New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley rushed thirteen times for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football. Ridley was benched briefly for a costly fumble but came back to score the only rushing touchdown for the Patriots. LeGarrette Blount rushed ten times for 49 yards but with Vereen back neither got looks in the passing game. Ridley is averaging a litlte over four yards per carry and has seven touchdowns on the year.
Fantasy impact: Despite Blount getting some touches and averaging a little more than one yard more per carry, Ridley is still getting the most touches and he was the only back to find the end zone. The fumble was costly but he did return and get more touches. He is still a must start in most fantasy leagues. The Patriots will face the Denver Broncos in Week 12. They are giving up the tenth most fantasy points to running backs.