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|Week 17 (BUF) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2014 Season - Average||229.0||1004.5||8.0||7.5||49.5||0||138|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||203||868||7||7||40||0||118|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||255||1141||9||8||59||0||159|
|Current Player Ranking: 34|
|Red Zone Stats|
|Knee - IR. Out for season|
|03/13/2015||Carlos Hyde, RB SF|
Brandon LaFell, WR NE
Donte Moncrief, WR IND
|Stevan Ridley, RB NE|
|03/13/2015||Stevan Ridley, RB NE||Jacquian Williams, OLB NYG|
|03/13/2015||Andre Ellington, RB ARI|
Cody Latimer, WR DEN
|Stevan Ridley, RB NE|
Shane Vereen, RB NYG
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Report: Cowboys interested in ex-Patriots RB Stevan Ridley
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) With DeMarco Murray out of the picture in Dallas, the Cowboys and free agent running back Stevan Ridley have mutual interest, though a deal does not appear imminent, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe on Friday.
Ridley tore his ACL in the sixth game last season and finished with 340 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He has rushed for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns in his four-year career with the Patriots.
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Report: Vikes could pursue Stevan Ridley if Adrian Peterson leaves
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(3/10/15) The Vikings have inquired about running back Stevan Ridley as a fallback option if Adrian Peterson doesn't return to the team, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Ridley tore his ACL in the sixth game last season and finished with 340 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
He averaged 4.3 yards per carry and scored 22 touchdowns in his four-year career with the Patriots.
Patriots running back Stevan Ridley: 'I have something to prove'
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is expected to become a free agent in the coming weeks and he is ready for the experience.
"I'm excited about it," Ridley told Sirius XM Radio Friday. "As a player coming into the league, you get there and your first contract you kind of have to establish yourself and see what you can do. Everybody is a good player if you get to make it to the NFL, but there is something to be said if you get to that second contract."
Ridley has rushed for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns in his first four seasons in the league with the Patriots.
"Where I'll be playing, and who I'll be playing for, is still unknown, but I know I've come in and done my job up to this point and now I have to put it in my agent's hands to get me on another team, or stay where I'm at, and make sure I’m in pads playing ball somewhere next year. I know if you think about it too much it will worry you sick."
Ridley has played in 20 of a possible 32 games the last two seasons, starting in just 11 of them.
"I take it personal to any team or anybody that says I can't be a very productive player on whatever team I land on," he said. "I've been playing ball my whole life, I'm going to come in and be a leader, and I'm going to be a guy that comes in and busts his butt in the weight room and busts his butt on the field. I'm a good teammate, I have fun with my guys, but when the lights come on Sundays, it's all business and I plan on going out there and making plays."
Patriots running back Stevan Ridley ahead of schedule in rehab
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is currently ahead of schedule in rehabbing his ACL tear and is hoping to be ready for action by May, according to the Boston Globe.
Ridley, who is set to become a free agent in March, tore his ACL in October and finished with 340 yards on 94 attempts with two touchdowns in six games.
Shane Vereen a better choice than Jonas Gray
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/29/14) By giving the previously unknown Jonas Gray 17 carries for 86 yards Week 8 against Chicago, the Patriots revealed that they'll stick with a two-man backfield even with preferred rusher Stevan Ridley out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL.
But Week 9 against Denver might be a better matchup for preferred receiver Shane Vereen, who also thrived in Week 7 against the Jets. The Broncos, like the Jets, have done a good job stopping the run this season. They rank No. 1, in fact, allowing 72.4 yards per game.
Plus, the Patriots will most likely have to throw more than usual just to keep up with the league's highest-scoring team. These days, a team's only real choice against Peyton Manning is to beat him at his own game.
So most likely, Gray will spend much of Week 9 on the sidelines while Vereen spends much of it in the backfield. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Vereen among their top 20 running backs for this week.
|The best thing that happened to Stevan Ridley this offseason was the Patriots let LeGarrette Blount walk as a free agent, and he signed with the Steelers. The worst thing that happened to Ridley was the Patriots drafted James White from Wisconsin in the fourth round. We thought with Blount gone that Ridley wouldn't have to worry about losing touches if he struggled with fumbles again, but the Patriots could turn to White now if Ridley has problems. And of course there's Shane Vereen, who should be considered the No. 1 Fantasy running back for the Patriots. We're still confident in Ridley as a low-end No. 2 Fantasy rusher, but he has a lot to prove. Hopefully he returns to his 2012 form. Ridley was a horror show from the start of last season when he fumbled in Week 1 at Buffalo. That set a bad tone, and his four fumbles for the season allowed Blount to play a prominent role. Ridley finished the year with 178 carries for 773 yards and seven touchdowns and 10 catches for 62 yards, and he had just four games with double digits in Fantasy points. Now, the key for Ridley this year is trust -- from you as a Fantasy owner and Bill Belichick as a coach. If Belichick commits to Ridley as his primary rusher -- assuming he can cut down on the fumbles -- we could get the 2012 version where he had 1,263 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. New England was No. 2 in rushing touchdowns last year with 19, so Ridley is easily a candidate for double digits in scores. He's heading into a contract year, so hopefully that motivation helps prevent him from fumbling. We expect Ridley to bounce back, and he's worth the gamble starting in Round 4 of standard leagues and Round 5 in PPR formats.
(Updated 5/8/14) |