Rookie will start Week 15
It’s done: Falcons rookie Desmond Ridder will make his NFL debut and start next week against the Saints, a source told
@TheAthletic. Ridder and veteran Marcus Mariota were informed of the decision this morning by coach Arthur Smith. (Jeff Schultz on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Arthur Smith indicated changes were coming after Atlanta’s Week 13 loss to the Steelers. Mariota is currently the QB21 in fantasy points per game. We should see more emphasis on the pass game with Ridder at quarterback in Week 15. Will that translate into increased value for Drake London? We shall see.