Paul Richardson
Paul Richardson
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Washington Redskins
Questionable
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.
Listed as DNP
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
September 19, 2018
Richardson (shoulder, knee) is listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Richardson was spotted going through position drills, albeit without a helmet. There's also been some confusion regarding a possible new injury, with the practice report now confirming that he's picked up a knee ailment since last week. Richardson played through an AC joint sprain in his shoulder during Sunday's 21-9 loss to the Colts, catching four of six targets for 63 yards. Neither injury seems to be serious, but the combination could put his availability in question ahead of Sunday's home game against the Packers.
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Paul Richardson NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    129
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
338
21
2017
816
6
2018
129
0
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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Not dealing with new injury
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
September 19, 2018
Richardson had an MRI on his shoulder, not his knee, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Avoids structural damage to knee
WRWashington Redskins
Knee
September 19, 2018
An MRI on Richardson's knee came back clear, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Productive playing through injury
WRWashington Redskins
September 17, 2018
Richardson (shoulder) caught four of six targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 21-9 loss to Indianapolis.
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Playing Sunday
WRWashington Redskins
September 16, 2018
Richardson (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.
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Will be game-time call
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
September 16, 2018
Richardson (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Colts, will be a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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