Vick Ballard Fantasy News
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 10:49am
Bradshaw finished with 65 yards on 15 carries, an average of 4.3 yards per carry. There wasn’t anything particularly memorable about it all, and Bradshaw’s longest run was a mere nine yards.
Still, Bradshaw’s performance was one of the highlights from a game that ultimately was a frustrating loss for the Colts.
The Indy Star is impressed with Bradshaw with the many offseason questions coming in about him, especially his foot. But they felt Bradshaw was rather impressive on the whole, and the Colts can feel a bit of relief because of it. After Vick Ballard’s freak season-ending injury last week, the depth at running back took a major hit.
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Vick Ballard (knee) out for the season
Friday, September 13, 2013, 12:30pm
Colts RB work 'yet to be determined'
Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3:12pm
Colts OC Pep Hamilton says RB pecking order, workload "yet to be determined."
Ahmad Bradshaw will play Week 1
Monday, September 2, 2013, 2:44pm
It's a nice matchup, but Pagano's comment, "work him in there," would seem he won't get a full workload and Vick Ballard will get some touches. We'll have our rankings out Wednesday, but Bradshaw is likely no better than a low end RB2 or flex play.
Ahmad Bradshaw in full pads for first time
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 10:43am
Bradshaw is trending up. If his foot is good to go, he'll hold low-end RB2 value in 2013. Unfortunately, he's not easy to handcuff since Vick Ballard is being drafted based on his 2012 performance.
Ahmad Bradshaw comes off PUP list
Monday, August 12, 2013, 5:02pm
Bradshaw should be able to emerge as the lead back for Indy and has the potential to be a decent, low-end RB2 option - but he'll have to stay on the field for that. Foot issues have always been a problem going back to the Giants, so Bradshaw should probably be drafted as an RB3, at least, and then hope he stays healthy. We rank him 28th on our RB list. Vick Ballard would be Bradshaw's handcuff.
Ahmad Bradshaw should return to practice in a week
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:34pm
Bradshaw's ADP is in the 6th round as he's assumed to be the starter in Indy over Vick Ballard. Ballard has looked good in camp, however, so Bradshaw needs to get healthy quickly to lock the RB1 job down. He doesn't have the same clout with the Colts coaching staff as he did with the Giants.
Colts Ahmad Bradshaw starts camp on PUP
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:39am
Bradshaw can come off the PUP list at any time, so it's premature to assume Vick Ballard is heading toward a golden opportunity to entrench himself with the first team. The Colts don't begin practicing until Sunday, leaving the remote possibility Bradshaw could come off the PUP list without missing anything.
Ahmad Bradshaw expected to start
Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:50pm
The Colts added Ahmad Bradshaw with a one-year, $2 million contract to be more than an occasional contributor. Look for him to start once he fully recovers from January foot surgery. The Colts want Bradshaw available for the long haul, so it won’t be a shock if he opens camp on the physically unable to perform list.
That would put Vick Ballard into a change-of-pace role, killing any sleeper value he had in the middle rounds.
Ahmad Bradshaw still in walking boot, says there's "no concern"
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 11:06am
Ahmad Bradshaw will be easy to spot on his first day at work for the Indianapolis Colts. Look for the running back with his right foot in a protective boot as Wednesday’s minicamp practice unfolds at Lucas Oil Stadium. The team signed the former New York Giants standout Tuesday to a one-year contract that could be worth as much as $2 million. The deal comes approximately six months after Bradshaw underwent surgery on his right foot.
Bradshaw, 27, insisted he’ll be ready when training camp opens July 27 at Anderson University. “With me,” he said, “there’s no concern.”
At that time, Bradshaw’s role in the offense should begin to come into focus. The potential $2 million investment indicates the Colts see him as more than an occasional contributor. He’ll push Vick Ballard, who led the team in rushing as a rookie, and 2009 first-round draft pick Donald Brown for significant playing time. Rookie Denodus O’Bryant was released to make room for Bradshaw.
“He’s strong as heck. He’s a downhill guy,” HC Chuck Pagano said. “This guy will carve himself out a role and a niche on our football team, I’m sure.”
We will continue to monitor Bradshaw's injury situation. He currently sits at RB29 in our standard scoring rankings, but could move up or down depending on how the injury situation develops.
Colts sign Ahmad Bradshaw to a one-year deal
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 9:54pm
Well, there goes Vick Ballard's sleeper status. If healthy, Bradshaw will be the most talented RB in Indianapolis, but he has a long injury history, so it will be tough to count on him. Still, as a likely RB3 on draft day (~5th round), he certainly has top 20 upside. As for Ballard, treat him as a handcuff who should be available late in drafts.
Ahmad Bradshaw negotiating with the Colts
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 6:45pm
Bradshaw's arrival would put a serious dent in Vick Ballard's value. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:12pm
Colts RB Vick Ballard finished his rookie season with 12 consecutive starts at running back, 211 carries, 814 yards and a highlight reel diving, corkscrew touchdown to win an overtime game in Tennessee.
It remains to be seen just how much new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will look to split up the workload for the team’s running backs.
“It’s always nice to have a couple guys, a change of pace guy,” coach Chuck Pagano said recently. “But certainly at the end of the year with Donnie hurt and the way Vick came on and the way he was running, he was getting the lion’s share of the snaps. At this point, yeah, he’s sitting there as the lead guy. But Donnie’s in great shape and healthy and looks fantastic to this point in the offseason program.
Vick figures to be a fringe fantasy RB2 as the Colts' top rusher.