RB Joseph Addai - Free Agent
|6-0, 205||Born: 5-3-1983||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 1, pick 30|
2011 Week 1 vs HOU (8 / 39 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
The football was kept out of Joseph Addai's hands for most of the game by the Colts falling behind quickly. He was fairly effective in the first half despite Texans defenders often penetrating into the backfield. Overall, his opportunities were limited by his team's turnovers and failure to convert on third down, and backup Delone Carter was given a few carries when the game was out of reach. Addai did a good job picking up the blitz when he was called on in pass protection.
2011 Week 2 vs CLE (14 / 64 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Joseph Addai is the total rock steady veteran that does everything well and nothing special. Addai caught the ball, pass blocked and ran through the correct hole on his carries. He is relatively small but reliable and decisive running the football. He is as big of a factor in the passing game as the running game due to his pass blocking advantage and reliability as a check down option for his QB. The Colts offensive line is often questioned as regards its toughness but they opened some nice lanes for Addai to run through and post a solid stat line rushing the football. Addai will always turn negative plays into positive plays when possible but will almost never break off a big run and without Manning, the Colts are scoring very few touchdowns which limits his productivity for fantasy owners.
2011 Week 3 vs PIT (17 / 86 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Addai ran very effectively - especially behind the right side of his line. Both sides, however, were able to push Pittsburgh defensive linemen backwards, which greatly affects the linebackers' ability to make plays. Indianapolis didn't try to run straight up the middle too often - most likely due to the presence of the Casey Hampton in the middle. But they did take advantage of the old age of Aaron Smith and the inexperience of Ziggy Hood on the defensive ends. Addai had been splitting the carries more with rookie Delone Carter in the team's first two games, but it was likely his blocking skills against what can be a very confusing defense to diagnose that kept him in the game more - allowing him to get hot and run effectively.
2011 Week 4 vs TB (11 / 41 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
He started off sharp and then after a while the Colts got away from running the football. Early in the game he was finding holes and picking up good chunks of yards to help the Colts start off with a lead on their opening drive. On the 2nd drive of the night Addai was 3 for 20 on the ground and was finding a lot of success running behind Jeff Saturday the Center as well as the left side of the Colts OL. The Bucs are not a great run stopping defense so why they went away from Addai is a mystery especially after Painter loosened up the defense on the Pierre Garcon touchdowns. The majority of Addai's touches came in the 1st half and then in the 2nd half the Colts had a quick strike drive with another Garcon touchdown and then only had one other sustained drive the rest of the game so perhaps there simply wasn't enough opportunities for Addai to get the ball all night. Addai was running straight ahead when he had the football and finding the hole quickly. He looked tough and fast just as he did the week before against Pittsburgh. He also was a non factor in the passing game which limits his upside if Painter doesn't throw him the ball.
2011 Week 5 vs KC (6 / 19 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
A day that started so promising for Addai ended far too early. He touched the ball on 4 of the Colts' first 6 plays and even got 2 carries in the red zone on their first drive. The Colts obviously wanted to involve Addai from the start but unfortunately on the first play of the second drive he injured his hamstring and did not return. There were no reports as to the severity of the injury but you could hear Addai yelping before he hit the ground.
2011 Week 7 vs NO (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Addai was a surprise starter after a hamstring injury caused him to miss last week's game and he was listed as questionable all week. But his return to the lineup proved premature as he left after only a handful of touches. We'll have to see what happens over the course of this week, but Addai is clearly not 100%.
2011 Week 12 vs CAR (7 / 23 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Joseph Addai was the starter on the team sheet for the Colts, but he was outperformed significantly by running mate Donald Brown. Addai dirtied his bib early with a poor pass block, allowing the safety to get inside him and force a fumble on Curtis Painter. Addai's best run was a 17 yard run on a sprint draw; the defense bit on the pass and Addai found room easily.
2011 Week 13 vs NE (13 / 39 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Addai was the feature back to start the game but for most of the day looked like the 3rd most talented back on the team. He found little room to run and made little effort to make anything extra happen. He was running upright and often straight into his own lineman's back. When Addai did find a hole he didn't show the burst necessary to get to the second level. Given a carry on first and goal he was stuffed at the 5 yard. Addai disappeared for much of the second half as the Colts' coaches seemed to recognize that Donald Brown was running harder.
2011 Week 14 vs BAL (2 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Addai had one nice 14 yard gain but other than that he was seldom used. Since there are definitely playing for next year the Colts may continue to use their younger running backs, Brown & Carter to see what they have with them.
2011 Week 15 vs TEN (11 / 20 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
While Addai is still getting carries for the Colts and technically starting games, he clearly is not the runner he once was. He has almost no burst once he takes the ball and shows very little ability to gain yards after first contact. Addai's primary purpose now seems to be as a steadying influence on and protector of the Colts young quarterbacks. His best run came on a 3 yard gain up the middle. Addai took the handoff and sidestepped one of his teammates to find the hole and create a short gain out of what could have been a certain loss of yardage.
2011 Week 16 vs HOU (19 / 59 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Addai started out slow, not finding much room to run in the first half as the Houston defensive line was winning the battle in the trenches. In the second half that defense was worn down as Indy dominated time of possession, and Addai picked up 25 yards on 5 second carries in the final two frames. Addai was the workhorse in the first three quarters, but then lost touches to Donald Brown down the stretch after fumbling early in the fourth quarter.
2011 Week 17 vs JAX (8 / 19 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Addai was held in check all game long. He ran tentatively and wasn't decisive in his running at all. Not sure if the hamstring is still affecting him but he doesn't seem like the same back as years past.
2010 Week 1 vs HOU (10 / 44 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 29 / 0 rec)
Despite a solid stat-line, Addai was mostly a non-factor in the game. His long run of 17 yards on a quick scamper to the left was his lone highlight. Otherwise he spent the game catching short outlet passes when the Texans called a blitz and running for meager gains as the Colts rush blocking was overwhelmed by the Texans' size up front. The Colts relied on Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, and Austin Collie for downfield routes so Addai was left to primarily block in shotgun situations or catch dump off passes when the downfield routes were covered.
2010 Week 2 vs NYG (20 / 92 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Addai had a very nice day on the ground, aided by a cunning Peyton Manning and soft defensive set up. The Giants invited the Colts to run the ball from the start and they began to do so with ease. Addai gouged the middle and edges of this defensive line every handoff he took. On the opening drive, he was running against 6 DB's and 1 LB with a two tight end set. Manning had the defense unprepared every time Addai took a handoff, and he made the Giants pay for underestimating him. His quickness and power allowed for many positive gains on the ground and he wasn't met in the backfield or pushed backwards on many plays. The Giants also played a 3 defensive end set up, which proved miserable at trying to slow down Addai. He had a nice 13 yard completion to the red zone to set up the next Colts touchdown up perfectly, once again showing his reliable catching skills. He is a true pro and veteran RB.
2010 Week 3 vs DEN (13 / 29 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Addai had an early drop and found no room to run until about five minutes left in the fourth quarter. He was on the field a lot, but just wasn't a big part of the game plan. With the Colts running game being wildly inconsistent, Addai is becoming hard to trust in your lineup every week.
2010 Week 4 vs JAX (16 / 63 / 2 rush, 3 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Was supposed to be hurt but you couldn't tell the way he played this past weekend. Addai has a terrible offensive line blocking in front of him. They clearly have one job in mind most of the time and that is to protect Peyton Manning with their life in pass protection. Addai also has that same order which is why he usually is on the field especially on passing downs where he doubles as an extra blocker many times. Addai was finding holes that weren't always there and he manages to make positive yards. It might sometimes only be 1 or 2 yards but he manages to pick up positive yards and keep the defenses honest. The 1st drive of the football game he had 7 touches and capped the drive with an Off Tackle to the left of 2 yards and a touchdown. He looked fantastic. He only would get a total of about 10 more touches the rest of the game. And no one else was getting the ball so it's sometimes hard to understand why Indy doesn't allow this guy a few more carries but I also understand the need to keep him relatively healthy. Addai would get involved again in the 2nd quarter and ironically on that drive where he had 4 touches the Colts scored. The 3rd quarter he came out and was involved on that drive again but unfortunately that drive ended with the Manning interception. All and all a great day for Addai and his owners.
2010 Week 5 vs KC (17 / 50 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)
The Colts game plan early was a large dose of Addai. He got the team's first six touches on offense and drove them right to the doorstep, but couldn't get in the end zone. Addai was used heavily on the second drive too, and he displayed great vision, toughness, and sharp, efficient cuts on his runs. He was also functioning well as an outlet receiver. Addai even won a few collisions and broke a few tackles during his strong first half performance. The one deficiency came on goal-to-go and short yardage carries, including one where he was stuffed in Chiefs territory on fourth down. Addai left the game with neck/shoulder soreness in the third quarter, but it doesn't sound like he'll miss week six.
2010 Week 6 vs WAS (17 / 128 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Addai turned in one of his best games in recent memory this week for the Colts. He ran very tough throughout the game and actually broke loose for the longest gain of his NFL career on a 46 yd gallop. He essentially took the game over in the 3rd quarter breaking off chunks of yardage and then finishing off a drive with a 13 yard TD rush. Addai came in with a lingering neck injury and was taken out with a brutal shot from London Fletcher, causing a fumble and bringing an end to his very impressive and productive night. No word after the game on his prognosis.
2010 Week 16 vs OAK (12 / 45 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Addai returned to action for the first time in months, and did ok. He scored on a 6 yard run, untouched up the middle in the first quarter. He also found a seam, and went 18 yards late in the game, as the Colts relied on their running game in the 2nd half. No doubt this game was used as a tuneup for the playoffs, and the Colts will try and get Addai ready for a heavy load when the real season begins.
2010 Week 17 vs TEN (11 / 44 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Addai ran tough and strong, showing off toughness that the Colts have missed for a large part of this season. The Colts seemed to be trying to shorten the game, by running Addai and Rhodes quite a bit in the second half. Addai isn't being used much in the passing game, however, which is curious. But his blocking abilities are very important to Manning, as he is one of the best runblockers in the game.
2010 Week 18 vs NYJ (13 / 60 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Addai had good success against the Jets' ground defense, gashing them several times for big gains and moving the ball down the field. He saw most of his carries in the second half and was most extensively used in the fourth quarter, grinding out tough yards during key drives when the Colts needed him to. Overall Addai looked solid and didn't appear to be much hampered by the injuries which once again plagued him this season.
2009 Week 1 vs JAX (17 / 42 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)
Addai had a workmanlike performance. He wasn't particularly quick or explosive, but he ran all of the plays exactly as designed and got what was there, sometimes even getting a few yards after contact. He got all of the snaps for the first drive and a half, and he was on the field about 2/3 of the time compared to Donald Brown's 1/3. Addai got the goal line carries and easily scored on his TD because Jeff Saturday swung open the door for him. He did have a fumble that was more on him than a great defensive play, and he also dropped an easy reception, but Addai did his job, and contributed to the win.
2009 Week 2 vs MIA (6 / 32 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Addai got work early and gashed the Dolphins D for two long runs with subtle cuts and good burst through the hole. He also had a decent gain on his one reception, but the minuscule time of possession for Colts and great play of Donald Brown in the fourth quarter greatly limited Addai's opportunities.
2009 Week 3 vs ARI (13 / 63 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 8 / 1 rec)
Addai continues to look a lot more like 2007 Addai. The line is opening good holes for him, and he is making the jumpcuts and adjustments through the hole to maximize gains. His burst to the outside is good, and he is finishing runs with good power (for him, at least). He is getting some yards after contact, and fought through a tackle to score on his short reception. Addai also had a nice gain on a screen pass called back. As long as the Colts offense is running this well, he'll be a fine RB2 play and terrific flex.
2009 Week 4 vs SEA (12 / 46 / 1 rush, 7 / 7 / 50 / 0 rec)
Addai started the game and was called on early and often, both on the ground and in the air. On the first drive, though, Donald Brown took over inside the 10, and promptly scored a short TD. As the game progressed, it seemed evident that the Colts were not using the two backs situationally, but instead rotating them evenly, regardless of the situation. Later in the game, the reverse happened, as Brown sat down and Addai got the red zone carries (and the TD). Addai had moderate success on the ground, and was also quite effective as a receiver, catching every ball thrown to him.
2009 Week 5 vs TEN (14 / 27 / 1 rush, 10 / 10 / 53 / 0 rec)
Addai was a focal point of the Colts offensive attack on Sunday night touching the ball a team leading 24 times. He was extremely effective as Peyton Manning's favorite check down option as he caught a season high 10 passes (on 10 targets) none for more than 13 yards. From a running perspective Addai at times looked indecisive at line and was held in check by a stout front 4 of the Titans. He was able to punch in a 1 yard TD run on a well designed trap. In the 3rd quarter Addai left game after getting kneed in the head by a teammate at the end of a play, but he returned after sitting out 2 offensive drives. At this point, Addai is in a 60/40 split with rookie Donald Brown.
2009 Week 7 vs STL (20 / 64 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Addai was splitting time about two-to-one with rookie Donald Brown in the first half until Brown left the game with a shoulder injury. Addai dominated touches the rest of the way but did not put up great numbers (20 carries, 64 yards) despite a very favorable matchup against the St. Louis Rams. Addai was able to walk into the end zone with an easy score of six yards in the second quarter. Addai eventually handed the duties off to third RB Chad Simpson in the fourth quarter, but everyone will be waiting to see if Donald Brown is able to get ready for next week's game against San Francisco. If he cannot, Addai should be in for a heavy workload again in Week 8.
2009 Week 8 vs SF (20 / 62 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
Addai got the start and with Donald Brown inactive, had the backfield all to himself. He always gained a few yards, and a few times looked like he was going to break loose, but against a fast defense, he was never quite able to. The Colts all but abandoned the running game in the 3rd quarter, but Addai got the call to throw a 22 yard strike to Reggie Wayne, who was wide open in the end zone. With the Colts leading, he gained a couple of important first downs in the fourth quarter. Not an amazing day, but he did have one more passing TD than Peyton Manning.
2009 Week 9 vs HOU (14 / 63 / 1 rush, 10 / 5 / 49 / 1 rec)
Joseph Addai continues to look more and more comfortable as a three down back, harkening back to his productive 2007 season. Addai had a little more success running the ball then he had in recent weeks, finishing with 14 carries for 63 yards. Most impressive was Addai taking the handoff from Manning with a full head of steam and barreling in to the line rather then dancing behind it as he did in much of 2008. Addai also played an integral role in the passing game as he caught 5 balls for 49 yards, including a 7 yard touchdown on a screen pass. With the Texans utilizing their safeties to take away deep routes and putting a linebacker on Dallas Clark much of the time, Addai was free to release from the backfield for multiple uncontested catches. Addai also blocked out of the backfield effectively for Manning in shotgun situations and looks firmly entrenched as the Colts bell-cow going forward.
2009 Week 10 vs NE (10 / 41 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 27 / 1 rec)
Joseph Addai started in Week 10 against the Patriots but was forced out of the game for several minutes to get his hand injury addressed. Addai was struck on the hand down near the goal line and had to come back with his fingers taped together to prevent further damage. Addai had just 12 touches on the night but found the end zone twice, once as a rusher and once through the air. He ran hard up the middle but the Patriots limited his yardage all night except down near the goal line as the Colts spread out the defense.
2009 Week 11 vs BAL (19 / 74 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
This was quite possibly the best Joseph Addai has looked all season running the ball. He continues to run very hard and get the most out of each run. To be fair, he often doesn't have a ton of room to work with. Nonetheless, he was able to eclipse his season high in rushing yards (74) and rip off his longest run of the season (21). Addai has also made a living this season finishing drives for the Colts dangerous offense, his TD run this week was a thing of pure beauty. He juked and jived (past a diving Ray Lewis) on his way to a TD gallop, his 10th of the season. Donald Brown may be looming as the RB of the future for the Colts, but for the time being Addai is making the most of his carries.
2009 Week 12 vs HOU (15 / 69 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Addai was effective against the Colts but due to the early deficit faced by the team, he was not called on for more then a handful of carries after the first quarter. Addai did, however, show that he is still a willing and effective pass-blocker and he did make the most of the touches he received, accounting for 82 yards on just 18 touches. His best run came on a 15 yard carry off the Colts "stretch" play wherein Addai quickly turned upfield and raced past the line for a nice gain.
2009 Week 13 vs TEN (21 / 79 / 2 rush, 3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Addai got nearly the full workload against the Titans, and finished the day with two touchdowns to show for it. His first touchdown came out of the shotgun on the opening drive, rushing 10 yards for the score. Next, he made a big catch for a first down at the one yard line, then ran it in for the score on the next play. Addai did nothing fancy, just followed his blocks, which is all he needed to do.
2009 Week 14 vs DEN (16 / 67 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec)
Addai ran hard against the Broncos defense, and did a good job of maintaining his balance despite taking several big shots. The Denver defense was not allowing Manning to go deep, so he often found Addai as a checkdown receiver out of the backfield. One of the Colts favorite plays is to run a pick route to the inside with a receiver, only to have Addai sneak down the sidelines on a wheel route. The Colts ran that play during their second drive of the game, and it went for 25-yards. The Colts main back did seem to get a little banged up later in the game when linebacker D.J. Williams rolled over Addai not once, but twice. His legs seemed to get caught under him, and it forced Addai to the sidelines for a little while. Addai showed some toughness as he returned to the field later in the game, but did not have the same type of success running the football in the fourth quarter.
2009 Week 15 vs JAX (16 / 59 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Joseph Addai was a minimal contributor on a night where the Colts scored 35 points, but that was mostly by design as Jacksonville is very susceptible to a good passing attack. Addai had a few good runs up the middle and have some nice lanes, but overall his performance was of fantasy QB2 quality at best. The schedule does not get much better as the Jets are on the docket next in Week 16 and Addai may not even play the entire game.
2009 Week 16 vs NYJ (6 / 40 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Addai only had six carries, one of which was an easy-peasy TD run down the middle. Like Manning, he looked his usual self, but was limited by his playing time.
2009 Week 19 vs BAL (11 / 23 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Addai was held in check against the formidable Ravens run defense. Early on he was caught dancing a bit behind the line and paid the price for it getting stuffed. He was able to find a little space on a few runs but he was really limited throughout the game overall. Addai left in the 2nd quarter with a shoulder injury, but returned after missing a few series.
2009 Week 20 vs NYJ (16 / 80 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Addai was counted on as the lead back in this matchup and didn't disappoint. The Colts did not exactly pound the ball on the ground, but Addai kept on coming up with a big play when they needed a few yards or a first down. He finished with an impressive five yards per carry.
2008 Week 1 vs CHI (12 / 44 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Addai averaged less than 3.7 yards on his 14 rushing attempts and only had one catch for three yards in the passing game. His long rush of 13 yards came midway through the first quarter and after that run, Addai would go on to pickup only 24 more yards on the ground. Early on in the fourth quarter, he was hit hard by LB Lance Briggs on a pass reception. Addai walked off the field with the training staff under his own power and it was later reported that he had suffered a head injury. Following the injury, he did not return to the game.
2008 Week 2 vs MIN (15 / 20 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Joseph Addai did not have a very good day mainly due to poor blocking. He was meeting defenders in the backfield and there wasn't much room to run. Addai was run down on the outside by Minnesota LBs and DBs. He only had one run longer than three yards. His only TD was from inches out and he almost didn't get in. The review on that play was very close.
2008 Week 3 vs JAX (16 / 78 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Addai ran very well when given the opportunities, and capitalized on his goal line opportunities with two touchdowns. He ran with excellent vision, making the right reads and accelerating quickly into the second level of Jacksonville's defense routinely. Given the limited number of offensive possessions the Colts had, Addai had an excellent game.
2008 Week 5 vs HOU (17 / 71 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
The Texans rush defense was able to keep Addai in check until late in the fourth quarter. Addai had little room to run as he had to escape from defenders who were able to penetrate into the backfield and take away his running lanes. When the Colts tried to run the ball to the outside, he had to contend with defenders who were able to string the play out and clog up the running lanes to effectively take away any type of cutback run. The Colts were able to spring one long run when it counted the most, on the last series. The Colts had the ball on the 20 yard line following Rosenfels' second fumble and Addai took the handoff on the first play and burst straight up the middle for 15 yards to give the Colts a first and goal from the five yard line and set up the winning score.
2008 Week 6 vs BAL (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Addai's day ended almost before it began as he left the game due to injury early in the first quarter after only two carries for three yards. On the play where he was injured, it was not immediately apparent what the injury was, and the only indication he was hurt was the fact that he limped of the field and never returned to the game. Later the injury was revealed to be a hamstring issue.
2008 Week 9 vs NE (17 / 32 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
RB Joseph Addai returned from injury and looked fairly strong. He was able to gain yardage but failed to put together any long runs and did not have any carries for more than five yards.
2008 Week 10 vs PIT (12 / 34 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Addai was limited all day. The Colts' running game has been poor all season, averaging a league low 70 yards a game. The team's trademark stretch play sweep was well defended by the Steelers' rush defense, Addai had multiple tacklers in his face, saw no real cutback lanes and could not make anyone miss. He had only a limited role in the passing game.
2008 Week 11 vs HOU (22 / 105 / 1 rush, 7 / 4 / 48 / 1 rec)
Joseph Addai saw a lot of work in the opening half, but had little to show for it as the Texans were able to shut down the outside running game. To compensate for the ineffectiveness of the running game, he became involved in the passing game as he saw six of his eight targets in the first half. As the second half opened the Colts made adjustments to open up the running lanes and Addai benefited by scoring touchdowns on the first two possessions. His first touchdown was on a route where Manning looked off the defensive backs and found him alone on the right side of the field and the defenders had no chance to get him before he made it to the end zone. His rushing touchdown, on the next series, was on a simple read play where he found a hole in the left side of the line and burst through it.
2008 Week 12 vs SD (16 / 70 / 0 rush, 10 / 7 / 31 / 0 rec)
Addai's longest gain of the game came in the second quarter when on a third and one play he busted through the line, cut back against the grain, and picked up 23 yards. On the team's first drive of the second half, the running back got five consecutive touches (one rush and four receptions) that he turned into 20 yards. Despite the heavy work load early on in the drive, it was Dominic Rhodes who was in the game later on the series when the Colts moved inside the Chargers' ten yard line.
2008 Week 13 vs CLE (15 / 57 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Addai was running the ball well in the first half, and continued to see some playing time in the second half - but much of the playing time in the second half went to Dominic Rhodes. Addai was spinning off of hits and weaving through the defense, but he did fumble on his first carry of the day and the Colts may have been worried about his ball security once they got the lead.
2008 Week 14 vs CIN (10 / 26 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Addai was used primarily in the first half. Later in the game he was rested. He had one 16 yard run called back, and saw the ball inside the five, once.
2008 Week 17 vs TEN (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 55 / 1 rec)
Addai, like Manning, was only in the game for the team's first drive. But he, like Manning, was a key factor in making sure this drive got the Colts on the board and was on the receiving end of the 55 yard TD pass to cap it off.
2008 Week 18 vs SD (16 / 44 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Addai got 16 carries in the game, but only two of any significance. He had an 11 yard run on a third down and long play, and he took one up the middle for a yard on a draw at the goal line. Aside from those two rushes, his other 14 carries totaled just 33 yards. Even with those two carries, he still averaged less than 2.8 yards per carry. And on his touchdown run, he didn't have to do much as the blocking was perfect. He had a chance to essentially end the game late in the fourth quarter, but came up short. The Colts needed just one first down to run out the clock, and a six yard rush by Addai on first down gave the Colts a second and four. But Addai was hit after just a two yard gain on second down, Peyton Manning was sacked on third down, and the Colts never threatened seriously again.
2007 Week 1 vs NO (23 / 118 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Addai's season got off to a scary start as he had to come out the game after the first play after getting hit hard trying to make a catch. He returned to the game on the next offensive series. Addai would go on to have a very nice first half, rushing 13 times for 75 yards. This was in large part because the Saints played a lot of cover two zone and kept there safeties deep. This gave Addai a lot of running room between the tackles in the first half. Addai had a nice 12 yard where he was able to cut it back up the middle and get it to the Saints 20 yard line which set up the Colts first field goal in the game. His only catch in the first half was a nice pass in the flat for a 14 yard gain with two minutes left. Addai got an early touchdown in the second half after QB Peyton Manning and WR Marvin Harrison connected for a long pass that put the ball on the two yard line of the Saints. He easily punched it in from two yards out for his first touchdown of the year. Addai had another nice 14 run in the third quarter to help set up the Colts third touchdown. He finished the game with 118 rushing yards and a very impressive 5.1 yards per carry average. He also added three receptions for 25 yards as Manning looked to Addai often as one of his check down receivers. The Colts running game looked very impressive overall in their debut.
2007 Week 2 vs TEN (20 / 81 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Addai put up solid numbers versus the Titans' defense. He was targeted by Peyton Manning three times, but had a nice eight yard touchdown run in the first quarter. In the second quarter, he took a hard hit from Keith Bullock and was not on the field during the next play. He eventually returned to action.
2007 Week 3 vs HOU (22 / 72 / 2 rush, 4 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Addai had an outstanding day running the ball, allowing the Colts to control the flow of the game. The statistics show that he only averaged 3.3 YPC on the day, but that was due to the majority of his runs coming between the tackles. He was able to gain good yardage on plays that went to the outside of the tackles. His first touchdown of the day will be the one that will show up on the highlight films as he was hit while leaping over a defender at the one yard line and flipped into the end zone.
2007 Week 4 vs DEN (19 / 136 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)
Addai had some nice slashing runs in the first half, before turning to more of a bulldozing style in the second half. His 136 yards rushing could have been much more if he had carried the ball more than twice in the fourth quarter, but what was reported as a "bruised shoulder" kept him out with Kenton Keith taking over. Addai pulled in three receptions on four targets to give him an extra ten yards of offense.
2007 Week 7 vs JAX (16 / 85 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Addai averaged a gaudy 5.3 yards per rushing attempt against the very stout Jaguar front seven. He ran with power and elusiveness, and he did not seem hindered at all by the shoulder injury that had sidelined him since late September. Addai had three red zone carries and just missed scoring a TD in the second quarter when he ran the ball to the goal line (Manning sneaked it in on the next play). He was also involved in the passing game and caught every pass thrown his way. It's hard to tell whether the heavier work load assigned to Kenton Keith in this game was due to concerns about Addai's health, or if was a sign of things to come, or maybe both. Certainly it was not due to Addai's performance, which was rock solid.
2007 Week 8 vs CAR (23 / 100 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 9 / 1 rec)
Addai ran the ball very well, going for 100 yards on 23 carries. He had two rushing touchdowns and another one on a four yard pass from Manning. Addai caught two passes for nine yards. He caught a short pass and took it in for the score but it was called back due to penalty. He got redemption when the Colts handed off to him on the next play and he scored from the 12 yard line.
2007 Week 9 vs NE (26 / 112 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 114 / 1 rec)
Addai was electric against the Patriots. He showed tremendous burst and wiggle on his way to 112 yards on 26 rushes, making New England defenders miss with great footwork. When Addai wasn't busy running the ball, he was busy catching it out of the backfield. He was targeted six times, catching five passes for 114 yards and a 73 yard touchdown. On that play, in particular, he made numerous Patriots defenders look silly and blew past the defense on his way to the end zone.
2007 Week 10 vs SD (22 / 56 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Addai carried the ball 22 times for 56 yards, while catching all three of his targets for 16 yards. The Chargers went up big early in this game, and the field conditions were wet, which doesn't make for a big game recipe out of a shifty ball carrier like Addai. He had two separate carries of ten yards in the game, but otherwise only had room for a few yards at a time. Encouraging was that the Colts played from behind throughout, though Addai remained involved in the game with 25 total touches. Kenton Keith spelled Addai on a few occasions, as well as at the goalline on a third down, but at no point did it appear there was a timeshare occurring.
2007 Week 11 vs KC (21 / 72 / 1 rush, 6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Addai had good numbers despite the fact that he was routinely facing pressure in the backfield. He was met with initial contact behind the line of scrimmage in the first half, but was able to use his elusiveness to turn potential short gains into long runs. He showed his value to the offense on the lone touchdown drive by touching the ball on seven of the nine plays. He started the drive by catching two passes in the flat the kept the defense off balance. The drive would end on two strong runs, a quick burst through the middle that would gain 18 yards and a three yard scoring run through an open hole.
2007 Week 12 vs ATL (10 / 44 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Addai missed part of the first half with a minor neck injury, but returned in the second quarter. Kenton Keith had success in his absence and saw playing time throughout the game after Addai came back. Addai scored on a four yard touchdown run, and looked fine despite being hurt earlier in the game.
2007 Week 13 vs JAX (21 / 67 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Addai ran hard but was unable to get into the second level of Jacksonville's defense to use his speed and elusiveness. Nonetheless, he ran with some power and managed to grind forward for a few additional yards after being stopped close to the line of scrimmage on most of his running attempts. He was not used in the passing game.
2007 Week 14 vs BAL (13 / 32 / 2 rush, 3 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)
Addai was contained for the most part by Baltimore's defense. He did contribute in the red zone, though, scoring twice on runs inside Baltimore's twenty yard line. Addai was also a recipient of one of Manning's four touchdown passes.
2007 Week 15 vs OAK (15 / 44 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
Addai rushed for 44 yards on 15 carries marking the sixth straight game in which he has failed to gain more than 75 yards. He added five receptions for another 33 yards, but as a team the Colts' rushing attack has tapered off in the second half of this season. Despite having a slim lead through three quarters they only rushed for 58 yards. Addai converted the two point conversion in the fourth quarter.
2007 Week 16 vs HOU (6 / 26 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Thirty yards and a touchdown are probably not the kind of stats Addai owners had in mind for championship week in most fantasy leagues, but they should consider themselves extremely lucky to have even gotten that much. Addai was shaken up following a short run in the first quarter. He seemed fine jogging off the field, but was replaced by Kenton Keith for the next nine plays on the drive. Surprisingly, Addai returned to the game just as the Colts reached the two yard line. He took the second down carry up the middle and scored after breaking two tackles. However, that was Addai's last game action for the day. He remained on the sideline for the rest of the afternoon, so it shouldn't be anything serious at all. More than likely, he'll receive plenty of rest or possibly sit out entirely in Week 17 as the Colts prepare for the playoffs.
2007 Week 17 vs TEN (4 / 27 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Addai saw limited action as the Colts main starters only played until midway in the second quarter. He showed quickness and elusiveness in finding the hole. The Colts line was able to open good running lanes to run through.
2007 Week 19 vs SD (13 / 43 / 0 rush, 15 / 9 / 67 / 0 rec)
It appears that Addai had a huge role in the passing game and that he was Peyton Manning's favorite target. In reality, what happened was that the Colts sort of gave up on a traditional running game and instead opted to use the short passing game as their version of a rushing attack. Addai was the primary recipient of many of those looks, and despite leaving the game briefly with a head injury, he did pick up 110 total yards from scrimmage. Addai was also heavily involved in the late game drives to try and regain the lead, but he wasn't much of a factor down the field even on those plays.
2006 Week 1 vs NYG (7 / 26 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Addai was the number two running back in terms of carries, although his 3.7 yards per carry average was much better than Dominic Rhodes. He was targeted once more in the passing game than Rhodes, and was overall more productive than the starter. The running game's overall lack of effectiveness hurt his totals. Addai also got his first tackle of his career, ending R.W. McQuarters runback of Peyton Manning's interception.
2006 Week 2 vs HOU (16 / 82 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 1 rec)
Addai led the Colts in rushing, exhibiting good speed and elusiveness as his yards per carry indicates. He was much better running the ball than Dominic Rhodes. Addai scored a TD which was overturned and ruled a fumble which the Texans recovered, but one of his offensive linemen actually caused the fumble trying to force Addai into the end zone. He scored a 21 yard TD when two Texans collided and he outran his pursuers to the corner of the end zone.
2006 Week 3 vs JAX (3 / 15 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Addai did not have many opportunities to make plays, but did show good quickness and a nice burst on some of the plays when he had the ball in his hands. He did see work in the passing game catching three passes for 13 yards.
2006 Week 4 vs NYJ (20 / 84 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Addai led the Colts with 20 carries and 84 yards. His two yard run was the first rushing touchdown of his career. Addai received all of the carries on Indianapolis' final two touchdown drives. He lost a 15 yard first quarter run to a holding penalty. Addai added three receptions for 15 yards.
2006 Week 5 vs TEN (13 / 62 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
The LSU rookie continues to log significant playing time. Addai ran 13 times for a 4.8 yard per carry average and caught two passes for an additional 15 yards.
2006 Week 7 vs WAS (11 / 85 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Addai had a very impressive performance running the ball. He clearly outperformed starter Dominic Rhodes, despite getting two fewer carries. Addai's runs featured missed and broken tackles, while displaying a very effective running style. He also had a 20 yard reception. Addai averaged an outstanding 7.7 yards per carry.
2006 Week 8 vs DEN (17 / 93 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)
Addai had an excellent all around game, averaging 5.47 yards per rush and catching all five of the passes thrown his way. He played with strength and elusiveness, using both traits to gain yards when it appeared he would be stopped. Addai was the running back in the game late in the game, which showed the amount of confidence his coaches had in him due to his solid performance in this game.
2006 Week 9 vs NE (18 / 43 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
While Addai didn't start, he certainly had starter-type carries and production. He continues to distance himself from Dominic Rhodes. Addai led the team with 18 carries, 43 yards, and scored the Colts' lone rushing touchdown. Despite his low per-carry average, he displayed a powerful running style that resulted in several broken Patriots' tackles.
2006 Week 10 vs BUF (13 / 78 / 1 rush, 8 / 7 / 46 / 0 rec)
Once Rhodes brought the ball out of danger, Addai took over in Bills territory in every series. Addai was patient with the ball, and made good one move cut backs. The running lanes were bigger as the Bills played a four man front, and Addai took advantage. He made the most in the passing game catching seven of the eight balls thrown to him. This was a perfect game for Addai to excel in as passes to running backs went unchallenged and there was room to run from the line of scrimmage. Addai built up an even half of his rushing yards in the fourth quarter after Rhodes fumbled away the ball and didn't take the field again. Addai lost a four yard carry on an illegal crack back penalty.
2006 Week 11 vs DAL (13 / 50 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Addai played well, and although the Colts continue to use a running back by committee approach, he was the featured back on most of Indianapolis' plays inside the red zone. He was a missed tackle away from scoring on a couple of plays inside the red zone, and ran very aggressively while showing good elusiveness throughout the game.
2006 Week 12 vs PHI (24 / 171 / 4 rush, 3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Addai had his best game yet as a professional. He ran with great power, frequently running through would-be tacklers. His three first-half rushing touchdowns of ten yards or more set a new NFL record. His four touchdowns set a new Colts' record for touchdowns in a game by a rookie. Addai added 37 yards receiving to his 171 rushing for a 208 yard game. Although Rhodes is still technically the starter, Addai is by far the better producer.
2006 Week 13 vs TEN (16 / 56 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Addai split carries with Dominick Rhodes, but got the bulk of the work. He ran the ball 16 times for 56 yards, for a 3.5 ypc average. His long run for the game was only eight yards. Addai also caught a pass for an 11 yard gain that gave the Colts a first down.
2006 Week 14 vs JAX (11 / 22 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Addai was unable to get on track in this game, and was not a factor. He was consistently bottled up and unable to gain yards.
2006 Week 15 vs CIN (8 / 50 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Addai entered the game during the Colts' first drive, but he was held to four yards on five first half carries. He had three first downs during the Colts' second possession, with receptions of 15 yards and 14 yards over the middle, and a four yard run. Addai was given the ball on fourth and one on the opening drive of the second half, but he was stopped short. He broke outside on the second possession of the half and was able to gain 41 yards before being tackled at the six yard line, but he turned his ankle on the play and left the game. Although his return was probable, he remained out for the rest of the game and had his foot iced. After the game, one report suggested that he had a high ankle sprain. Tony Dungy denied that in his press conference and was hopeful that Addai would be ready for the next game.
2006 Week 16 vs HOU (15 / 100 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 8 / 0 rec)
Addai reached the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the season in this game. Addai came in the game on the Colts' second drive of the game. He was stopped for a loss of one yard on his first carry. Addai also contributed to the receiving game with a ten yard reception. Addai gained 15 yards on his first carry of the second quarter. He made a 29 yard carry two plays later. Addai gained 12 yards on his first carry of the second half. He finished with 100 total rushing yards. He was also a factor in the receiving game, catching everything that came his way for eight yards.
2006 Week 17 vs MIA (21 / 64 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Addai got the bulk of the carries, with 21 for 64 yards against the Dolphins. He also had a fourth quarter fumble that resulted in Miami's only touchdown of the game.
2006 Week 18 vs KC (25 / 122 / 1 rush, 7 / 7 / 26 / 0 rec)
Addai had his first career start for the Colts, and did well. He had gains of ten yards and nine yards for two first downs on the Colts' opening possession. On the following drive, Addai was given the ball at the Chiefs' two yard line but was stopped after a one yard gain. Addai gained 60 yards on the ground in the first half, and also had a 16 yard reception to end the half with seven first downs. On the Colts' second possession after the interval, Addai was again heavily featured. He had a seven yard reception for a first down, and then had runs of ten yards, four yards and 14 yards for three more first downs. He finished the drive with a six yard touchdown run but was injured on the play. The injury did not appear serious and Addai was probable to return, but Dominic Rhodes finished the game at running back for the Colts.
2006 Week 19 vs BAL (18 / 39 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Addai started the game for the Colts and gave the team its opening first down with a two yard run. His first carry went for seven yards, but none of his remaining carries gained more than four yards. He fumbled on one occasion, but the Colts recovered. Addai was targeted four times in the passing game, and he caught all four balls. One three yard gain was negated by a penalty, but he had receptions of eight yards and 12 yards for his two biggest gains of the day.
2006 Week 20 vs NE (14 / 56 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
Addai was having a nondescript game until the final minute of play, when his number was called on three successive plays from inside the red zone. Addai's third run of the series resulted in a touchdown run off the right side, setting off a wild scene at the RCA Dome. The score gave Indianapolis a 38-34 lead, a lead they would not relinquish. Up until that point, his biggest contribution was failing to come up with a deep out and up down the right sideline from Manning. The pass was probably a tad overthrown, but Addai got his hands on it and certainly could have made the play. Aside from that, he was stuffed at the goal line by James Sanders early in the third quarter but this time Manning picked him up by taking the score in from a yard out on the next play.
2006 Week 21 vs CHI (19 / 77 / 0 rush, 10 / 10 / 66 / 0 rec)
Addai started the game for the Colts and was reasonably effective. His longest run of the game came on his first carry, and his 14 yard gain brought up a first down. Addai caught all of his ten targets and was a useful outlet for Manning as the Bears tried to take away the deep pass.