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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 rushed nine times for 32 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.
It was a standard T-Rich day. He looked like he was running in mud, getting thoroughly outplayed by Boom Herron (11-60-0) once again. The difference between the two backs is glaring, just as it was when Ahmad Bradshaw was running circles around Richardson. Even against the Cowboys in Week 16, T-Rich won't be a real fantasy option. Dec 14 - 4:29 PM

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Trent Richardson rushed seven times for 30 yards in the Colts' Week 14 win over the Browns.

He was not targeted in the passing game. Clearly falling behind Dan Herron as the Colts' lead back, T-Rich will need goal-line scores to pay fantasy dividends going forward. He'll be a low-floor flex in Week 15 against Houston.
Dec 7 - 5:57 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano remains committed to a backfield timeshare between Trent Richardson and Boom Herron.

Just like every other Colts back to get work during the Richardson "era" in Indy, Herron has run circles around T-Rich the past two weeks, but Pagano remains in denial (at least publicly). "We're not there," Pagano said of giving Herron the majority of Indy's touches. "You guys might be, but I'm not." Pagano went as far as to insist that he has "no level of concern" with Richardson's play. It could be coachspeak, but until proven otherwise, Herron is stuck in a committee with an inferior player.
Dec 2 - 7:47 PM

Trent Richardson rushed eight times for 12 yards Week 13 against the Redskins.

Richardson started the game but rotated series with Dan Herron throughout. Herron vastly outplayed Richardson, and it is clear to anyone not in the Colts organization Herron gives the team the best chance to move the ball. Still getting touches in a high-powered offense, Richardson always has a decent chance at a touchdown, but he will be no more than an RB3 dart throw Week 14 against the Browns.
Nov 30 - 4:52 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Dan Herron
2Trent Richardson
3Zurlon Tipton
GLB1Trent Richardson
2Dan Herron
3RB1Dan Herron
2Trent Richardson
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
3Josh Cribbs
WR31Donte Moncrief
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri