Trent Richardson Fantasy News
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:42pm
But despite all the intensifying chatter on Richardson and his struggles since his much-debated September trade from the Cleveland Browns to the Colts, the team would argue one important angle has been overlooked.
Richardson's lack of success in the short term actually has little impact on the Colts' view of him in the long term. Put simply, the Colts made the trade to fill a current need, but also because they saw it as a deal that helps them in the future, when they believe Richardson can be better integrated into their offense.
As the story points out, the Colts dropping Richardson on the depth chart is not tantamount to the team making assumptions about tomorrow. They stand behind the decision to start Donald Brown on Sunday; even Richardson said it was the right call. It will be tough for owners in keeper leagues to protect Richardson and his stock going into next year could fall. But, he'll be a guy to take a shot on outside of the first round.
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Wayne: Trent Richardson felt 'forced' into offense
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:29pm
"He came to me, he wasn't pouting or anything. This was the next day after he found out he was demoted and he said, 'Now I can sit back and actually watch the way it's supposed to be done.' He kind of feels that he was maybe forced into it early without actually learning it."
Whatever the reason for Richardson's struggles, he's playing behind Donald Brown now. Brown should be a solid RB2-type the rest of the way. He is the #21 RB since Week 9.
Colts don't plan to change RB committee approach
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 10:48am
"We don't plan on changing our rotation with our backs," offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said. "We've always been a running back by committee bunch, so we're going to continue to do that."
The Colts want to get TRich going but at the same time realize Brown has been playing well when getting his chances. Unfortunately for owners of both players, it doesn't get easier this week as the Cards rank second in allowing fantasy points to RBs. We have Brown as a low-end RB3 play while TRich is even below that and is more of a RB4 play.
Colts not opposed to using hot hand at RB
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 4:09pm
Running back Donald Brown has been a steady contributor in recent weeks. Thursday night at Tennessee, he provided more of the same.
But in case you’re wondering – and you likely are – Brown won’t necessarily get the majority of carries moving forward.
The Colts, coach Chuck Pagano said, are going to continue to divide carries between Richardson and Brown they have in most games. That means you should look for Richardson to continue getting the lion’s share of the work.
“I think the way we’re going with those two guys has been productive for both players,” Pagano said. “A guy gets hot, you can always go with the hot hand but I like the way we’re doing things now.”
Brown rushed 14 times for 80 yards and two TDs Thursday night in Tennessee. Trent Richardson got eight carries. But it sounds like the team will at least attempt to give Richardson a chance to get going rather than just giving the bulk of the work to Brown. Like the story said, nothing is really going to change here.
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 9:40am
The goal for Colts RB Trent Richardson -- other than having him find his rhythm rushing the ball -- is to find ways to get Richardson involved in the passing game. He had a 24-yard reception in the Nov. 3 game at Houston.
The Colts are trying to get Richardson going since trading for him. He's only averaging 3.0 yards a carry in six games with the Colts this season. As a low-end first round pick in most drafts, Richardson is probably hurting a lot of fantasy seasons up to this point. It's a great matchup this week though.
Colts want to get T-Rich the ball 'out in space'
Friday, November 1, 2013, 5:10pm
It's been talked about on a weekly basis now, but having running back Trent Richardson find his rhythm will help ease some of the burden on Andrew Luck and the receivers. ESPN's Jeff Chadiha wrote a story Thursday about how the Colts will regret making the trade for Richardson. He's averaging 3.0 yards a carry and his long is 16 yards in five games with the Colts.
"I have to do a better job of finding ways to get Trent out in space," OC Pep Hamilton said. "I have to do a better job coming up with schemes that not only give our offensive line a chance to be successful, but of course create holes for Trent and create schemes that compliment his wealth of talent. That's one of the things that we spent time as an offensive staff looking at during the bye week."
Richardson only has two catches in five games with the Colts after catching 51 balls in 2012. It sounds as if Hamilton recognizes that he should be catching more passes, but it shouldn't take five games to realize this.
Ahmad Bradshaw to have surgery, placed on IR
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5:18pm
Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) may need surgery
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 11:55am
Ideally, the neck injury suffered by the veteran running back at San Francisco Sept. 22 will heal on its own with treatment and rest. However, the source added there is a level of concern that surgery might be required, which would bring into question Bradshaw’s status for the remainder of the season.