The Backfield Report: Week 5, Brandon Bolden, and Le’Veon Bell
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For the past 4 weeks I’ve done Tuesday rundowns of the backfield situations for lots of NFL teams. I’m doing the same thing this week. Also, since I’m not entirely omniscient, check out RotoViz’s Buy Low Machine and RB GLSP Projections. Here we go. Patriots RBs With Stevan Ridley inactive, LeGarrette Blount drew the start and did what he did in Tampa Bay: fumble and fail to impress on short-yardage carries. Meanwhile, Brandon Bolden, as the most versatile Pats RB currently healthy, managed 12.4 PPR pts with six catches. I’m not saying that Bolden is a season-savior, but as long as Shane Vereen is on the short-term IR, Brandon Bolden is my favorite Patriots RB. Stevan Ridley can’t be discounted, but Blount is destroying Ridley’s value. For now, Bolden is a flexible bye-week option with upside in PPR leagues. The other two guys just make me sad.