According to the NFL Network’s Mike Silver, the Indianapolis Colts will bench running back Trent Richardson this afternoon in favor of Donald Brown. Richardson was suddenly and surprisingly acquired in a trade from the Cleveland Browns earlier this season. His much anticipated arrival has landed with a thud for the Colts this season. Despite endorsing the trade less than three weeks ago, Indianapolis has decided to bench the former first-round pick.
Richardson has rushed for less than 400 yards and has found the endzone just twice.
This move comes as little surprise for fantasy owners. Based on his performance in recent weeks, many fantasy owners already benched him weeks ago. Donald Brown should be considered a solid RB2 this afternoon. The Colts faced the Tennessee Titans just two weeks ago and Brown rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns.