Stevan Ridley

#22 RB / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 7YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 220 lb Age: 30 College: LSU Bye 7,18,19,20,21

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Starting to show his age

    Stevan Ridley did not play in Pittsburgh's 16-13 win over Cincinnati in Week 17.The unrestricted free agent finished the 2018 season with 80 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries, adding three catches (on four targets) for 18 yards in 10 games. That is a long way from the 1,263 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns he had in 2012 with New England. At 29 years old, Ridley has lost a step, and with Jaylen Samuels (22 years old) emerging as the primary backup to James Conner (23 years old), it remains to be seen whether Ridley will return to Pittsburgh next season.

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Disappointing performance

    Stevan Ridley carried the ball three times for four yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Saints.Not only was Ridley ineffective on the rare occasion he was given an opportunity, but he also lost a fumble with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Pittsburgh Steelers up by four. He didn't touch the ball for the remainder of the game and has failed to capitalize on the absence of James Conner (ankle), totaling just 24 yards on 11 carries across three games. Even if Conner cannot return for a pivotal Week 17 matchup against the Bengals, Jaylen Samuels is the running back to roster in Pittsburgh.

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Watches teammate explode in win

    Stevan Ridley ran three times for 16 yards during Sunday's 17-10 win over New England.Forced into action with James Conner (ankle) missing his second straight game, rookie running back Jaylen Samuels ran for a season-high 142 yards, while Ridley mostly watched from the sideline. With Conner expected back in Week 16, Ridley's role may be further reduced against a Saints defense that allows the third fewest fantasy points per game to running backs (14.1).

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: In line for expanded role

    Stevan Ridley could see his role expand with the news that James Conner (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Jaylen Samuels wound up receiving the majority of the workload in Week 14 (92 total yards on 48 snaps), but Ridley did score a red-zone touchdown as part of his five touches. Even with a revenge game narrative looming, Ridley figures to a boom-or-bust fantasy play, entirely reliant on the whims of a Pittsburgh offense that could be limited by quarterback Ben Roethlisbergers' rib injury.

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Upcoming role uncertain

    Stevan Ridley's role in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense could take a hit with James Conner (ankle) questionable for Sunday's contest against the Patriots, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.With Conner out of the lineup last Sunday in Oakland, Jaylen Samuels earned most of the snaps (48 of 60 on offense) among active Pittsburgh running backs and outpaced Ridley in touches (18 to five) and yards from scrimmaged (92 to four). However, Ridley cashed in with a touchdown inside the five-yard line. If Conner returns this weekend, all bets are off as to how much work Ridley and Samuels reasonably can expect to get. That said, the above breakdown may be the reality if Conner sits out again, which makes Ridley a TD-or-bust option, at best.

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Scores first touchdown this season

    Stevan Ridley carried five times for four yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Oakland.Although rookie Jaylen Samuels had 18 touches to Ridley's five playing in place of James Conner (ankle), veteran vultured a touchdown for Pittsburgh's first score of the game. If Conner remains sidelined in Week 15, Ridley may again be used near the goal line but will face a tough New England defense that has allowed just six rushing touchdowns to running backs this season.

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Expected to share snaps Week 14

    Jaylen Samuels said he Wednesday that he would serve as the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting running back this weekend against Oakland, but he acknowledged the expectation of splitting snaps with Stevan Ridley, Jeremy Fowler of reports.The Steelers may opt to take a hot-hand approach to their backfield in the absence of James Conner (ankle), who will be sidelined for the first time all season. It's also possible the Steelers adjust the personnel based on game script, in which case Samuels' receiving ability would give him a clear edge if the team plays from behind or lands in a tight contest, whereas Ridley might end up with more touches if Pittsburgh is looking to drain the clock. With Conner dominating the playing time up to this point, Samuels has logged just 56 offensive snaps this season while Ridley has played 42.

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Will help fill in for Conner

    With James Conner (ankle) out this week, Stevan Ridley is in line for added work Sunday against the Raiders.The same applies to Jaylen Samuels, with some form of time share likely on tap while Conner is sidelined. Meanwhile, the team promoted Trey Edmunds from its practice squad Tuesday for added depth. While we wouldn't be surprised if the likely committee approach favors Samuels, Ridley is still worth a speculative add for those with extra roster space.

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Runs for 26 yards in blowout win

    Stevan 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 Pittsburgh 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.

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    Steelers' Stevan Ridley: Catches two passes on Sunday

    Stevan 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 Pittsburgh 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.