Fantasy Focus: The Dog Days Of Summer #53


Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) runs against the Houston Texans during the third quarter of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

#53-2012 Stevan Ridley-RB New England Patriots- Ridley had a very good season gaining over 1,200 yards with 12 touchdowns.  Looking ahead he gets to play in one of the best offenses in the NFL and he lost Danny Woodhead who stole valuable touches! Ridley will be gone by the middle of round two in almost every fantasy draft this fall.

Retro #53 2002-Curtis Martin-RB New York Jets- Martin had a great career and was a rock solid fantasy running back for the yards and touchdowns during his long career.  Martin in 2002 was one of his low points in yards with 1,094 but he picked up 7 touchdowns while throwing in 350+ yards receiving.

Look Ahead #53

ESPN-Chris Ivory-RB- New Orleans Saints- This seems like a stretch due to all the running backs that the Saints have on their roster. If you are starting Ivory in Week  #1 it’s going to be a long season for your fantasy franchise.

CBS-Eric Decker-WR-Denver Broncos- The only question when drafting Decker is what effect Wes Welker will have on the amount of balls Decker gets in 2013.  This should be a fun offense to watch and Decker should be a solid #2 receiver option.