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RB Stevan Ridley - New England Patriots

5-10, 225Born: 1-27-1989College: LSUDrafted: Round 3

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Sep 30): Ridley was a dud on Monday night, but the Patriots woes in the downfield passing game should result in more carries for him and more conservative game plans. He's still a matchup flex with RB2 upside.

Week 5: vs Cincinnati Bengals

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at MIA 8 21 0 2 2 7 0 0
2 at MIN 25 101 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 vs OAK 19 54 0 1 1 7 0 0
4 at KC 5 28 0 1 0 0 0 0
5 vs CIN PROJ-Dodds 13 * * 1 * * *
5 vs CIN PROJ-Tremblay 13 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs MIN (25 / 101 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

In a game dictated by the defense and running game, Stevan Ridley showed up with much more productivity in Week 2 versus Week 1. For starters, because of the double digit lead by halftime, Ridley was called upon more than usual to tote the rock and control the game flow. Run blocking was better this go around than versus the Dolphins, allowing him slightly more room to operate. As is normally the case, Ridley showed solid burst, and had a better second half than first. Notably, Ridley had several goal line carries, and though he was stuffed on a few of them, he did cash in a touchdown run from inches away. The 25 carries Ridley saw are more likely to be the exception rather than the norm, as the name of the game on this week was controlling the line of scrimmage and dictating game flow rather than a hurry up or shootout style of game.

2014 Week 3 vs OAK (19 / 54 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Stevan Ridley had a chance for a big game, and instead, played textbook 'got what was blocked' and not much else. Although the run blocking the Patriots displayed was nothing to write home about, Ridley didn't display some of the vision and patience we've seen in the past, and broke almost no tackles throughout the day despite touching the ball 20 times. The fact that his long gainer on 19 attempts was a 9 yard run tells much of the story. His lone catch was a fairly nice shoetop grab, but that was probably the highlight of his day. He did get a couple goal line tries, but failed to cash them in, although those were more a case of the offensive line not getting needed push.

2014 Week 4 vs KC (5 / 28 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With the Patriots being down 17-0 by halftime and getting blown out in the game, Stevan Ridley didn't receive many carries. He also rotated with Shane Vereen, which was somewhat surprising. As a result, there wasn't much to write home about, as the run blocking was mediocre at best.


Latest News

Patriots | Shane Vereen leading RBs in snaps (Mon Sep 29, 09:54 PM) - New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen was on the field for 17 offensive snaps in the first half of the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Sept. 29, with RB Stevan Ridley in for six snaps, and RB James White in for two. The team ran two plays with two running backs on the field simultaneously.

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Patriots | Stevan Ridley invisible in first quarter (Mon Sep 29, 09:06 PM) - New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley was on the field for just one of his team's seven offensive snaps in the first quarter Monday, Sept. 29, in the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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