Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
4 days ago

Jaylen Samuels said he will get the start at running back Sunday in Oakland, but he also acknowledged the expectation of splitting snaps with Ridley, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers may opt to go for a hot-hand approach, or else just adjust the personnel based on game script. Samuels' receiving ability would give him a clear edge if the team plays from behind or lands in a tight contest, while Ridley might end up with more touches if the Steelers are looking to drain clock. With James Conner (ankle) dominating playing time up to this point, Samuels has logged just 56 snaps on offense while Ridley has played 42.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
5 days ago

With James Conner (ankle) out this week, Ridley is in line for added work Sunday against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

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 it wouldn't surprise us if the likely committee approach favors Samuels, Ridley is still worth a speculative add for those with extra roster space to work with.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
1 month ago

Ridley caught both his targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 33-18 win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

The seldom-used running back also lost a fumble after making his second catch as the 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, there is no reason to roster Ridley in any fantasy format.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
2 months ago

Ridley carried the ball once for a two-yard gain during Sunday's 28-21 win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley's single touch was his lowest total since Week 1. James Conner's back-to-back monster games have pushed down his value as we all know that Pittsburgh has no problem featuring a single back. Following this week's bye, the Steelers take on a Cleveland defense that has been much more successful against the pass than the run. Rumors about Le'Veon Bell will continue in the meantime, but -- from Ridley's perspective -- the difference between Bell returning or not is the difference between his value being low or nothing much at all.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
2 months ago

Ridley ran three times for 18 yards in Monday's 30-27 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

He played just five offensive snaps, and Pittsburgh running backs had just 18 carries all game, limiting his touches. Still, he seems to be the back-up to James Conner, as rookie Jaylen Samuels still has no touches this season, making Ridley a sneaky stash in deep fantasy leagues.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
3 months ago

Ridley recorded one reception for five yards and ran the ball once for two yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

James Conner has become of the bell cow of the Steelers' backfield, leaving little room for Ridley or Jaylen Samuels in the rotation. As long as Conner can continue to perform at a high level, don't anticipate Ridley having much fantasy value.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
3 months ago

Ridley played just four snaps, all on special teams, in Sunday's 21-21 tie against the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

There was some question as to who the primary backup to James Conner would be between Jaylen Samuels and Ridley with Le'Veon Bell (contract dispute) still holding out. It turned out to be no one, as Conner was the only running back to carry the ball all game, and he did an outstanding job, despite a costly late fumble. Pittsburgh tends to lean heavily on their primary runner, so Ridley's role seems limited for the time being.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
3 months ago

Ridley may be utilized while Le'Veon Bell (contract dispute) remains away from the team, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ridley has a few things going for him. First, he recorded 1,263 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns as a bell cow with the Patriots in 2012. Additionally, he has experience in the Steelers' system, running 26 times for 108 yards the final two games of last season. Unless Bell reports before Sunday's contest in Cleveland, coach Mike Tomlin is expected to rely on second-year pro James Conner and pass-catching rookie Jaylen Samuels out of the backfield. No matter, Ridley's veteran savvy could yield fruit as long as Bell isn't in the picture.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
3 months ago

Ridley earned a spot on Pittsburgh's initial 53-man roster, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers also kept James Conner and Jaylen Samuels, which means Ridley could still be released if Le'Veon Bell (contract dispute) rejoins the team in the coming days, as expected. Ridley is five years removed from his last productive NFL campaign, and he averaged just 2.9 yards on 18 carries during the preseason.

Stevan Ridley
RB PIT (7)
8 months ago

Ridley re-signed to a one-year deal with the Steelers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back joined the Steelers for the final two games of the season last year, rushing for 108 yards and one score on 26 carries -- he did not see any action during the postseason. He'll now have an opportunity to compete for a backup role behind Le'Veon Bell this offseason, competing with James Conner and Fitzgerald Toussaint for depth chart position.