2015 Fantasy Football: Ahmad Bradshaw Signs with Indianapolis Colts

Ahmad Bradshaw signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 14, adding to the dismay of Frank Gore owners everywhere.

Even though he only played in 10 games with the Colts in 2014, Bradshaw racked up an impressive amount of total yardage. The 29-year old back recorded 725 total yards and eight total touchdowns before suffering a fractured fibula that ended his season.

Outside of a big performance in Week 3 and Week 5, Gore has mostly disappointed his owners. For PPR players, Gore only has one game on the season where he hauled in more than two receptions. Bradshaw operating as a dual-threat back is where owners of Gore should be worried.

Ahmad Bradshaw 2014 Stats

While he hasn’t exactly been known a premier pass-catching back, Bradshaw saw a ton of work as a receiver with the Colts in 2014.

Player Season Receptions Receiving Yards Y/G Touchdown Receptions
Ahmad Braddshaw 2014 38 300 30 6

This move largely appears to be off the radar of the general Fantasy Football community. Bradshaw does not appear on ESPN’s list of 25 most added players this week, which is a little surprising to me.

Fantasy players are quick to forget some of Gore’s less impressive performances after he rushed for 98 yards and scored a touchdown in Week 5, but there is cause for concern moving forward.

Gore owners have two main causes for concern:
1. He’s a 32-year old back
2. He’s only toped 20 or more carries once this season

You can also throw in that this whole offense doesn’t seem to be on the same page, but you can stick with those two main reasons listed above.

I picked up Chris Johnson on waivers at the start of the season in several leagues just incase things didn’t work out for Andre Ellington or David Johnson. That move is paying off now.

If you’re a Gore owner or want to add a little more depth to your roster, I suggest you take advantage of everyone else in your Fantasy league ignoring Bradshaw. He may only receive a few touches in Week 6, but you don’t want a bidding war if he has the hot hand and outperforms Gore.

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