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34 Trent Richardson RB
Height/Weight: 5-9/225 | Birthdate: 7/10/1990 | Birthplace: Pensacola, FL, USA | Team: Indianapolis | College: Alabama | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 92/34 | Average Draft Position: 72.39
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Colts still getting both backs involved


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Colts are just going to keep giving Trent Richardson the ball. We just have to accept it.

He racked up another 20 carries in Week 4 against the Titans, despite rushing for just 47 yards. He made up for the typically mediocre running performance with his first rushing touchdown of the season, along with 52 yards through the air.

Of course, his understudy continues to lose playing time as Richardson's role grows, though Ahmad Bradshaw has remained Fantasy relevant in spite of that. He caught another touchdown Sunday, his fourth in three games, despite carrying the ball just nine times yet again.

The good news is, both players seem to have very defined roles in the offense at this point. Richardson is the workhorse, whether he deserves to be or not, while Bradshaw remains a force in the passing game. The Ravens have done a solid job against running backs this season, but both Bradshaw and Richardson should be considered decent options for Week 5's matchup. 


Trent Richardson nets 15th career rushing touchdown


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson fell a yard shy of 100 total yards Sunday against the Titans. Still, he had one of his best performances of the season during a 41-17 win.

Richardson had a team-high 47 rushing yards on 20 carries, while adding four catches for 52 yards. Richardson recorded his first touchdown and 15th career rushing touchdown when he scored from 1-yard out with 7:06 left in the first quarter to give Indianapolis a 7-0 lead.

The Colts are back in action Week 5 vs. Baltimore.


Trent Richardson enthusiastic about progress in 2014


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson is having a lot of fun again - and that alone represents a change from his first three seasons in the NFL.

"It's not so much of a job anymore of where I need to do this, I need to do that," Richardson told ESPN.com. "It was fun last year, but it wasn't to where it is at this moment. I can say I can really contribute to the team other than practice."

He has done that, at least to a far greater extent than he did a year ago. Richadson is averaging 3.8 yards per carry after stumbling along at 2.9 YPC in 2013. He rushed for 135 yards in 36 carries over the past two games combined. He seems to have wrested the featured back spot away from Ahmad Bradshaw, who received 22 attempts in those games.


Trent Richardson's playing time eclipses Ahmad Bradshaw's


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) For the first time all season, Trent Richardson saw the field more than Ahmad Bradshaw in Week 3 against the Jaguars, according to StampedeBlue.com, a Colts blog.

Richardson has shown signs of life over the last few games, and the team rewarded him with 38 of the team's 74 offensive plays. Bradshaw, on the other hand, was limited to just 25 snaps, despite averaging more yards per rush and reception. Entering Week 3, Bradshaw had played 29 more snaps than Richardson through the first two games.

The Colts are heavily invested in Richardson finding his way, and if Sunday's game is any reflection, the team is starting to reflect that in the workload. Keep an eye on this moving forward, Fantasy owners.  


Trent Richardson overshadowed Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson had a nice game, but was overshadowed Week 3 against the Jaguars.

Richardson carried the ball 14 times for 57 yards. He also caught three passes for 23 yards during the contest. Richardson averaged a respectable 4.1 yards per rush, but couldn't match Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw led the club with 65 rushing yards, and averaged 7.2 yards per carry. Richardson also had two chances to plunge the ball in at the 1 yard line, but failed to do so. 

He'll look to find the end zone Week 4 against the Titans. 


Trent Richardson enjoys best game as a Colt


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson failed to surpass 64 rushing yards in any game last season. He ran for 79 yards on 21 carries (3.8 ypc) in Monday's loss to the Eagles, adding a 16-yard catch on his lone target.

Richardson got off to a great start and had 57 rushing yards in the first half. He displayed better burst and was hard to bring down. Predictably, Richardson bogged down after halftime, even coughing up a third-quarter fumble.

Still, Richardson will look to build off this performance Week 3 at Jacksonville.


Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw get nearly even split


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Colts used running backs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw almost evenly in their Week 1 loss at Denver. Richardson got nine touches to Bradshaw's eight.

Richardson started and ran six times for 20 yards (3.3 ypc). He was solid as a receiver, catching three of four targets for 31 yards.

Bradshaw was spectacular as a receiver and dominated snaps in the two-minute offense. He caught five of six targets for 70 yards, breaking multiple tackles in the open field. Bradshaw carried three times for 15 yards (5.0 ypc).

Look for Indy to rotate both backs again Week 2 against the Eagles.


Trent Richardson a dull flex option


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) We know Colts running back Trent Richardson has talent -- we just haven't seen it in a while. After averaging 2.9 yards per carry last season following his trade from Cleveland, Richardson actually fared worse this preseason, gaining 51 yards on 20 totes (2.6 ypc).

Ahmad Bradshaw will eat into Richardson's touches and could supplant him if he keeps struggling. Coming off a neck injury, Bradshaw got his feet wet in the third preseason game, rushing three times for 2 yards and catching an 11-yard pass.

The Colts' offensive line is suspect. Indy bolstered its receiving corps and will rely more on Andrew Luck's passing this year. It's hard to envision a sudden Richardson revival.

If you start Richardson as your flex Sunday night at Denver, the best-case scenario is about 75 total yards and a short rushing score (he managed three rushing TDs last year). Not the most exciting way to start a Fantasy season.


Dan Herron has been Colts' best running back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Trent Richardson is averaging 2.6 yards per carry in the preseason, and Ahmad Bradshaw made his preseason debut Saturday with three carries for 2 yards. Would the Colts turn to Dan Herron?

Herron has run for 104 yards on 18 preseason carries (5.7 ypc), including a 43-yard jaunt Saturday against the Saints. Most of those yards have come against backups, but coach Chuck Pagano said he's not discounting Herron.

"I don't look at it that way," Pagano told ESPN.com. "I just know 'Boom' has had a really good camp and a good preseason. He's made some nice runs. It's comforting knowing that you have a guy that not only excels on special teams, but you've got another guy in the backfield that can run and get yards for you when you need them."

A third-year back out of Ohio State, Herron entered camp as a long shot to make the roster. Now he's third on the depth chart and rising fast. "It's a great opportunity right now for me," said Herron, who also returns kickoffs. "I come here every day like it's my first day and the coaches know nothing about me. I try to work as hard as I can and just try to showcase what I can."


Trent Richardson under the gun


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) The Colts are focused on getting their rushing game going heading into Saturday's third preseason game against the Saints. Specifically, they want to see more production from Trent Richardson, who's averaged 2.4 yards per carry through two games.

"Trent, he needs to answer the bell and do his job to the best of his ability," general manager Ryan Grigson told ESPN.com. "We're all accountable here. I will say this, there are a lot of backs last year that wouldn't have got [2.4 ypc] considering the amount of people he had in that box and the amount of bodies that were hitting him before he even seemed to get the ball sometimes.

"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 the final 53."

Richardson averaged 2.9 yards per carry last season with Indy. If he continues to flounder, the Colts could turn to Ahmad Bradshaw, who's coming back from a neck injury and scheduled to make his preseason debut Saturday.


More of the same from Trent Richardson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson gained 21 yards on nine carries against the Giants, adding a 4-yard catch on his only target. He's averaged 2.4 yards per carry through two preseason games.

Richardson, who averaged 3.0 yards per carry last season, will try to get going Saturday in the third preseason game against the Saints.


Sound familiar? Trent Richardson under 3 yards per carry


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson got off to a good start in the preseason opener, barreling eight yards up the middle on his first carry against the Jets. But he finished with 13 yards on five carries, an average of 2.6 yards per carry.

Richardson averaged 2.9 yards per carry last season. He gave way Thursday to Dan Herron, who served as the No. 2 back with Ahmad Bradshaw sitting out.


Trent Richardson eyes 1,000-plus rushing yards


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson has lined up his goals for the 2014 season and among them is surpassing 1,000 rushing yards, according to The Indianapolis Star.

"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.

Richardson averaged just 2.9 yards per carry and finished with 458 rushing yards in 14 games with the Colts following his trade from Cleveland.

"Go back and look at last year," he said. "People say our running game wasn't successful, but there were times where (defenses) were stacking nine men in the box. If you look at it like that, they respected our running game."

Richardson is counting on better production in 2014 because he believes the passing game will help open up the running lanes.

"You have Reggie (Wayne) back, you've got T.Y. (Hilton), you have Hakeem (Nicks) out there," Richardson said. "You have Da'Rick (Rogers) out there. You have guys who are fast and quick and are moving around. That opens up a lot."


It's a start: Trent Richardson has good week of practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) The Colts held out running back Trent Richardson early in camp due to a slight hamstring injury. The wait paid off as Richardson "had an impressive week of practice" last week, reports ESPN.com.

"He’s getting back to 100 percent, so I think some of those runs you’re starting to see, the hard work, the full offseason, the comfort with the scheme, the terminology, being around the offensive guys, the guys that are lined up in front of him blocking and seeing him starting to put a foot in the ground, see a hole, burst through the line of scrimmage, all that stuff is coming," coach Chuck Pagano said. "It’s only going to get better, too, as he gets closer to 100 percent, health-wise. Again, he’s on track, he’s on track."

Richardson is obviously more comfortable in Indy's system, the report said. "He’s gone from thinking too much after taking the handoff to running off his natural instincts and with explosion."

The website says Richardson is "definitely" on his way to a better year after averaging 2.9 yards per carry last season.

"The comfort level is so much better now," Richardson said. "I know the plays and I’m not playing so tight. I’m really comfortable with the offense, and the timing with the offensive line is coming. I know all my cuts and reads before snap."


Trent Richardson 'probably is who he is'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora wrote in his analysis on the Colts that he's not banking on a bounceback season from running back Trent Richardson.

"At this point he probably is who he is," La Canfora continued. "The Colts will give him every opportunity to show otherwise, especially with [Vick] Ballard out, but will the explosion ever be there?"

La Canfora even floated the idea of Indy trading a tight end for a running back like Buffalo's C.J. Spiller.

Richardson averaged 2.9 yards per carry last season while rushing for three touchdowns and fumbling twice.


Trent Richardson returns to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson, who had not practiced since Thursday due to a hamstring issue, returned to work Wednesday, reports the Indianapolis Star.

Trent Richardson bothered by sore hamstring


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) The Colts are counting on a big year from 2013 bust Trent Richardson. But the running back was unable to practice Monday as he continues to deal with a sore hamstring, reports the Indianapolis Star.

Richardson has not practiced since Thursday.


Trent Richardson misses second straight practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) A day after losing Vick Ballard for the season to injury, the Colts are holding out fellow running back Trent Richardson from practice again Saturday with a soft tissue issue.

Richardson, whose problem has not been deemed serious, was a bust in 2013 after the trade brought him from Cleveland. He averaged just 2.9 YPC as his playing time decreased as the season progressed.


Trent Richardson not practicing Friday


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson is not practicing Friday, their second full day of training camp, according to the Indianapolis Star. Richardson had trainers working on his left leg on Thursday but he was able to finish practice.

Richardson is coming back from a chipped collarbone and a separated AC joint in his shoulder he played with last season. 


Trent Richardson had chipped collarbone, separated AC joint


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson revealed Thursday that he played last season with a chipped collarbone and a separated AC joint, reports ESPN.com. The AC joint is where the collarbone meets the shoulder.

"Toward the end of the season I felt a lot more comfortable, but the other time I was more injured," said Richardson, who had offseason shoulder surgery.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Richardson not only is healthier, but has a much better grasp of the playbook this year.

"He’s a lot more comfortable," Pagano said. "Basically it was survival for him at first, memorization. Now he has a better understanding scheme-wise, why we’re doing things, why we’re calling certain things, how we run plays. He has a better feel for guys he’s playing with, the line, guy in front of him, the fullback. He’s obviously in a much better place."


Pagano wants 'bell cow' running back to emerge


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he'd like to have a "bell cow" running back this season, but he's not against having a running back by committee, reports ESPN.

The Colts are expected to use Trent Richardson as the starter, but it sounds like if he struggles again then Ahmad Bradshaw or Vick Ballard could have a bigger role.


No more excuses for Trent Richardson


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/17/2014) The Colts are ready to see the best of running back Trent Richardson, reports ESPN.

The report says there are no more excuses about not knowing the playbook or getting familiar with the team. He has had an entire offseason to learn everything, and now he can use his natural instincts when he's on the field, instead of constantly trying to remember the plays.

Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick in 2012, had offseason shoulder surgery and will head into training camp as the starter, with Ahmad Bradshaw ready to take some snaps from him if he struggles.


Trent Richardson might not get long leash


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Averaging 2.9 yards a carry, like he did last year, will get Trent Richardson benched quickly, reports ESPN.com. Richardson "will have to produce right away because it's unlikely the Colts will wait for him to get going" if running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard are healthy and productive, the website said.

Richardson likely will get the first shot at the starting job. He has a much better grasp of the playbook than he did in 2013 and the belief is he'll be able to run on instinct as opposed to overthinking, the report said.


Trent Richardson could be three-down back this year


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson "is relying more on his instincts when running instead of thinking it through" and could emerge as a three-down back, reports ESPN. Richardson has a much better handle on the playbook than he did last year following his early-season trade from the Browns.

Behind Richardson on the depth chart are Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard, both coming off big surgeries. Richardson had a dismal 2013, averaging 3.0 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns, but will get every chance to succeed in 2014.


Trent Richardson calls practicing 'way easier now'


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2014) Colts running back Trent Richardson continues to make strides in his progress of getting the offense down pat, a problem he had last season after he was traded to Indy from Cleveland. The official team website reports Richardson is feeling more comfortable

"I feel way more fluid, even with the timing," said Richardson on Wednesday. "I didn't know the snap count last year until the fourth week. ... I didn't have the chance to learn 'Why are we doing this? What am I looking at this linebacker, or that linebacker on the backside?' I just had to know where I was running. I didn't know the full reasons. With the timing, it's way easier now. ... I needed this from the beginning."

Teammate Matt Hasselbeck, who saw Marshawn Lynch struggle to adapt to the Seahawks during a midseason trade years ago, said he "would definitely expect his numbers to look better this year."