• Stevan Ridley

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  • 225 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Scouting report

by Dale Lolley

PIT RB Stevan Ridley - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 at Oakland Raiders

When Stevan Ridley stepped in for Le'Veon Bell in last year's regular season finale against Cleveland, he carried the ball 17 times for 80 yards and a touchdown. He still has that capability and should get 10-15 touches this week against the Raiders, who allow 153 yards rushing per game. The Steelers will be trying to establish some kind of rushing attack not just for this week, but for future weeks if Conner's injury lingers. Don't be surprised if Ridley has a strong game. He should be on your radar and potentially on your roster heading into the playoffs.

by Dale Lolley

PIT RB Stevan Ridley - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Cleveland Browns

Stevan Ridley will be the back who spells James Conner with LeVeon Bell out. That could equal five or six touches this week, more if Conner struggles. With Bell potentially holding out until Week 10, Ridley should be picked up even in deep leagues. Conner's injury history is not great, meaning Ridley is one step away from being a feature back. And he had 80 yards on 17 carries in a season-ending win over the Browns last season with Bell sitting out to rest for the playoffs.

by Dale Lolley

PIT RB Stevan Ridley - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Cleveland Browns

Stevan Ridley had 9 carries for 29 yards in his first action with the Steelers. With LeVeon Bell sitting out this week against Cleveland, he should at least double that amount of carries. That makes him a reasonable RB2 start this week in what promises to be a low-scoring game in the cold.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Stevan Ridley - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Stevan Ridley Preseason Preview

Fantasy Upside
Joique Bell have moved on from the worst rushing team in the NFL last season, giving Stevan Ridley an opportunity to revive his career as Detroit’s short-yardage back. In ’12, he led the Patriots with 1,263 yards and 12 TDs. While he’ll be competing with Zach Zenner and others in camp, the Lions are hoping that Ridley can emerge as their power back. Detroit doesn’t have a clear feature RB, so if Stevan impresses, he could become more than just a spot ball carrier.

Fantasy Downside
After tearing an ACL in 2014 season, Ridley has not been the same player, as he struggled to regain strength with the Jets last season, finishing with just 90 yards on 36 rushes. He didn’t practice all spring, so it’s a bit of a mystery as to how much the veteran has left after the injury two years ago. The Lions are high on second-year player Ameer Abdullah, if he can hang on to the ball, and also have Theo Riddick, who is a great weapon as a pass catcher. Zach Zenner, if he makes the team, will push Ridley for short yardage carries. Detroit’s offensive line will be pretty much the same as it was last season, when it struggled to open holes for the RBs.

Bottom Line
While he should be fully recovered from the ACL injury and is still only 27-years-old, Stevan feels he can still be an important part of a team. However, Abdullah should lead the team in playing time and carries, making Ridley no better than a handcuff option, at best. Assuming he makes the team, he’ll get some goal line chances, but can you justify a roster spot for a guy who may score a handful of touchdowns during the season. Monitor how things play out during the first couple weeks of the regular season, but Stevan should not be on your opening week roster.

by Matt Rittle

NE RB Stevan Ridley - Week 6, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Buffalo
Ridley put together his second strong showing of his 2014 campaign with a nice 27-113-1 line. While he is capable of putting together such a game in any given week, he has only two such games thus far this season. It's hard to trust him in your lineup as his usage can be unpredictable. If the Patriots offense can start putting together some positive game scripts or offer Ridley more goal-line opportunities, we may see a bump in Ridley's value. Until then, he remains a boom/bust flex play.

We rank him as RB28 and RB34 in PPR, and note Buffalo's strength against opposing RBs, with our 5th ranked aFPA.

by Matt Rittle

NE RB Stevan Ridley - Week 5, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Cincinnati
In Week 4, Ridley oddly averaged his highest YPC in any game of the season. However with the Patriots behind the whole game, he was only allowed 5 carries. 28 yards and no TDs are not going to cut it for your fantasy team. Through four games, Ridley sports a 57-204-1 line. However, 44-155-1 of that came in Weeks 2 & 3. Ridley will put up numbers at points, but until the Patriots offense can start having more leads, or getting more goal-line opportunities, Ridley is hard to trust in your lineup. We rank him as RB29 and RB34 in PPR this week, and he remains a bit of a boom/bust start for now.

by Matt Rittle

NE RB Stevan Ridley - Week 4, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Kansas City
Ridley's performance last week left some room for improvement, rushing for 54 yards on 19 carries. It's not entirely on Ridley's shoulders, as the offensive line can't be considered even average, and the whole offense has struggled a bit. Nonetheless, Ridley's usage of late has been very promising. Through the last 2 weeks, Ridley is averaging 22 carries, while being on the field for 56% of the snaps. In more good news, KC offers a middle of the pack aFPA against RBs.

As such, we're ranking Ridley RB18, and RB26 in PPR. His recent usage makes him a decent start this week, and we can hope for brighter days than last week's 3.5 YPC.

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