Paul Richardson
Paul Richardson
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Washington Redskins
Doubtful
Injury Shoulder
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A 2014 second-round pick, Richardson had a nice season in 2017, but it was still surprising the Redskins shelled out $40 million for him, including $17.5 million that is virtually guaranteed. At 6-0, 183, Richardson is slightly built but fast (4.40 40), and he's also quick and capable of making big plays - three catches of 40-plus last year. But Richardson benefitted from Russell Wilson's ability to extend plays with his legs, and Redskins QB Alex Smith, though mobile, isn't the same caliber of player. In addition, the Redskins use Jamison Crowder, another small, quick receiver, from the slot and Josh Doctson, a bigger, more athletic deep threat, outside, so it's unclear how Richardson fits into their plans. And that's before accounting for injury-prone tight end Jordan Reed and tailback Chris Thompson, both of whom will have significant roles in the passing game if they actually stay healthy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Redskins in March of 2018.
Doubtful to play this week
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
October 19, 2018
Richardson (shoulder/knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post relays that after Richardson was re-evaluated Thursday, it was determined that he aggravated his existing knee injury but avoided structural damage. Even so, the speedy wideout didn't practice at all this week and presumably will miss Sunday's game at Dallas. With Jamison Crowder (ankle) officially ruled out, the Redskins may need some contribution from Brian Quick, Michael Floyd and/or Jehu Chesson. Meanwhile, Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris are essentially locks to handle heavy snap counts.
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Paul Richardson NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    268
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    1
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
338
21
2017
816
6
2018
268
1
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   170 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.40 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.23 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   6.98 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.88 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   124 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Washington Redskins Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
Richardson has a chance to compete for more reps in 2017 after registering 21 receptions and 288 yards and one touchdown in 15 games. He really started to hit his stride at the end of the season and churned out his best performances during the playoffs, recording seven receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown during the Seahawks' two-game postseason run. With Tyler Lockett recovering from a fractured fibula and Jermaine Kearse coming off a down year, Richardson's stock is quickly rising this offseason. All that considered, the 25-year-old could be a darkhorse fantasy producer in 2017.
Plagued by injuries throughout the 2015 season, Richardson appeared in just one game when he caught one ball for 40 yards on six total snaps. He ended the year on IR with a hamstring issue but figures to be ready as a full participant for training camp heading into his third season in the league. Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, and Tyler Lockett will lead the way for the Seahawks' receiving corps, but Richardson is an early favorite for the No. 4 spot if he's healthy heading into the season.
Richardson largely disappointed as a rookie, though he came on late in the year, getting half of his 44 targets in the last four games. At 6-foot, 183 pounds, he was too easily jammed at the line, preventing him from capitalizing on his tremendous speed. Thanks to a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs, his speed likely won't be the same this season. Richardson won't be ready for the start of the season, likely beginning the year on the PUP list.
Richardson has great speed and could become a dangerous deep threat, but he'll need to prove that his lack of size and the durability issues he had in college won't be liabilities in the NFL. With Sidney Rice's abrupt retirement, Richardson should land the No. 4 receiver job.
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Has knee checked out Thursday
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
October 18, 2018
Richardson (shoulder/knee), who didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday, had his knee evaluated by a doctor Thursday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses another practice
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
October 18, 2018
Richardson (shoulder/knee) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Held out of practice
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
October 17, 2018
Richardson (knee/shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
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Fights through injury in Week 6 win
WRWashington Redskins
October 14, 2018
Richardson (knee) hauled in three of his five targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' 23-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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Active Week 6
WRWashington Redskins
October 14, 2018
Richardson (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Panthers.
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