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 Stats > Stevan Ridley  
 
Running Back, New England Patriots

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Draft: 2011 Round 3 (9)
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 220 DOB: 1989-01-27 Age: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#28 5 8.03

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2011 NE 14 2 88 443 5.0 1 5 3 13 4.3 0 51.6 3.7
2012 NE 16 - 290 1,263 4.4 12 14 6 51 8.5 0 203.4 12.7
2013 NE 14 - 178 773 4.3 7 12 10 62 6.2 0 125.5 9.0
2014 NE 6 - 94 340 3.6 2 5 4 20 5.0 0 48.0 8.0
2014 (Projected) NE     200 878 4.4 8   9 57 6.3 0 141.5  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
There are worse things than relying on the whims of Bill Belichick for fantasy production from your starting running back. Those things include an IRS audit, root canal surgery and Lincoln Tunnel traffic. Steven Ridley is an efficient runner with excellent vision who could be a perfect fit for the New England offense, but he often found himself in Belichick's doghouse whenever he put the ball on the ground in 2013. Coming off a season where he rushed for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns, Ridley was a major disappointment last season. Ridley finished the season with only 773 yards rushing and seven touchdowns, despite averaging virtually the same yards per carry that he did in 2012 when he spent more time on the bench than he did the year before. Ridley is often spelled on passing downs by Shane Vereen, but last year he started losing early down carries to Brandon Bolden and LeGarrette Blount as well. With the departure of Blount, Ridley should get a reprieve as the most talented “big” back on the roster and could end up as a draft day steal. The team only added another scatback-type runner in the draft in James White, giving Ridley an opportunity to regain the trust of his coaching staff and assume the power back role. If Ridley is available in the middle rounds of your draft, because of a poor 2013, the potential reward should outweigh the risk of him losing carries again this season.

Comment: If Ridley can hold onto the ball, he'll have fantasy value as a goaline back in a timeshare with Vereen.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Shane Vereen
RB2RB2 Jonas Gray
RB3RB3 LeGarrette Blount
RB4RB4 James White
RB5RB5 Brandon Bolden
RB6FB1 James Develin
RB7RB6 Stevan Ridley
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Ridley, Mayo likely out for rest of the season
Knee injuries to sideline RB, LB
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 13, 4:55 pm

New England Patriots
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo was carted off the field with a knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's 37-22 win against the Buffalo Bills and did not return. Mayo, a captain and signal-caller on defense, was immediately surrounded by teammates after a Boobie Dixon run up the middle on first down, as he wound up on the bottom of the pile. The Patriots also lost RB Stevan Ridley to a knee injury and G Dan Connolly to a head injury. Mayo and Ridley were scheduled to have MRIs Monday to determine the severity of their injuries. (ESPN Boston)

FFToday's Take: Both players could be headed to IR shortly. Mayo (knee) is a three-down linebacker who had graded out well against the run and played all but four snaps entering Week 6. Ridley likely has a torn ACL and is in the final year of his contract, likely meaning offseason standout rookie James White could be in line for a bigger role. Brandon Bolden also should figure into the mix along with Shane Vereen, but the former is more of a core special teamer.


Ridley's roster spot in danger?
Low snap total in last preseason game raises question
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 25, 5:45 pm

New England Patriots
The Patriots are always good for a surprise, and we've had our antenna up at this position since early July. If there's a surprise, we'll play a hunch at this spot with Stevan Ridley, whose low snap total Friday (11 snaps) in a "dress rehearsal" game caught the eye. Meanwhile, Roy Finch lands on the practice squad. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Ridley is making just a shade over $750,000 in the final year of his contract and the Patriots' best inside runner, but HC Bill Belichick detests fumbling - one of a few areas in which Ridley has struggled. Rookie James White hasn't overwhelmed during the preseason, but was the talk of training camp. Ultimately, Ridley should remain on the roster, but owners need to be aware his leash will be very short.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at MIA L 20-33 8 21 2.6 0 2 2 7 3.5 0 2.8
2 at MIN W 30-7 25 101 4.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 16.1
3 OAK W 16-9 19 54 2.8 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 6.1
4 at KC L 14-41 5 28 5.6 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.8
5 CIN W 43-17 27 113 4.2 1 0 0 0 - 0 17.3
6 at BUF W 37-22 10 23 2.3 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 2.9

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at BUF W 23-21 9 46 5.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.6
2 NYJ W 13-10 16 40 2.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.0
3 TB W 23-3 11 35 3.2 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 4.3
4 at ATL W 30-23 11 53 4.8 0 2 2 26 13.0 0 7.9
6 NO W 30-27 20 96 4.8 2 1 1 14 14.0 0 23.0
7 at NYJ L 27-30 11 50 4.5 1 2 2 3 1.5 0 11.3
8 MIA W 27-17 14 79 5.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 13.9
9 PIT W 55-31 26 115 4.4 2 4 3 9 3.0 0 24.4
11 at CAR L 20-24 13 48 3.7 1 0 0 0 - 0 10.8
12 DEN W 34-31 4 14 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
14 CLE W 27-26 8 35 4.4 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 3.7
15 at MIA L 20-24 8 34 4.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.4
16 at BAL W 41-7 15 54 3.6 0 1 0 0 - 0 5.4
17 BUF W 34-20 12 74 6.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 7.4
DP IND W 43-22 14 52 3.7 2 0 0 0 - 0 17.2
CC at DEN L 16-26 5 17 3.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at TEN W 34-13 21 125 6.0 1 3 2 27 13.5 0 21.2
2 ARI L 18-20 18 71 3.9 0 4 3 24 8.0 0 9.5
3 at BAL L 30-31 13 37 2.8 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.7
4 at BUF W 52-28 22 106 4.8 2 0 0 0 - 0 22.6
5 DEN W 31-21 28 151 5.4 1 0 0 0 - 0 21.1
6 at SEA L 23-24 16 34 2.1 0 2 1 0 0.0 0 3.4
7 NYJ W 29-26 17 65 3.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.5
8 at STL W 45-7 15 127 8.5 1 0 0 0 - 0 18.7
10 BUF W 37-31 22 98 4.5 1 1 0 0 - 0 15.8
11 IND W 59-24 13 28 2.2 1 0 0 0 - 0 8.8
12 at NYJ W 49-19 21 97 4.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 15.7
13 at MIA W 23-16 19 71 3.7 1 0 0 0 - 0 13.1
14 HOU W 42-14 18 72 4.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 13.2
15 SF L 34-41 9 23 2.6 0 2 0 0 - 0 2.3
16 at JAC W 23-16 18 84 4.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 8.4
17 MIA W 28-0 20 74 3.7 2 0 0 0 - 0 19.4
DP HOU W 41-28 15 82 5.5 1 2 1 13 13.0 0 15.5
CC BAL L 13-28 18 70 3.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 7.0
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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