Trent Richardson | RB | Indianapolis Colts
Posted: 12/5/2013 11:23am et
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne said RB Trent Richardson came to him after his demotion and said he never grasped the offense. 'He came to me, he wasn't pouting or anything,' Wayne said. 'This was the next day after he found out he was demoted and he said, 'Now I can sit back and actually watch the way it's supposed to be done.' He kind of feels that he was maybe forced into it early without actually learning it.'
Huddle Up: So then we should expect an uptick in Richardson's performance after he's had a chance to sit and observe? Well, bump T-Rich up your dynasty sheets for next year, evidently.
Posted: 11/23/2013 1:13pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects RB Trent Richardson (calf) will be able to play in the team's Week 12 game.
Huddle Up: Even if Richardson does play, he should be on your bench against Arizona's second ranked rush defense. Richardson is averaging fewer than 10 points per week in PPR leagues this year. In standard leagues he's off the map. The only people who are still starting Richardson on their fantasy teams at this point are the guys who traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get him.
Posted: 11/22/2013 6:00pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (calf) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Richardson has been limited the past 2 days with a calf issue that seemed to crop up between Wednesday and Thursday. He should play, but then again a healthy Richardson hasn't been all that productive. Expect Donald Brown to see as much or more work than he usually does.
Posted: 11/19/2013 2:00pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson said he doesn't think he's having that bad of a season since being traded to the Colts, despite averaging only 2.8 yards per carry. 'I'm not frustrated at all because I think I've been playing good,' Richardson said. 'If you turn on the film, I don't have any missed assignments. I haven't had any missed reads. I've been playing good. Stuff just hasn't matched up like we thought it would when I'm in there. I think teams match up differently when I come in.' Head coach Chuck Pagano also somewhat agrees that opposing defenses have sold out against the run when Richardson is on the field. RB Donald Brown remains the complementary back to Richardson, and he's stated his case for a bigger role on offense with his performances the past few weeks.
Huddle Up: With his ground struggles, the Colts at least got Richardson involved in the passing game in Week 11 and he finished with a season-high 5 catches for 31 yards. That aside, though, the rushing numbers speak for themselves as Brown has outrushed Richardson (293-272 yards) on exactly half the carries (96-48) and has ran for one more score (3-2) since T-Rich joined the team in Week 3. Expect a fantasy unfriendly 50-50 timeshare going forward.
Posted: 11/8/2013 8:22pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (ankle) will be in the lineup for the Week 10 game against the St. Louis Rams, and offensive coordinator Pop Hamilton said Friday, Nov. 8, that he wants to figure out ways to get Richardson going. 'I just have to find ways to creatively get the ball to Trent,' Hamilton said Friday, Nov. 8. 'A lot of different ways, not just out in space, but do a better job with run schemes that feature his instincts. But he's gotten better each week, and we expect that he'll continue to make big plays for us.'
Huddle Up: New week, same story for Richardson. Pep Hamilton said "He'll continue to make big plays for us." Fantasy owners would love to know when he started to make big plays. Richardson has a good match-up this week but he's been a huge disappointment on two different teams this season. At some point it's not the offensive lines and the play calling, it's the guy carrying the ball. Start Richardson at your own risk. He's averaging 9 fantasy points in PPR leagues through eight games.
Posted: 11/8/2013 11:48am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: There was concern Richardson might not be available this weekend, but his return to practice suggests he'll play. Nonetheless, Donald Brown is horning in on Richardson's carries and would be in line for even more work if Richardson is limited or aggravates his ankle injury.
Posted: 11/7/2013 2:19pm et
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (ankle) is expected to play in the team's Week 10 game, despite missing two straight days of practice.
Huddle Up: Richardson very well may play but can he produce? Ever since he rushed for 60 yards and a TD in Week 4 against the Jags, Richardson has seen his rushing totals fall each week, going from 60 to 56 to 40 to 37 to 20 this past Sunday night in Houston. He also hasn't found the end zone since the Jacksonville game, while No. 2 back Donald Brown has looked more effective.
Posted: 10/2/2013 1:17pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he is not concerned about the stats RB Trent Richardson has put up since joining the team because Richardson is still getting accustomed to the offensive system. Pagano said he believes Richardson has been close to breaking several long runs.
Huddle Up: Richardson has scored in each of his games as a Colt, but he hasn't been particularly dominant. Indy's running game is a work in progress anyway, so Pagano is right: no need to be concerned at this juncture.
Posted: 9/22/2013 2:31pm et
The Indianapolis Colts plan on giving RB Trent Richardson 10 to 15 touches during their Week 3 game.
Huddle Up: A limited workload against a tough 49ers defense doesn't sounds like a recipe for success. However, crazy things have happened today already.
Posted: 9/19/2013 1:16pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said RB Trent Richardson will get as much as he can handle in the team's Week 3 game. "We did not bring him in here to be the water boy on Sunday," he said. "He'll be ready to roll."
Huddle Up: Richardson and the Colts will be facing what's sure to be an angry 49er D after the 29-3 loss in Seattle this past Sunday, but you didn't use that high draft pick on Richardson to be your fantasy water boy, either, so roll with him in your starting lineup and see what develops in his Indy debut.
Posted: 9/18/2013 6:39pm et
The Indianapolis Colts acquired RB Trent Richardson from the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Sept. 18, in exchange for their first-round pick next year.
Huddle Up: It's as big of an in-season trade that you'll see two weeks into the year. Richardson and his fantasy owners have to be thrilled. Instead of wasting away in Cleveland, he now moves to Indianapolis where he'll join one of the best young offenses in the NFL. Richardson will step right in as the Colts' bellcow, moving Ahmad Bradshaw to occasional third-down duties. After two weeks of disappointing owners, this is a huge boast for Richardson's fantasy value. He may not play in Week 3 against San Francisco but Richardson will be a fantasy stud the rest of the way in the Colts' offense.
Posted: 9/12/2013 12:57pm et
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he wants RB Trent Richardson to have more than 20 carries in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Richardson's fantasy owners are all for this game plan after the RB only received 13 carries and caught 2 passes last week in the season-opening loss to the Dolphins.
Posted: 8/27/2013 12:27pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson said he played at 236-237 pounds last season because he wasn't able to run. He plans to play at 225 pounds this year.
Huddle Up: Richardson's offseason workouts consisted of carrying fantasy owners on his shoulders. So long as he carries enough weight to hold up to the workload Norv Turner intends to give him, doesn't matter what the scale says.
Posted: 8/13/2013 11:57pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson, who longer is wearing any extra protective covering on his injured shin, will play 'a couple of series' in the preseason game against the Detroit Lions, head coach Rob Chudzinski said Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Great news for Richardson, who despite the offseason injury concerns owns a current ADP of 6, according to data compiled on myfantasylreague.com. Now, the trick is for T-Rich to survive the rest of the preseason without any setbacks.
Posted: 8/11/2013 2:03pm et
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said RB Trent Richardson (shin) will be worked into team drills during practice this week and hopes Richardson will be able to play in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: It's a good fantasy sign in itself that the Browns are even considering having Richardson play in an early preseason contest.
Posted: 8/6/2013 8:22pm et
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (shin) did not participate in team drills Tuesday, Aug. 6, at practice, and he is unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the St. Louis Rams. His absence would be precautionary, however, as his shin injury isn't believed to be serious.
Huddle Up: This has been expected with the Browns focusing on getting their clear No. 1 offensive weapon rested and ready for Week 1.
Posted: 8/3/2013 12:36pm et
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes RB Trent Richardson is an every-down running back that can handle 300 carries and 60 receptions this season.
Huddle Up: Turner has a history of feeding his stud back when he has one. Obviously, Ryan Mathews doesn't fall into that category. There's very little depth behind Richardson, so look for him to be among the league leaders in carries this season. Richardson is a Top 5 fantasy pick.
Posted: 8/2/2013 8:39pm et
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said RB Trent Richardson (shin) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 2, because he was kicked in the shin during practice Thursday, Aug. 1. Chudzinski said he is not sure if Richardson will be able to practice Saturday, Aug. 3, but is not worried about the injury.
Huddle Up: It's noteworthy because Richardson missed all of OTAs and minicamp due to a right shin injury but the Browns are likely just being cautious with their star running back. Richardson is still locked in as a first round fantasy pick.
Posted: 7/24/2013 12:11pm et
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Tuesday, July 23, that he is hopeful RB Trent Richardson will have upwards of 300 carries when the regular season begins. "I would hope Trent would have that many carries," Turner said. "That means he's playing healthy and playing at a pretty high level if we gave him the ball that much."
Huddle Up: Norv's recent track record with predictions for his running backs aren't exactly sterling: he had Ryan Mathews for 250 carries as a rookie (he fell 93 short) and said he expected more than 300 touches a year ago (Mathews finished with 223). So take Norv's expectations for Richardson with an appropriate-sized grain of salt.
Posted: 7/22/2013 12:08pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson reported to camp last week with the rookies and injured players and has been a full participant.
Huddle Up: There have been concerns about Richardson's health, as well as his ability to stay healthy, but right now everything looks good.
Posted: 7/7/2013 2:01pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (leg) has started a running program and is on track to be ready for the start of training camp. The team could limit what Richardson does during camp to make sure he is ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Richardson had another injury issue, but it did crop up smack dab in the middle of the offseason, giving the second-year RB a chance to be fully rested and ready by the time the games that count roll around.
Posted: 6/6/2013 1:00am et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp and is sitting out the team's minicamp this week as a precaution. He said he would be able to play in a game this weekend if the team had one.
Huddle Up: Richardson is expected to be the Browns' offensive workhorse; no reason to overload him in June.
Posted: 6/4/2013 1:01pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson has been shut down until August. The team is worried that his leg/shin injury could worsen and develop into a stress fracture.
Huddle Up: Richardson had pre- and in-season injury concerns a year ago but wound up starting 15 games in what amounted to a productive rookie season as a whole. The issue certainly raises an offseason red flag, but a little precaution and prevention now could serve the second- year RB and his fantasy owners well come time for the games that count.
Posted: 5/23/2013 12:55pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (leg) is not practicing Thursday, May 23, due to a pulled muscle near his shin.
Huddle Up: Even though Richardson toughed out ailments and played 15 games in a solid rookie season, it's a subtle reminder that injury concerns are never far away for the second-year back.
Posted: 4/18/2013 1:49am et
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said Wednesday, April 17, that RB Trent Richardson will be the team's primary runner, although that is not all he will be used for. "We will use him on first-second down and Trent has some unique skills. He can actually catch the ball well and run routes well out of the backfield. That's one thing out of the last few days that we have been able to see. He is a guy that we could play on three downs. Obviously, we just have to keep him fresh."
Huddle Up: The Browns didn't spend a top-10 pick on Richardson just to have him leave the field on third downs; anything he can contribute in the passing game will be a boon to both the Browns and to Richardson's fantasy value. Sounds like Chudzinski is willing to give Richardson some work on third down, which is a step in the right direction.
Posted: 4/14/2013 11:47pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (ribs) feels he might have to always deal with some lingering pain after having broken ribs in his rookie season. He expects to be 100 percent by training camp.
Huddle Up: Despite the rib issue and preseason knee concerns, Richardson only missed 1 game during his rookie season and finished ninth among all fantasy backs with 204 points. If the Browns find a capable No. 2 back, Richardson's touches might decrease but his health and points-per-touch production might be the better for it.
Posted: 3/23/2013 3:01pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson was named in a lawsuit filed by two women who said he ordered an attack on them. The alleged attack occurred at a house party at Richardson's home Dec. 9. Richardson's brother, girlfriend and two unnamed friends are also named in the suit. "We are aware of the suit and do not have any comment," Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis said Friday, March 22.
Huddle Up: Richardson could get called into Roger Goodell's office if this lawsuit turns into anything, but odds are the league and the Browns both let the legal system reach its conclusion before worrying about any discipline for Richardson.
Posted: 2/26/2013 10:27pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson said he excited about working with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, because of Turner's history of featuring his backs.
Huddle Up: Richardson came in ninth among all fantasy RBs as a rookie with 204 points (Huddle Performance scoring), but Turner's background with RBs Emmitt Smith, LaDainian Tomlinson, Ricky Williams and Stephen Davis could mean a move into the top 5 for Richardson in 2013.
Posted: 12/31/2012 11:44am et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson admitted that he played with broken ribs for much of the season. Richardson added that he sat out the team's Week 17 game with a high ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: Richardson wasn't right all season, from the preseason knee surgery to the ribs to the ankle. What he was able to accomplish despite the injuries speaks to how good an NFL player he can be, especially if he's able to stay healthy.
Posted: 12/30/2012 6:18pm et
The Cleveland Browns have declared RB Trent Richardson, LB Adrian Moten, QB Brandon Weeden, QB Colt McCoy, OG Jarrod Shaw, TE Jordan Cameron and CB Sheldon Brown inactive for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Richardson, who finished with 1,317 total yards and 12 TDs, had played in the Browns' first 15 games despite pre-season knee concerns, but gave way to Brandon Jackson (8 rushes-54 yards) and Montario Hardesty (14-37) on Sunday.
Posted: 12/28/2012 2:08pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (ankle) is out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: This seemed fated after a week of touch-and-go reports about Richardson's ankle. Hardesty has had some nice runs this seasons, but there is little reason to trust him against the Steelers defense.
Posted: 12/28/2012 12:04pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson is highly unlikely to play in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Richardson has been banged up all season, probably best for him to take the week off and start resting up for 2013.
Posted: 12/27/2012 1:53pm et
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said RB Trent Richardson (ankle) could a spot player behind RB Montario Hardesty if he is cleared to play Week 17. Richardson didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday.
Huddle Up: Unless the cupboard is completely barren, you don't want any part of a spot starter with a fantasy title on the line.
Posted: 12/24/2012 11:46am et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson told reporters his ankle is not broken, and no surgery is needed.
Huddle Up: Richardson came into his rookie season injured and was bothered by various bumps and bruises throughout the schedule. An offseason of rest should allow him to build on this year's success in his sophomore campaign.
Posted: 12/23/2012 8:31pm et
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday, Dec. 23, that RB Trent Richardson suffered an ankle injury late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos. He is getting X-rays to determine if the ankle is broken.
Huddle Up: Richardson was hurt when he got caught up in traffic protecting the passer, and it would be an inglorius end to a strong rookie season if Richardson were to miss Week 17. He had 68 total yards on 12 touches Sunday.
Posted: 12/19/2012 11:04pm et
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he hasn't thought about benching RB Trent Richardson (ribs) in the final two games of the season.
Huddle Up: That's always comforting to know as more than a few fantasy owners are counting on the productive rookie RB in the playoffs. Richardson ranks sixth among all fantasy RBs with 197 points (Huddle Performance scoring).
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:33am et
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson was unhappy with the team's offensive game plan in Week 15. Richardson had 24 yards and a touchdown on his first four carries midway through the first quarter; however, he would finish with 28 yards on 11 attempts--including just two carries in the second half which failed to gain a yard. "We (were) ready for the game," Richardson said. "I think we've just got a game plan, and the game plan we had at the beginning of the game, I think we should've stuck with it. But we didn't stick with the game plan and we tried to go do some other stuff, and the outcome came in a different way." The Browns had just 15 rushes as opposed to 35 passes in a game in which they didn't fall behind by two scores until midway through the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Maybe the Browns weren't sure what to do playing with the lead. Maybe there was concern Richardson, who was ill during the practice week, couldn't handle a larger workload. Or maybe we're seeing yet another reason why the Browns will likely have a new coaching staff for the 2013 season.
Posted: 12/15/2012 4:42pm et
Updating a previous item, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said the team is 'not there' when it comes to benching RB Trent Richardson (ribs), but he could see a reduction in snaps. 'Are we going to give him a series every now and then, or every third series or something to that nature?' Childress said. 'Yeah, we talk about that.' The lack of big plays has been a problem for Richardson. He is seventh in the NFL in attempts yet has just two plays for more than 20 yards. Meanwhile, RB Montario Hardesty is averaging 4.7 yards per carry this season.
Huddle Up: This process already seems to be under way with Hardesty totaling 15 rushes over the past 2 games -- nearly a third of his season total of 46. Richardson, meanwhile, currently ranks sixth with 186 fantasy points (Huddle Performance scoring), and could his productiveness dip a tick or two.
Posted: 12/13/2012 1:46pm et
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said he knows RB Trent Richardson (rib) is sore every Wednesday following a game and he doesn't think the running back's injured rib will be completely healed before next year.
Huddle Up: Ailing ribs or not, Richardson has consistently delivered for his fantasy owners of late, scoring or gaining at least 134 total yards in his past 6 games.