Ahmad Bradshaw out Sunday, with long-term fantasy implications

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Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw is out on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw will miss Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bradshaw is dealing with a neck injury and did not practice this week. Bradshaw was injured in the Colts' game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Bradshaw performed well in that game, with 95 yards against San Francisco's tough rush defense. It's unfortunate that he got injured at this point, what with the recent trade for Trent Richardson and the battle for carries presently underway.

Bradshaw was initially expected to split carries with starter Vick Ballard, but he is out for the season with an injury. So from there, Bradshaw was to take the lion's share of the reps with Donald Brown backing him up. Now, Richardson will get most of the carries since being acquired from the Browns, while Bradshaw will be on the sidelines.

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, if you have Bradshaw, you cannot start him this week as he is out with injury. Well, you could start him, but it would be a foolish move. Bradshaw will have to sit on the sidelines and watch Richardson possibly take the starting role for his own. There are long-term fantasy implications here, but Richardson is probably already snapped up in your fantasy league.

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