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WR Paul Richardson - Seattle Seahawks

6-0, 175Born: 4-13-1992College: ColoradoDrafted: Round 2

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Recent Stats and Projections

17 at SF 43 1 5 0 7 4 40 0 0 4.5
18 vs DET 55 0 0 0 4 3 48 1 0 10.8
19 at ATL 38 0 0 0 5 4 83 0 0 8.3

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 19 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 83 / 0 rec)

Writing about Richardson now that the Seahawks are done, is really a prequel for next year, in which he should finally be on everyone's sleeper list. In the first half, he made a big 33 yard diving catch that was at first ruled a 52 yard TD as he got up seemingly untouched and ran it in. But upon review it showed the defender had touched him as he went down with the ball. In the second half he made a similar big play, making a fingertips catch in tough coverage for a 40 yard reception. They tried a quick hit to him in the slot but he didn't get far. With only a few minutes remaining, Richardson made another spectacular long catch, this time for 58 yards - or seemingly so. It was overturned on the replay, however, as the ball touched the ground (though he seemed also to have possession) as he hit the ground.

2016 Week 18 vs DET (4 / 3 / 48 / 1 rec)

Richardson made the most of his few opportunities, and turned a lot of heads, especially those wondering how the Seahawks would replace Tyler Lockett. With his first two catches of the game, Richardson absolutely put on a clinic. On the first, a throw into the end zone as he was well covered, Richardson spectacularly pulled in the ball with one hand even as he was in mid-air and being pushed away from it. There was a defensive penalty on the touchdown play, which was of course declined; and to be fair, Richardson's other hand ended up yanking the defender's facemask - which the official's missed but was clear on the replay. His second catch was a thing of beauty as well. Down the sidelines, similarly covered, he turned and leapt up just as the ball was arriving, bringing the ball in quickly and cleanly. Near the end of the game, he made one more highlight reel catch, another one-handed beauty that he had no business catching in such tight coverage.

2016 Week 17 vs SF (7 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)

Richardson was quite involved, and showed a good rapport with Russell Wilson. His catches were mainly of the shorter variety, but between the four receptions and his rush for 5 yards, he was responsible for four first downs. Richardson's stock is clearly going up, as he will likely be the biggest beneficiary of the hole left by Tyler Lockett's absence.

2016 Week 16 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 42 / 1 rec)

Richardson, who had been dealing with an injury, and who played no more than a dozen snaps over the last two games, suddenly saw more action after Tyler Lockett left the game. He made a couple of good short catches, and showed good quickness running after the catch - a good sign that his hamstring is not an issue. The yardage total wasn't huge, but Richardson nearly won the game for Seattle in the final minute. He first made a big red zone catch to convert on 3rd and long; then, on the very next play got wide open in the end zone for the score.

2016 Week 12 vs TB (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Richardson's only reception was a kneeling catch for a long first down, just before the 2 minute warning in the final quarter. Prior to that, he had a couple of opportunities. On the first, he wasn't ready or looking for the ball; and on the second, the ball was thrown in desperation and he was lucky to even be close to it.

2016 Week 11 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Richardson was more involved than his line suggests. His day started with an underthrown pass down the sideline; he had no chance with coverage all over him. Then, late in the first half, he was overthrown on another long sideline pass, no chance at the ball whatsoever. He caught a quick slant to move the chains in the second half, and had another chance at a deeper pass on the sidelines. He really had no chance on the incompletions, and the fact that he was targeted and in position each time says that they are at least trying to increase his role.

2016 Week 10 vs NE (3 / 2 / 52 / 0 rec)

Richardson still doesn't get many snaps per game, but he made the most of them in this one. On his first opportunity, he actually bobbled the ball but regained control for the reception. He was targeted once in the end zone, but could not hold on to the ball. And his third chance found him wide open for the catch, and a big 39 yard gain. Almost every week, Richardson shows that he belongs; all that is lacking is opportunity.

2016 Week 9 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Richardson is firmly off the fantasy radar in redraft leagues. But he always seems to make an appearance or two for the Seahawks, reminding them (and us!) of his potential. In this one, he caught an important medium catch over the middle, doing a good job hauling it in, in traffic, as Wilson scrambled. For the foreseeable future, he is still the clear 5th option (at best) in the passing game, but warrants a look in deep dynasty leagues.

2016 Week 8 vs NO (3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)

Richardson made a fantastic move after a short slant catch to gain extra yards. He was literally about to run into five Saints defenders, but a quick shift in direction and he turned what would have been a short gain into 23 yards. Late in the game, he was targeted in the end zone, but had no chance on the play.

2016 Week 7 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Richardson made a nice looking reception on a quick slant, but that is where his contribution ended. He continues to show that he belongs but is buried on the depth chart.

2016 Week 4 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)

Richardson only made one catch, but it was a beauty. He was in tight coverage near the sideline, and came up with a spectacular catch, which put the Seahawks in position for a short score. For now he is option 4b (or c) in this offense, but continues to show that he belongs and is capable of more with a larger opportunity.

2016 Week 3 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Richardson took over kickoff return duties, presumably temporarily as Tyler Lockett was nursing an injury. He looked good as a returner, but had no receptions on the day.

2016 Week 2 vs LA (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Richardson is showing his potential, but is still a part time player in this offense. He looked good on all catches, and nearly caught another, longer one. If Lockett or Baldwin's injuries are serious, he would likely be able to step right into a larger role. He seems to be interchangeable with Lockett, in that he typically is targeted on longer routes.

2016 Week 1 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Richardson went mostly unnoticed. He did show that he can be an excellent deep threat, as he had a step on his man, the pass was overthrown.


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