Originally Posted by sunsfan1357
Thinking of plugging in LaFell against a hobbled Giants secondary, but that would mean I take out Miles going against a TB team that just gave up over 500 passing yards or putting him in for Doug Martin at flex.
And just a random question: how does a Doug Martin vs. Stevan Ridley comparison fantasy wise pan out? Martin is the only one getting carries in TB and Ridley has to deal with a bunch of other options on his team but part of me just likes the potential of Ridley more.
Ridley really isn't dealing with anyone else, thats a bit of misconception going around. You have Danny Woodhead who is merely a 3rd down specialist who the Patriots plug in if they're playing catch up (how often are they playing catch up?)..Shane Vareen has not been able to stay on the field and poses no threat to anyone. Ridley has received two full workloads thus far and looked great in the process. He's slated for a monster season.
Doug is a very polished rookie RB. He has no one to compete with for carries and a lot of things going in his favor. That being said I think his upside is capped due to the offense. He's still a great option and in ideal RB2 but Ridley has the edge in upside.