Posted: 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
By Michael Gallagher
Needless to say, the Patriots tend to be pretty generous with their injury reports. Bolden caught five balls in Week 5 and clearly looks like one the main guys in the passing game out of the backfield. He also busted out 51 yards on three carries, so the Patriots could use him on the ground more.
They are going to have Stevan Ridley back, which means Bolden's snaps are going to take a massive hit.
Fantasy impact: If you were able to start Bolden in PPR leagues last week, you probably got most of his juice in that game. The Patriots are going to sling it quite a bit, so it's not too far-fetched to think they could use Bolden for a few catches. He's still a little too risky to trot out in most formats and he is unlikely to see one third of the snaps at tailback. For what it's worth, Ridley is a gamble, too.