Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (knee, out) missed practice a...

Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 5. LeGarrette Blount figures to handle most of the carries out of the backfield, with Brandon Bolden potentially getting a few extra totes as well. We'd be more bullish on Bolden, but he's been limited with a knee injury which makes him a somewhat risky play. Blount is averaging 4.6 YPC, which is a full yard more than Ridley. Combined, Blount and Ridley have averaged 20.3 carries per game, so Blount could see that kind of workload on his own. The Bengals traditionally aren't a great matchup for running backs, but they're allowing 99 rushing yards per game along with 0.5 rush TD, and they're #23 in RB aFPA.

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