By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 8:47pm EST
Bradshaw reportedly suffered his injury in the second half and was on crutches with a boot on his left foot as he left the locker room after the game. League sources have told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter that early reports indicate a broken ankle, but it's not known how many games he could miss. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: This news comes as a big blow to the Colts offense. Even though he has split time and carries with Trent Richardson, he has always been much more effective as both a runner and receiver. This does help the value of Richardson a bit and gives "Boom" Herron a chance to show what he can do. Bradshaw's status will be updated throughout the week to confirm his status for Week 12 and beyond.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Sat, Nov 15th 4:47pm EST
Shalise Manza Young reported in the Patriots Notebook that their defense is well aware the Colts plan to keep both of their running backs busy throughout the game. Vince Wilfork of New England has always believed that Ahmad Bradshaw has been overlooked. Wilfork stated "He's a tough runner. We knew that when he was at New York. I think he's so underrated as a running back. He's a small guy, but he can pack a punch." (Source: The Boston Globe
Fantasy Impact: It's a clear statement from Wilfork that part of the Patriots game plan will be to limit or try to slow down Bradshaw in both the running and passing game. He remains the best backfield option for the Colts and should be heavily involved as a receiver as well. Continue to start him with confidence as solid RB2.
By Christopher Morgan, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 3:38am EDT
Bradshaw totaled 88 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's blow-out win over the Bengals, but he also lost a fumble. Through seven games, Bradshaw is 3rd overall in the NFL in total touchdowns with 7 (1 rush; 6 receiving). (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Despite virtually no preseason fantasy expectations, Bradshaw is currently a Top 5 running back in standard and PPR. He is on pace for over 200 touches this season and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. Importantly, Bradshaw is getting lots of red zone work and has proved to be a crucial element in the passing game. Though he's getting RB2 rushing volume, he is a certified RB1 in PPR barring injury.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 11:08pm EDT
Bradshaw carried the ball 11 times for 34 yards (3.1 ypc). His longest run went for 13 yards. He also hauled in 3 receptions for 25 yards and a score. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bradshaw now has 5 touchdowns on the season and remains the best running back on the Colts roster. It appears the coaching staff wants to keep him as fresh as possible since they still give much of the early down work to Trent Richardson. As long as Bradshaw can stay healthy he remains the Colts running back to own and start as a high-end flex or low-end RB2.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 9:58am EDT
Bradshaw was able to out-produce starter Trent Richardson yet again, totaling 68 yards on 15 carries (4.5 YPC) and added 17 yards on four catches in the Colts Week 5 win against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Neither back was terribly productive but Bradshaw was once again able to do more with less work. He was able to gain 38 more all purpose yards than T-Rich, despite playing 17 less snaps. Despite the increased effectiveness of Richardson over the last few weeks, it appears Bradshaw is still the back to own. Up next is a Thursday night tilt in Houston against the Texans.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 3:05pm EDT
Ahmad Bradshaw put up another solid performance Sunday against the visiting Titans, rushing nine times for 32 yards (3.6 YPC) and added another 20 yards and a score on two catches. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Bradshaw has looked like his old self, putting up one nice outing after another. He is still being out-touched by Trent Richardson but has been out-producing him pretty handily. Bradshaw remains an RB3/Flex consideration unless he garners a larger share of touches.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 10:22am EDT
Ahmad Bradshaw totaled 65 yards on the ground (7.2 YPC) and added 18 yards and a score through the air on two catches. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Bradshaw was once again the most effective back for the Colts. Trent Richardson is still receiving more touches than Bradshaw but Bradshaw is proving to be more productive with less work. He also appears to be the preferred back in hurry-up situations. If Bradshaw can remain healthy, he will find himself in the RB2-3 conversation on a weekly basis.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 11:12pm EDT
Bradshaw carried the ball 13 times for 70 yards and caught the ball 5 times including two scores. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: For the second straight week he proved to be the better back for the Colts. Although Richardson had an improved performance against the Eagles, Bradshaw was more effective on fewer touches (5.4 ypc). He is the third down back and preferred option in the red zone. Start him with confidence as a high-end flex in their upcoming game against the Jaguars.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:13am EDT
Ahmad carried the ball 3 times for 15 yards and caught 5 passes for 70 yards. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Although Bradshaw didn't start, he proved to be much more effective than Trent Richardson. He only carried the ball 3 times due to the Colts falling behind early, but still managed 5 yards per carry. Ahmad also displayed his skill in the open field and appears to be the better solution for the Colts at RB. Target him on the waiver wire as a potential RB3 or flex for your lineup.
By Ryan Sacks, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 7:39am EDT
Ahmad Bradshaw returned to the playing field in Saturday night's preseason game.
Fantasy Impact: While the stats weren't eye popping, (3 carries for 2 yards and 1 catch for 11) the Colts were certainly happy to have their best inside runner back in action. Trent Richardson will start the season getting a large portion of the carries as Bradshaw works himself back into form but it might not be long before this turns into an even 50/50 split. Target him as a grab and stash RB in the late rounds.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 10:06am EDT
Ahmad Bradshaw has returned to full practice Tuesday. He has yet to see any pre-season game action but was seen wearing a blue jersey for the first time, which indicates he is able to take full contact. With a shortage of options of at RB, the Colts will need Bradshaw in peak form. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Bradshaw could see a large role in the Colts offense if starter Trent Richardson continues to struggle. He was more effective than T-Rich last season prior to injury. His current ADP has him going in the 10th round after players like Tre Mason and Shonn Greene, which is crazy considering the role he should have in the Colts potent offense.
By Ryan Sacks, Colts Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 3:27pm EDT
Ahmad Bradshaw plans on testing out his neck in week 2 or week 3 of the preseason. (Source: NBC Sports
Fantasy Impact: Bradshaw has been wearing a red no contact jersey up to this point in camp. The Colts will want to see something out of him in game action sooner rather than later. As it stands, he is the handcuff to Trent Richardson but he might just end up being the better player player to own.
By Nick Fields, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 2:49pm EDT
Ahmad Bradshaw is being limited in training camp practices, but it is not because of a setback or any other injury. Bradshaw has been practicing with a red jersey on which means he is off limits for contact and the defense isn't allowed to touch him. (Source: The Herald Bulletin
Fantasy Impact: Bradshaw has not experienced any setbacks from his neck injury last year and is fully healthy. The Colts are just exercising caution with Bradshaw and want to make sure he enters the season with a slate of full health. Bradshaw is the handcuff to own for Trent Richardson owners this year and has been successful in the past given opportunity.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 1:43pm EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 10:54am EDT
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.
Razzball | Nov 21st
With the fantasy football gods feasting on the blood, bones, and ligaments of running backs almost weekly, how did Ahmad Bradshaw make it this long? Bradshaw is so injury prone, Jordan Reed pities the Colts rusher. It seems like just when you begin to trust Bradshaw, he always gets hurt. Well, at least we had several weeks this season where he was trusted and startable. We should be thankful ...
ESPN | Nov 18th
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EDSFootball | Nov 17th
Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw has always been a productive back, when healthy, but he has never been as productive as he's been this season.
Entering Week 11, Bradshaw had the eighth-most fantasy points among fantasy running backs and was averaging nearly 80 yards from scrimmage per game with eight scores in nine games. Among the 56 running backs with at least 60 touches through Week 10, Br...