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Richardson (illness) did not record a carry or catch in Sunday's playoff win over the Bengals.

Richardson had been listed as questionable for the contest after missing Friday's practice with an illness, but it was still surprising to see him suit up Sunday and not record a single touch. With Richardson a non-factor, Dan Herron (12 carries for 56 yards and 10 catches for 85 yards) started his third straight game, while Zurlon Tipton (11 carries for 40 yards) was next in line for work in the Indy backfield Sunday, especially after Herron coughed up the football a couple of times.

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Richardson (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Bengals.

Richardson is out there if you need him Sunday, but working in a backfield time-share that figures to tilt in Dan Herron's favor, he's a hit-or-miss lineup option Sunday.

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Richardson is questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Bengals after missing Friday's practice with an illness, ESPN reports.

Richardson at least has two days to feel better, but he may see fewer carries due to the ailment even if he is able to play.

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Richardson had two carries for one yard and two receptions for eight yards in Sunday's 42-7 loss to the Cowboys.

Ouch. Richardson owners know by now not to expect miracles from the plodding back, but it is still tough to stomach a stat line like this. Because the Cowboys jumped out to a big early lead, the Colts wound up with just 10 rushing attempts all afternoon. Dan Herron claimed seven of those carries, so even if the rushing attack gets back on track next week against Tennessee, Richardson may still be limited to a handful of touches.

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Richardson had nine carries for 32 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for nine receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Texans.

Richardson was outplayed once again by Dan Herron, who finished with 11 carries for 60 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 12 receiving yards. It was a decent disparity, but it's clear that the Colts are content using both of their backs almost equally, which limits their respective fantasy upsides. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Cowboys, who have allowed the fourth-most rushing touchdowns this season.

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Richardson had seven carries for 30 yards and was not targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 25-24 comeback win at Cleveland.

Richardson had only one fewer carry than Dan Herron, although Herron was involved heavily as a pass catcher, grabbing 4-of-7 targets for 45 yards. Furthermore, Herron was the one on the field in the final minute, with the game on the line, picking up a huge 4th down conversion inside the Browns' 10-yard line. Richardson appears to be trending in the wrong direction, but if you need him next week, he'll face Houston at home.

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Richardson got the start Sunday against Washington, but he managed only 12 yards on eight carries.

Backup Dan Herron also rushed eight times, but he turned them into 88 yards and a touchdown, with his 49-yard score the longest run-play by the Colts this season. Herron did lose a fumble, so Richardson's ability to hold onto the ball could keep him in the mix for carries, but the former clearly looks like the upside play. Up next is a Week 14 matchup against a Browns defense allowing the fourth-most rushing yards per game this season.

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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.