WR Paul Richardson Jr - Washington Redskins
|6-0, 175||Born: 4-13-1992||College: Colorado||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
2019 Week 1 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson was mostly ineffective against the Eagles. He had four catches on seven targets but gained only thirty-six yards. He helped convert a couple of first down in the first half, but his ability downfield was not utilized. Paul is a big play threat, but the coaching staff didn't seem to dial up his number today. It will be interesting going forward because he is the most experienced receiver among the starters.
2019 Week 2 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 16 / 1 rec)
Paul Richardson only had three receptions on the day but managed to score one of Washington's three touchdowns. It was an impressive score as he took a hook route reception and turned up-field to gain an additional ten yards. Paul hasn't been a big part of this offense so far early in the season.
2019 Week 3 vs CHI (9 / 8 / 83 / 1 rec)
Paul Richardson caught eight of nine targets in this game. He led the team in targets and receptions after starting the season quiet. Many of his receptions were in short to intermediate areas as Washington prioritized quick throws to offset the Bears pass rush. The pass heavy game script due to the large deficit allowed Paul to get more involved but he may not be this active weekly.
2019 Week 4 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson tallied three catches for less than twenty yards in this game. Paul's one chance at a big play was wiped out as it was intercepted. Nothing was working in the passing game and things got even worse once the offense was turned over to a rookie. With Terry being out, Paul's matchup turned bad as he was lined up with Janoris Jenkins all game.
2019 Week 5 vs NE (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson was invisible in this game as he had two receptions for fourteen yards. With the offense often having short possessions, he was held in check. He had almost no opportunity to establish a rhythm as a possession receiver.
2019 Week 6 vs MIA (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Paul Richardson was targeted one time but did not record a catch. Most of the secondary options in the passing game will suffer even more now that the team wants to run more often.
2018 Week 1 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson couldn't get on track in this game as he put together a four catch, twenty-two-yard effort. Alex took a couple of shots downfield to Paul that came up empty but would have given him better numbers on the day. Paul's big play ability as a deep threat wasn't needed as much considering Washington had control of this game from the start.
2018 Week 2 vs IND (6 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson had a productive game as he led the receiving core in yards. Paul was able to make a few chunk plays in this game as his longest catch went for thirty-four yards. He could have had a bigger game if Alex connected with him on a couple of deep shots downfield. Paul serves as the deep threat for Washington and they made a concerted effort to get him involved more today. If the run game is more effective that will help Washington opportunity to throw deep which greatly benefits Paul.
2018 Week 3 vs GB (2 / 1 / 46 / 1 rec)
Paul Richardson caught his lone reception on the opening drive of the game. It was a forty-six yard touchdown pass as Alex found him over the top of two defenders. Paul was brought to Washington for his deep threat abilities and today they were able to capitalize. Alex tried to find him deep for another chunk gain but it was incomplete. However it did draw a pass interference call. If the run game can continue to be effective then it will allow for Paul to have more opportunities downfield. Washington will continue to dial up Paul's number off play action.
2018 Week 5 vs NO (5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson caught a couple of big passes but seemed to be fighting an injury most of the game. He came down with a big twenty-five yard completion but then landed awkwardly. He was relatively quiet beyond that point. He was targeted five times total and Alex took a couple of big shots downfield to him that didn't connect. Paul has a penchant for big plays downfield but if he doesn't produce on those calculated shots then the game could be quiet for him. Washington should feature him more as he seems to be their more sure-handed receiver outside of Jordan Reed.
2018 Week 6 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 31 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Paul Richardson caught one of only two touchdowns scored on the day. He hauled in three catches on five targets. His touchdown catch came in the redzone as he shook loose from his defender in the back of the endzone for the score. As the offense sputtered in the second half, Paul didn't really have much opportunity to have a bigger day.
2018 Week 8 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Paul Richardson struggled today catching only two of his five targets. Alex overthrew him on a couple of his targets down field but the passing game overall struggled today and Paul fell victim to that. He could have had a more productive day if Alex could have connected with him on more targets. Paul had one drop that was have been a fifteen yard gain as well. When Washington starts to sustain drives Paul will be one of the bigger beneficiaries.
2018 Week 9 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson had two catches for sixteen yards on six targets. He seemed to be out of sync with Alex most of the game as a few of his targets looked to be miscommunication. Paul's inconsistency can also be attributed to lack of separation in the secondary which leads to contested catches. He is a good contested catch receiver but this year it he has struggled converting them.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2015 Week 10 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 40 / 0 rec)
Wide receiver Paul Richardson caught a 40-yard bomb from Russell Wilson in his return but was injured on his only catch. He left with a hamstring injury an only played seven snaps in the game, largely as a deep threat.
2014 Week 3 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
The rookie is still part of a rotation, and so his opportunities remain limited. He made a good catch on a short button hook, but looked like a bit of a rookie as he held on tight (no chance of a fumble!) but forgot to try for that extra yard that would have been first down territory. It was a 3rd down play.
2014 Week 7 vs STL (5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Richardson arguably has the most to gain now that Percy Harvin is off to New York. He played in all three wide sets, and did enough to keep the job. He mainly ran short routes, and definitely earned his targets. He looked great catching the ball in tight coverage. He also looked very open on a red zone play, but unfortunately, he is still the 3rd or even 4th look in the passing game and so Wilson just didn't find him in time.
2014 Week 8 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Richardson was only targeted three times this game, as the 3rd and 4th WR duties seemed to be shared by three receivers. He did a good job protecting the ball in tight coverage on both catches, and perhaps in a preview of more productive games to come, was thrown to on a deep post, but unfortunately was covered too well to make the catch.
2014 Week 9 vs OAK (6 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
Richardson started the game with a quick hitch catch, but he was hit almost immediately, for negative yardage. He was also thrown to downfield, but the ball was way off target. He showed good awareness later on, getting to a ball that was thrown away from him. He is getting opportunities to produce, but the offense spreads the ball out too much for him to be a real factor.
2014 Week 10 vs NYG (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Richardson was the target on one of Wilson's interceptions. The ball was thrown just slightly short, and when he turned around the defender surprised him and got in front. He also had a chance at a score, but he couldn't quite get the low thrown ball in the end zone.
2014 Week 11 vs KC (4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Richardson seems to have earned his stripes, as he no longer seems to be sharing reps with other receivers. Instead, he looks like the full time #3 WR for the Seahawks. He was targeted on first play of game, a short catch. Richardson showed off his speed on a quick hitch play that earned him a first down. And made a nice diving catch on a short slant pattern in the red zone, but it was short of first down. He's really becoming a reliable part of this offense, but for the most part is being looked to on short routes and expected to gain yards after the catch.
2014 Week 12 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Richardson was written in as a starter, but there was just no sign of him on the field today.
2014 Week 13 vs SF (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Richardson's only catch was a short one, but got the Seahawks an important first down. He was also robbed of a TD catch on a questionable penalty call away from the play. On that play, he caught the ball inside the five and made a good effort to cross the goal line.
2014 Week 14 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
The rookie had a few timely plays today. Wilson found Richardson on 3rd and 15 for 20 yards over the middle on a scramble adjustment. The rookie took a hit in the open zone, but managed to come down with the ball for a first down and place Seattle in field goal range. Richardson also got a half-step of separation on a deep streak up the right sideline in the second half against Bradley Fletcher, but Wilson delivered the ball too far inside and Richardson had to do a savvy job of coming over the top of the corner to disrupt a potential interception inside the Eagles' 10.
2014 Week 15 vs SF (5 / 3 / 30 / 1 rec)
Richardson looked fantastic when his number was called, primarily on slant and hook patterns. Early on, he got nailed after catching a short slant pattern, but held on the ball. One of his more impressive plays was actually negated due to a penalty: a 22 yard pickup on a button hook, with great running after the catch. On another hook pattern, he showed great positioning and hands while getting his team the first down. His first career TD catch came on a quick slant pattern, which seemed appropriate. Richardson didn`t make any spectacular plays or long gains, but was super reliable every time he got the ball.
2014 Week 16 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)
With the absence of Jermaine Kearse, who left due to injury part way through the first half, it was Richardson who stepped up and filled the gap. He really started to get noticed in the two minute drill, out of the no huddle offense, in which he first made a tough catch in coverage and took it for a 22 yard gain; then another for 11 yards. In the second half, he showed very good positioning and hands, and was looked to often, though his routes were generally of the short variety. He looks poised to help the team in the playoffs and become a bigger part of the gameplan in 2015.
2014 Week 17 vs STL (7 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
Richardson has quietly become a favorite target of Wilson's. Richardson led all pass catchers on the Seahawks Sunday with 7 targets. 32 of Richardson's 60 yards came on one strike, making the 12 yards per catch slightly misleading. It will be interesting to see how the Seahawks employ the speedy, slightly built Richardson in the playoffs. His dynamic nature may have emboldened the Seahawks to let Percy Harvin walk.
2014 Week 19 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Richardson looked good early one with his lone reception, but then his season abruptly ended with what was diagnosed as an ACL injury. Not only is his season over, but the beginning of next is in question.