Indianapolis Colts
Position
RB
 
Jersey
34
Name  Trent Richardson
Born  7/10/1991
Height  5-9
Weight  230
College  Alabama
9/16/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson finally showed a bit of life Monday night against the Eagles.
Insight: Richardson ran for 79 tough yards and totaled 95 from scrimmage. Still, when it was time to put the ball in the end zone, the Colts went to Ahmad Bradshaw who caught two short touchdown passes.
 
Cold9/12/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson was a disappointment in Week 1, rushing just six times for 20 yards.
Insight: An even worse sign is Richardson played 29 snaps and backup Ahmad Bradshaw was out there for 44 plays. Hopefully, the Colts won't fall behind the Eagles in Week 2 and Richardson can get equal time.
 
8/23/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson ran the ball for 14 yards on four carries.
Insight: After struggling in the first two preseason games, Richardson seemed to run with a purpose on Saturday. He ran for five and eight yards on his first two carries, but then ran for one yard in his next two carries combined. He is still a risky pick in the fifth round, which is his ADP. Tell me if you have heard that before. Through the first two preseason games he's carried the ball 14 times for 34 yards. That's a 2.43 ypc average. Remind me why you would want him on your fantasy roster.
 
8/17/2014 1:09:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson rushed for 21 yards on nine carries in the Colts second preseason game.
Insight: Tell me if you have heard that before. Through the first two preseason games he's carried the ball 14 times for 34 yards. That's a 2.43 ypc average. Remind me why you would want him on your fantasy roster.
 
7/30/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: Richardson hadn't practiced since last Thursday. The Colts need big things from him this season after trading a No. 1 pick for him last year and letting backup Donald Brown go in free agency. The Colts are going with the narrative that Richardson didn't have time to grasp the offense last year and has studied hard this offseason, but we're skeptical he'll live up to his fifth-round ADP.
 
12/15/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson had 19 carries Sunday against Houston, his most since Week 4 and the first time since Week 7 he had more than eight carries in a game.
Insight: Donald Brown went down with a stinger after rushing for 38 yards on five carries. Richardson had 64 rushing yards, 49 of which came on his final six carries of the game, 38 receiving yards and a touchdown.
 
12/1/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: According to Mike Silver of NFL.com, the Colts have benched Trent Richardson in favor of Donald Brown.
Insight: The Colts have fallen behind big in each of the last four games and are looking to establish a running game early in Week 13 against the Titans. Brown has gained 5.7 yards per pop this season while Richardson has struggled to pick up 3.0. Brown had 80 yards and two TDs on 14 carries in Week 11 at Tennessee and is a RB2 this week. There's no reason to hold onto Richardson at this point.
 
11/24/2013 3:10:00 PM
Description: Colts halfback Trent Richardson will play Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He had been listed as questionable with a calf injury. Richardson has been a disaster since joining the Colts in late September. If you're looking to start an Indianapolis running back, Donald Brown is your best option.
 
11/21/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson was limited in practice Thursday due to a calf injury.
Insight: Richardson should be able to play Sunday, but that doesn't mean he should be in any fantasy lineups. He hasn't been able to take advantage of good matchups, so there is no reason to think he'll do anything against the Arizona Cardinals, who have one of the NFL's top run defenses.
 
11/10/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: The inactive reports have been released and as expected, Colts running back Trent Richardson's name wasn't on it. He's starting today's game against St. Louis.
Insight: We're still waiting for Richardson to come around after averaging a paltry 41.3 rushing yards per contest in his first six games with Indianapolis. With four teams on bye, Richardson should at least carry RB2 status heading into Week 10.
 
Cold11/10/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson (ankle) is ready to go in Week 10, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Insight: The real problem is that Richardson just hasn't been running very well and the team has used Donald Brown more and more. The Rams are yielding plenty of rushing yards so if Trent is going to have a good day, it ought to be this weekend.
 
Cold11/8/2013 4:46:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson (ankle) returned to a full practice Friday. Richardson didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday.
Insight: The expected boost that came with moving from the Browns to the Colts has not occurred for Richardson, who has just 248 rushing yards, 52 receiving yards nad two touchdowns on 87 touches in six games with Indy. Even if he's healthy enough to play Sunday against the Rams, he's nothing more than a low-end flex option at this point.
 
Cold11/7/2013 4:46:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson (ankle) missed practice Thursday but is expected to play Sunday against the Rams, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: The expected boost that came with moving from the Browns to the Colts has not occurred for Richardson, who has just 248 rushing yards, 52 receiving yards nad two touchdowns on 87 touches in six games with Indy. Even if he's healthy enough to play Sunday against the Rams, he's nothing more than a low-end flex option at this point.
 
Cold11/6/2013 5:13:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: The expected boost that came with moving from the Browns to the Colts has not occurred for Richardson, who has just 248 rushing yards, 52 receiving yards nad two touchdowns on 87 touches in six games with Indy. Even if he's healthy enough to play Sunday against the Rams, he's nothing more than a low-end flex option at this point.
 
Cold11/2/2013 10:49:00 AM
Description: Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton spent that bye week trying to figure out how the team will proceed without Reggie Wayne and admitted he needs to do a better job of getting running back Trent Richardson the ball in space. SOURCE: ESPN.com.
Insight: Richardson's potential has convinced two teams to give up a No. 1 pick for his services, but he has rushed for just 3.0 yards per carry with a long gain of 16 yards on 75 carries during his five games with the Colts after picking up 3.5 ypc on 298 carries with the Browns. The troubling thing is that Donald Brown, Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard averaged 5.9, 4.5 and 4.8 ypc, respectively, behind the same offensive line. With Wayne out, the Colts will need more from T-Rich, so he's a nice buy-low candidate considering how diminished his trade value is at the moment.
 
10/6/2013 6:18:00 PM
Description: The move to Indianapolis hasn't done much for Trent Richardson's fantasy value.
Insight: Richardson had 56 yards rushing on 18 carries Sunday against Seattle and has rushed for 151 yards on 51 (2.96 ypc) in three games with the Colts. He did have a short touchdown in each of the first two, but Donald Brown stole that Sunday.
 
9/29/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson saw 20 carries with Ahmad Bradshaw out of action Sunday against the Jaguars, but he accounted for 60 rushing yards.
Insight: Richardson did get in the end zone from one yard out, but he still isn't making any big plays on the ground. Believe it or not, the 60 yards represents a season high for T-Rich.
 
9/27/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Colts' newly-acquired running back Trent Richardson should be in line for a heavy workload with the news that Ahmad Bradshaw has been ruled out of the Week 4 game with Jacksonville.
Insight: Colts coach Chuck Pagano had expected the team's running back distribution in Week 4 to be about the same as last week, but that will change.
 
9/25/2013 7:17:00 PM
Description: Colts coach Chuck Pagano expects the team's running back distribution in Week 4 to be about the same as last week. SOURCE: Craig Kelley, Colts.com
Insight: We figured when the Colts acquired Trent Richardson in a trade with Cleveland last week that he'd wind up getting most of the carries. Instead, Ahmad Bradshaw actually had more rushing attempts than Richardson Sunday against the 49ers (19 to 13). The two appear to be locked into a timeshare which won't be particularly helpful for fantasy owners who are trying to set their lineups this week.
 
9/22/2013 7:19:00 PM
Description: Trent Richardson had 35 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown in his Colts debut Sunday against the 49ers.
Insight: ESPN's Ed Werder reported this morning that Richardson only was expected to get 10-15 touches, and that's exactly what happened. Fortunately, he saved the day for fantasy owners who started him with a one-yard touchdown.