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Richardson (illness) had a team-high 13 carries for 42 rushing yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Jaguars.

Richardson was widely expected to be the starting running back after Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, but it was Dan Herron who got the start Sunday. Herron rushed 12 times for 65 yards, while adding five catches for 31 receiving yards, though it was Richardson who got the goal-line looks, which resulted in his one-yard touchdown. It is unclear if Richardson's illness from earlier in the week had anything to do with Herron starting, but it certainly looks like the Colts will be using a timeshare between the two, which will only limited their respective fantasy upsides.

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Richardson's teammate, Dan Herron, was announced with the Colts' starting lineup Sunday against the Jaguars, Kevin Bowen of colts.com reports.

As the report notes, Richardson was under the weather earlier this week, but we'd still expect that the duo figure to share the Colts' backfield Sunday in Ahmad Bradshaw's absence.

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Richardson (illness) is active and starting Sunday against the Jaguars.

Richardson gets the starting nod with Ahmad Bradshaw placed on IR this week after he suffered a broken fibula in last Monday's game against the Patriots. Boom Herron will be his backup, with Zurlon Tipton, who was promoted to the practice squad, also a possible option for touches.

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Richardson (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Colts' official site reports.

With Ahmad Bradshaw on IR, opportunity knocks for Richardson to see plenty of work Sunday, with Boom Herron on hand to serve in a complementary role, and Zurlon Tipton a candidate to be promoted from the Colts' practice squad before Sunday's game.

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Richardson (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star reports.

With Ahmad Bradshaw on season-ending IR, Richardson is on track to head the Colts' rushing attack Sunday against the Jaguars, with Dan Herron (and perhaps Zurlon Tipton if he is promoted from the practice squad) on hand to work in a complementary role.

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Richardson (illness) missed Wednesday's practice, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

We'd expect Richardson to be fine by the time Sunday's game against the Jaguars rolls around, and with Ahmad Bradshaw now on IR, Richardson has a clearcut opportunity head the Colts' backfield in the coming weeks, with Dan Herron next up for the team's carries.

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With Ahmad Bradshaw out with a fractured fibula, Richardson is in line to see added work in the coming weeks, NFL.com reports.

Richardson is averaging a lackluster 3.4 yards per carry to date, but in the absence of Bradshaw, the Colts figure to rely on Richardson more moving forward, with Dan Herron a candidate to see added snaps as well. Next up for the Colts and Richardson is a favorable Week 12 matchup against the Jaguars (giving up an average of 126.2 rushing yards per game) that could provide Richardson with a solid bounce-back opportunity, following his seven-carry, zero-yard effort this past Sunday against the Patriots.

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Richardson's teammate Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) was using crutches and a protective boot after Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Bradshaw left at the beginning of the fourth quarter to have X-rays, and he was ruled out for the night shortly thereafter. The early signs indicate that Bradshaw is in danger of missing some time, which would likely lead to an expansion of Richardson's role, despite the former first-round draft pick's lack of success running the ball. After gaining zero yards on seven carries in Sunday's loss, Richardson has just 391 yards on 115 carries (3.4 YPC) this season. Noah Herron will likely also get some touches if Bradshaw misses time, with Richardson in line to benefit from more carries and more receptions.

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Richardson (hamstring) gained 33 yards on seven carries and nine yards on two receptions in Monday's 40-24 win over the Giants.

One week after he was merely active to serve as the emergency back, Richardson showed no signs of a lingering injury. He also only played a bit role in the offense, as the Colts' pass-heavy approach favored Ahmad Bradshaw's snap count even more so than usual. Despite jumping out to a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter, the Colts had just four running-back carries in the first half. Later on, the team turned to Dan Herron in garbage time, rather than risking Richardson's health. Richardson's minor injury doesn't seem to have changed much, as Bradshaw still looks like the better player, and is still working in the more favorable role. The Colts are off in Week 10, before facing the Patriots at home in Week 11.

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Coach Chuck Pagano indicated that Richardson (hamstring) will be ready to go this week as the Colts' prepare for next Monday's game against the Giants, the team's official site reports.

Per Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, while Richardson suited up for this past Sunday's game against the Steelers, he was viewed by the Colts' as an emergency option only after not practicing last week. In the absence of any setbacks, however, Pagano is hopeful that Richardson will see action in the team's backfield next Monday.