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Trent Richardson’s Updated Week 4 Fantasy Outlook After Ahmad Bradshaw’s Injury
Posted By Mike Hoag On September 27, 2013 @ 1:36 pm In Colts News | No Comments
After missing practice this week with a neck injury, NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano confirmed what many expected:
Chances are you probably already own Richardson. Most people do and likely spent high draft choices on the former star Alabama running back. With Bradshaw out, you just might get RB1 production out your investment this weekend.
Indianapolis is traveling to play Jacksonville in Week 4, a team that’s currently in shambles. At 0-3 and with seemingly no hope on the horizon, this is the perfect week for T-Rich to get back on track.
After being traded from Cleveland  to Indianapolis midway through Week 3, Richardson received a healthy workload while splitting time with Bradshaw. With Bradshaw out and Richardson practicing all week in preparation for a big game, he’ll undoubtedly be ready to pour it on the Jags this weekend.
And Jacksonville doesn’t exactly have a tough rush defense. It’s currently giving up 167.7 yards per game on the ground. But the Jags have only given up two rushing touchdowns through three games.
That will change this week for Richardson, who will get multiple chances to score in a game where the Colts will find the end zone plenty of times.
Moving forward, Richardson is going to continue to get opportunities regardless of Bradshaw’s status. I don’t like him as a must-start RB1 every week, so I won’t always recommend starting him once Bradshaw is healthy.
Bradshaw clearly outplayed him  against the San Francisco 49ers  in Week 3, but let’s wait and see how he does with more than a couple of days of practice under his belt before leaping to any conclusions. Still, his low 3.5 yards-per-carry career average is something to monitor.
If he blows up against Jacksonville, you may want to consider unloading him in a trade. He does have value as a fantasy back, but I’m still not sold on his production moving forward. With a runner who struggles to break big plays—just two runs of 20 yards or longer in 18 NFL games—it’ll be hard for him to have a big fantasy impact while sharing carries with Bradshaw.
Richardson exploding in Week 4 is the best thing that could happen for you. You could win your matchup because of it and get top dollar if, wisely, you decide to listen and unload him.
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 Trent Richardson: http://bleacherreport.com/trent-richardson
 Ahmad Bradshaw: http://bleacherreport.com/ahmad-bradshaw
 Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts
 Jacksonville Jaguars: http://bleacherreport.com/jacksonville-jaguars
 traded from : http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9690728/cleveland-browns-trade-trent-richardson-indianapolis-colts
 Cleveland: http://bleacherreport.com/cleveland-browns
 clearly outplayed him: http://espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=330922025
 San Francisco 49ers: http://bleacherreport.com/san-francisco-49ers
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