Dolphins vs. Falcons Preseason Betting Odds: Will Calvin Ridley Emerge as Atlanta’s WR3?
Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Calvin Ridley
Betting Odds: Miami Dolphins (-1.5) at Atlanta Falcons
- Miami Dolphins Moneyline: -115
- Atlanta Falcons Moneyline: -105
- Over/Under: 35.5
- Kickoff: Aug. 30, 2018 – 7 p.m. ET
Head coach Adam Gase didn’t rule out some starters playing Thursday night. That could include free-agent additions Danny Amendola and/or Albert Wilson as wide receivers DeVante Parker (finger), Kenny Stills (knee) and Jakeem Grant (concussion) are all sidelined. There are 161 targets from 2017 still up for grabs with Jarvis Landry gone.
The spread opened with the Falcons as -2.5 favorites. Just 14% of public tickets have backed the Dolphins, but they’ve received 69% of the money.
The Falcons will rest their starters, but will that include Calvin Ridley? The first-round pick played only 16 of Matt Ryan’s 26 first-team snaps in their Week 3 dress rehearsal (per Adam Levitan).
Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu are clearly locked in as the starters in two-receiver sets, but it’d be nice to see Ridley separate from undrafted field-stretcher Reggie Davis, who also played 16 snaps last Thursday.
Calvin Ridley might not see a ton of work behind Julio/Sanu
Still looked like a 1st-round pick vs. the Chiefs …
36 yard catch
34 yard kick return
7 yard TD catch pic.twitter.com/V1XtIVzrz4
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) August 24, 2018