New England Patriots

Position
RB
 
Jersey
22
Name  Stevan Ridley
Born  1/27/1989
Height  5-11
Weight  220
College  LSU
10/13/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is officially done for the season.
Insight: He tore both his ACL and MCL, and could have played his final snap with New England, as he will be a free agent after the season. With the uncertainty at running back for the Patriots, owners can target James White and Brandon Bolden on waivers, but need to realize that no tailback is a sure thing. Shane Vereen will see the most increase in playing time, making him a viable RB2, moving forward.
 
10/12/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley possibly tore his ACL in New England's Week 6 win.
Insight: An MRI is scheduled for Monday, but reports have not been good. If Ridley is sidelined for the rest of the season, Shane Vereen will see an increased workload, and Brandon Bolden will see an increase in snaps as well.
 
10/12/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley has left the game with an apparent knee injury.
Insight: Ridley had just 23 yards on 10 carries and one catch for six yards.
 
10/6/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley dominated with 113 yards and a score on the ground.
Insight: With the Patriots building an early lead, Ridley got to be part of the action for most of the game and rewarded his fantasy owners. He's laways going to be at the mercy of the score because he's not part of the passing packages. Today, with the lead, he was fantasy worthy.
 
Cold9/30/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley wasn't part of the offense Monday night seeing just six touches and totalling 28 yards.
Insight: With the Patriots falling way behind and Ridley not part of the passing game, he was sitting most of the night.
 
9/21/2014 11:21:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was again the workhorse running back for the Patriots Sunday, but this time produced little from 20 touches.
Insight: He rushed 19 times for just 54 yards. Injured Shane Vereen wasn't any better so the Patriots kept feeding Ridley and almost lost the game.
 
Hot9/14/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was the workhorse running back for the Patriots Sunday, getting 25 rushes for 101 yards to just six carries for Shane Vereen.
Insight: The even better news is he scored a touchdown and didn't fumble the football. It appears the feature back could be different from week to week and neither Ridley or Vereen is going to be an every game RB1.
 
8/15/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley fumbled during Friday's preseason game and didn't play another snap, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.
Insight: Uh oh. Ridley lost four fumbles last season and was on the bench frequently down the stretch. It's unclear if Ridley not playing after the fumble was planned or because Bill Belichick put him in the doghouse again. It's a shame because he rushed for 45 yards on nine carries (5.0 ypc) in the game. Rookie James White has a good shot to cut into Ridley's carries this season.
 
12/8/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: New England halfback Stevan Ridley is officially active for Sunday's game versus Cleveland.
Insight: Ridley has lost a fumble in each of his last three games and will probably head to the showers early if he loses one again in Week 14. Ridley has always been a risky fantasy play but this week against a strong Browns' run D, the risks outweigh the rewards by a pretty significant margin.
 
12/8/2013 10:57:00 AM
Description: After being benched last week against Houston, it appears New England running back Stevan Ridley will play at least some role in Sunday's game versus Cleveland. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL Network
Insight: Ridley probably won't start but he could see a handful of carries against Cleveland's fifth-ranked run defense. Obviously, Shane Vereen will be playing on all passing downs. Ridley had a stretch of five games in a row with a touchdown earlier this year but we wouldn't recommend starting him during the fantasy playoffs.
 
Cold12/1/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is officially inactive for Sunday's game against Houston.
Insight: Ridley lost a fumble in three straight games and was benched after his latest gaffe in the first quarter Sunday night against Denver. Brandon Bolden and LeGarrette Blount will split early-down carries while Shane Vereen will handle passing downs. Vereen is the best flex option Sunday, followed by Bolden and then Blount.
 
Cold12/1/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: If RB Stevan Ridley is active at all for New England Sunday against Houston, he's not expected to receive many carries, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: Ridley lost a fumble in three straight games and was benched after his latest gaffe in the first quarter Sunday night against Denver. Brandon Bolden and LeGarrette Blount will split early-down carries while Shane Vereen will handle passing downs. Vereen is the best flex option Sunday, followed by Bolden and then Blount.
 
Cold11/26/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston expects to see a rotation of Stevan Ridley, LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden in New England's "big-back" role going forward.
Insight: The Patriots went in that direction earlier this season when Ridley struggled with fumbling and ineffectiveness, and they likely will again because he has lost a fumble in three straight games. Ridley didn't play again after Denver returned his fumble for a touchdown with 9:54 remaining in the first quarter Monday night. Shane Vereen has the most stable role of any Patriots running back.
 
Cold11/25/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: New England running back Stevan Ridley lost another fumble last night against Denver. It was his third consecutive game putting the ball on the turf.
Insight: He didn't play again after the error and given the depth New England has in the backfield, he might not get a chance to redeem himself when the team take's the field next weekend. We could be looking at a Brandon Bolden/Shane Vereen timeshare against the Texans in Week 13.
 
11/18/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: New England running back Stevan Ridley has returned after a brief benching.
Insight: So far he has 11 carries for 43 yards. The third-year halfback has scored a touchdown in each of his last four games. He'll need to score in the fourth quarter to extend the streak to five.
 
11/18/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Patriots halfback Stevan Ridley fumbled in the first half Monday against Carolina and hasn't been on the field since.
Insight: This exact scenario unfolded in the season opener when Ridley fumbled and sat out the entire second half. LeGarrette Blount will take over as the lead back while Ridley waits it out in Coach Belichick's doghouse.
 
Hot11/3/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: New England running back Stevan Ridley ran over the Steelers for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in Week 9. He's rushed for six scores over the last four games.
Insight: New England finally turned Ridley loose after having him split carries with Brandon Bolden and LeGarrette Blount for most of the season. Sunday represented Ridley's highest carry total of the season and just his second game with more than 20 rushing attempts. However, with Shane Vereen (wrist) expected back in Week 11 after New England's bye in Week 10, fantasy owners should try to get RB1 value back for Ridley now.
 
10/13/2013 8:00:00 PM
Description: After disappointing fantasy owners during the first five weeks of the season, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley blew up for a huge game Sunday against New Orleans.
Insight: New England finally abandoned the running back by committee in favor of a more Ridley-centric approach and the results were largely successful. Ridley gashed the Saints for 96 yards and two touchdowns, which were both season-highs. After spending several weeks in Bill Belichick's dog house, Ridley has finally returned to must-start status.
 
10/13/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: New England running back Stevan Ridley (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Ridley practiced all week in a limited capacity. Fantasy owners would be wise to stay away from him as Ridley is stuck in a three-headed timeshare with LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden.
 
10/11/2013 5:50:00 PM
Description: New England halfback Stevan Ridley (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans, but Albert Breer of NFL.com reports he is expected to play.
Insight: Ridley practiced all week in a limited capacity. Even if he does play, fantasy owners should avoid him as he is stuck in a three-headed timeshare with LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden.
 

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