Stevan Ridley Solidified As A Fantasy Starter

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 9: Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Robert Johnson #32 of the Tennessee Titans during the season opener at LP Field on September 8, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Patriots defeated the Titans 34 to 13. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Stevan Ridley still should be viewed as an every-week starter for fantasy.

Even though Stevan Ridley was held in check for Week 2, he still should be viewed as an every-week starter in fantasy football.

Analysis: Ridley didn't find the end zone last week and had only 71 rushing yards against a stout Arizona D. The good news is that Ridley has caught five balls and received eight targets. Benjarvus Green-Ellis had just 13 targets and caught nine of them in 16 games last year. Ridley is ripping off runs at 5.0 YPC and is running more north and south this year. He's not going to have 120 yards rushing like he did in Week 1, but the absence of Aaron Hernandez should make him more apt to catch balls in the passing game. If the Ravens do a good job on him and keep him contained, it'd be wise to see if he is available in a trade.

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