Nov 18, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Patriots 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
New England Patriots at Houston Texans:
Patriots: WR Aaron Dobson, RB Stevan Ridley, CB Alfonzo Dennard, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, LB Steve Beauharnais, OL Marcus Cannon, DE Jake Bequette
Texans: QB T.J. Yates, FS Jawanza Starling, OL Alex Kupper, T Andrew Gardner, G Cody White, OLB Ricky Sapp, DE Tim Jamison
Fantasy Football Advice: Brandon Bolden is worth an add entering the final month of the fantasy football season, and with Ridley inactive, he’s a solid flex play.
After both Ridley and LeGarrette Blount fumbled last week vs the Broncos, Bolden got the carries at the end of the game vs Denver, and that could carry-over into this week. He received 13 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown, and he’s more of the between-the-tackles back, while Shane Vereen is more of receiving back, so they compliment each other well.
If you’re in need of running back to play this week, Bolden is a great emergency starter vs the Houston Texans.
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings:
Vikings: CB Josh Robinson, DT Chase Baker, G Jeff Baca, T Mike Remmers, QB Josh Freeman, WR Rodney Smith, TE Kyle Rudolph
Bears: QB Jay Cutler, S Major Wright, S Anthony Walters, LB Lance Briggs, OL James Brown, OL Jonathan Scott, DE Cornelius Washington.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers
Panthers: DE Charles Johnson, OG Chris Scott, WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, LB Chase Blackburn, RB DeAngelo Williams, TE Ben Hartsock.
Buccaneers: WR Skye Dawson, FB/RB Lonnie Pryor, S Bradley McDougald, G Patrick Omameh, G Carl Nicks, DT Derek Landri, DE Steven Means.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts:
Colts: CB Josh Gordy, CB Greg Toler, TE Wesley Saunders, LB Kavell Conner, LB Cam Johnson, C Khaled Holmes, DT Montori Hughes
Titans: WR Damian Williams, TE Craig Stevens, C Kevin Matthews, DT Mike Martin, T Byron Stingily, QB John Skelton, LB Zac Diles