Stevan Ridley tears ACL, MCL; out for the year

Mike Reiss on Twitter - [Full Article]

Source says Patriots RB Stevan Ridley tore his ACL and MCL.

Fantasy Impact: 

Much like his career in New England, Ridley was up and down this season after getting benched numerous times last season for fumbling. He was the best power runner on the team, so his presence will be missed. Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden will likely pick up the slack at least in Week 7 - a short week, Thursday night home game against the Jets. It's also possible we see more of James White, the rookie who gained a lot of popularity in the preseason. The only thing safe to say about this situation is it won't be very safe at all, as the Pats rushing attack is often specific to their opponent. Vereen will continue to be a usable back in PPR leagues, but Bolden has had his chances in the past and odds say he won't be the long-term answer. It's very possible the team brings in another back leading up to Week 8.

Filed Under: 2014, W7

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