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RB Ahmad Bradshaw - Indianapolis Colts

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Bradshaw was already rosterworthy as a handcuff to Frank Gore, but this week he found his 2014 form as a receiver in the red zone and showed us that he can be a flex play in the meantime. He should continue to be prominent with the safe Matt Hasselbeck passing game installed.

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Recent Stats and Projections

8 at CAR 28 7 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.1
9 vs DEN 29 6 3 0 2 1 8 1 0 7.1
11 at ATL 32 9 32 0 4 4 20 2 0 17.2
12 vs TB PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs TB PROJ-Tremblay * 6 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 11 vs ATL (9 / 32 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 20 / 2 rec)

Scoring twice on goal-line passes in this one, Ahmad Bradshaw showed once again why the Colts value him so much down at the goalline, with his ability to beat linebackers in small spaces giving the team incredible scoring value. Bradshaw will continue to get high-reward looks, but he'll be completely touchdown dependent as a fantasy asset with Frank Gore staying as the lead back. Gore was hampered by a quad contustion against Atlanta, but it looked to be minor. If something develops later in the week, however, Bradshaw's value will skyrocket.

2015 Week 9 vs DEN (6 / 3 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 1 rec)

While the veteran running back looked slow and indecisive in the run game, leading to a putrid 0.5 yards per carry, Bradshaw as a key cog in the Colts passing game as a 3rd-down back. He also lined up split out wide several times in the team's empty sets. He only had one catch, but it was a beauty of a play, as Andrew Luck read the blitz and quickly lobbed it to a leaking Bradshaw for an eight-yard score. The volume in touches won't be there for Bradshaw, but the participatory snaps should continue.

2015 Week 8 vs CAR (7 / 31 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Colts continue to trust Bradshaw in critical situations, giving him numerous third-down snaps and nearly a quarter of the team's rushing attempts. He showed some of his old toughness on Monday, namely on a 23-yard run on 3rd-and-10 in the first quarter, spinning and powering his way through defenders for an unlikely first down. But unless Gore goes down, the volume will be too little to be a true fantasy asset.

2015 Week 6 vs NE (4 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

The Colts' favorite utility back was underwhelming on Sunday, averaging just two yards per carry and getting one target in the passing game. While he has lost a step from last year, if this game was any indication, he might still be able to be a replacement-level back. Bradshaw might be a fantasy asset if Frank Gore gets injured, but until that happens, he won't see the volume to be valuable.


Latest News

Colts | Ahmad Bradshaw catches two TDs (Sun Nov 22, 06:06 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Ahmad Bradshaw caught two touchdown passes from QB Matt Hasselbeck in a 24-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Our View: Bradshaw was responsible for six touchdown catches in ten games last year, and he is finally up to speed even though Andrew Luck is out. He's a flex play going into a matchup with Tampa.
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Colts | Frank Gore to be unleashed? (Thu Nov 19, 10:56 AM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore has had restrictions on his workload thus far, but the Colts have given indications that they could unleash Gore with QB Andrew Luck (kidney) out. 'If he's rolling like that,' head coach Chuck Pagano said, 'and we're staying balanced and he feels good, we're going to do what we have to do to win the ball game.'

Our View: We've had too many injuries and bad news this season regarding running backs, so it's nice to see some good news. Gore should have room to run against the Atlanta Falcons and we see him as a solid RB1.
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