Patriots RBs Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and James White are vying for top billing. It very well could be a situation where the Patriots feature a different running back on a week-to-week basis, and White -- a fourth-round pick from Wisconsin -- shouldn't be overlooked as a significant contributor in 2014.
We believe that Vereen is a safe pick in PPR formats, with considerable upside. Over the course of eight regular season games and two playoff games, Vereen averaged 10.7 touches (including 5.4 catches) for 76 yards and 0.40 TD. That equates to 15.4 PPG, which are top 10 numbers in PPR. White is a solid (and cheap) handcuff for Vereen and could take over as the main runner if Ridley's fumbling problems persist.