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Bradshaw left Sunday's game against the Titans with an ankle injury, and while he was able to return, he was wearing a walking boot after the game as a precaution, ESPN reports.
Bradshaw was solid yet again Sunday, rushing nine times for 32 yards and catching two passes on two targets for 20 receiving yards and a touchdown. Never known as a great pass-catcher, Bradshaw has now scored four receiving touchdowns in his last three games. With Trent Richardson continuing to get a bigger share of the carries, Bradshaw has maintained his fantasy value through a passing game led by Andrew Luck, who leads the league in passing yards and passing touchdowns this season.
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Bradshaw had nine carries for 65 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 18 receiving yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Jaguars.
Trent Richardson finished with five more carries than Bradshaw, though he turned them into eight fewer yards. The Colts seem comfortable playing both backs roughly equally, which is a tough situation from a fantasy perspective. Bradshaw has been particularly good in the passing game, as he now has three receiving touchdowns in the last two games. While Richardson will continue to limit Bradshaw's fantasy upside, the latter appears to be the higher-upside play heading into Week 4 against the Titans, who are much better against the pass than the run this season.
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Bradshaw had five receptions for 26 yards and two touchdowns, adding 13 carries for 70 yards, in Monday's 30-27 loss to the Eagles.
The encouraging performance comes on the heels of Colts coach Chuck Pagano admitting that Bradshaw and Trent Richardson will split snaps based on game flow. Bradshaw proceeded to outplay his counterpart for a second straight week, though Richardson played above the incredibly low bar that he's set. Bradshaw still looks like the far better player, and while it's fair to consider him injury prone, he looks both healthy and explosive through two games. According to Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Bradshaw took 46 snaps in Monday's game, compared to 31 for Richardson. Though the game situation was quite different from last week's, the snap split was almost exactly the same. Bradshaw is the more valuable fantasy commodity, even though Richardson had 21 carries Monday.
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Bradshaw (rest) practiced fully for the second straight day Saturday, the Colts' official site reports.
Bradshaw is thus on track to suit up for Monday night's game against the Eagles, with a Week 2 time-share between him and Trent Richardson likely to materialize in that contest.
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Bradshaw (rest) practiced fully Friday, the Colts' official site reports.
Bradshaw's status for Monday night's game against the Eagles is thus in no real danger, with a Week 2 time-share between Bradshaw and Trent Richardson likely on tap in the contest.
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Trent Richardson and Bradshaw will split running back duties based on game flow, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. "From game to game, it'll be different depending on the score and how we're using different personnel groups," he told the Indianapolis Star. Bradshaw was limited in practice Thursday due to general soreness.
Bradshaw got more playing time in Week 1 with 44 snaps on offense to Richardson's 29 snaps. The Colts fell behind early and Bradshaw has a larger role in the passing game, so the split of work could change if the Colts run the ball more. Still, the Colts said Richardson would be the primary back during the offseason with Bradshaw having a secondary role, but the workload split and Pagano's comments indicate Bradshaw will have a much larger role. However, Bradshaw's upside may be limited as the Colts will likely try to limit his workload given his injury history, including returning from offseason neck surgery. He was limited in practice Thursday, but he should be able to play Monday.
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Bradshaw (rest) was limited at Thursday's practice, the Colts' official site reports.
We'll revisit Bradshaw's status Friday, but at this stage, there doesn't appear to be any sort of injury in play here that might affect his status for Monday's game against the Eagles.
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Bradshaw (unspecified reason) was sporting a non-contact jersey Thursday, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports.
We'll have to see how the Colts list him on their Thursday practice participation/injury report, but it looks like Bradshaw's status is now worth monitoring in advance of Monday's game against the Eagles.
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Bradshaw had 15 yards on three carries and 70 yards on five receptions (six targets) in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Colts.
With the Colts falling behind 24-0 in the first half, the game situation was favorable for Bradshaw, who has long been an excellent receiving back. Trent Richardson was also active in the passing game, finishing his night with three receptions for 31 yards on four targets, in addition to his six carries for 20 yards. Bradshaw looked like the better of the two players, even though Richardson ran hard. Bradshaw's quicker, far more decisive, and generally seems to have a better idea of what he should do on the field. The Colts seemingly want Richardson to prove that he should be the lead back, but we could see more and more of Bradshaw, if the veteran continues to outplay the youngster. Of course, Bradshaw's durability issues will likely be a factor in any discussion. For now, you can still expect Richardson to handle most of the snaps, with Bradshaw frequently coming in for passing downs, and sometimes spelling Richardson in other situations.
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Making his 2014 preseason debut, Bradshaw (neck) had three carries for two yards and one reception for 11 yards in Saturday's exhibition contest against the Saints.
Trent Richardson handled most of the first-team work, but Bradshaw was also mixed in. Neither player had much success on the ground, which could be a theme this season for a team with major questions on the offensive line. While he can't be counted on to stay healthy, Bradshaw is the clear No. 2 running back behind a starter with plenty to prove.