Indianapolis Colts
Position
RB
 
Jersey
34
Name  Trent Richardson
Born  7/10/1991
Height  5-9
Weight  230
College  Alabama
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.
 
9/22/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Trent Richardson is only expected to receive 10-15 touches Sunday in his Colts debut. SOURCE: Ed Werder, ESPN
Insight: He's averaged just under 21 touches a game in his first two seasons so that's a much smaller workload than Richardson and his fantasy owners are used to. He'll be a solid RB2 in the long run but this week, especially against a tough 49ers run defense, Richardson works better as a flex.
 
9/19/2013 3:47:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports that new Colts running back Trent Richardson "expects to play a lot" in his first game with the team Sunday at San Francisco.
Insight: Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday that Richardson would play "as much as he can handle," which is surprising considering he was acquired from the Browns in a shocking trade on Wednesday and doesn't have much time to learn Indianapolis' playbook. Richardson will likely end up splitting time with Ahmad Bradshaw in what will be a tough matchup, but fantasy owners without a strong backup have no choice but to play him.
 
9/19/2013 2:52:00 PM
Description: Trent Richardson will play "as much as he can handle" for his new team in Week 3 against the 49ers, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. SOURCE: Kevin Bowen, Colts.com
Insight: The Colts' shocking trade with the Browns for Richardson Wednesday may be exciting long-term but it left fantasy owners in a tough spot for Week 3. T-Rich has a terrible matchup against the 49ers and has to pick up the playbook in a short time, but it sounds like he is going to at least play often on first and second down. If you don't have a strong backup, you should roll with Richardson and hope at the very least he finds the end zone.
 
9/18/2013 6:39:00 PM
Description: In a stunning move, the Browns traded their franchise running back Trent Richardson to the Colts for a first-round pick in next year's draft. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Talk about going for the juggular. With Richardson in the fold, the Colts are legitimate title contenders. It's a puzzling move for the Browns to give up on Richardson less than two years after drafting him with the third overall pick. Richardson's fantasy value is murky for Week 3 given his lack of familiarity with the Colts' playbook but after a few weeks he should settle in nicely in his new home.