Stevan Ridley: Week 8 Fantasy Outlook

RotoWireContributor October 23, 2013

Ridley turned in a surprisingly productive performance despite taking just 26 snaps in Week 7 against the Jets, running 11 times for 50 yards and a score. He also caught two balls for three yards. Things get easier again this week against the Dolphins, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Ridley get 15-20 carries against Miami, mostly on early downs, with Brandon Bolden getting more work in the passing game.
Ridley's resurrected his season over hias last two games, averaging well over four yards per carry and scoring three touchdowns. While that's great, and his fantasy owners should enjoy a solid effort against Miami this week, they may want to then look into trading him while his value's up. Ridley's schedule is not an RB-friendly one for the rest of the year, as he's got a host of tough run defenses -- Pittsburgh, Carolina, Denver, Houston, Cleveland and Baltimore -- plus his bye week all left on the schedule.