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Trent Richardson | Running Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 225
College: Alabama
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Trent Richardson (hamstring) is questionable for Week 8 against the Steelers after missing practice every day this week.
He's going to be a game-time decision. Richardson is already sluggish at 100 percent, so he'd be nothing more than a borderline RB2/3 at less than full health. If he can't play, Dan Herron is expected to handle some of Richardson's workload. "Boom" is a north-south runner who showed he's hard to bring down in the preseason. Ahmad Bradshaw would gobble up a few extra looks. Oct 24 - 1:01 PM

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Trent Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Colts beat writers are puzzled by Richardson's absence again Friday after coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday that Richardson would likely be limited. Richardson didn't practice at all this week, leaving his status for Week 8 against the Steelers in serious doubt. Ahmad Bradshaw would get a serious boost.
Oct 24 - 11:49 AM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Colts practice Thursday.

The plan had been for Richardson to return on Thursday, so Friday has become all important for his Week 8 status. If he can't get in at least a limited session, he'll be looking very dicey for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Oct 23 - 5:44 PM

The Colts' plan is for Trent Richardson (hamstring) to return to practice on Thursday.

Despite leaving last week's game early and not practicing on Wednesday, T-Rich fully expects to play Sunday at Pittsburgh. Per Colts beat writer Mike Wells, Richardson "could have returned to the game but he was held out because the outcome had already been decided." Richardson averaged 5.5 YPC against the Bengals, which says more about Cincinnati's pathetic run defense than T-Rich.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 22 - 8:22 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Richardson's hamstring injury isn't considered serious, but not being able to practice puts his Week 8 status in question. Ahmad Bradshaw would be a feature back if Richardson is held out, with Dan Herron mixing in for change-up carries. Richardson "hopes" to get some work in on Thursday.
Oct 22 - 2:00 PM

Trent Richardson is undergoing an MRI on his hamstring ailment.

T-Rich has been openly optimistic regarding his injury, but the Colts won't know his status for sure until the MRI comes back. Indy plays the Steelers next.
Oct 20 - 3:56 PM

Trent Richardson said the hamstring injury he sustained Sunday is a "little tweak, nothing big."

Richardson sustained the strain in the fourth quarter and didn't return as the Colts had the game in hand. "I was able to still run and move. Coach told me there's no reason to back out there," he said. Before leaving, Richardson looked as impressive as he has in two years, totaling 118 yards on 18 touches. But Ahmad Bradshaw continues to soak up the majority of red-zone reps, capping T-Rich's fantasy appeal.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 20 - 11:22 AM

Trent Richardson left Sunday's Week 7 game against the Bengals with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Richardson tweaked his hammy near the end of the third quarter and the Colts quickly went up 24-0 after that. It's unclear if he has a serious pull or the trainers are just playing it safe with the game in hand. Before the injury, Richardson actually looked really spry, repeatedly using the R1 button to juke away from defenders and showing good skills in the pass game. He finished with 14 carries for 77 yards and four catches for 41 yards. It's the first time T-Rich went over 100 total yards all season. Ahmad Bradshaw and Dan "Boom" Herron are finishing the game out.
Oct 19 - 3:51 PM

Trent Richardson rushed 17 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Indy's Week 6 win over the Texans.

At the risk of sounding overly harsh, it was another pathetic effort from a player who is now averaging 3.22 yards through his first 87 carries. Richardson had a few nice runs where he managed to get upfield — never longer than nine yards, of course — but largely stalled the Colts' offense whenever he got the ball. T-Rich continued his habit of getting rag-dolled backward whenever he tried to go east-west. He's obviously the Colts' second-best runner behind Ahmad Bradshaw, but Bradshaw's injury history is such that Indy has to keep Richardson involved. T-Rich will be a touchdown-dependent RB3 when the Colts take on the Bengals in Week 7.
Oct 10 - 12:21 AM

Trent Richardson rushed for 37 yards on nine carries in the Colts' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

Richardson turned four catches into just ten yards. He continues to get the starts, but Richardson is being outplayed by Ahmad Bradshaw on a weekly basis. He's only been slightly better than his disastrous 2013. Richardson is a weekly low-end FLEX option and won't be anything more than that this upcoming Thursday night when the Colts travel to Houston.
Oct 5 - 5:27 PM

Trent Richardson rushed for 47 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in the Colts' 41-17, Week 4 win over the Titans.

Richardson added an additional 52 yards on four catches. He had a long run of ten yards, and mostly looked like the same Richardson we've been seeing the past two seasons. Richardson simply has no burst. The good thing is he's involved in the passing game, even with Ahmad Bradshaw getting most of the passing-down reps. Richardson banged into the end zone from one yard out in the first quarter for his first touchdown of the season. After four games, Richardson is on pace for 812 yards and four scores on 244 carries (3.3 YPC) and an additional 488 yards receiving on 44 catches. That's a pretty Trent Richardson-ish stat line. He's an RB2/3. The Colts host the Ravens in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 4:24 PM

Trent Richardson gained 57 yards on 14 carries and caught 3-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Colts' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.

Most frustrating for those owners still starting T-Rich were back-to-back goal-line stuffs in the second half. The Colts promptly inserted Ahmad Bradshaw on third down, and Andrew Luck tossed a touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks. Losing significant red-zone action to Bradshaw and still averaging under 4.0 YPC, Richardson is a weak RB2/flex in fantasy. The Colts host the Titans next.
Sep 21 - 5:00 PM

Trent Richardson rushed for 79 yards on 21 carries in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

He added a 16-yard reception. It was one of Richardson's best games since the trade, though it's nothing to write home about. Richardson had a few scampers of 10-plus yards, but he also ran up the backs of his blockers at times and fumbled twice. One fumble came in the red zone that Indy fortunately recovered, but the other was at his own 20-yard line. It set up Darren Sproles' 19-yard touchdown run for the Eagles and tied the game at 20-20. Meanwhile, Ahmad Bradshaw looks reborn as a Colt. We doubt the Colts' coaching staff realizes it.
Sep 15 - 11:54 PM

Trent Richardson said he thinks it's "going to be a good, equal load" between he and Ahmad Bradshaw this season.

After Week 1, it's clear that the Colts prefer Bradshaw in the passing game and hurry-up offense. Faced with a 24-point first-half deficit, Bradshaw played 44 snaps to Richardson's 29. Bradshaw tallied 85 yards on eight touches, with Richardson managing 51 yards total. "Whether it's Ahmad out there or Trent out there, I feel good about both those guys," coach Chuck Pagano said. Richardson's stock is already declining, while Bradshaw's arrow is pointing up.
Sep 12 - 9:14 AM

Trent Richardson had six carries for 20 yards in Sunday night's Week 1 loss to the Broncos.

Richardson gave the Colts next to nothing in the run game, with his longest gain just seven yards. He lost snaps to Ahmad Bradshaw on third downs, but showed well the pass game -- finishing with three catches for 31 yards. Richardson has potential to push for six-plus touchdowns, but may never develop into more than a plodding option between the tackles. He'll remain a low-end RB3 in Week 2.
Sep 8 - 12:29 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Dan Herron
4Jeff Demps
GLB1Ahmad Bradshaw
2Trent Richardson
3RB1Ahmad Bradshaw
2Trent Richardson
FB1Stanley Havili
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
3Griff Whalen
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
WR31Hakeem Nicks
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri