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RB Ahmad Bradshaw - Indianapolis Colts

5-10, 195Born: 3-19-1986College: MarshallDrafted: Round 7

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Week 7: vs Cincinnati Bengals

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. The Bengals' defense has allowed 36 and 37 points over the past two games (the Patriots also had a fumble return TD two weeks ago to run their total to 43) - this is not the elite unit that many expected to see when the season started. Carolina posted 34/147/2 rushing without either of their top running backs last week, while New England smacked this defensive front with 46/220/1 rushing two weekends ago. It's fair to say that the Bengals' defensive front is in a state of crisis entering Week 7. They are leaking yards and points like a sieve right now. Trent Richardson (17/41/1 rushing at Houston; 20/47/1 rushing with 4/52/0 receiving vs. Tennessee) and Ahmad Bradshaw (11/34/0 rushing with 3/25/1 receiving at Houston; 9/32/0 rushing with 2/20/1 receiving) have both scored TDs during two out of the last three games, with Richardson plowing in two scores from one and five yards out, while Bradshaw snagged his receiving TDs from Andrew Luck. They were slowed in the scoring department vs. Baltimore two weeks ago (Bradshaw led the team in rushing with 15/68/0 rushing and 4/17/0 receiving; Richardson contributed 9/37/0 rushing and 4/10/0 receiving). Though the Colt's individual rushers aren't piling up big totals, as a team the Colts rank 16th in the NFL through six games, averaging 115.3 rushing yards per game (with four total rushing TDs so far this year). Richardson and Bradshaw are doing enough to present a credible threat to run the football, keeping defenses honest for Luck and the receivers. This is a great matchup for the Colts' duo of backs.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
3 at JAX 9 65 0 3 2 18 1 0
4 vs TEN 9 32 0 2 2 20 1 0
5 vs BAL 15 68 0 5 4 17 0 1
6 at HOU 11 34 0 6 3 25 1 0
7 vs CIN 10 52 1 3 3 36 1 1
7 vs CIN PROJ-Dodds 13 * * 4 * * *
7 vs CIN PROJ-Tremblay 12 * * 4 * * *
7 vs CIN PROJ-Bloom 11 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 4 vs TEN (9 / 32 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)

It was tough sledding on the ground for the Colts all day, but Bradshaw still finished with the Colts' best yard-per-carry average of the day with 3.6. The Colts are keeping Bradshaw's usage down for now, and he only had nine carries in this one, but his red zone use and dependability in the passing game keeps him alive as a flex option. Bradshaw once again caught a touchdown pass, which included powering through an initial tackle attempt and outracing the defenders to the end zone on a 15-yard score. As long as he stays healthy, which the Colts have as a top priority, he'll continue to be efficient.

2014 Week 5 vs BAL (15 / 68 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

Another game, another example of the Colts' trust in Bradshaw, who had 19 touches to Trent Richardson's 13. Bradshaw was the back in the game for the Colts final drive, and was a big part in the Colts' 74-yard drive that chewed up 5:21 off the clock. But, Bradshaw also fumbled the ball to end the drive, a killer both on the field and in fantasy world. The fumble shouldn't impact the Colts' trust in him going forward, as he's been phenomenal in all aspects of the game going forward.

2014 Week 6 vs HOU (11 / 34 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 25 / 1 rec)

Another week, another receiving touchdown in the red zone for Bradshaw, who got to the flat in a hurry in the Colts' shotgun look in the red zone. Bradshaw didn't have a great day running the ball, but averaged more yards per carry than Trent Richardson yet again. Richardson did get a key carry inside the Texans 10-yard line early on, but Bradshaw is still the main red zone guy.

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Schedule

7vs Cincinnati Bengals
8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9@ New York Giants
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs New England Patriots
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs Houston Texans
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17@ Tennessee Titans