Stevan Ridley was in for just 19 of the Patriots 96 offensive snaps on Sunday night against the 49ers. After coughing up another fumble in the third quarter, he played just one more snap throughout the rest of the game.
The Patriots were playing in comeback mode down the stretch, so Ridley may have been used less because they were constantly passing the ball.
Fantasy Impact: Shane Vereen lost a fumble in the second quarter and didn't make another appearance from that point on. It's safe to say Bill Belichick doesn't carry for running backs who turn the ball over.
Danny Woodhead is the main back in passing situations, and he played 76 snaps in Week 15. Ridley owners shouldn't worry about his value next week when New England takes on Jacksonville.