2014 NFL Busts: Players to Avoid on Draft Day

The third overall pick in 2012 no longer deserves your faith after failing to live up to expectations in both of his NFL seasons (Photo: Mark. J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports). 1. Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts, ADP: RB 27, 68 Overall For a differing wrong opinion on T-Rich, click here. 2. Reggie Bush, RB, Detroit Lions, ADP: RB 15, 31 Overall 3. Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle...
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Indianapolis Colts add depth at running back

The Indianapolis Colts might have had the day off from practice, but the front office made some moves.Ryan Grigson did not make a blockbuster trade when Vick Ballard was lost for the season (torn Achelles).Unlike last year when he made the move for Trent Richardson, instead he opted to add depth behind Richardson. Today the Colts added Phillip Tanner, formerly with the Dallas Cowboys...
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2014 NFL Season Preview: Indianapolis Colts Edition

Editor’s note: Over the course of the summer, Next Impulse Sports will be releasing NFL team previews every Tuesday and Thursday. Check back on Thursday for the Houston Texans Edition and access all NFL team previews here. Today: The Indianapolis Colts Last Year: 11-5 (1st place in AFC South, lost in Divisional Round of playoffs) The Indianapolis Colts are the perfect example...
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Breaking Down the Fantasy Running Backs

#459735313 / gettyimages.comAh the good ol’ staple of fantasy football.Seems like nowadays us self-proclaimed ”Fantasy Geniuses” (you and I included) like to preach about the same position year in and year out. The Fantasy Football Running Back. Even if the NFL has become a pass-happy league, we still go into each and every draft party thinking the same thing, which running...
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Indianapolis Colts running thin at running back after Ballard lost for season

The Indianapolis Colts presently have six running backs under roster, and virtually, only four will make the final cut. The first three strings were apparently all-but-locked-up heading into training camp, with Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard filling those roles, with only the last and final halfback spot being up for grabs. Unfortunately, a sudden season ending...
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Ballard's Injury puts more Pressure on Richardson to Perform

Trent Richardson had a very disappointing first season with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts gave away a first-round pick for Richardson, who had a 2.9 yards per carry average in 14 games with the Colts (started 8 games). Richardson’s lowest moment came in the AFC Wildcard game against the Chiefs when he fumbled the ball in one of the most important times in the game. Richardson...
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Indianapolis Colts Waive RB Chris Rainey

The Indianapolis Colts are a talented offensive unit, but running back isn’t an area of strength for the team. Donald Brown signed with the Chargers this offseason and Vick Ballard went down with another significant surgery last week. That left Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Chris Rainey as the team’s trio of backs, until the team parted ways with Rainey this morning....
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Some key NFL players already out for the season

Training camp has started league wide and already we’re receiving the unfortunate news of some players being out for the season. As an NFL fan you know the bad news is coming, it’s the nature of the beast, you just hope it’s not a critical player for the team you root for. Even then, your heart goes out to a player that sees his dreams and goals crushed before the season even...
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Some key NFL players already out for the season

Training camp has started league wide and already we’re receiving the unfortunate news of some players being out for the season. As an NFL fan you know the bad news is coming, it’s the nature of the beast, you just hope it’s not a critical player for the team you root for. Even then, your heart goes out to a player that sees his dreams and goals crushed before the season even...
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Indianapolis Colts 2014: 5 Questions Heading Into Training Camp

The Indianapolis Colts have made some great strides over the past few seasons, but there are many questions that need to be answered and training camp should help answer some of them. What are those questions? 1st Question: Can Trent Richardson be a #1 Running Back?Trent Richardson’s first season with Indianapolis was a big disappointment and was replaced midseason by Donald Brown...
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Indianapolis Colts: 5 Biggest Questions Heading into Training Camp

The Indianapolis Colts dominated the AFC South Division in 2013, going 6-0 in divisional play en rout to a birth in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game. The Colts’ Super Bowl dreams came to screeching halt against the Patriots, but all in all, it was considered a successful 2013 season. Looking forward to 2014, the Colts have to be favorites in the AFC South once again. Andrew...
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Links of the Day 7/26/14

It’s Hall of Fame induction weekend. Once again, I was left off the ballot. The Colts are going to be pretty committed to Trent Richardson, it appears. Even his biggest supporters are turning on Ron Gardenhire.  Dmitri Young has lost a lot of weight.  SCOREBOARD MLB Chicago 9, Minnesota 5 – Don’t let the score fool you, the Twins were annihilated.
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What Does Vick Ballard's ACL Injury Do To Trent Richardson's Value?

Colts running back Vick Ballard tore his left Achilles during Friday's practice and will likely miss the rest of the season. SOURCE: Chris Mortensen, ESPNFantasy Spin:Ballard played one game in 2013 before tearing his right ACL during practice. With only injury-prone Ahmad Bradshaw and former sixth-rounder Dan Herron as backups, the Colts really need Trent Richardson to come through in 2014.
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Vick Ballard carted off field at training camp

11 months ago Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard tore his ACL, forcing him to miss most of the season. Wednesday he was cleared for full participation in training camp, but the good news for the former starter has taken a turn for the worse. Ballard appeared to hurt his ankle during a drill this afternoon at Anderson University, and was carted off the field. Mike Chappell...
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32 in 32: Indianapolis Colts

32 in 32 - The wait though the off-season of the National Football League can seem like ages to say the least. If the minicamps, OTAs and all other summer activities are not enough to whet your appetite, well, we know exactly how you feel. We can’t wait until August and we don’t think that you should have to either. We are going to be bringing you a preview of what to expect...
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Formations Fantasy Football Review: Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs last year with Andrew Luck at the helm. Things will probably not be any different this year. The Colts offense has weapons galore. If Trent Richardson can put it together, this could be a team that is playing in February. Which of these players will make an impact on […] The post Formations Fantasy Football Review: Indianapolis Colts appeared...
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2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Indianapolis Colts to Avoid

Yesterday, we looked at three Indianapolis Colts players you need to target in your fantasy drafts. Today, we look at the opposite end of the spectrum at three players you need to avoid in the draft.These three players have proven to be valuable to fantasy teams before, but do not let the past cloud your judgment for this fantasy season.Vick Ballard, Running BackPosition Rank: 76ADP...
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Trent Richardson to get first crack at starting job for Indianapolis, can he bounce back?

Its that time of year, training camps are on their way but aren’t quite open and in a slow news cycle for the NFL we’re subjected to glowing reports on just about every player in the league. Its best shape/best season of his life time right now, and Trent Richardson is among those catching the so-far-meaningless praise. A few of the highlights for T-Rich this offseason: He mentioned...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson heads into Indianapolis Colts training camp with the pressure to start

The Indianapolis Colts will head into the 2014 season with the hopes of having one of the premier offensive units in all of football. Andrew Luck will lead the group with a great cast of stars like Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Dwayne Allen, and Coby Fleener, but who will be the man lining up behind him? The Colts will have a three way race for the starting running back spot when camp...
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The Indianapolis Colts won’t ‘wait for’ Trent Richardson to run

According to ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells, Indianapolis won’t “wait for” running back Trent Richardson “to get going” in training camp or the preseason. Essentially, if the 22-year-old Richardson doesn’t produce from the immediate outset, Chuck Pagano and Pep Hamilton will only hand the pigskin to Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard. Richardson, who is roughly six months...
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Colts will give Trent Richardson first shot at starting RB job

The Colts didn't fork over a first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Richardson to struggle and eventually lose his starting position to Donald Brown. Richardson obviously was behind the rest of his teammates after being acquired just days before the Colts' Week 3 game against San Francisco, but he didn't show much progress as the season went on. He actually regressed...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Positional Preview: Running Backs

 As training camp approaches, Andrew Aziz breaks down each position group, outlining the players, the battles and gives each group a grade. The running back spot has many quality players all vying for the top spot, but who is the best man for the job and are there any unknown players that can make their way onto the roster? Current Depth Chart:Starter – Trent RichardsonBackup...
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Indianapolis Colts: Three most intriguing positional battles

The Indianapolis Colts are going into training camp in order to cut down a 90-man roster to 53. There will be a variety of position battles going on throughout camp, but three will be the must watch particularly on offense. Running backs The running back position is one that could be up for grabs. Running backs Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Vick Ballard are all in the running...
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Colts picture goes viral, warning NFL defenses

It is no secret that the Indianapolis Colts could posess the leagues most lethal offense in 2014. Andrew Luck has shown in two years in the league why he was taken first overall in the 2012 draft. Now he enters his third season in the NFL with the most weapons he has ever had. The offesne is loaded with players that could have major seasons. The backfield will be a three headed monster...
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The Battle at Running Back

 The Indianapolis Colts have 3 quality running backs on the roster, and the fight for the starting job is up for grabs. What do you do when you have 3 running backs, with at least one year of starting experience, on the same roster? You try and utilize all the talents. The Colts currently have 3 talented running backs in Trent Richardson, Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw.Trent...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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