Ridley ran for 26 yards on eight carries during Thursday's 52-21 win over Carolina. Although he failed to catch his lone target, Ridley nearly matched his season total for rushing total leading up to this game (30 yards). Most of his work came after halftime with the Steelers already ahead 38-14 and James Conner being evaluated for a concussion. Ridley could see an increase in touches if Conner were to miss time, in the event that Le'Veon Bell (contract dispute) does not report, but Pittsburgh has 10 days for Conner to recover before taking on the Jaguars in Week 11.
Ridley caught both of his targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 33-18 win over Cleveland. The seldom-used running back also lost a fumble after making his second catch as the Steelers were driving in the third quarter. He now has 13 touches for 48 yards from scrimmage in six games, and the 13 receiving yards were his most in a game since 2013. With rookie Jaylen Samuels getting his first touches of the season, totaling 17 yards on four carries, and Le'Veon Bell possibly returning to the roster in the coming weeks, there is no reason to roster Ridley in any fantasy format.
Ridley carried the ball once for a 2-yard gain during Sunday's 28-21 win over the Bengals. Ridley's single touch was his lowest total since Week 1. James Conner's back-to-back monster games have pushed down his value as we all know Pittsburgh has no problem featuring a single back. Following this week's bye, the Steelers take on a Cleveland defense that has been much more successful against the pass than the run. Rumors about Le'Veon Bell will continue in the meantime, but -- from Ridley's perspective -- the difference between Bell returning or not is the difference between his value being low or nothing much at all.
Ridley ran for eight yards on five carries during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Falcons. On a day when the Steelers had a balanced offensive game plan, with 29 rushes and 29 pass attempts, Ridley provided little more than a breather for James Conner, who toted the rock 21 times. If Le'Veon Bell returns anytime this season, Pittsburgh will likely still find a way to involve Conner in the offense, leaving nothing but scraps for Ridley.
Ridley ran three times for 18 yards in Monday's 30-27 win over the Buccaneers. He played just five offensive snaps, and Pittsburgh running backs had just 18 carries all game, limiting his touches. Still, he seems to be the backup to James Conner, as rookie Jaylen Samuels still has no touches this season, making Ridley a sneaky stash in deep fantasy leagues.
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