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RB Stevan Ridley - New England Patriots

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

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New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament, according to a source. Ridley will miss the remainder of the season.

Week 9: vs Denver Broncos

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. The Patriots opted to ride a new 'hot hand' last week, feeding Jonas Gray the football for 17/86/0 against the Bears. Shane Vereen was still involved with 5/22/0 rushing and 3/23/0 receiving, but didn't have the lead back's share of the touches during Week 8, after posting 11/43/0 rushing and 5/71/2 receiving against the Jets two games ago (Gray had 3/12/0 rushing in that game). Bill Belichick's 'Flavor of the Week' running back approach remains his standard Modus Operandi heading into the second half of the 2014 season (as it was in 2013, 2012 and so on ad nauseum for fantasy owners). Denver's rush D ranks first in the league averaging 72.4 yards allowed per game, with five rushing scores handed out to date. San Diego had 15/61/0 rushing as a team last week; San Francisco managed 18/62/0 two games ago. Teams get behind quickly against the Denver offense, and end up lightly employing their running backs in this phase (San Diego threw 41 passes last week; San Francisco attempted 46 the week prior). This is a tough matchup for the home-team Patriots.

Recent Stats and Projections

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5 vs CIN 27 113 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 at BUF 10 23 0 1 1 6 0 0
9 vs DEN PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 0 * * *
9 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs BUF (10 / 23 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Stevan Ridley had nearly no room to operate on his 10 carries, with the Bills run defense handily beating the Patriots run blocking at the point of attack. The bigger news, though, was when Ridley was tackled awkwardly and immediately grabbed his leg in pain. There seem to be indications it might be a serious injury, and one can only hope it's not at this point.

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Schedule

9vs Denver Broncos
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Indianapolis Colts
12vs Detroit Lions
13@ Green Bay Packers
14@ San Diego Chargers
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ New York Jets
17vs Buffalo Bills