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RB Trent Richardson - Indianapolis Colts

5-9, 228Born: 7-10-1990College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 3

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Summary

Trent Richardson scored double-digit touchdowns in his rookie season with the Browns in 2012. He also totaled 51 receptions and nearly rushed for 1,000 yards, earning him a 9th place ranking among fantasy running backs. Then he was traded to Indianapolis in early 2013 where he regressed to the point of not being a weekly start in fantasy leagues. He finished 34th. What should we expect in his second year with the Colts? This time around he'll be a full participant in the Colts off season activities including training camp. He'll be well-versed in the offense and will have no excuses if he fails to consistently perform. His 3.3 career yards per carry average is a shockingly low, which may be a clue looking ahead to the future. One of Richardson's strengths is his receiving ability. In 2012, the Colts had a league low 34 receptions to running backs. That jumped up to 84 in 2013. Now that Donald Brown is out of the picture, Richardson should be the main beneficiary of those remaining targets. There are signs that he will rebound this year, which could result in a positive fantasy season. (May 18)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 23, 10, 18, 19, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 24, 24, 25, 25, 26, 27, 27, 28, 29, 31, 31, 34
Overall Redraft - 60, 18, 30, 36, 54, 57, 57
RB Redraft PPR - 25, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 22, 22, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 31, 31, 32, 33
Overall Redraft PPR - 69, 36, 39, 49, 54, 57, 57
RB Dynasty - 16, 12, 12, 15, 20, 23, 25
Overall Dynasty - 55, 38, 48, 58, 73

Stats and Projections

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2012 CLE 15 267 950 11 70 51 367 1
2013 CLE/IND 18 192 564 3 52 35 316 1 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 190 * * 29 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 185 * * 39 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 200 * * 35 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 199 * * 28 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 52
RB: 23
Overall-PPR: 55
RB-PPR: 24

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Latest News

Colts | Continuity could help Trent Richardson (Mon Jul 14, 09:53 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson should improve on his 2.9 yards per carry average in 2014, according to Kevin Bowen of Colts.com. Bowen believes Richardson will benefit from playing in the same offensive system for the second year in a row for the first time in his NFL career.

Our View: Talent is not a question with Richardson. As a rookie with the Browns in 2012, Richardson had over 50 receptions, nearly 1,000 yards rushing and scored 12 touchdowns. He finished that year as the 9th-best fantasy RB. Last year was a disaster for Richardson. He was traded from Cleveland to Indianapolis and never seemed comfortable with his new team. With more experience in the Pep Hamilton offense, perhaps Richardson will get his career back on track in 2014.
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Colts | Trent Richardson will need to produce (Sat Jul 12, 12:15 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson will need to produce right away in the running game if he wants to keep the starting job, because the team will not wait for him to turn things around if RB Ahmad Bradshaw or Vick Ballard are playing well.

Our View: Richardson needs to get his confidence back. He looked tentative and lost last year after the trade which sent him from Cleveland to Indianapolis. Richardson is one of the most naturally talented runners in the game today, and he needs to start playing up to the potential he showed during his rookie season in 2012.
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Colts | Trent Richardson improving via classroom (Fri Jul 11, 01:31 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson has greatly benefitted from extra time spent in the classroom, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Hamilton said Richardson will be better this season after facing a tough situation following his trade to Indianapolis.

Our View: This is a make-or-break year for Richardson. The team needs to see if he can live up to the first-round pick that he was traded for. Richardson has incredible talent, but a lack of confidence plagued him last year after he was traded from Cleveland to Indianapolis. We'll see if he can be the dominant force the team expects him to be in 2014.
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