.
  • Sportsbooks give Atlanta +190 odds to make the NFL Playoffs.

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons as a team are not expected to be anything special during their 2021-2022 year but certain players are projected by sportsbooks to have spectacular individual seasons.

Atlanta Falcons Team Projections

The Atlanta Falcons have a new head coach, a new running back, and one of the top tight end prospects of all time. However, online sportsbooks don’t anticipate the team making a playoff appearance.

Atlanta Falcons - To Make The Playoffs

  • Yes +190
  • No -260

Even though the team is expected to miss postseason play for their fourth consecutive year, the Falcons have not been labeled a complete joke, as their projected win total this season is somewhat respectable.

Atlanta Falcons 2021/22 Total Wins

  • OVER 7.5 -145
  • UNDER 7.5 +110

NFL betting sites see the talent in the NFC South, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, and thus have given Atlanta +750 odds to win the division.

All things considered, it wouldn't be too surprising to find the Falcons with +8000 odds to win the Super Bowl with only seven teams having a lesser chance. It appears as though the Falcons will need to win plenty if they'd like to achieve their first Super Bowl win.

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Individual Performances

While the team as a whole may not be the best product the league has to offer, individually, the players have odds that suggest elite-level performances. Calvin Ridley specifically has the possibility of being the best wide receiver in the NFL.

  • Calvin Ridley Receiving TD Leader +1000
  • Calvin Ridley Receiving Yards Leader +700

Ridley is the favorite to lead the league in receiving yards and the third choice to lead in receiving touchdowns. In 2020, Ridley was fifth in receiving yards and 10th in touchdowns. With Julio Jones out of the picture, he will be Matt Ryan’s top option and should see a lot of playing time.

Kyle Pitts could also have a spectacular season. As possibly the greatest tight end prospect of all time, Pitts has odds on whether or not he’ll break the rookie tight end receiving record.

Kyle Pitts To Break Rookie TE Receiving Yards Record (1076)

  • Yes +250

Pitts also has the shortest odds for a non-quarterback to win the Rookie of the Year award at +1000. Needless to say, sports betting sites see the potential of the Falcons’ offense but are not too sure that the entire team can put itself together to create a winning formula.