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Bradshaw gained 50 yards on seven carries and 29 yards on three receptions in Monday's 40-24 win over the Giants.

Trent Richardson (hamstring) returned to his complementary role, finishing with 33 yards on seven carries and nine yards on two receptions. Bradshaw got most of the playing time in the first half, as the Colts had just four running-back carries before halftime, despite carrying a lead nearly all night. The fourth-quarter clock-killing work largely went to Dan Herron, who has a been a non-factor outside of garbage time this season. The team's pass-heavy approach has limited the carries given to both members of the running back tandem, but it has also helped to establish Bradshaw as the clearly preferred fantasy choice. While the stat line may not have been what he was looking for against his old team, Bradshaw was both explosive with the ball in his hands and impressive in pass protection. The Colts have a Week 10 bye, followed by a Week 11 matchup with a Patriots team that has been oddly inconsistent defending the run this season.

Ahmad Bradshaw RB IND 5 Months

Bradshaw had six carries for 35 yards and a touchdown, while also catching seven passes (on seven targets) for 52 yards in Sunday's wild 51-34 loss at Pittsburgh.

Bradshaw saw such few carries because the Colts fell behind early, trailing 35-10 midway through the second quarter. Fellow RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) was active, but did not touch the ball, so it could have been a bigger game on the ground for Bradshaw, although PPR owners can't complain about seven catches. We'll guess that Richardson will be questionable next week, as Indianapolis will play Bradshaw's former team, the Giants.

Ahmad Bradshaw RB IND 5 Months

Bradshaw will draw the start at running back for the Colts on Sunday against the Steelers, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Though teammate Trent Richardson is listed as active, it remains to be see how much work he might might see Sunday after not practicing all week. Meanwhile, Dan Herron is on hand to work in a complementary role in the team's Week 8 backfield. Bradshaw has earned fantasy relevance by racking up six receiving TDs and one rushing score in seven games to date, with added touches on Sunday plausible, given that Richardson is banged up.

Ahmad Bradshaw RB IND 5 Months

Bradshaw had 10 carries for 52 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches on three targets for 36 yards and another score in Sunday's 27-0 win over the Bengals.

Bradshaw's rushing touchdown was his first this season, but his receiving score was his sixth, as he now leads all NFL running backs in receiving touchdowns. Starter Trent Richardson suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter and did not return, though the Colts were up 24-0 at the time with no reason to force him back in. If Richardson is unable to play in Week 8 against the Steelers, Bradshaw will get an even bigger workload against a defense allowing over 111 rushing yards per game this season (16th-best in the NFL).

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Bradshaw had 11 carries for 34 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 33-28 win over the Texans.

Bradshaw shockingly has five receiving touchdowns through six games, as he's proven quite adept at getting open near the front pylon in the flats. While he's a fairly talented receiver and could add a few more this year, he only had three touchdowns among his 139 career receptions coming into the season. Bradshaw is still getting a bit less of the early-down work than Trent Richardson, but the 28-year-old is the top option on passing downs for a team that throws the ball quite effectively.

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Bradshaw finished Sunday's game versus the Ravens with 15 carries for 68 yards and four receptions for 17 yards.

Bradshaw's 15 carries Sunday marked a season-high, as did his 19 total touches. In comparison, teammate Trent Richardson was handed nine carries and caught four passes. The veteran Bradshaw led the Colts in rushing and his 4.5 yards per carry was boosted by a long-run of 20 yards. However, Sunday's performance ended Bradshaw's streak of three straight games with a receiving touchdown. Additionally, he still doesn't have a rushing score on the season. Nonetheless, Bradshaw should be encouraged by his expanded involvement Sunday and will now focus on preparing for Thursday's Week 6 game against the Texans.

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Bradshaw (rest) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Bradshaw will continue to work in tandem with fellow running back Trent Richardson on Sunday. While Richardson has recorded more carries (61) than Bradshaw (34) through four games, Bradshaw has helped fantasy owners out thanks to his role in the team's passing game, which has led to 14 catches for 134 yards and four TDs to date.

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Bradshaw (rest) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, the Colts' official site reports.

Bradshaw's Week 5 status looks secure and he'll continue to work in tandem with fellow running back Trent Richardson on Sunday. Though Richardson has logged more carries (61) than Bradshaw (34) to date, Bradshaw's efforts in the Colts' passing game have benefited fantasy owners to the tune of 14 catches for 134 yards and four TDs in four games.

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Bradshaw (rest) practiced fully Thursday, the Colts' official site reports.

Bradshaw could well be removed from the Colts' Week 5 injury report Friday, but in any case, he's on track to continue to rotate with fellow RB Trent Richardson this weekend. While Richardson is seeing more carries (61) than Bradshaw (34) thus far, Bradshaw has been a key factor in the Colts' passing game through four contests, catching 14 passes for 134 yards and four TDs.

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Bradshaw (rest) sat out Wednesday's practice, the Colts' official site reports.

Though Bradshaw tweaked his ankle this past Sunday, it's evidently not an injury concern for him at this time, based on the Colts' current practice participation/injury report. Look for Bradshaw to either be listed as probable or be altogether removed from the Colts' injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Ravens