RB Trent Richardson - Indianapolis Colts
|5-9, 228||Born: 7-10-1990||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 3|
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 20): Richardson said on Monday that the hamstring injury he sustained Sunday is a 'little tweak, nothing big.' He was presumably held out for precautionary reasons as the Colts were stomping the Bengals at the time of Richardson's injury.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Richardson actually looked as good as he has all season, but he also tweaked a hamstring. He still carries flex value weekly, with a little more upside than we expected if this hamstring issue is a non-factor going forward.
General News (Wed Oct 22): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. The Colts' backs stomped a wounded Bengals' defensive front last week, collectively posting 34/171/1 on the ground - Trent Richardson actually went over 100 yards combined with 14/77/0 rushing and 4/41/0 receiving, while Ahmad Bradshaw scored twice more last week (10/52/1 rushing with 3/36/1 receiving) to run his season total to seven total TDs (70/336/1 rushing with 24/2121/6 receiving). It's all good for the Colts coming into Week 8. The Steelers allowed 30/132/0 rushing to the Texans last week (but both of their running backs had receiving TDs); Cleveland had 38/158/3 rushing vs. the Steelers two games ago. This is not a strong defensive front as of Week 8, friends. Advantage, Indianapolis.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 5 vs BAL (9 / 37 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 10 / 0 rec)
Richardson wasn't as productive in the passing game as he has been for most of this season on Sunday, as the Ravens' stout front seven kept him corralled. While Richardson wasn't incredibly productive, with just 37 rushing yards, it was arguably his most impressive display of vision and elusiveness since he's been in Indianapolis. He still lacks the burst to really take advantage of some available big plays, but he's producing when given the chance. Unfortunately for Richardson owners, Ahmad Bradshaw is still firmly locked into a key role.
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 expects to play (Wed Oct 22, 11:34 PM) - Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) said Wednesday, Oct. 22, that he expects to play in the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was injured in the second half of the Week 7 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, and could have returned. However, he was held out because the game had already been decided. link to story Colts | Trent Richardson sits out (Wed Oct 22, 04:19 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Our View: Richardson is a little banged up here, but he's looked good enough in recent weeks to throw in as a flex play. Make sure to check back to monitor Richardson's practice status.
link to story Colts | Trent Richardson will undergo MRI (Mon Oct 20, 04:18 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) will undergo an MRI on his injured hamstring Monday, Oct. 20. Our View: The Colts don't seem too concerned with this injury. The MRI is precautionary, and fantasy owners need to check back Wednesday for more information.
link to story Colts | Trent Richardson expected to be fine (Mon Oct 20, 01:41 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is expected to be fine after leaving the team's Week 7 game because of a hamstring injury. Our View: We'll see if the team decides to limit Richardson in practice this week. He had a good game against the Bengals in Week 7. The Colts offense is firing on all cylinders, so that makes Richardson a nice flex play or low-end RB2.
link to story Colts | Trent Richardson leaves game (Sun Oct 19, 05:11 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) left the Week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a hamstring injury. Our View: It's difficult to judge whether Richardson has a chance to play against the Steelers next week because the game was basically out of hand when he was pulled. It is possible that the Colts were just erring on the side of caution. Richardson actually looked about as good as he has in the last two seasons in this one before exiting.
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