Fantasy football start/sit, Week 13: Stevan Ridley is inactive

Jared Wickerham

Stevan Ridley has some issues with holding the ball and that's a problem. Should you start him in a nice matchup with no momentum?

Editor's Update: Stevan Ridley is INACTIVE. Shane Vereen is the big beneficiary, as he is likely to get a majority of touches.

Nothing will infuriate coach Bill Belichick like turning the ball over. New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley has fumbled the ball in three consecutive games -- all were lost fumbles -- and is firmly in coach's doghouse. The lack of ball security has prompted the Patriots to go with a committee approach this week.

Ridley fumbled the ball in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos and rode some pine. He finished with four carries for 14 yards in the win. Interestingly, Ridley was racking up the scores with seven in the past five weeks and he has a solid 4.3 yards per carry on the season. At the end of the day, the Patriots' defense isn't too strong, so giving an opponent good field position is not a good idea.

It stinks to sit a guy you probably took in the second round of drafts, but that's fantasy football. There are a lot of people that cut Trent Richardson, so at least you're not that guy. (By the way, if you have both, that just sounds terrible.) Unlike T-Rich, Ridley should not be cut. Just sit him and hope he gets it turned around.

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