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Running Back, Indianapolis Colts

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Draft: 2012 Round 1 (3)
College: Alabama
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 224 DOB: 1990-07-10 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#14 2 3.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2012 IND 15 0 267 950 3.6 11 70 51 367 7.2 1 203.7 13.6
2012 (Projected) IND     252 1,059 4.2 7   45 335 7.4 1 187.4  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Let the hype machine get rolling! Best rookie running back since Adrian Peterson. No competition for touches in Cleveland. Three-down back. Bad passing attack means plenty of runs. Yada yada yada. Time to pour some cold water on the hype. Is he 99% of Peterson or just 80% (hey, I could tell people I applied to Stanford and avoid telling them I had a 0% chance of getting in). Is plenty of touches in one of the league’s worst offenses a recipe for fantasy production? Did we mention the rookie quarterback issue? Did we mention the lack of a true number one wide receiver? Have we gotten to the fact that most of the upper tier ranked rookie running backs have flopped in recent years? Check out the rookie production of Darren McFadden, Knowshon Moreno, Beanie Wells, LeSean McCoy, Mark Ingram and Daniel Thomas. There is little doubt that Richardson has impressive size, speed and agility and should be a three-down back, perhaps as early as this season. But the issue is value. Unless Richardson produces 1,500 yards and 8-10 touchdowns, his fantasy production is not going to merit where he is being drafted, which is as a lower tier RB1.

Comment: 8/8: Richardson has experienced swelling in his left knee during camp and had a cleanup procedure performed. His injury risk is becoming a concern. Should his knee cooperate, it's safe to say Richardson will be on the field a fair amount for the Browns in 2012 including third downs. Even mediocre play at the QB position could translate into Richardson being a top-ten fantasy back.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Trent Richardson
RB2RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw
RB3RB3 Dan Herron
RB4RB4 Phillip Tanner
RB5RB5 Vick Ballard
Colts Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
T-Rich making presence felt in Colts' camp     -- Thu Aug 14 5:15 pm --

Hoping from bounceback from poor 2013 season
This one probably deserves an asterisk, because at the start of camp, it seemed as though things were touch and go with Trent Richardson. He didn't practice for the first week of camp, sidelined as a precaution because of a hamstring injury suffered in pre-camp workouts. But Richardson made his presence felt after returning, running with the sort of determination and decisiveness that gives the Colts hope he can rebound from a subpar 2013 season. Richardson says he's healthier now than he was entering his two previous pro seasons, and he looks it. (Indianapolis Star)

FF Today's Take: Richardson has drawn a lot of criticism for, among other things, his inability to come anywhere close to matching Donald Brown's production last season. To his credit, he is a more than capable receiver with plenty of power. With Vick Ballard already done for the year and the injury-prone Ahmad Bradshaw as his only capable backup, Richardson may be set up for a massive workload. For that reason alone, he is a more than viable flex option.
Injury Trent Richardson dealing with hamstring issue     -- Sun Jul 27 3:10 pm --

Colts' running back not practicing
The Colts have been using the term “soft-tissue” issue when talking about why running back Trent Richardson has not been practicing in training camp. Richardson has a hamstring issue. Richardson isn’t practicing, but he has been catching passes off the Jugs machine at the conclusion of practices. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: With Vick Ballard (Achilles) out for the season, Ahmad Bradshaw has been running with first team during the early portion of training camp. Richardson's hamstring issue doesn't appear to be serious but it's something to monitor moving forward.
Injury Vick Ballard likely out for the season     -- Fri Jul 25 9:00 pm --

Torn Achilles, MRI pending
Two days into training camp and the Colts already are dealing with their first major injury. Running back Vick Ballard, only now returning from season-ending knee surgery last September, suffered what team owner Jim Irsay said is a likely torn left Achilles tendon during a non-contact drill Friday. (Indianapolis Star)

FF Today's Take: Ballard will have an MRI to confirm the diagnosis but it sounds like he will be lost for the season. He was active for one game in 2013 before suffering an ACL injury. Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw remain the top two options at running back for the Colts. Chris Rainey and Dan Herron are also on the roster.
Injury T-Rich wearing red jersey during OTAs     -- Thu Jun 5 5:45 pm --

Ballooned to 240 pounds after shoulder surgery
The red jersey Trent Richardson was wearing during OTAs last week said it all (about he looked coming off postseason shoulder surgery). Richardson said it's more of a precaution and that he hopes he’ll be allowed to take it off soon. One thing that stood out when Richardson talked was that he had ballooned up to 240 pounds because he "ate well" and was limited in what he could do cardio-wise after the surgery. He said he’s lost 15 pounds and is back down to 225. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Richardson rushed for a disappointing 505 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games with the Colts following his trade from the Cleveland Browns. The third-year back looked slow and indecisive for most of 2013, so he doesn't need anything else holding him back. He's a strong candidate for a bounce-back season, but will probably need to show 2012 form in order to be the unquestioned starter in Indy.

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