Donald Brown Fantasy News
Wayne: Trent Richardson felt 'forced' into offense
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:29pm
"He came to me, he wasn't pouting or anything. 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."
Whatever the reason for Richardson's struggles, he's playing behind Donald Brown now. Brown should be a solid RB2-type the rest of the way. He is the #21 RB since Week 9.
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Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:44pm
Colts RB Donald Brown played 49 offensive snaps out of 65 on Sunday and finished the game with 54 rushing yards on 14 carries (3.9 yards per carry). Richardson played 13 snaps and had 5 five carries for 19 yards (3.8 yards per carry).
“[He] earned the opportunity,” Pagano said of the new starters. “Donnie (Donald Brown) earned the opportunity the way he was working and running the football. Felt like, we’re still going to use two backs, but earned the opportunity to get in there and do that."
Colts don't plan to change RB committee approach
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 10:48am
"We don't plan on changing our rotation with our backs," offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said. "We've always been a running back by committee bunch, so we're going to continue to do that."
The Colts want to get TRich going but at the same time realize Brown has been playing well when getting his chances. Unfortunately for owners of both players, it doesn't get easier this week as the Cards rank second in allowing fantasy points to RBs. We have Brown as a low-end RB3 play while TRich is even below that and is more of a RB4 play.
Colts not opposed to using hot hand at RB
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 4:09pm
Running back Donald Brown has been a steady contributor in recent weeks. Thursday night at Tennessee, he provided more of the same.
But in case you’re wondering – and you likely are – Brown won’t necessarily get the majority of carries moving forward.
The Colts, coach Chuck Pagano said, are going to continue to divide carries between Richardson and Brown they have in most games. That means you should look for Richardson to continue getting the lion’s share of the work.
“I think the way we’re going with those two guys has been productive for both players,” Pagano said. “A guy gets hot, you can always go with the hot hand but I like the way we’re doing things now.”
Brown rushed 14 times for 80 yards and two TDs Thursday night in Tennessee. Trent Richardson got eight carries. But it sounds like the team will at least attempt to give Richardson a chance to get going rather than just giving the bulk of the work to Brown. Like the story said, nothing is really going to change here.
Ahmad Bradshaw to have surgery, placed on IR
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5:18pm
Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) may need surgery
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 11:55am
Ideally, the neck injury suffered by the veteran running back at San Francisco Sept. 22 will heal on its own with treatment and rest. However, the source added there is a level of concern that surgery might be required, which would bring into question Bradshaw’s status for the remainder of the season.