Ahmad Bradshaw Fantasy News

Schefter: Frank Gore signs with the Colts

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:47pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Frank Gore plans to sign with the Colts, per source; deal expected to be similar to Philadelphia's offer: 3-years, $12M, $7.5M guaranteed.

Update: This deal is finalized.

Fantasy Impact:

Gore reportedly backed out of a deal with Philadelphia. He's turning 32 this summer, but should be able to shore up the Colts' running game. Dan Herron and Vick Ballard are in the mix, and the team could also bring back the still-effective Ahmad Bradshaw. Gore is better than advertised in the passing game, so re-signing Bradshaw may not be necessary. Gore averaged 51.0 receptions from 2006-2010, but as soon as Greg Roman took over as offensive coordinator in 2011, Gore's targets dropped precipitously. He averaged just 28.3 targets over the past four seasons, while the Colts' running backs accounted for 113 targets last season, so look for Gore's value to jump in PPR formats. Due to his age, Gore typically goes later than he should in fantasy drafts, but he hasn't missed a game in three seasons and should be reinvigorated by a change of scenery.

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Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw cited for possession of marijuana

Friday, February 13, 2015, 6:36pm

WDTN - [Full Article]

According to Preble County court records, Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw was cited for marijuana possession and following too close.

Fantasy Impact:

It's possible that the Colts still may want to bring the highly-effective yet injury-prone Bradshaw back in 2015. Through the first nine weeks, Bradshaw was the #6 RB in standard formats (#5 in PPR). He averaged 79 total yards and 0.88 TD per game (including six receiving scores).

Colts Beat: Team shouldn't bench Trent Richardson

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 9:57am

Indianapolis Star - [Full Article]

The first, and most obvious, is the Colts' considerable lack of depth at running back. Trent Richardson and Dan Herron are joined only by undrafted rookie Zurlon Tipton from Central Michigan, currently the third running back. The Colts, like most teams in today's NFL, prefer to play a rotation of running backs. With Ahmad Bradshaw on injured reserve, there aren't a lot of options.

Arguing for more carries for Herron is one thing – he's been more productive – but to suggest that he alone handle all the carries, when he has no history of being an every-down running back, is a stretch.

But there's a much bigger reason behind the Colts' rationale to stick with Richardson. And it has little to do with running the football. Richardson is the best pass-blocking running back the Colts have, a distinction that greatly increases his worth to the coaching staff.

You might not value this quality in your favorite team's running back, but quarterbacks do not share your opinion.

Fantasy Impact:

While it's just one opinion, it makes a lot of sense. Protecting one of the top QBs in the league is key to the Colts success and playoff future, and if Richardson has the best ability to keep Luck upright, he's going to be on the field. That could mean on the field in key third down situations, which obviously would limit Herron's pass-catching numbers. Both Herron and Richardson had two receptions last week.

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:28am

Colts.com - [Full Article]

Leading 24-0 with 8:30 left in the Bengals game, the Colts turned to Daniel “Boom” Herron to milk the clock.

Herron’s drive of five carries for 37 yards ended in a field goal for the Colts and offered another glimpse of what the team’s third running back could provide the offense.

Now, with Ahmad Bradshaw placed on injured reserve, those mop-up carries could become much more meaningful.

“It’s time for Boom Herron to step up, which everybody on the team has full confidence in,” Reggie Waynesays.

The longest extended look Colts fans have gotten of Herron was at this year’s Training Camp in Anderson. With Bradshaw and Trent Richardson dealing with injuries, Herron got plenty of first team work throughout camp and the preseason.

“He’s done it in practice. He did it in the preseason. When he’s gotten his chances in the games this year, he’s done a heck of a job,” Andrew Luck says of his “110 percent” confidence in Herron.

Fantasy Impact:

In the preseason, Herron was the team’s leading rusher (22 carries for 112 yards) and leading receiver (11 catches for 55 yards). The hope his Herron slides right in as a result of learning the offense during the preseason and camp with all the injuries. Richardson hasn't been all that impressive, so it seems possible Herron has a decent chance to put up fantasy numbers, perhaps especially in the passing game. He's certainly worth grabbing, at least in a little deeper PPR leagues.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12. Richardson is in line for a big workload, though the team may elect to give most of Ahmad Bradshaw’s carries to Dan Herron. T-Rich is a fairly safe RB2 this week.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Richardson should be fine to face the Jaguars. He’ll likely see a larger workload with Ahmad Bradshaw done for the year. Dan Herron should serve as his backup.

Colts Beat: Trent Richardson will be the 'workhorse' in Indianapolis

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:18am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Beat writer Mike Wells on Trent Richardson's opportunity as the "workhorse" back for the Colts: It’s put-up-or-shut-up time for Richardson. He shared the workload with Bradshaw in the nine games they played together, but now he’ll be the workhorse in the backfield. That’s kind of a scary thought when you take into account that Richardson rushed for zero yards on seven carries against the Patriots last weekend. Richardson and general manager Ryan Grigson have a lot on the line, because there’s no excuse for Richardson not to be effective. He has been in the system for more than a year and no longer has to split carries. Produce and it will soften the blow of Richardson’s inconsistent play the past year. Struggle and the questions continue as to why Grigson gave up a first-round draft pick for a player who hasn’t been worth it so far.

Fantasy Impact:

Dan "Boom" Herron will move into a backup/complementary role behind Richardson. The split will depend on how each player performs. Given Richardson's recent history of low production, it wouldn't be surprising if Herron worked his way into a Ahmad Bradshaw-type role.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness) did not practice Wednesday. Richardson should be fine to face the Jaguars. He’ll likely see a larger workload with Ahmad Bradshaw done for the year. Dan Herron should serve as his backup.

Ahmad Bradshaw officially placed on IR

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 8:39pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Colts Tuesday placed running back Ahmad Bradshaw on season-ending injured reserve with a fractured left leg.

Fantasy Impact:

The team was hoping to avoid losing Bradshaw for the season since there is plenty of football to play, especially if the team makes it to the playoffs. However, the Colts will now move on with Trent Richardson and Dan Herron in the backfield.

Colts: Ahmad Bradshaw has fractured fibula

Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:26pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

Colts HC Chuck Pagano announced on Monday that RB Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a fractured fibula in Sunday night’s loss to the Patriots, putting his 2014 season in jeopardy

“He’s been seen by our doctors, our specialists and he’s going to see a couple more. I’ll have more information in the coming days,” Pagano said on Monday afternoon.

“It kills you because he’s a warrior. He loves football. He loves his teammates. He loves the (Horseshoe). He loves competing….We are going to miss his energy, his passion, everything he brings to the table.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Colts are still getting more opinions on Bradshaw. With a lot of football left to play, any hope of Bradshaw returning would keep him off IR, especially for the NFL playoffs. But for the fantasy football season, it's not looking good for owners. Starting running back Trent Richardson will continue to see the brunt of the backfield workload with Dan Herron sidling into the “Next Man Up” role, the story said.

Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) in walking boot

Monday, November 17, 2014, 8:31am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw was on crutches with a boot on his left foot when he departed the locker room after the game. He suffered what the Colts called a lower leg injury in the second half.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Bradshaw, who wore sunglasses, possibly to hide his frustration, will have an MRI Monday.

“To see a brother go down, especially one I’m around all day, every day, is real tough,” fellow running back Trent Richardson said. “That’s a brother, and it’s heartbreaking to see a guy down like that. We’re going to see what they say [Monday], but at the end of the day, we have his back. Whenever he gets ready to come back, if he does this year or next year, whenever it is, there’s going to be open doors for him.”

Fantasy Impact:

Other reports Monday morning are painting this to be a bad picture, as some speculate it's a broken ankle. Certainly Richardson's comment would seem to agree it's at least going to be a longer-term injury. We'll update his situation later Monday when we find out more. Dan Herron is next up on the depth chart.

Week 9 MNF Injury Report - Reggie Wayne PROBABLE

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 4:56pm

DT Arthur Jones (ankle), LB Josh McNary (ankle), LB Erik Walden (quadricep)

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Vontae Davis (knee), LB D'Qwell Jackson (toe), WR Reggie Wayne (elbow, not injury related)

DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), RB Rashad Jennings (knee)

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring)

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), P Steve Weatherford (left ankle)

Fantasy Impact:

After missing last week, Reggie Wayne is listed as probable for the Colts in Week 9. He should assume his WR2 role while pushing Donte Moncrief to a WR3 role - at least. For the Giants, Rashad Jennings is OUT as reported earlier this week. Andre Williams will get a bulk of the carries but hasn't been impressive thus far in his time filling in for Jennings.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Bradshaw will play in a revenge game against his old team. We expect he’ll find the endzone against the Giants.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related) missed practice Thursday. Bradshaw was just getting a day of rest ahead of a revenge game against his old team.

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw preparing to face his old team

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:41pm

NY Post - [Full Article]

On Monday night — with no hard feelings, Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw insists — he’s poised to break the hearts and playoff hopes, of the Giants with a big performance.

Bradshaw, who was not brought back after the 2012 season, and Hakeem Nicks, who was not re-signed after last season, will surely be determined to show their former team they made a mistake not keeping them. Because neither, particularly Bradshaw, ever wanted to leave.

Fantasy Impact:

This is an example of the #OldTeamTheorem that Senior Editor John Paulsen likes to talk about on Twitter (@4for4_John). Players are generally extra motivated to stick it to their old teams. It doesn't always result in a big game, but more often than not, players seem to outperform their usual production. We expect Bradshaw to play well. If Reggie Wayne misses another game, Nicks could be in the mix for a surprising game as well, though Donte Moncrief has been outplaying him thus far.

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