2014 Outlook: Oy. Last season T-Rich cratered harder than The Lone Ranger at the box office. After finishing his rookie season as fantasy's No. 11 running back, Richardson wound up being traded to Indianapolis, where he averaged an atrocious 2.9 yards per carry and lost work to Donald Brown (yes, that Donald Brown). But his skills didn't just vanish. He's still big, he still has some wiggle and he still can catch. With Brown gone and only a combination of Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw in his way, Richardson has a chance to erase his miserable 2013 in a Pep Hamilton offense begging to emphasize the run game.
2014 Outlook: It's an understatement to say the microscope will be focused on Trent Richardson this season. In fact, if the Colts hadn't given up a first-round pick for him, the job might be completely up for grabs. But Richardson's only competition is Bradshaw and Vick Ballard, each of whom is coming off a serious injury. Bradshaw, who's returning from neck surgery, has a long history of foot and ankle problems. When healthy, he's a fine player and an every-down threat. But we fear the healthy ship has sailed for Bradshaw.
2014 Outlook: Ballard tore his right ACL in practice after Week 1 last year, beginning the sequence of events that landed Trent Richardson in Indy. T-Rich will get a lot of rope in 2014, and nobody knows for sure whether Ballard will return to form just 12 months after such a major injury. (And let's be honest, Ballard wasn't exactly a world-beater before getting hurt.) But it's fair to imagine that anyone behind Richardson on the depth chart should be on notice, in case the former No. 3 overall pick flops again.