With BenJarvus Green-Ellis having departed via free agency to Cincinnati, Ridley will enter training camp as the teamís starter at running backÖ at least that is what the football world is expecting. What head coach Bill Belichick has in mind is anybodyís guess. Having looked solid in a reserve role as a rookie in 2011, Ridley shapes up as the best bet to start in a New England backfield that also includes Danny Woodhead, fellow 2nd year player Shane Vereen and former Colt Joseph Addai. Ridley is the most physical runner of the group and is the favorite to land the short yardage and fourth quarter clock eating work, provided he avoids the fumbling issues that landed him in Belichickís doghouse last season. With so many options, look for Ridley to get 10-12 touches per game, which should be good enough to rank as a mid-tier RB3 in 2012.
Bilal Powell misses practice all week-- Fri Jan 1 12:45 pm --
Questionable for Week 17
Jets running back Bilal Powell missed practice for the third straight day on Friday, which earned him a questionable listing on the teamís final injury report of the week. The Jets havenít had a player take part in a game this season after missing an entire week of practice, which would seem to make Powell an unlikely participant in Week 17.
FF Today's Take:Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley will likely be the running backs carrying the load against the Bills. Ivory is worth a look in daily formats in a game the Jets will need to win in order to make the playoffs.
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