WR Paul Richardson - Seattle Seahawks
|6-0, 175||Born: 4-13-1992||College: Colorado||Drafted: Round 2|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs ARI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Richardson surprisingly was only targeted twice, and not until the fourth quarter. Late in the game he uncharacteristically dropped a pass on a slant pattern, which is the closest he would get to the box score.
2017 Week 16 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Richardson made a couple of clutch catches look routine, and as with the rest of the WR corps, saw his overall numbers suffer because of a very weak passing game, in which the long ball - Richardson's forte - was not even attempted. In the 4th quarter, Richardson made a key first down, showing great awareness with a catch just past the marker.
2017 Week 15 vs LAR (7 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Richardson was the closest thing to reliable that the Seahawks had. He had several near misses that simply killed drives, including a couple that were thrown off target, and one sideline catch that was overturned and ruled incomplete. Richardson continues to look like the real deal, however, but simply did not get any breaks today.
2017 Week 14 vs JAX (7 / 3 / 72 / 1 rec)
Richardson was featured early on, a testament to his ability to get open against a tough defense. In the end, however, his biggest contribution was a long catch-and-run beaty of a TD for 61 yards, that brought the Seahawks within striking distance. All that is stopping Richardson's value from ascending is his limited opportunity.
2017 Week 13 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Richardson had a couple of big play opportunities, but came away with only two short receptions. On the deeper throws, he was in great position each time, but the coverage was right on him so he didn't really have a chance at the ball. From the "Helpful to the Seahawks but Definitely Not Helpful to your Fantasy Team" department: Richardson also has a knack for drawing pass interference calls.
2017 Week 12 vs SF (7 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)
Richardson was targeted frequently, mainly as a possession receiver, which was enough to make him the leading Seahawks receiver. For the most part, he showed exceptional positioning and awareness throughout. He was especially impressive on a first half catch and run, caught in a bit of traffic, that he very quickly turned up field for a 26 yard pickup. His one miscue was a bad drop late in the first half. In the second half, he made an impressive 21 yard sideline catch on one of the Seahawks scoring drives.
2017 Week 11 vs ATL (8 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)
Richardson had a slow but steady day, finishing with a respectable line. All he did was catch everything that was catchable. Most impressive was a first down catch at the sideline, and he expertly dragged his toe to stay in bounds, while catching a seemingly wild throw from Wilson, who at that point was scrambling madly.
2017 Week 10 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 43 / 0 rec)
Richardson was questionable heading into the match. Though he was pronounced active before the game, for much of it, one had to wonder if he was on the field at all. Despite being on the field for thirty snaps, he only saw two targets. On the first, he had excellent position on a slant pattern but the defender got a hand in the way to knock the ball out. The good news is that he made the most of his one catch, a timely big play of 43 yards just before the half. And on the catch, he blew by the defenders with an awesome show of speed, so the groin injury did not appear to be slowing him down. Richardson is a bit of an enigma; clearly capable of bigger games, but in the Seahawks "WRBC", he is merely a small part of a well-oiled machine.
2017 Week 9 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
After his huge 2-TD game last week, Richardson's game simmered this week. To be fair, the whole offense was out of whack for most of this one, but it's telling that Baldwin and Lockett had 20 targets between them, while Richardson saw only 3. The good news is that he caught all three, and did an excellent job in the 4th quarter, evading a couple of defenders, which turned a short pattern into a first down.
2017 Week 8 vs HOU (7 / 6 / 105 / 2 rec)
The biggest takeaway from Richardson's standout stat line is this: He clearly has an excellent rapport with QB Russell Wilson. His two TD catches were on extended patterns that had him crossing the whole field - while Wilson scrambled for his life. And if 2 scores was not enough, Richardson almost scored on two separate plays in the 4th quarter. First, near the goal line but broken up by the defender, and then, he did catch an apparent TD, but it was called back.
2017 Week 7 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 61 / 1 rec)
Richardson made a spectacular leaping catch in the end zone, which then ended up in the DB's hands as they went down. Ultimately, after much replay hullaballoo, it was ruled that Richardson hung on for the catch -- and the score. He now has three TDs in his six games and seems to be entrenched in the 2nd WR slot, while Tyler Lockett works out of the slot. Unfortunately, in this role, he has not turned in a game with more than 65 yards, and has surpassed three receptions only once. Volume is not his game, but he is a big play menace, and continues to be worth a what-the-heck play just about every week.
2017 Week 5 vs LAR (5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Richardson was largely ineffective against the Rams. He can usually be counted on for a big play or two, but never really had that opportunity in this game. His first two targets weren't really catchable, and after that he made a few pedestrian catches - i.e.: the kind any NFL receiver should make - but the opportunity was simply not there for much more.
2017 Week 4 vs IND (3 / 3 / 65 / 0 rec)
Richardson is really earning his stripes as the 2nd WR. While the volume isn't there, and perhaps won't be unless injuries strike, he has clearly got the attention of his QB and the coaches. Richardson had success deep and shallow in this one. He will continue to be more valuable in reality than in fantasy, however, since the Seahawks have four excellent receivers to distribute to.
2017 Week 3 vs TEN (7 / 2 / 30 / 1 rec)
Richardson had a few close misses on what would have been big plays. An inch here or there and he has a very big game. As it was, he made only two catches but both were difference makers. The first was a 22 yard sideline pass that he reeled in despite heavy coverage; the second, a short slant for a TD. Richardson is turning into quite the big play weapon. Among his near misses were a deep ball that would have been down close to the goal line, and an acrobatic leaping (near) catch in the end zone.
2017 Week 2 vs SF (5 / 2 / 19 / 1 rec)
Richardson had no chance on first target. Later, Wilson threw a long pass which Richardson caught effortlessly-- but, out of bounds. He made a Good leap in the end zone to beat the defender to the ball as a scrambling Wilson tossed it his way for the score. Richardson is showing that he belongs as a starter, but unfortunately so does Tyler Lockett, which may be good in the long run for Richardson and the Seahawks, but for now, it is limiting his own touches.
2017 Week 1 vs GB (7 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)
Richardson looked good with his chances. Given the poor state of the O-line, he had to make a few quick turnaround catches, something that he did quite well. Wilson targeted Richardson near the goal line on one play, but the pass was off target. Of note is that Richardson played significantly more snaps than Tyler Lockett. If he retains that role, he should have some fantasy value on most weeks.
Seattle Seahawks Team LinksDepth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs
Footballguys ArticleseVALUEator: Week 1
Austin Lee - September 3
eVALUEator: Week 3
Austin Lee - September 19
eVALUEator: Week 4
Austin Lee - September 26
eVALUEator: Week 5
Austin Lee - October 3
eVALUEator: Week 7
Austin Lee - October 17
eVALUEator: Week 8
Austin Lee - October 24
eVALUEator: Week 9
Austin Lee - October 31
eVALUEator: Week 10
Austin Lee - November 7
Gameday Injury Expectations: Week 3
Jene Bramel - September 23
Injury Rounds: Preseason Week 2
Jene Bramel - August 14
Articles from around the webFantasy Breakout Candidates
Evan Silva - May 29
Kenny Stills leads 2017 fantasy football deep sleepers
Alex Gelhar - May 31
Kareem Hunt, Darren McFadden among top handcuffs to target in 2017 fantasy football drafts
Mike Clay - July 19
Doug Baldwin leads 2017 must-own fantasy WRs
Alex Gelhar - July 20
Seahawks Fantasy Preview
Evan Silva - July 25
Workload Projections: NFC
Doug Orth - August 1
Ranking every NFL team's third wide receiver
Mike Clay - August 2
Wide Receiver Notebook
Rich Hribar - August 5
Wide receiver target distribution for all 32 teams
Alex Gelhar - August 7
Wide Receiver Strength of Schedule
Steve Schwarz - August 10