Who Should I Draft?

Shane Vereen or Stevan Ridley (2014)

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92%
8%
ECR
# 24
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Best
# 11
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Worst
# 53
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9.3
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Expert Pick %
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8%
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ECR
# 24
N/A
Best
# 11
N/A
Worst
# 53
N/A
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
11
53
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
13
33
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
28
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
32
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
14
44
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
34
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
15
33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
32
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15
34
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
16
31
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
16
33
Bill Enright
FFChamps
16
42
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
22
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
17
28
Adam Rank
NFL.com
17
54
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
17
31
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
17
23
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
17
52
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
29
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
18
26
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
18
27
John Halpin
Fox Sports
18
32
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
18
22
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
19
33
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
19
25
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
19
35
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
19
32
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
19
32
Chris Heil
Sportable
20
27
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
19
27
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
19
39
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
20
45
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
20
26
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
20
40
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
20
34
Matthew Berry
ESPN
20
38
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
20
38
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
24
33
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
20
28
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
20
39
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
21
33
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
21
30
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
21
39
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
21
46
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
21
26
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
21
31
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
21
32
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
21
28
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
21
26
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
21
34
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
22
32
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
22
32
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
22
31
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
22
38
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
22
25
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
22
25
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
22
28
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
22
30
Justin Boone
The Score
22
38
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
22
24
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
22
34
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
23
34
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
23
30
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
23
35
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
23
35
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
23
29
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
23
41
Jason Smith
NFL.com
23
33
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
23
32
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
23
32
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
23
32
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
23
27
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
23
39
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
23
32
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
23
43
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
23
33
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
23
31
Jim McCormick
ESPN
23
39
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
23
35
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
23
29
Staff
Roto Analysis
23
33
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
24
37
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
24
32
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
24
30
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
24
31
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
24
36
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
24
40
Staff Composite
NFL.com
24
38
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
24
30
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
24
39
Seth Klein
Razzball
24
30
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
24
32
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
24
31
Doug Orth
FFToday
24
36
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
24
34
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
24
35
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
24
26
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
24
34
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
24
35
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
24
34
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
25
32
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
25
33
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
25
30
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
25
30
John Paulsen
4for4.com
25
33
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
25
31
Adrian Pereira
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25
30
The FFGhost
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25
37
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
25
32
James Hatfield
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26
32
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
26
21
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
26
32
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
26
25
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
26
30
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
26
28
Micah James
FFMagicMan
27
36
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
27
25
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
27
33
Staff Rankings
ESPN
27
29
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
27
25
Eric Karabell
ESPN
27
28
Joseph Dolan
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27
30
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
27
30
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
28
32
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
28
33
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
28
29
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
28
32
Dave Major
XN Sports
28
35
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
28
36
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
28
30
Paul Greco
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28
53
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
28
29
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
28
29
Matt Smith
NFL.com
29
35
Christopher Harris
ESPN
29
30
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
29
37
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
29
34
Mike Krueger
FFToday
29
28
Jeff Paur
RTSports
29
38
Cory Bonini
USA Today
29
27
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
30
48
Site Projections
scoutPRO
30
14
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
31
33
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
32
31
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
32
23
Scott Cullen
TSN
32
38
David Dodds
FootballGuys
33
26
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
33
35
Staff Rankings
KFFL
36
20
Steve Olson
StatSims
53
37
Ave Projection (?)
11.1
0.0
Best
14.5
0.0
Worst
9.3
0.0
Rush Yards
34.8
0.0
Rush TDs
0.4
0.0
Receptions
4.7
0.0
Rec Yards
39.8
0.0
Rec TDs
0.2
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
8.6
0.9
Total Targets
69.0
12.0
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Love his schedule, and even in off-day for NE in W1, still managed a solid fantasy line (71 YFS, TD)
 
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
I nice value pick at RB, especially if you wait on drafting your #1 RB.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Vereen has explosive talent and a big role but health continues to be a factor.
It's all about the fumbles. If Rids can take care of the ball, he can return to low-end RB1 production.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Vereen should be the main pass catching back for the Patriots. He has tremendous upside, but will have some down games with Belichick's varying offensive schemes.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
We absolutely loved Shane Vereen last season as we pegged him as our Biggest 2013 Fantasy Football Sleeper. We felt good after his dominate Week 1 performance before going down to injury. In 10 games last season he still managed 761 Total yards with 7 Touchdowns. With Aaron Dobson slated to start camp on the PUP list alongside Gronkowski, expect Vereen to line up as RB, Slot-WR and Outside-WR. That being said, Vareen will see touches one way or the other. Look for him to be an X-Factor for the New England Offense. Be prepared for a breakout season!
Ridley enters into a contract year as he’s in the final year of his rookie deal. Shane Vereen doesn’t pose as too big of a risk to Ridley as Vereen will most likely be featured in the passing game, perhaps filling in the Aaron Hernandez "Move" TE position. The buzz around The Pats have yet to start contract talks with Ridley – word is if he plays well he could be in line for a big contract. Ridley says he’s trying to put his fumbling problems behind him. A lighter and faster Stevan Ridley could be in line for a very productive season behind one of the best Offensive Lines in the NFL. Keep note on Rookie out of Wisconsin, James White, as he looks to steal early down work from Ridley.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Patriots are likely to be a crowded backfield in 2014. Vereen should be the third down back with the most value. Stevan Ridley secured a victory when RB LeGarrette Blount signed with Pittsburgh, but expect Ridley to face competition in training camp, because of his past fumbling problems.
I still think Ridley will have a chance to fix his fumbling issues and reclaim his job, but even with RB LeGarrette Blount in Pittsburgh, the Patriots could still go with a classic Belichick timeshare.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Vereen will plenty of value as the multi-purpose back for the Patriots but he should excel in PPR leagues. Ridley is the early down runner for now but don't bite on him with rookie James White waiting in the wings to take his snaps. Vereen is the only trust worthy back in New England.
Rookie James White has been making a lot of noise in New England, lets see if Ridley can squash all of that and show up during the preseason to quell those rumors that he might be losing touches soon.
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Outsnaps Ridley 26 to 6 in third preseason game.
Vereen outsnaps him 26-6 in 3rd preseason game.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
Appears to be locked into the role he had in 2012 when he finished #10 overall RB. If he can hold onto the football, he'll easily exceed this ranking.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Only consider Vereen in PPR leagues.
If he can hold onto the ball he will put up solid numbers. He will play opposite of Shane Vereen on an offense that knows how to move the ball. Ridley will come cheap and I love his upside as my bye week filler and injury spot starter for 2014.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Shane Vereen looks like the back to own in New England and if he can somehow manage to stay healthy he can scoop up 200 plus carries and 70 plus receptions making him a player with RB1 upside, especially in PPR formats.
Stevan Ridley will get a final shot at being the Patriots big back and could be a tremendous value at his current ADP as he has the touchdown and carry potential for solid RB2 numbers if he can curtail his ‘fumblitis’.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Questionable durability, uncertain week-to-week usage. Overrated.
To draft him is to subject yourself to Bill Belichick's whims.