Analyzing Trent Richardson's Long-Term Fantasy Value in 2013 After Week 4
In his second week in a new uniform, Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson finally saw his first true action as the team's feature back. After the performance, fantasy owners should be optimistic about his role in the Colts offense and fantasy vale.
Richardson finished with 20 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' 37-3 win over Jacksonville, along with one short catch for six yards.
While it will open the eyes of fantasy GMs that the second-year pro only averaged three yards per carry, part of that is simply adjusting to his new blockers and the Jags cheating on the run—Indy was up big most of the game.
It's encouraging—but not quite surprising—that the Colts gave Richardson a lot of attention in play-calling today, considering he's just getting underway in a new city and should only improve as time goes on.
Richardson entered 2013 as one of the top backs, and his ceiling has undoubtedly been lowered in the recent past due to the adjustment, but he should get back to that peak before too long and remain as a No. 1 fantasy back.
Take Richardson's early games with the Colts with a grain of salt since adjusting to any new team takes time, but all signs point to a promising future for the former Heisman Trophy finalist.
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