Bradshaw, returning from a season ending neck injury, is expected to see an increased role in the Colts backfield. Head coach Chuck Pagano illustrated confidence in Bradshaw, stating "We know how tough Ahmad is. . . . I'm not going to be pulling back on the reins." (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Bradshaw will compete with Trent Richardson for the lead role in the backfield. The two time 1000 yard rusher showed confidence in his recovery, saying "I feel great. This is a day that I've been waiting for - moving around in those pads." If the veteran back can stay healthy he is primed for a solid 2014 campaign.
Bradshaw, coming off a season ending neck injury from last year, will enter training camp in a three way competition with Trent Richardson and Vick Ballard for the lead role in the Colts' backfield. (Source: The Indianapolis Star)
Fantasy Impact: The Colts appear to be moving away from their run first approach from last season to a "score first" system per offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. That change will likely result in some sort of a running back by committee approach as the Colts have three solid candidates. Trent Richardson enters camp as the early favorite for the most touches even though he struggled to a 2.9 ypc average last season. It will be worth monitoring the first team reps as camp progresses to help bring some clarity to this situation.
Ahmad Bradshaw figures to have minimal fantasy value to open the season but if T-Rich runs as poorly as he has the past two seasons Bradshaw may find himself as the lead back of a committee by mid-season.