Stevan Ridley leads Patriots backfield in snaps, fantasy value still high

Sam Greenwood

Stevan Ridley's ball control issues haven't affected his playing time. We break down the fantasy implications.

Stevan Ridley rushed for 84 yards on 18 carries against the Jaguars in Week 16. He played 35 of 73 snaps on Sunday, leading all Patriots running backs in playing time.

Ridley has given away a few fumbles in recent weeks, but it doesn't look like those issues will affect his workload going forward.

Fantasy Impact: Danny Woodhead took over as the primary back in Week 15 after both Ridley and Shane Vereen fumbled. However, Woodhead was only in for 24 snaps this week. As long as the Patriots aren't playing in comeback mode, Ridley will lead the way.

Expect him to put in solid numbers once again next week against the Dolphins. He rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown in his last matchup with Miami.

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