After a Sophomore season as the main back in a primarily passing New England offense, 2013 could be a Pro-Bowl caliber year for Ridley; a back who has perhaps the most fantasy potential of any back in the league. Had New England and Tom Brady not thrown for 4,827 yards, Ridley could have possibly broken the 1,500 yard plane.
Regardless, Ridley did rush for 1,263 yards and healthy 12 touchdowns last season (ranked in the top 10). This season could be even more prolific for the former LSU tiger as the Pats have lost almost their entire wide receiving corps and will be relying heavily on the run.
As for this week against the Bills, Ridley and the Patriots should have absolutely no problem scoring points (27.2 points allowed per game in 2012) and no problem gaining yards (allowed 145.8 rushing yards per game, ranked 31st). For Ridley individually, the Bills should be a cupcake matchup, as last season Ridley rushed for 204 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.
And according to the preseason, the Bills defense hasn’t changed much over the past year and should give Ridley the perfect opportunity to burn the Bills D for 100 plus. Start em.