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.
Rotoprofessor | Aug 7th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Looking for some real late round sleepers at the running back position? We took our initial look at a few who should be available (click here to view), but here are four more names that should be worth considering: