Ahmad Bradshaw Fantasy News

Colts still believe in Trent Richardson
Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:24pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

At last month’s league meetings, Chuck Pagano said the Colts will be relying on more than one back in 2014 but are looking for a “bell cow” to emerge.

With a complete offseason in a comfortable setting, Trent Richardson is primed to be that guy.

“It’s going to be very, very important for (Richardson) to be here for the offseason program and to dive into this thing full steam ahead, which he will,” Pagano said.

“He wants to be great. He’s got all the talent. He’s got all the ability. We would have never done what we did if we didn’t believe that deep down in our core. So we look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign.”

Fantasy Impact:

Richardson averaged a woeful 2.9 YPC after joining the Colts, but he blames the learning curve he faced after joining a new offense midseason. Since they gave up a first round pick for him, he’ll have the backing of this Colts regime, but OC Pep Hamilton wasn’t afraid to give more work to Donald Brown given the disparity in the quality of play between the two backs. The offseason has gone pretty well for T-Rich — Brown is now out of the way, but the Colts did re-sign Ahmad Bradshaw while Vick Ballard is back from a knee injury. As the #20 RB off the board in the 6th round, it appears that fantasy owners are expecting Richardson to post RB2 numbers. Even that may be a stretch given his career output.

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Friday, March 21, 2014, 1:12pm

Mike Chappell, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts GM Ryan Grigson: Vick Ballard looks great, fantastic. Right on track. Felt good about Ahmad Bradshaw after talking with doctors. Good stable of RBs

Fantasy Impact:

Ballard will be in the mix behind starter Trent Richardson. Ahmad Bradshaw re-signed, so this could devolve into an ugly RBBC in 2014.

Ahmad Bradshaw re-signs with Colts
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 6:10pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Colts re-sign RB Ahmad Bradshaw to a one-year deal, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

With Trent Richardson and Vick Ballard likely back, Bradshaw will join what could turn into an ugly committee. The team wants Richardson to carry the load, but it doesn't appear that he's capable of doing so. Bradshaw is a solid talent and it would not be surprising if he wins the starting gig like Donald Brown did a year ago. Speaking of Brown, this move indicates that the Colts won't be re-signing him.

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:25am

Ahmad Bradshaw on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw tweeted: Surgery was a success. Out of the hospital, and recovering. Thanks to all my fans for the thoughts and prayers.

Ahmad Bradshaw to have surgery, placed on IR
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5:18pm

Pro Football Talk on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw will have neck surgery and miss the rest of the season, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

Obviously neck surgery is a big deal, so we'll have to watch his progress as far as future fantasy value goes. In the meantime, Trent Richardson is now the clear-cut RB1 in Indy. Donald Brown will be the RB2.

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Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) may need surgery
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 11:55am

Indy Star - [Full Article]

The Indianapolis Colts are hopeful but concerned regarding the immediate and long-term status of Ahmad Bradshaw, according to a team source.

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.

Fantasy Impact:

This would seem to boost Trent Richardson's long-term outlook. If Bradshaw misses extended time, Donald Brown would serve as the primary backup to T-Rich.

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 11:21am

NY Daily News - [Full Article]

Brandon Jacobs has rushed for just 11 yards on 11 carries since he rejoined the Giants in early September. But the grizzled running back — the lone experienced runner the Giants have left — is going to get plenty of chances over the next few weeks.

The Giants’ decision to release third-down back Da’Rel Scott on Tuesday elevates Jacobs into a familiar role. As recently as 2011, he was the Giants’ power back, working with Ahmad Bradshaw to give them a solid rushing tandem. And now he will play a similar role behind second-year runner David Wilson.

Fantasy Impact:

We see Scott's release more as a vote of confidence for David Wilson, who will be asked to assume Scott's role on third-down. It's hard to envision Jacobs in that role.

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Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) ruled out
Friday, September 27, 2013, 1:26pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

The Indianapolis Colts will be without their leading rusher for the second time in four games.

Ahmad Bradshaw is out for Sunday’s game at Jacksonville, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. He didn’t practice all week after suffering a neck injury in last Sunday’s win at San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact:

Trent Richardson gets a big boost with this news. We'll update our rankings momentarily. Donald Brown figures to get some work as Richardson's primary backup.

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Pagano: RB rotation will be the same
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:21pm

https://twitter.com/CraigKColts/status/382900854354759680 - [Full Article]

Colts HC Chuck Pagano said that the running back rotation would be the same as it was at San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact:

Ahmad Bradshaw played 38 snaps to Trent Richardson's 29 and out-touched Richardson 22 to 13. Bradshaw is nursing a neck injury, so we'll have to see how that impacts the split.