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Stevan Ridley

25-Year-Old Running Back – New England Patriots

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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178

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773

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7

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62

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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:  99.08

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Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  10

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/27/1989  College: LSU  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.

July 28, 2014  –  Stevan Ridley News

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Ridley, Shane Vereen, and Brandon Bolden are all entering the final year of their contracts with the Patriots, ESPN.com 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 0 0 0 10 62 6.2 0 12 0 0 0 0 4 4
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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
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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

312

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Stevan Ridley was on the field for 312 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Stevan Ridley was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 551 1
2013 312 0

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Stevan Ridley 2013 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 @Buf 14 0 9 46 0 5.1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 38 0 16 40 0 2.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 TB 26 0 11 35 0 3.2 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4 @Atl 25 0 11 53 0 4.8 0 0 2 26 13.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
5 @Cin
6 NO 37 0 20 96 2 4.8 0 0 1 14 14.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 2 0 0 0
7 @NYJ 26 0 11 50 1 4.5 0 0 2 3 1.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia 21 0 14 79 1 5.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
9 Pit 51 0 26 115 2 4.4 0 0 3 9 3.0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 4 2 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Car 19 0 13 48 1 3.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
12 Den 5 0 4 14 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Hou
14 Cle 16 0 8 35 0 4.4 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Mia 13 0 8 34 0 4.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Bal 21 0 15 54 0 3.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
17 Buf 0 0 12 74 0 6.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Ind 0 0 14 52 2 3.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 5 17 0 3.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   220 lbs
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New England Patriots Team Injury Report
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Aaron Dobson  PUP-P
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Jeremy Gallon  PUP-P

Stevan Ridley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ridley carried the ball five times for 17 yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship game.

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Ridley ran 14 times for 52 yards with a pair of TDs in Saturday's 43-22 divisional round playoff win over the Colts.

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Ridley rushed for 74 yards on 12 carries in Sunday's 34-20 win over the Bills.

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Ridley had 15 carries for 54 yards in Sunday's 41-7 win at Baltimore.

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Ridley carried the ball eight times for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

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After being a healthy scratch last Sunday, Ridley carried the ball eight times for 35 yards and caught the lone pass thrown his way for two yards in Sunday's 27-26 win over the Browns.

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Ridley is not among the Patriots' inactives Sunday against the Browns.

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Fumbling issues led to Ridley being a healthy scratch in Week 13, so don't be surprised if the Patriots ease him back into the mix Sunday, within the framework of a committee situation, along with Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount. Vereen’s pass-catching prowess makes him the more reliable play among the trio, but with Ridley’s potential Week 14 workload unclear, he’s a speculative play in his return to action.
Ridley, who was a healthy inactive last Sunday against the Texans, appears to be on track to suit up Sunday against the Browns, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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After taking a seat in Week 13, in the wake of losing a fumble in each of his last three games, it looks like Ridley is in line to contribute again, but it wouldn't surprise us if the Patriots ease him back into the mix, while utilizing some form of committee, along with the likes of Shane Vereen, LeGarrette Blount, and Brandon Bolden. Of that group, Vereen would appear to be the most reliable play in fantasy terms, thanks to his usage in the passing game.
During a ball-security drill Wednesday, Ridley -- as well as fellow backs LeGarrette Blount and Shane Vereen -- appeared to be working with "noticeably worn-down (and possibly wet)" footballs, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com.

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Ridley is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans.

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After losing a fumble in each of his last three games, Ridley takes a seat Sunday, which leaves the Patriots' Week 13 ground game in the hands of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and LeGarrette Blount.
ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that Ridley may not receive much, if any, carries Sunday against the Texans, in light of the running back's fumbling issues.

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After losing a fumble in each of his last three games, Ridley may need to work his way back into the prominent role in the Patriots' offense he typically enjoys. He'll be needed down the stretch, but in the short term, he figures to lose touches to the likes of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and LeGarrette Blount.

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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.