September 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) and running back Trent Richardson (34) talk before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The Colts defeated the 49ers 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Berry has him 63rd overall. ESPN projects Richardson as their 51st best player and 21st rated running back. NFL.com has him 61st and their 29th ranked RB.
I have no idea what to say about Richardson. The offensive line doesn’t appear to be all that much better and he’s still doing the same things that led to a 2.9 average last season.
I might consider him as a second RB or bench player. He’s going to get every opportunity to be successful with the Colts this season, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Ahmad Bradshaw ends up snagging the starting spot at some point.
Lets not forget he was essentially benched in the playoffs but was also great at finding the endzone in 2012 when he was with the Browns.
There are a lot of questions regarding Richardson, which makes him a very difficult player to pick up. If you need a RB and he’s the best available, take him.
Berry has him as the 122nd best player. ESPN projects him to be 150th and the 59th ranked running back. NFL.com ranks him 144th overall and 60th at RB.
Bradshaw is tough to pick, but mostly due to his injury history. He’s only played a complete season once in his previous seven years. He’s never had double digit touchdowns and has only broken a 1,000 yards twice in his career.
Bradshaw will be a player you put in when your starter is on a bye week.