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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 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

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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

Colts OC Pep Hamilton expects "to be able to run the football."

"(It) helps protect the quarterback," Hamilton said. He left out the part about being successful at neither running nor protecting Andrew Luck in 2013. Hamilton also hinted at a ball-control offense against the Broncos this weekend. It's not going to work unless Trent Richardson is suddenly a different human being. T-Rich owners need to keep Ahmad Bradshaw on speed dial, while the Colts will again be forced to back in to their biggest strength: Passing the ball with the league's best young quarterback.
Sep 4 - 1:53 PM

Trent Richardson managed 17 yards on six carries in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night against New Orleans.

After struggling in each of Indy's two preseason games, Richardson ran with more of a chip on his shoulder Saturday night, opening the game with gains of five and eight yards on his first two carries. Richardson's final four runs went for a combined four yards, however, before he gave way to Ahmad Bradshaw. Through three exhibition contests, Richardson has 51 yards on 20 carries (2.55 YPC). He remains a risky RB2 proposition with a fifth-round ADP.
Aug 23 - 9:45 PM

Colts GM Ryan Grigson says Trent Richardson "needs to answer the bell" and be "accountable."

Richardson gained eight yards on his first preseason carry, and has 26 yards on his last 13. "Trent, he needs to answer the bell and do his job to the best of his ability," said Grigson. "We’re all accountable here. ... He’s such a hard runner, we know how tough he is, but he’s got to produce just like all these guys do on this final 53." If this was an outward expression of disappointment from Grigson, it'd be a first from the Colts' organization, which has propped up T-Rich at every opportunity since trading for him last September. Richardson's ADP has finally begun to dip. He's going late in the fifth round of standard drafts.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 20 - 10:08 PM

Trent Richardson managed 21 yards on nine carries in the Colts' second preseason game Saturday night, adding a four-yard reception.

He's now at 34 yards on 14 carries (2.43 YPC) through two exhibition affairs. We saw some praise on Twitter for Richardson's running against the Giants, but the production still isn't there. He remains an incredibly dicey fantasy investment. We did notice Richardson execute a strong first-quarter pass block. Pass protection has been one of Richardson's weaknesses to this point.
Aug 16 - 8:30 PM

The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder says Trent Richardson is "off to a great start" at Colts training camp.

The sample size was small, but T-Rich managed 13 yards on five carries in the Colts' exhibition opener, showing hesitance and lacking impressive first-step burst. Holder says it's been a different story on the practice field, where Richardson has reportedly run with "determination and decisiveness." T-Rich also claims he's healthier now than he was in each of his first two NFL training camps. Richardson offers lots of theoretical upside at his fifth-round ADP, but drafters need to be absolutely certain to handcuff him with Ahmad Bradshaw.
Aug 14 - 12:20 PM

Former Colts RB Edgerrin James is working with Trent Richardson this summer.

The Colts are pulling out all the stops for Richardson after last season's struggles. James is the Colts' all-time leading rusher and volunteered to take T-Rich under his wing. "It was unfair to judge him [off of last season] because it is two different systems," said James. "This is the NFL. … It takes time." Richardson managed 13 yards on five carries in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets. More yards were available, but he also didn't get much help from his line on a couple carries. T-Rich remains boom-or-bust in fantasy.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 10 - 11:21 AM

Trent Richardson managed 13 yards on five carries in the Colts' preseason opener Thursday night against the Jets.

With Ahmad Bradshaw resting, T-Rich worked as the Colts' every-down back with the first-team offense. Richardson looked about the same as he did last season, stutter stepping in the hole and waiting for lanes to open. The Colts' O-Line did get movement on his initial eight-yard gain, but Richardson was stuffed for a combined five yards on his other four carries. We didn't notice any increase in explosion or burst from the third-year back. Richardson remains a dicey pick at his early-fifth-round Average Draft Position.
Aug 7 - 8:18 PM

Trent Richardson wants to play all three downs and rush for 1,000-plus yards this season.

"A thousand is not the goal. For me, it’s personal. I’m going to keep it to myself. But a thousand is not it for me. It’s higher," Richardson said. "I want to be involved in the passing game. I’m trying to be a three-down back." Richardson has the right mindset and seems much more at ease after being with the Colts for an entire offseason and not rehabbing a significant injury. He's a big-time bounce-back candidate. There's value in his current mid-fifth round ADP, but T-Rich drafters need to be sure to handcuff him with Ahmad Bradshaw.
Aug 5 - 9:29 AM

Trent Richardson said his "comfort level" in the offense is "so much better now."

"I know the plays and I'm not playing so tight. ... I know all my cuts and reads before snap," said Richardson, who is also fully healthy right now. The only excuse left is a questionable O-Line that recently lost starting LG Donald Thomas for the season. Richardson remains a risky bet at his fifth-round ADP.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 3 - 11:17 AM

Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is back practicing.

The injury was minor, but the Colts are being cautious after losing 17 players to season-ending injuries in 2013 and already losing RB Vick Ballard to an Achilles injury this season. Richardson has the talent and opportunity to outplay his fifth-round ADP, but his poor play in 2013 and injury history make him a risky fantasy bet.
Jul 30 - 2:52 PM

Trent Richardson is sitting out Colts camp with a hamstring injury.

It sounds like a day-to-day thing, but hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger. Richardson's absences have allowed Ahmad Bradshaw to dominate first-team reps, with Vick Ballard (Achilles') done for the season. At a time when most are concerned with his YPC average and poor 2013 performance, Richardson's latest malady is a reminder of the multitude of injuries he battled as a rookie.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 27 - 6:16 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano said he'd like to have a "bell cow" at running back this season.

In the same breath, Pagano said he isn't against employing a running back by committee. The message is clear. Ideally, Trent Richardson will find the form that made him the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, and become a 260-carry workhorse this season. But he'll be on a short leash, with Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard both ready to fill roles if Richardson faceplants again. For now, we've placed T-Rich 26th among running backs in our Draft Guide -- a ranking that will rise if he separates in camp.
Jul 24 - 11:29 AM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano "fully expect(s)" Trent Richardson "to have a great year."

The story the Colts are selling is that T-Rich's 2013 struggles were primarily due to their in-season trade for him, forcing Richardson to learn an offense on the fly and never establishing a comfort zone. "Coming in under the circumstances which he did would be tough on anybody," said Pagano. "Certainly having a year under his belt and a full offseason ... he's put the time in and has a better understanding of the offense." Fantasy owners seem to be buying the Richardson kool-aid; his Average Draft Position has reached the fifth round.
Source: USA Today
Jul 18 - 3:56 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
3Dominique Davis
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Dan Herron
4Dion Lewis
GLB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
FB1Mario Harvey
2Stanley Havili
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
3Griff Whalen
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
3Da'Rick Rogers
WR31Hakeem Nicks
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri