|Week 8 (@PIT) - Average||16.0||63.5||0.5||5.0||33.0||0.5||15|
|Week 8 (@PIT) - Dave Richard||15||58||0||5||27||1||13|
|Week 8 (@PIT) - Jamey Eisenberg||17||69||1||5||39||0||15|
|2014 Season - Average||111.5||465.5||3.0||19.5||158.5||0.5||64|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||111||455||3||14||125||0||58|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||112||476||3||25||192||1||71|
|Current Player Ranking: 57|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12||57||1|| 31.6||11||10||62||6|| 21.6|
|10/25/2014||Ahmad Bradshaw, RB IND||Bobby Rainey, RB TB|
|10/25/2014||Larry Fitzgerald, WR ARI|
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB IND
DeSean Jackson, WR WAS
|Chris Hogan, WR BUF|
Brian Hartline, WR MIA
Julio Jones, WR ATL
|10/25/2014||Antonio Brown, WR PIT|
Alfred Morris, RB WAS
|Drew Brees, QB NO|
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB IND
Rank Among Leaders
Ahmad Bradshaw more attractive than usual?
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/23/14) Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both really like Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw for Week 8 at Pittsburgh, ranking him among their top 12 at the position. And based strictly on performance, you can understand why. Bradshaw had his second two-touchdown game Week 7 against Cincinnati and has at least one touchdown in five of seven games this season.
But because he's the slightly lesser half (in terms of playing time) of a backfield platoon with Trent Richardson, I always worry about his lack of touches. He's been the sixth-best running back in standard CBSSports.com leagues to date, so maybe those worries are unfounded. But what can I say? I'm a worrier.
I'm fully on board with him this week, though. It's not so much about the matchup, though the Steelers rank only 17th against the run, allowing 114.1 yards per game. It's more about Richardson's health. On his way to a season-best 118 yards from scrimmage, Richardson also hurt his hamstring in Week 7. And though he was expected back at practice Thursday, it's not so unreasonable to think he'll be the lesser half of the platoon even if he's cleared to play in Week 8.
And more touches can only be a good thing for Bradshaw, right?
Time share not hurting either of Colts' backs
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) As unlikely as it seems, the Colts have found a way to keep both Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw productive, as both topped double figures in Fantasy scoring yet again in Week 7 against the Bengals.
Both players have managed to reach double figures in Fantasy scoring in three of the last four games, and the duo has combined for nine touchdowns; seven have come from Bradshaw. The Colts are unafraid to run the ball or throw it to either player, and they have combined for 214 touches in seven games.
Most of the time, the running back by committee is harmful for Fantasy purposes, but both players in Indianapolis have been able to carve out their roles while remaining productive. Bradshaw is the better player here, but both should remain solid options heading into Week 8 against the Steelers.
Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw scores as runner, receiver Sunday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw destroyed the visiting Bengals on the ground and through the air Sunday.
Bradshaw, who took over as the featured back when Trent Richardson left due to injury, rushed for 52 yards on 10 carries, including a one-yard scoring plunge three minutes into the second quarter. He also racked up his sixth receiving touchdown of the season, a 10-yarder early in the fourth. He snagged all three passes thrown his way for 36 yards.
The afternoon did not start out so bright for Bradshaw, who fumbled near the end zone in the first quarter.
Bradshaw and his Colts play at Pittsburgh next Sunday.
Ahmad Bradshaw does it again
|by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/10/14) Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw was again a solid Fantasy option in Week 6 at Houston. He had 11 carries for 34 yards and three catches for 25 yards and a touchdown.
Bradshaw has now scored five receiving touchdowns, and he's reached double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league four times. He's had at least eight points in five games, but can he keep this up?
I still consider Bradshaw a sell-high candidate, mostly because of injury concern. He's clearly the better running back in Indianapolis -- Fantasy or real life -- ahead of Trent Richardson, but you might want to get something great in return for Bradshaw if possible.
He has a history of foot problems, and last year he suffered a season-ending neck injury early in the year. After Week 4, he left the stadium in a walking boot as a precaution for his foot.
You also have to be concerned if he can keep giving you the production you need as a receiver. When the Colts get near the goal line, Richardson is still the running back of choice.
Now, I'm not saying trade Bradshaw just to trade him. While he's healthy, he clearly has the chance to be productive, and he helped me as a start in this week's Start 'Em and Sit' Em.
But if someone offers you something great in return for Bradshaw, you might consider making a deal. At some point, he could get hurt based on his track record, although we hope that doesn't happen to him this year.
Colts' Ahmad Bradshaw scores fifth receiving touchdown
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/10/14) Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw scored his fifth receiving touchdown of the season in a Week 6 victory over the Texans in Houston on Thursday.
Bradshaw caught a short pass from Andrew Luck and waltzed his way into the end zone from 5 yards out in the opening quarter. He compiled 59 yards of total offense, rushing for 34 yards on 11 attempts (3.1 yards per carry) and hauling three of the six passes thrown his way for 25 yards and a score in a 33-28 victory.
Bradshaw leads all running backs with five receiving touchdowns and is behind only Randall Cobb and Julius Thomas for most touchdown receptions this season. He has rushed for 284 yards on the ground and has registered 176 receiving yards through six games.
The Colts will host the Bengals in Week 7.
Weekly lineup winners for Week 8
Should Russell Wilson be a part of your one-week league lineups, or is Aaron Rodgers a better fit? Is Davante Adams a sleeper to watch? Dave Richard makes some tough decisions in his Weekly Lineup Winners.
Week 8 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
Start the second half of your Fantasy season off on the right foot in Week 8 by making sound lineup decisions. Dave Richard shares his outlook on every player in his Fantasy Cheat Sheet.
Ahmad Bradshaw more attractive than usual?
Week 8 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Shane Vereen sure looked great in his first game of 2014 without Stevan Ridley. Jamey Eisenberg likes his chanes of keeping it going in Week 8 and explains in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Coach Killers, Week 7: The Falcons are bad and getting worse
Coach Killers is your weekly look around the league at those performances, decisions and 'Wait, what did he just do?!' moments that put the guy in charge squarely on the ol' hot seat.
|The Colts brought back Ahmad Bradshaw this spring after he hurt his neck following three games in 2013. The injury brings into question whether or not Bradshaw could withstand the rigors of a full NFL season, a dilemma we've had with him for years. When he's on the field he's productive, averaging 83.2 total yards per game over his last three seasons, but he's not on the field much (29 games played over his last three seasons). It's fine if you spend a low-risk, late-round pick on Bradshaw in the event he leapfrogs Trent Richardson for the majority of playing time at running back.
(Updated 5/29/14) |