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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 said he didn't start Sunday's game against the Jags because he was still under the weather.
The Indy Star is buying this, suggesting that Richardson will start against the Redskins in Week 13. We're skeptical at best. T-Rich was clearly healthy enough to play as evidenced by his 13 touches on 42 snaps, but starter Boom Herron was predictably the more effective option -- turning his 17 touches and 33 snaps into 96 total yards. No matter who starts going forward, this backfield remains an even timeshare. We'd rather own Herron as simply the better player. Nov 24 - 8:54 AM

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Trent Richardson rushed 13 times for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Boom Herron ended up getting the start over Richardson, out-touching him 17-13 and out-gaining him 96-42. However, Richardson was the one who got the goal-line carry in the third quarter for the one-yard touchdown, while Herron fumbled in the red zone earlier in the first half. Still, the Colts didn't go away from Herron, who showed impressive burst, hitting holes with authority -- unlike T-Rich -- and getting upfield. Richardson role remained unchanged from previous weeks, even with Ahmad Bradshaw done for the year. Richardson remains a low-end RB2/FLEX.
Nov 23 - 4:42 PM

The Colts announced Dan "Boom" Herron as their starting tailback -- not Trent Richardson -- as their starting tailback for Week 12.

According to reports, Richardson "was sick all week." He was listed as a full participant in both Thursday and Friday's practices, and was "probable" on the injury report. So this announcement came as a late-minute surprise.
Nov 23 - 12:59 PM

Trent Richardson (illness) is listed as probable for Week 12.

Richardson practiced in full Friday for the second straight day. The Colts plan to get him more work on third downs with Ahmad Bradshaw out for the year. Richardson is a high-end RB2 against a Jacksonville defense that allows the seventh most fantasy points to running backs.
Nov 21 - 6:32 PM

The Indianapolis Star expects Trent Richardson to handle third-down duties with Ahmad Bradshaw (broken leg) done for the season.

Bradshaw played 84 percent of the third-down snaps the first 11 weeks. That work now falls into Richardson's lap, which means more touches and opportunities for big plays. It's up to Richardson to make the most of it. Expect Richardson to flirt with 20 touches per game the final six weeks, giving him a high floor as an RB2 in one of the most explosive offenses in the league.
Nov 21 - 10:17 AM

The Indy Star says the "burden" of the running game is now going to fall on Trent Richardson.

It's a scary thought for the Colts in the wake of Ahmad Bradshaw's fracture. Richardson has been among the least effective backs in the NFL over the last two seasons, averaging 3.12 YPC with five rushing touchdowns in 23 games as a Colt. The difference between T-Rich and Bradshaw was night and day. Already getting 15.2 touches per game, it's now conceivable that Richardson will get up around 20 going forward -- especially in clock-killing situations like the one we'll likely see in Week 12 when the Colts host the Jags. He's a volume-based RB2 with limited upside.
Nov 18 - 9:28 AM

Trent Richardson rushed seven times for zero yards in Sunday night's loss to the Patriots, adding one catch for 21 yards.

It was a disastrous night for the Colts running game. Ahmad Bradshaw was also limited to just seven carries, and exited in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. Richardson has a chance to see an expanded workload if Bradshaw misses time. He would be a high-floor RB2.
Nov 17 - 12:43 AM

Trent Richardson rushed for 33 yards on seven carries in the Colts' Week 9 win over the Giants.

He added two catches for nine yards. Returning from a one-week hamstring injury, Richardson returned to his normal role in the one-two punch with Ahmad Bradshaw. And just as has been the case all season, Bradshaw outplayed his backfield mate. With the Colts going extremely pass-heavy, there weren't enough touches for Richardson to make a fantasy impact. He couldn't pound in his lone carry from the four-yard line, either. Richardson remains a borderline RB2/3. The Patriots are next in Week 11.
Nov 4 - 12:38 AM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) is absent from the Week 9 injury report.

It means he's all-systems-go for Monday's game against the Giants after being limited to emergency duties in Week 8. Speaking Thursday, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he planned to employ his standard two-back attack of Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw in New York. That should mean 15-20 touches for T-Rich, and looks around the goal-line. Richardson is an RB2 for Week 9 despite his 3.5 YPC.
Oct 30 - 5:56 PM

RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) and CB Vontae Davis (knee) are practicing Thursday.

Richardson was active in Week 8, but only as an emergency back behind Ahmad Bradshaw and Boom Herron. This week, he's on track for a much bigger role in Monday night's game against the Giants. Richardson was averaging 17.1 touches per game through the first seven weeks. Davis' ability to practice is bad news for Eli Manning and the Giants' wideouts, as Davis has emerged as a legit dominator on the perimeter.
Oct 30 - 12:10 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Monday that Trent Richardson (hamstring) was active as the Colts' emergency No. 3 running back in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.

Richardson didn't play a snap while Ahmad Bradshaw handled feature back duties and Dan Herron was the breather back. Pagano did say Monday he expects Richardson to play against the Giants this week. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't start him until they see T-Rich play at full strength for a full game again.
Oct 27 - 3:48 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) was active for Indianapolis' Week 8 loss to the Steelers, but held without a touch.

The Colts never made an official announcement, but Richardson was clearly only available in an emergency capacity. Ahmad Bradshaw started and was spelled by Dan "Boom" Herron. The fact that Richardson was active today may not guarantee the same thing for Week 9, as Indy goes on bye in Week 10. It's possible Indy will decide to hold him out in an effort to get him back to 100 percent. Richardson's status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Oct 26 - 8:48 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) is active for Week 8 against the Steelers.

It's a surprise after T-Rich failed to practice all week, and media reports suggested he'd sit. Ahmad Bradshaw is listed as the Colts' starter, however. We'd very much expect Richardson to be on a snap count, and for Dan "Boom" Herron to be involved in the offense. T-Rich can't be trusted as an RB3. Inactive for the Colts are CB Jalil Brown, OG Lance Louis, C Khaled Holmes, OT Jamon Meredith, DT Kelcy Quarles, WR Reggie Wayne and DT Montori Hughes. Hakeem Nicks, and not Donte Moncrief, is getting the "start" in place of Wayne.
Oct 26 - 3:01 PM

The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder reports the Colts are "leaning toward sitting" Trent Richardson (hamstring) for Week 8 against the Steelers.

If so, it'll be the Boom Herron and Ahmad Bradshaw show for the Colts. Herron, a downhill runner at 5'10/212, managed 112 yards on 22 preseason carries, chipping in 11 catches for 55 yards and a score. Bradshaw would receive a bump up the ranks into RB1/2 consideration. The Colts and Steelers don't kick off until later this afternoon at 4:25 PM ET.
Oct 26 - 10:17 AM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Trent Richardson
2Dan Herron
3Zurlon Tipton
GLB1Trent Richardson
2Dan Herron
3RB1Trent Richardson
2Dan Herron
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
3Griff Whalen
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
3Josh Cribbs
WR31Hakeem Nicks
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
4Weslye Saunders
K1Adam Vinatieri