Trent Richardson's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Donald Brown's Injury

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistDecember 15, 2013

Dec 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
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Just when we had all given up on Trent Richardson in fantasy football, he goes and becomes relevant again (albeit under less-than-ideal circumstances).

With Donald Brown leaving the game against the Houston Texans with an injury, Trent Richardson was given more touches than he's seen of late and responded with a touchdown reception in the second quarter. 

It was his first score since Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In total, he rushed 19 times for 64 yards and added four receptions for 38 yards and the touchdown.

Here's an update on Brown, via Kevin Bowen of

While Richardson can't be trusted if Brown is playing, fantasy owners will be presented with an interesting predicament if Brown miss any time. Richardson would once again be the lead back in Indianapolis in that case, but he's been so poor this year that trusting him in the fantasy playoffs is a huge risk. 

Richardson has lacked burst and agility this season and simply can't seem to get anything going in the running game. But opportunity goes a long way in fantasy football, so this is a situation worth monitoring very closely.  


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