31-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joseph Addai in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Joseph Addai Contract Information:
Released by the Patriots in July of 2012.
There are reports that Addai, who was released by the Patriots on Wednesday, struggled during his conditioning test with the team, NFL.com reports.
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Joseph Addai: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Patriots added Addai back in May, but he apparently wasn't impressive in spring camps, so the team has decided to carry on with a backfield of Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead and undrafted rookie Brandon Bolden. It's still quite possible that the Patriots add a veteran back (Ryan Grant comes to mind) in the coming weeks, however.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Patriots were looking to add a veteran to work with second-year backs Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, in the wake of the departure of BenJarvus Green-Ellis via free agency. Addai, who averaged 3.7 yards per carry last season with the Colts, can help the Patriots' offense with his ability as a receiver out of the backfield, but his addition to the mix (Danny Woodhead is still around, as well) suggests a fantasy-draining committee approach, when all or most of the team's backs are healthy.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Addai failed to top 500 yards each of the past two seasons, so he quite simply isn't all that useful anymore. The Colts have a first and fourth-round pick invested in Donald Brown and Delone Carter, respectively, but neither has been convincing and so the Colts could look to add another significant runner before the start of the year. Dallas Clark was also cut Friday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Donald Brown got the start ahead of Addai. It doesn't sound like Addai is fully healthy and the Colts may want to give Brown and Delone Carter playing time to evaluate them for 2012. Either way, Addai looks like an unreliable option the rest of the season.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Joseph Addai.
After eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing in each of his first two years in the league, Addai has failed to do so in his last four, and in fact, hasnít even totaled 1,000 rushing yards over his past two seasons combined. He also finished with a career-low one touchdown in 2011, getting just 3.7 YPC while once again battling health problems. Addai signed with the Patriots during the offseason, where heíll compete for touches with Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Danny Woodhead. Addai is a good blocker, but he lacks upside at this stage of his career.
A shoulder injury derailed Addaiís season last year, limiting him to just eight games and making him a part of a committee in others. He finished with career-lows in rushing yards (495), receiving yards (124) and touchdowns (four), though his 4.3 YPC mark was actually the second best heís ever recorded. After a brief time in free agency, Addai expectedly re-signed with the Colts. He doesnít possess much speed, but his style fits well within Indyís system, and heís terrific in pass protection, which is most important when it comes to the Colts offense. Donald Brown appears to be a bust, but Indianapolis drafted Delone Carter in the fourth round, and at minimum, heíll take over short-yardage work, which limits Addaiís scoring potential. Coming off a poor 2010 and as a boring veteran, Addai could provide nice value, but there are backup running backs with more upside.
Addai ran for just 828 yards last season, but he had plenty of value anyway, thanks to his activity in the passing game (51 receptions, 336 yards) and 13 touchdowns ó apparently, it doesnít even take 225 carries to be a major producer when youíre the Coltsí feature back. Addaiís YPC (3.8) remained pedestrian as usual, and heís topped 80 yards rushing just once over his past 38 games, though it certainly was encouraging that he was able to stay relatively healthy throughout 2009. Addai is terrific in pass protection, but he lacks explosion, as he had just two carries for 20-plus yards and none that went for more than 40 yards last year. He also remains the teamís preferred option in short-yardage situations, as Addai got 15 goal-line attempts compared to six for backup Donald Brown. Brown offers more big-play ability, but he struggled through injuries and in pass protection as a rookie, and itís not like his 3.6 YPC mark impressed, either. Since protecting Peyton Manning is priority No. 1 with the Colts, Addaiís job as RB1 seems secure. Heíll need to continue to build on his newfound durability, but even in a timeshare, Addai should remain plenty productive playing in such a terrific environment in Indianapolis.
A top-five pick in most fantasy leagues, Addai rushed for just 544 yards on 3.5 YPC last year. Heís only one year removed from a 15-touchdown campaign, but Addai is constantly banged up, and the Colts were clearly fed up as they selected Donald Brown with their first-round draft pick. Addai lacks speed and is often too tentative at the line of scrimmage. His 20 goal-line carries in 2007 were the second most in the NFL, but his career conversion rate (32 percent) is below average. Addai is still the favorite to start for the Colts, but Brownís presence has lowered his fantasy stock. Addai could still be valuable if he maintains the goal-line work while playing for Indyís potent offense, but heís an injury risk who could easily be outplayed by the rookie.
Addai was workmanlike in 2007, totaling 1,436 yards with 15 scores. The 4.1 YPC was pedestrian, but Addai is an excellent receiver and excels in pass protection, ensuring he stays on the field in most situations. He missed just one game last season but was nicked up in more than a few others, and his ability to carry a full workload remains in question, as the 261 carries were a career-high. Last yearís overall numbers look better when you consider he saw little action over the seasonís final two weeks as he was rested in preparation for the playoffs. Despite being limited in multiple games and that his 261 rushing attempts werenít even in the top-10 in the league, Addai's 20 goal-line carries were the second most in the NFL, which reveals how rewarding it can be playing in Indyís powerful offense. The Colts offense should remain prolific, so Addai finds himself in one of the best situations of any running back in the league. Only Dominic Rhodes and rookie Mike Hart, who fell all the way to the sixth round of the draft. In a league filled with committees, itís rare to find such a clear path to the majority of touches combined with an ideal situation, so even if Addai's skills arenít spectacular, his numbers should be. With Marvin Harrison's future in serious doubt, and an improving defense, donít be surprised if the Colts run the ball more than ever in 2008.
With Dominic Rhodes around last year, Addaiís first career start didnít come until the playoffs, which made Addai the only back in NFL history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards without starting a regular season game. Still, itís not like Addai was used sparingly, as he turned 226 carries into 1,081 rushing yards with a solid 4.8 YPC clip. Addai fits the Colts scheme perfectly, as heís a terrific blocker and adept at catching passes out of the backfield. Addai entered the limelight during the postseason, punctuated by his 10 receptions in the Super Bowl, a running back record and one short of the overall record. Rhodes, who posted a paltry 3.4 YPC, was given far too many carries last season, but at least Addaiís legs were kept fresh, as he was eased into the starting running back role for the eventual Super Bowl champs. With Rhodes jettisoned to Oakland, Addai enters 2007 as Indyís feature back. The team stated plans of maintaining a running back rotation, but Addai should receive the bulk of the work, despite his somewhat diminutive (5-11, 215) frame. Itís a great situation to be in, as the Colts have arguably the gameís premier offense, evidenced by the numerous red-zone opportunities produced last year. Despite being in a timeshare throughout the season, Addai had 66 carries inside opponentsí 20-yard line. Only LaDainian Tomlinson and Larry Johnson had more. The 18 goal-line carries were sixth in the league, and factoring in Rhodesí 13 attempts, you are looking at a whole lot of chances for touchdowns. To reach that huge TD potential, however, Addai needs to improve on last yearís weak 22 percent conversion rate from in close. Regardless, Addaiís skill set and situation in Indy (you can be sure heís never going to see an eight-man front) give him the kind of upside that could vault him atop everyoneís draft board next year.
Selected at the end of the first round in this yearís draft, Addai will get an opportunity to compete for the job of replacing Edgerrin James in the Colts high-octane offense. More than likely heíll have to take a back seat to Dominic Rhodes, at least initially. But Addai has good speed and the pass-catching skills necessary to take full advantage of the Indianapolis system, and Rhodesí injury history makes him no sure thing. If Addai meshes well with Peyton and company, he could be a first round pick once again, this time, in your 2007 fantasy draft.