By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 9:49am EDT
Richardson had to exit the game in the 4th quarter due to a hamstring injury, but he was very effective working in tandem with Ahmad Bradshaw throughout the game. He finished with 14 carries for 77 yards and added 4 receptions for 41 yards. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Richardson's injury doesn't appear to be serious and as of now he is on track to play next week. His status will be monitored throughout the week to make sure he is active. It was one of Trent's better games, but the Colts still prefer to use Bradshaw on most third downs and in the red zone. His lack of scoring opportunities limits his upside and he remains a flex spot starter.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 10:25pm EDT
Richardson rushed the ball 17 times for a total of 41 yards (2.4 ypc). His longest run of the night went for 9 yards, but he was able to find the end zone. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: It was another typical performance from Richardson - very uninspiring. It's pretty clear at this point to Colts fans and fantasy owners alike that Ahmad Bradshaw is the much better running back. On the positive side it does help that he plays in a high-octane offense that gives him scoring opportunities, but T-Rich remains a low end flex play at best.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 10:59am EDT
Trent Richardson managed 37 yards on nine carries (4.1 YPC) and added another 10 yards on four receptions. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Richardson was once again out-produced by veteran backup Ahmad Bradshaw, despite being on the field for 17 more offensive snaps. Richardson is still entrenched as the starter, however, and has seen his YPC improve from 3.0 last season to 3.4 so far this year. This increase in production will likely lead to his retention of the lead role, however their usage prevents either from being much more than a weekly RB3/Flex play.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 3:51pm EDT
Trent Richardson rushed 20 times for 47 yards (2.4 YPC) and added another 52 yards on four catches in Sunday's contest against the Tennessee Titans. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Richardson is still the starter for the Colts, despite being out-produced by veteran back Ahmad Bradshaw by a pretty good margin. The most comforting takeaway from this outing was his involvement in the pass game. His role in passing situations was greater than it had been in weeks past, which indicates that Andrew Luck and the Colts are beginning to trust him in more in that role. Even with said increase in usage, Richardson remains a back-end RB3 until his per touch production goes up.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 10:46am EDT
Richardson built on his success (albeit moderate success) in Week 2 by putting up another nice performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. T-Rich totaled 57 yards rushing (4.1 YPC) and added 23 yards on three catches. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: This marks the second consecutive week that Richardson has produced near the lofty price the Colts paid to acquire him from the Cleveland Browns. Personally, I would like to see this level of production against a tougher opponent before I declare that T-Rich has exorcised whatever demons have plagued him since joining the Colts. If he does continue to produce at or near this level against a more stout defense, he will work himself into the RB3/Flex conversation.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 9:06am EDT
Trent Richardson rushed for 20 yards on six carries and added 31 yards on three catches.
Fantasy Impact: The Colts abandoned the run game rather early on as the Denver Broncos jumped out to an early lead. While the yards per attempt rushing don't look spectacular, T-Rich did a good job running hard and moving the pile on runs where it looked like he would be stopped for no gain. He also showed some burst in the open field when Luck was able to find him in space in the passing game. It's still early to say that Richardson has improved upon his dismal 2013 performance but, so far, all signs look positive.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:00am EDT
Trent Richardson was only able to manage 17 yards on 2.8 YPC on an evening which the Colts offense as a whole struggled. Inconsistent offensive line play is partly to blame for the poor showing, allowing Richardson to be met by defenders in the backfield often. Despite the meager numbers, Richardson was able to break a couple of impressive runs. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Richardson's most impressive play was a five yard gain on a run up the middle during which he made several defenders miss. Thanks to a nifty spin move and some tough running he was able to turn a potential loss into a gain. He will need to continue this hard-nosed running to overcome the Colts' offensive line issues. T-Rich figures to be a gamble at his current ADP of 28.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 11:54pm EDT
Mike Wells of ESPN.com discussed Richardson's slow start to the preseason. Both the coach and general manager understand that he has put in a lot of work to improve his game, but also realize they must run the ball better and start doing so soon. Maybe some motivation from Ryan Grigson will help light a fire under Richardson. "Trent, he needs to answer the bell and do his job to the best of his ability," Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. "We're all accountable here." (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Richardson has averaged just 2.4 yards per carry, even lower than his season average last year (2.9). He has performed just like the running back that disappointed both Colts fans and fantasy owners a season ago. At this point it's best to draft him as bye week replacement and even consider taking a late round flier on Ahmad Bradshaw.
By Graham Barfield, Colts Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 9:09pm EDT
Trent Richardson has gotten off to a fairly slow start this preseason. Through two games, Richardson has carried the ball 14 times and has gained 34 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Richardson is currently being drafted in the middle of the 5th round. This is a dangerous price for a player that really bottomed out last year after being traded to the Colts when he managed only 3.0 yards per carry in 2013. He is FantasyPros consensus ranked RB29. Approach Trent Richardson with caution.
By Ryan Sacks, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 9:15am EDT
The Colts have brought in former star RB Edgerrin James to work with Richardson during training camp. (Source: NBC Sports
Fantasy Impact: The Colts appear to be pulling out all the stops to get the most out of their starting tailback. While it can't hurt to get advice from a former All-Pro, at some point results on the field have to overtake positive quotes and undertakings off of it. Trent remains a boom or bust RB3 heading into the season.
By Ryan Sacks, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 10:15am EDT
Richardson rushed the ball 5 times for 13 yards in his first preseason game.
Fantasy Impact: Other than a nice 8 yard gain, Richardson looked much the same as he did the majority of last year. The Colts will give him every opportunity to succeed, but this outing did nothing to quiet the preseason doubters about his 2014 outlook.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 11:22am EDT
Richardson, during the post practice interview session on Monday, repeatedly mentioned his level of comfort in the Colts' scheme. He alluded to his ability to play more instinctually and make better in-game decisions based upon familiarity with the playbook and his teammates. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Richardson was a standout back in college, setting the NCAA single season rushing record with 1,679 yards. He clearly has the talent to be a feature back moving forward, but will have to improve upon his 2.9 ypc average moving forward. Being able to react quickly in game scenarios and rely on that talent will be key in bouncing back from last year's dismal performance. Richardson will be an RB2 with RB1 upside on draft day.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Aug 3rd 1:48pm EDT
Richardson ran for a "significant gain" off the right side of the line. The play occurred on a fourth and two, as the Colts were practicing various short yardage scenarios on Saturday. (Source: Colts.com
Fantasy Impact: Richardson looks to be much more comfortable in the offense than last season. He has had an entire off-season to learn the playbook and become more familiar with the scheme which should improve his ability to make instinctual plays in the backfield. I would anticipate a bounce back year for T-Rich, who is an RB2 with RB1 upside.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 9:55pm EDT
Richardson suited up for practice today for the first time since July 24. He ran pretty well and was able to make several cuts. (Source: Colts.com
Fantasy Impact: The Colts are taking no chances rushing Richardson back due to their lack of depth at the position. It is promising to see him in action though and it will be interesting to see if he will improve on a lackluster 2013. It will be worth monitoring his touches as camp progresses.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Tue, Jul 29th 10:08am EDT
Trent Richardson is still being held out of practice for a soft tissue injury to his leg. He has yet to practice this training camp. (Source: Craig Kelley
Fantasy Impact: The Colts are likely being cautious with T-Rich as they have already lost Vick Ballard for the season with an Achilles tendon injury. Richardson is expected to be the starter, making notable improvement in his understanding of the offensive scheme.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 1:28pm EDT
Richardson, who is nursing a soft tissue injury, was held out of practice on Friday and Saturday. (Source: Colts.com
Fantasy Impact: Coach Chuck Pagano appeared not to be concerned with holding the back out, saying "He knows exactly what to do, getting all the mental reps, going through walk-through stuff." Richardson entered camp as the favorite for the starting job but will face stiff competition from veteran Ahmad Bradshaw for that role.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 10:14am EDT
Richardson will have to compete with Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard, both returning from injury, for touches in training camp. (Source: The Indianapolis Star
Fantasy Impact: It appears the Colt's are moving away from their run-first approach they employed last season. This will likely mean a running back by committee approach to the backfield. Richardson, who struggled mightily last season, emerges as the early favorite for the most touches out of the backfield. Having a full offseason to acclimate himself to the playbook, he will need to improve upon his 2.9 yds/carry average to retain the lead role. It will be worth monitoring the reps during camp to see which back may assume the featured role.
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