RB Trent Richardson - Indianapolis Colts
|5-9, 228||Born: 7-10-1990||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 3|
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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Richardson was active but didn't play on Sunday after being listed as questionable on Friday - he didn't practice at all last week due to his injured hamstring.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): Richardson missed the shootout with the Steelers with a hamstring injury even though he was active. With an extra day of rest, he should be ready for the Monday night tilt with the Giants, but it was still a downer to see that his hamstring was bad enough to rob him of a game.
Week 9: at New York Giants
Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Trent Richardson is currently nursing an injured hamstring, and though he was active as the #3 emergency running back vs. Pittsburgh last week, he didn't play a down. The above means that right now Ahmad Bradshaw is the clear-cut featured running back for the Colts, and he showed us what he can do in that role last week with 6/35/1 rushing and 7/52/0 receiving (Indianapolis was in chase mode all day as Ben Roethlisberger had his career day throwing for 522 net yards and six TDs). If the game had been closer Bradshaw would have had more carries to his credit (Indianapolis only tried ten runs last week). We'd anticipate that Bradshaw headlines again this week while Richardson gets his hamstring healthy on the sidelines. The Giants' rush D is ranked 22nd in the NFL averaging 122.0 yards given up per game, and they've coughed up a healthy eight rushing scores so far this season. New York is coming off a bye week, but allowed 35/156/1 rushing to the Cowboys two weeks ago and 36/203/1 rushing to the Eagles two games back - they've been soft in this phase of late. Advantage, Bradshaw and the Colts.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 6 vs HOU (17 / 41 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Richardson's yards per carry numbers are beginning to trend down again, as he's averaged 2.7 yards per carry over the last three weeks. Richardson did have a key carry inside the Texans 10-yard line early on, which he converted into his second touchdown of the year. But, Ahmad Bradshaw is still the main red zone threat, and would catch another touchdown pass later in the game. One odd note for Richardson: He was 12th among all running backs in receiving targets going into Week 6, but wasn't targeted at all against the Texans.
2014 Week 7 vs CIN (14 / 77 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
He didn't find the end zone, but it was Richardson's most productive day as a Colt, running the ball efficiently and making moves in the open field in the passing game. In a bit of a blowout, against the Bengals' lowly run defense, it was to be expected. Richardson still needs to prove he can be trusted week-to-week, or he's still a low-end flex play at best. He's dealing with a hamstring tweak and underwent an MRI for the injury on Monday.
Latest NewsColts | Trent Richardson off injury report (Fri Oct 31, 10:28 AM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is not on the injury report for Week 9, and should be able to play Monday, Nov. 3. Our View: Richardson was only active as an emergency third back last week, but he should get his typical workload of 15-20 touches on Monday night, allowing him to fulfill flex play value for Week 9.
link to story Colts | Trent Richardson on the field (Thu Oct 30, 12:34 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 30. Our View: Richardson had (for him) a huge game last weekend, totaling 77 yards on the ground and 41 yards in receiving. We don't expect more of the same this week, even against the Giants, but he will find some room to run against a poor Giants defense which is now missing Jon Beason at middle linebacker. Consider him a low-end RB3 with upside.
link to story Colts | Trent Richardson will dress (Sun Oct 26, 02:54 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 8 game. Our View: Richardson has a good matchup and this does take a little edge off of Ahmad Bradshaw's upside, but Richardson is still a risky play with the possibility of his hamstring not responding well in the game.
link to story Colts | Trent Richardson questionable (Fri Oct 24, 01:52 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the chances aren't looking good that he plays. link to story Colts | Trent Richardson could be game-time decision (Fri Oct 24, 01:46 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) has been doing rehab work this week but hasn't practiced. He could be a game-time decision in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Our View: Ahmad Bradshaw is a must start against the Steelers porous defense either way. Richardson is very risky if he is active because of the risk of re-injury of his hamstring.
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