10. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts
I’m just getting this one out of the way first. Richardson was a borderline first-round pick heading into 2013, and some owners made the (correct) call to dump him by Week 9, where he had five rushing attempts for two yards in a loss to St. Louis. Richardson struggled to even get to the 3.0 yards per carry plateau.
With Vick Ballard done for the year with an Achilles’ tendon tear, Ahmad Bradshaw is Richardson’s only real competition for carries, so he might look like an enticing option. But Andrew Luck has also poached nine rushing touchdowns in his two years in the league. Richardson was nothing but a headache in 2013, and there’s not much to suggest that won’t carry over to the new season.
In 14 games with the Colts last season he only rushed for 458 yards on 157 carries (2.9 ypc) and three touchdowns.