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Stevan Ridley

25-Year-Old Running Back – New England Patriots

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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94

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340

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20

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

For Ridley, 2013 was a tale of three seasons. He was quiet for the first four weeks of the year, then missed Week 5 with a knee injury. He returned in Week 6 with a flourish, starting a five-game touc...

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2014 ADP:  95.99

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/27/1989
College: LSU  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Stevan Ridley Contract Information:

Signed to a four-year, $2.9 million contract with the Patriots in July of 2011.

November 17, 2014  –  Stevan Ridley News

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Ridley (knee) will have surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, The Boston Herald reports.

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Stevan Ridley NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 22 NE 16 87 441 1 5.1 5 0 0 0 0 3 13 4.3 0 5 152 0 0 0 1 0
2012 23 NE 16 290 1263 12 4.4 6 1 4 1 0 6 51 8.5 0 14 0 0 0 0 4 2
2013 24 NE 14 178 773 7 4.3 2 0 1 0 0 10 62 6.2 0 12 0 0 0 0 4 4
2014 25 NE 6 94 340 2 3.6 1 1 2 0 0 4 20 5.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Stevan Ridley Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 22 NE 16 3.2 3.4 3.3 5 28 24 11 6 0 1 2.6 0 0 0
2012 23 NE 16 12.7 13.1 12.9 18 79 62 31 19 0 3 3.6 1 1 0
2013 24 NE 14 9.0 9.7 9.3 13 55 32 12 7 1 4 5.2 1 0 0
2014 25 NE 6 8.0 8.7 8.3 16 57 16 8 5 1 3 4.0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Stevan Ridley – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

187

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Stevan Ridley was on the field for 187 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Stevan Ridley was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 551 1
2013 312 0
2014 187 0
Stevan Ridley 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Mia 22 0 8 21 0 2.6 0 0 2 7 3.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 36 0 25 101 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
3 Oak 43 0 19 54 0 2.8 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0
4 @KC 12 0 5 28 0 5.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Cin 50 0 27 113 1 4.2 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
6 @Buf 24 0 10 23 0 2.3 0 0 1 6 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 NYJ
8 Chi
9 Den
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Ind
12 Det
13 @GB
14 @SD
15 Mia
16 @NYJ
17 Buf

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Stevan Ridley  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.78 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   31.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   118 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   18 reps
WEAK
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Stevan Ridley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ridley (knee) has been placed on IR by the Patriots, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

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An MRI revealed that Ridley suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee Sunday against the Bills, the Boston Herald reports.

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Ridley is out for the season, and given that he's in the final year of his rookie contract, it's quite possible that he has played his last snap for the Patriots. In his absence, the team will turn to some combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and James White, with Jonas Gray a candidate to be promoted from the Patriots' practice squad. Given that the team will likely employ a committee approach at running back starting Thursday against the Jets, neither of the team's backs are sure things this week, though Bolden and White are worthy of speculative pickups, with Vereen presumably already rostered in most cases.
Ridley (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jets, the Boston Herald reports.

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While the Patriots haven't updated Ridley's injury status yet, coach Bill Belichick acknowledged that things don't look promising on that front, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. "Unfortunately I don't think it looks too good," Belichick indicated Monday. "I don't think it's minor."

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Those who have been relying on Ridley (who is feared to have suffered a torn ACL) are advised to look into lining up a replacement for him, with some combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and James White on hand to absorb his carries for the Patriots, and Jonas Gray a candidate to be promoted from the team's practice squad. While Bolden's size (5-11, 220) would suggest that he's most suited to do the heavy lifting in Ridley's absence, we suspect that the team could elect to employ more of a committee approach to fill the void, starting with Thursday's game against the Jets.
There are fears that Ridley, who will have an MRI on his knee Monday, may have torn his ACL, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

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Though fellow RB Shane Vereen is unlikely to be available in most leagues, Ridley owners scrambling for a replacement may want to look into securing Brandon Bolden and/or James White.
Ridley was sporting a brace on his knee after Sunday's win over the Bills, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

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Ridley (knee) will not return to Sunday's game against the Bills.

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Prior to sustaining his injury, Ridley had 10 carries for 23 yards, and with the Patriots playing again on Thursday against the Jets, he looks pretty iffy for Week 7. If Ridley is forced to miss time, Shane Vereen would figure to see a boost in carries, with James White (who was inactive Sunday) and Brandon Bolden also candidates to see added touches.

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2014

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2013

Ridley had more or less the best season one could hope for – from a two-down back. He saw 290 carries last year as the Patriots offense exploited his power brand of running and saw much of the work from in close – 11 of his 12 TD runs (3rd) came from inside the 10-yard line. In fact the Patriots fed him 31 carries inside the 10 and 19 inside the five (both second only to Arian Foster). Ridley is not a receiving threat (only six catches all year), and this season he could have increased competition for carries. Shane Vereen likely will fill the change-of-pace role in a backfield that also includes Brandon Bolden, Leon Washington and LeGarrette Blount, who could steal some of Ridley's short-yardage work. And that's assuming Vereen – or one of the others – doesn't eventually take his job outright. On the plus side, Ridley did a competent job last year, is the incumbent and will again benefit from playing on a team that has no trouble putting its players in a position to score touchdowns. At press time, Ridley confirmed he's not suffering any lingering effects from the blow to the head that knocked him out of last year’s playoff game and has reportedly added some extra muscle this offseason to bolster his rugged running style.

2012

Ridley scored just one touchdown and caught only three passes as a rookie last year, but he also got 5.1 YPC and is looking at a bigger workload in 2012 with BenJarvus Green-Ellis gone. Ridley’s 3.1 YPC after contact would have tied for fifth best had he qualified, while Green-Ellis ranked 58th among backs in the category. If a lead back ever emerged in this New England offense, his upside would be through the roof, which is why Ridley is worth gambling on. But the team’s running-back-by-committee philosophy probably won’t change anytime soon. Moreover, Ridley converted none of his five goal-line attempts for scores last year, something upon which he’d have to improve to see more work there.

2011

While BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been serviceable, it’s clear coach Bill Belichick wants more from his running backs, as he spent both a second- and third-round pick on the position, the latter being Ridley out of LSU. Ridley doesn’t have a ton of speed, but he’s a big back who should complement fellow rookie Shane Vereen well. Ridley can help on special teams immediately, and as the only other big back on New England’s roster, he could compete with Green-Ellis for some early down and short-yardage work. Ridley’s a sleeper, but the Patriots will most likely institute a running back by committee.