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This slide was originally intended for running back Shane Vereen
There was a disturbance in the force when Stevan Ridley fumbled the ball away as the Patriots were driving for a potential score. Emperor Bill Belichick banished the third-year player to Hoth for his insolence.
In his place stepped, his apprentice. Shane Vereen took full advantage, scoring oodles of fantasy points—particularly in PPR leagues—despite not getting into the end zone.
Of course, the Hoodie is fickle. Was Ridley's banishment a sign of things to come, or was it a temporary situation?
The Patriots have no choice with the revelation that Vereen had wrist surgery after Sunday's game. His fantasy owners can breathe a huge sigh of relief.
That is, of course, unless Belichick decides to roll LeGarrette Blount out there for 25 carries.