Ahmad Bradshaw | RB | Indianapolis Colts
Posted: 9/29/2014 10:17am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) tweaked his ankle in the Week 4 game against the Tennessee Titans, and was forced to leave the game briefly. He was able to return, but was spotted after the game with a walking boot on his left foot as a precaution.
Huddle Up: You have to think at this stage of his career Bradshaw has multiple styles of walking boots: Air Jordan walking boots, Crocs walking boots for the summer months, probably a dress walking boot for more formal occasions... what we're saying is, injury is nothing new for Bradshaw. That said, he's stepped out of the walking boot and played well on more than one occasion so this doesn't necessarily rule him out for Week 5. You'll have to monitor his practice week and availability leading up to game time, but that's part of the deal when drafting/owning Bradshaw.
Posted: 9/24/2014 6:05pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (rest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: Just a maintenance day for the veteran who, believe it or not, ranks sixth among all fantasy backs with 44 points heading into Week 4.
Posted: 9/16/2014 12:23am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 13 times for 70 yards and caught 5 passes for 26 yards and 2 TDs Monday, Sept. 15 in a 30-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Starter Trent Richardson had more touches (22-18) than Bradshaw but the latter continues to get more done with less, averaging 5.4 yards per rush (13-70) to Richardson's 3.8 (21-79) and had 4 more catches and 10 more receiving yards. He also scored the pair of TDs while Richardson fumbled twice, losing one. The bottom line is that Bradshaw is the Indy back you want, even if he continues getting slightly less work.
Posted: 9/12/2014 10:22am et
Indianapolis Colts RBs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw are expected to split carries in Week 2. Richardson rushed only six times for 20 yards in Week 1 because the team fell behind early. However, in his limited work, he showed improved vision and decisiveness.
Huddle Up: Hard to emphatically state that 3.3 yards per carry indicates "improved vision and decisiveness", but we'll go with it. Bradshaw is a better fit when the team needs to throw, as they did playing catch-up in Denver, so it boils down to what direction Pep Hamilton and the offense want (or need) to go based on the game situation. Hope you weren't banking on Richardson being your (and Indy's) go-to feature back.
Posted: 8/13/2014 10:30am et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) said Tuesday, Aug. 12, that he expects to play in the team's regular season opener against the Denver Broncos. He isn't sure if he will get the green light to make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 16, against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw is the expected backup plan to Trent Richardson in Indy. That he hasn't played in the preseason is keeping his fantasy value down, to the point that if you're not a believer in a T-Rich bounceback season Bradshaw is a great late-round flier... assuming, of course, he's healthy enough to actually play.
Posted: 6/16/2014 10:39pm et
Indianapolis Colts RBs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw wore red non-contact jerseys during organized team activities as they compete for the team's starting running back role. That battle is expected to intensify during training camp, but both will see playing time, no matter who is the official starter. Head coach Chuck Pagano has stated he wants a workhorse running back, however.
Huddle Up: The Colts under Pep Hamilton have run the ball plenty, so there should be enough carries to make both Richardson and Bradshaw viable fantasy options. And it would be easy to champion either as a quality handcuff: Bradshaw because Richardson has been a bust thus far, Richardson because Bradshaw can't stay healthy. Whether either can be trusted as a consistent fantasy starter, however, is another matter entirely.
Posted: 4/24/2014 7:40pm et
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) said he is feeling great six months after having surgery for a neck issue. 'I'm six months after surgery. I feel great,' Bradshaw said. 'Getting stronger. I'm just glad to be back here and be a part of this team.'
Huddle Up: Bradshaw, who was limited to 3 games and 186 rushing yards this past season, is set to return for a second season in Indy, but regular touches could be hard to come by with Trent Richardson still atop the depth chart and Vick Ballard returning from injury.
Posted: 2/4/2014 11:52pm et
The Indianapolis Colts likely will not re-sign impending free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw this offseason, because he likely would not accept being behind RBs Vick Ballard and Trent Richardson on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: The Colts like Ballard, a 2012 5th-rounder who missed all but one game this past season due to a knee injury suffered in practice, and they're not about to give up on Richardson, for whom they traded a first-round pick to acquire, after one sub-par season.