Chicago Bears: Comparing Anthony Miller’s 2018 outlook with fellow rookies

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Calvin Ridley Atlanta Falcons
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Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons

Let me start by saying, if I’m an Atlanta Falcons fan, I absolutely loved the Calvin Ridley pick. If you’re about winning football games, the Ridley-to-Atlanta scenario was a beautiful one. However, if you’re looking at it from more of a fantasy football perspective, this wasn’t a good spot for Ridley to end up.

The Falcons have so many weapons, it is scary. Of course, Julio Jones is one of the elite wideouts in the game today. Aside from Jones, Mohamed Sanu is there and should still have the no. 2 spot locked down. I think Ridley has a chance to potentially surpass him, but there is no way you will take Sanu out of the equation in a big way.

The backfield is going to be used heavily, as Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman might be the best duo in all of football when they are healthy. Both are incredibly versatile and give Matt Ryan a lot of different options in how they can be used.

For Ridley, the story is simple: The targets won’t be there. He simply won’t catch enough balls to make the case as the league’s top rookie wide receiver. He could end up being the most stable and talented over the course of his career, sure, but the argument for his rookie campaign being better than Miller’s That’s not going to happen.

Verdict: Miller