Stevan Ridley's limited role due to Patriots gameplan: Fantasy implications

Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Stevans Ridley's limited role during Sunday's game against the Ravens was due to the Patriots' offensive gameplan. We break down the fantasy implications.

Stevan Ridley's limited role during Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens was due to the New England Patriots' decision to run a spread offensive scheme, according to reports. Ridley saw just 26 snaps to 51 for Danny Woodhead so that the Pats could execute a gameplan less conducive to Ridley's skills as a downfield runner.

Fantasy Impact: ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss said that the decision was made to counteract the Ravens' no-huddle offense. With Woodhead on the field, the Patriots were able to play more shotgun and run draw plays better suited to his nimble running style. Unfortunately, this now means that Bill Belichick is capable of pulling the rug from under Ridley fantasy owners in any given week.

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