- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 27, 1989 (29)
- 6th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 73 (NE)
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to bring back running back Stevan Ridley on a one-year deal. Ridley was signed as depth last December after James Conner was lost for the season with a knee injury. He played well in Week 17, rushing for 80 yards and a score against the Cleveland Browns. Ridley showed promise when he began his NFL career with the New England Patriots in 2011 but has since bounced around the league. The Steelers are his eighth NFL team. Ridley will have next to no fantasy value unless something happens to both Le'Veon Bell and Conner in 2018.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Stevan Ridley turned in a big game in place of starter Le'Veon Bell in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns. Ridley carried the ball 17 times for 80 yards and a touchdown, his first NFL touchdown since 2014 when he was with the New England Patriots. Ridley, like usual, was a non-factor in the passing game but he certainly put a hurting on a Cleveland run defense that had been a solid unit all season. Ridley will now return to the bench as the Steelers get set to play in the divisional round of the playoffs in two weeks.
With the Pittsburgh Steelers opting to rest running back Le'Veon Bell in Week 17, Stevan Ridley is expected to see a big uptick in carries against the Cleveland Browns. Ridley just signed with the Steelers on December 19 to serve as backfield depth. While it isn't clear how he and Fitzgerald Toussaint will split carries, it's worth noting that Ridley out-touched Toussaint 9-0 in mop-up duty against the Houston Texans in Week 16. Ridley will be a volume-based RB3/flex option in Week 17 and sets up as an excellent value in daily leagues, as well.