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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 3 - 52 176 3.4 1 3 3 14 4.7 0 25.0 8.3
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 ďbigĒ 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 Stevan Ridley
RB2RB2 Shane Vereen
RB3RB3 Brandon Bolden
RB4RB4 James White
RB5FB1 James Develin
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.


Rookie RB James White impressive in camp
Fourth-rounder more than just a receiving back
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 28, 4:50 pm

New England Patriots
In the first few days of camp, itís been clear that rookie RB James White has exceptional skills and moves with the confidence of a veteran. The Patriots obviously have been making an effort to see what White can and can not do, giving him an abundance of reps over other rookies as well as veteran Brandon Bolden. While White was once viewed strictly as a pass receiving back in the mold of Shane Vereen (something Patriots RB coach Ivan Fears told me was off base during minicamp), he is quickly becoming one of the campís top phenoms and is the teamís leading rookie. (Boston.com)

FFToday's Take: As the backup to both Montee Ball and Melvin Gordon at Wisconsin, White didn't generate a lot of hype around draft time despite posting two 1,000-yard rushing seasons. ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss recently predicted White would be on the field for more than 20 percent of the Patriots' offensive snaps this season and it isn't hard to imagine that happening behind fumble-prone Stevan Ridley and injury-prone Vereen.



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

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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