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RB Ahmad Bradshaw - Indianapolis Colts

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Sep 16): Bradshaw is on pace to set a career high in receptions and looks as good as he ever has. Trent Richardson is doing nothing to hold off Bradshaw from the starter's job and Bradshaw is already startable as RB2 with the work he has been getting in the first two games.

General News (Wed Sep 17): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 3: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. The Colts' rushing attack got going in Week 2, with 38/169/0 as a team - Trent Richardson was able to post 21/79/0 rushing (with 1/16/0 receiving) but had a critical fumble that probably cost the Colts the game, while Ahmad Bradshaw posted 13/70/0 rushing and 5/26/2 receiving in his time on the field. This two-headed monster is starting to gather momentum as of Week 3 - we'll see how they look against the horrid Jaguars in this divisional matchup. Jacksonville has allowed a league-worst 75 points through the first two games, another low-light for this struggling franchise. Washington hammered them for 41/192/3 rushing last week; they allowed 32/145/1 to the Eagles' duo of backs in Week 1. To date, the Jaguars are 28th in the NFL averaging 168 rushing yards allowed per game. This is a great matchup for Peterson and Bradshaw.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at DEN 3 15 0 6 5 70 0 0
2 vs PHI 13 70 0 5 5 26 2 0
3 at JAX PROJ-Dodds 11 * * 4 * * *
3 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay 10 * * 4 * * *
3 at JAX PROJ-Bloom 13 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs DEN (3 / 15 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)

Making his case to take the starting job away from Trent Richardson, Bradshaw ran for a higher average (5 vs. 3.3 YPC) and was more involved in the passing game. While Richardson started the game and got most of the snaps in the first few series, Bradshaw was the main guy once the Colts went to a spread hurry-up offense. Bradshaw finished with 44 snaps to Richardson's 31, and should become the Colts main guy as long as he can stay healthy.

2014 Week 2 vs PHI (13 / 70 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 26 / 2 rec)

Still the most versatile back in the Colts' arsenal, Bradshaw continued to show his receiving ability in this offense with two goal line touchdown receptions. Those won't be there every week, but it's clear that the Colts prefer him in the Colts' passing sets. Bradshaw saw 29 snaps on passing downs as opposed to just nine for Richardson. He'll continue to be the better fantasy play, especially while he's receiving the goal line work.

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Latest News

Colts | Ahmad Bradshaw, Reggie Wayne resting (Wed Sep 17, 04:08 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (rest) and WR Reggie Wayne (rest) both received days of rest and did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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Colts | Ahmad Bradshaw fully practices (Fri Sep 12, 04:01 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (rest) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12.

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Colts | RBs to split the load (Fri Sep 12, 09:06 AM) - Indianapolis Colts RBs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw are expected to split carries in Week 2. Richardson rushed only six times for 20 yards in Week 1 because the team fell behind early. However, in his limited work, he showed improved vision and decisiveness.

Our View: Richardson is almost droppable at this point. Bradshaw is a flex play with half of the backfield, and if the Colts are willing to turn Richardson into a backup, Bradshaw could have even more value. New Colt Dion Lewis could also be good to own if Bradshaw's long injury history adds another chapter.
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Colts | Ahmad Bradshaw resting (Thu Sep 11, 06:14 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (rest) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 11.

Our View: That's a wise idea for the Colts. Bradshaw can be an effective runner or receiver out of the backfield for them, and he could certainly be more productive than struggling starter Trent Richardson.
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Schedule

3@ Jacksonville Jaguars
4vs Tennessee Titans
5vs Baltimore Ravens
6@ Houston Texans
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