By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Apr 16th 12:09pm EDT
The contract details for Stevan Ridley were announced on Wednesday, with the running back eligible to earn up to $1.25 million over his one-year deal. However, only $80,000 of that money is fully guaranteed. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: The guaranteed money amount that Ridley gets indicates that he isn't certain to even make it onto New York's final 53-man roster, which is another reason not to be crazy about him heading into fantasy football drafts. Unless Chris Ivory goes down with injury at any point, Ridley's fantasy stock looks set to remain low.
By Isaac Leicht, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Apr 8th 8:19pm EDT
Running Back Stevan Ridley has signed a 1-year deal with the Jets.
Fantasy Impact: Coming off ACL surgery, Stevan Ridley will carry the ball behind Chris Ivory and likely ahead of passing down back Bilal Powell. Ridley provides depth for the Jets but he won't be reliable to use in 2015 fantasy unless Ivory gets injured.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Apr 8th 8:07pm EDT
Free agent running back Stevan Ridley has agreed terms with the New York Jets. He'll now join the team's backfield, which also features Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, as well as linking up with former New England Patriots teammate Darrelle Revis. (Source: Pro Football Talk
Fantasy Impact: It is likely that Ridley will sit behind Ivory in the pecking order at MetLife Stadium, as he returns from a torn ACL which cut his 2014 short. At the moment, his fantasy value doesn't seem all that promising, but he has proven in the past that he can exceed 1,000 yards and ten touchdowns. It's unlikely he'll do that wearing green and white, but keep an eye on Ridley to see the role he plays in Chan Gailey's offense this year.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Apr 8th 12:34pm EDT
Free agent running back Stevan Ridley visited the Washington Redskins on Tuesday. He previously visited the Dolphins and Jets. (Source: Washington Post
Fantasy Impact: Stevan Ridley has spent all four of his years with the Patriots and is coming off an ACL tear he suffered in October. The third-rounder out of Louisiana State had his best season in 2012 after rushing for 1,263 yards with 4.4 yards per carry and 12 touchdowns. Ridley has been a productive back throughout his career, and he would be a great third-down back behind Alfred Morris, who has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of the last three years. Ridley would become a candidate to get hired for the third-down gig, vacated by the departure of Roy Helu Jr., if he got signed.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Feb 28th 5:35pm EST
At a position where there aren't traditionally big deals, Stevan Ridley could be a coup for a team willing to bet on his ACL recovery. If he's thinking along the lines of a "prove-it" one-year deal, in which he can show he's healthy and still productive before getting another crack at free agency in 2016, that type of setup can be beneficial for both the player and team as long as they are working off the same script.
(Source: ESPN Boston
Fantasy Impact: If Stevan Ridley is fully healthy from his knee surgery coming into the season, he could be a bargain. Ridley still has loads of talent and was the lead running back before his injury. In the right role with the right team, Ridley could have a huge fantasy season.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Feb 21st 8:27am EST
Free-agent-to-be Stevan Ridley is about 4 weeks ahead of schedule in his rehab for ACL tear; is hoping to be good to go by May (Source: Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Stevan Ridley had a disappointing year going into free agency. His season was cut short in week 6 with a torn ACL. Ridley is still young and has value and could be a fantasy sleeper if he is on the right team. Expect the Patriots to offer him a one year deal that is loaded with incentives. If he does go on the free agent market he will probably end up with the same type of contract.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 1:16pm EDT
There are fears that Ridley, who will have an MRI on his knee Monday, may have torn his ACL, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.
Fantasy Impact: Patriots fans and Stevan Ridley owners will find out on Monday whether or not Ridley has torn his ACL. If the news is as expected then look for Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and James White to pick up the slack.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 7:13am EDT
Stevan Ridley had 27 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 5 win over the Bengals.
Fantasy Impact: The Patriots featured Ridley as their main RB in Sunday night's game. Ridley had a season high 27 carries, which included a 43 yard run and a touchdown. After an effective performance look for the Patriots to continue to give Ridley the workload of carries.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 7:37pm EDT
Stevan Ridley rushed five times for 28 yards in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs on Monday night.
Fantasy Impact: With a limited role in the passing game, Ridley did not see any real action against the Chiefs with the Patriots playing from behind. It is hard to trust Ridley right now to get touches needed to start in most leagues.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 5:26pm EDT
Stevan Ridley carried the ball 19 times for 54 yards in the game, adding a catch for 7 more yards in Week 3 versus the Oakland Raiders.
Fantasy Impact: There were high expectations on Ridley going into Week 3 with an anticipated increased workload against Oakland. He did have 19 rushing attempts but averaged less than 3 yards per carry and was nonexistent in the passing game. At this point Ridley is not a safe start but has enough upside to hold on to.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 4:35pm EDT
Stevan Ridley rushed 25 times for 101 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings in Week 2.
Fantasy Impact: If there was any doubt that Ridley would be the lead back in early downs, that was laid to rest on Sunday. The Patriots went to Ridley early and often as he rushed 25 times and got the goal-line opportunities which resulted in a touchdown. In games like this when the Patriots build a lead, expect Ridley to see more touches than Vereen.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 6:48pm EDT
Stevan Ridley carried eight times for 21 yards and caught two passes for seven yards in Sunday's 33-20 loss to the Dolphins.
Fantasy Impact: After all the preseason talk about getting cut, Ridley came out and got the team's first carry of the season. While his final numbers do not look good, it is a good sign that Ridley got most of the first- and second-down carries. With the Patriots often being in long-yardage situations Sunday, Ridley did not get the touches he may normally get this season.
By Jeff Moore, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Aug 29th 2:33pm EDT
ESPN Boston, who projected earlier in the week that Ridley would be left off New England's final 53-man roster, now projects the RB to make the team. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: ESPN now has undrafted rookie Jonas Gray being cut. Ridley didn't play in New England's preseason finale against the Giants, which is good news for the RB, as Bill Belichick sat all of his starters in the game. It looks like RB Shane Vereen will be "the man" in New England, but Ridley has carved out a role for himself with early-down and goal-line work - a role which can expand or diminish depending on his performance. He's a risky pick, even at his #86/RB31 ADP.
By Jeff Moore, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Aug 29th 12:41am EDT
Patriot's RB Stevan Ridley was held out of the team's preseason finale against the Giants on Thursday night.
Fantasy Impact: Bill Belichick sat all his starters in the game, so this is good news for Ridley. The RB only saw 11 snaps in last week's "dress rehearsal" game against the Panthers, and fumbled in the Patriot's second preseason outing, leading to speculation earlier this week that Ridley might not make the final 53-man roster. He'll need to get his ball-control issues resolved to hold onto his early-down job.
By Jeff Moore, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Aug 26th 1:42pm EDT
The projection has the Patrtiot's holding onto RBs Shane Vereen, James White, Brandon Bolden, and Jonas Gray. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Ridley saw only 11 snaps in Friday's "dress rehearsal" game against the Panthers, and fumbled in the Patriot's second preseason outing. He has some serious ball-control issues, but he's the Pat's best inside rusher, and it would be a surprise if he was cut. Still, with Bill Belichick at the helm, anything is possible.
By Jeff Moore, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 2:20am EDT
Patriot's RB Stevan Ridley rushed 8 times for 28 yards in the Patriot's 30-7 win over the Panthers on Friday night.
Fantasy Impact: While fellow RB Shane Vereen started the game and scored twice in the outing, it's encouraging that Ridley didn't fumble. Ridley will likely hold onto his early-down-back role for now, but with rookie James White breathing down his neck, he needs to keep his ball-control issues in check.
By Jeff Moore, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 1:06pm EDT
The Patriots RB said he got a "sick feeling" watching footage of his fumble during the team's game against the Eagles on Friday. He added he's "still trying to figure out" what he can change to fix his ball-control problems,and that he'll "try not to have the issue" going forward. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: While Friday night's fumble was questionable, and Ridley may very well have been ruled down if the Patriot's had challenged, he definitely has some serious ball-control issues. Even though he may be the most skilled runner on the roster, with Bill Belichick in charge, Ridley's playing time will be directly connected to how often he loses the football. With Shane Vereen eating up passing-downs snaps, and rookie James White breathing down his neck, Ridley could be on a very short leash this year.
By Jeff Moore, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 10:49pm EDT
Ridley started the game, and ran nine times for 45 yards before fumbling in the second-quarter, ending his night. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bill Belichick commented that Ridley's fumble "was close," and could have potentially been overturned. Either way, Ridley needs to prove he's fixed his ball-control issues before Week 1, or rookie James White could potentially challenge him for playing time.
By John Aubin, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 10:01pm EDT
Stevan Ridley got most of his repetitions with the second-team offense on Wednesday. James White got a number of carries with Brady and the first-team offense, as did Shane Vereen. White has impressed the Patriots coaching staff and his own teammates this summer, and his move up the depth chart may have implications for Ridley's use. (Source: CSN NE
Fantasy Impact: It will be interesting to see who gets the first team reps in the upcoming game versus Philadelphia. Ridley got the start in the first preseason game but only had 2 carries. Ridley's ADP has been dropping and I do think there will be a battle between the two running backs. Be cautious in early drafts if you are thinking of picking up Ridley as an RB1 or RB2. This could turn out to be an intriguing competition between White and Ridley.
By Jeff Moore, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 12:13pm EDT
Ridley carried the ball twice for 2 yards against the Redskins defense. He was removed after the first series.
Fantasy Impact: With rookie RB James White getting all the hype in training camp, the start is a good sign for Ridley's value. While his stat line is nothing impressive, as long as he avoids any huge mistakes and holds onto the football, he should begin the season as the Pat's starter and early-down running back.
By Kevin Kim, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Aug 4th 11:35am EDT
Michael Vega of the Boston Globe reports that Ridley is stepping up as a leader in training camp. (Source: Boston Globe
Fantasy Impact: Ridley is being viewed as a veteran in a young, explosive Patriots RB committee. It looks like Ridley is the frontrunner for the Pats starting job, and once this is confirmed his 66 ECR will go up.
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The addition of running back Stevan Ridley to the New York Jets comes as a slight head-scratcher given the team’s current situation at the position. As it stands right now, both Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell remain on the roster, so it’s hard to envision a scenario where this becomes anything other than a three-headed monster... Read More
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The New York Jets and ex-Patriots running back Stevan Ridley have agreed to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Playing only six games last season before tearing his ACL, Ridley rushed 94 times for 340 yards and two touchdowns and he averaged a career-low 3.6 yards per carry last season. Although he has had some issues with ball security, Ridley rushed for 1,263 yards, fourth...