Patriots RB Steven Ridley's fumblitis returns

ESPN - [Full Article]

Running back Stevan Ridley has hard-to-miss talent, but his issue in recent years has been ball security. It might have been part of his planned workload (16 snaps played), or it could have been a replay of what unfolded in 2013, but Ridley didn't see the field after a second-quarter fumble. It was a close play, and we'll be interested to see it again to determine if it was indeed a fumble. Rookie James White played more snaps than any running back in the first half (26 snaps).

Fantasy Impact: 

Ridley is on thin ice due to his ball security problems. The team gave him a vote of confidence when they let LeGarrette Blount walk in free agency, but they drafted White, presumably to shore up the position and possibly to replace Ridley when he becomes a free agent next summer. If he can hold onto the ball, he has the scoring potential to finish in the top 10, but his ball security issues make him a risky pick, even in the middle rounds.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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