Richard did not log a single carry in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers, but he caught his lone target for six yards. Richard was not involved in the Raiders' offensive game plan during their season finale as he logged just six snaps following a Week 16 performance in which he lost a pair of fumbles. The second-year running back earned zero carries in three of the team's last four games, relying on his role as a pass catcher and punt returner to produce any sort of fantasy value. He finishes the 2017 campaign with 56 rushes for 275 yards and one touchdown to go along with 27 receptions (on 36 targets) for 256 yards and a score. Richard outpaced fellow backup DeAndre Washington in total yardage throughout the season, but the latter was more consistently used as the No. 2 option behind starter Marshawn Lynch. Richard will be on the last year of his rookie contract in 2018 before becoming a restricted free agent, while the Raiders' offense could be in line for several changes due to the upcoming change at head coach.
Richard racked up 42 yards on four carries and caught both of his targets for 14 yards in Monday's 19-10 loss to the Eagles. He also lost a pair of fumbles. Richard had earned just eight total offensive touches in the Raiders' previous four contests combined, but the second-year running back was given additional chances behind starter Marshawn Lynch in Week 16 with fellow backup DeAndre Washington struggling as of late. Though he was efficient with his touches, Richard's lack of ball security may close his window to usurp Washington for top backup duties in the Raiders' season finale against the Chargers.
Richard caught two passes on as many targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys. Richard failed to earn a single carry out of the Raiders' backfield for a second consecutive week, while he's totaled just three carries throughout the past four games combined. The second-year running back has now logged more receiving yards (236) than rushing yards (233) through 14 games this season. It'll be tough for Richard to see a significant increase in volume against the Eagles in Week 16, as starter Marshawn Lynch and fellow backup DeAndre Washington both remain at full health.
Richard failed to earn a single touch on 15 offensive snaps played during Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Chiefs. Richard logged more snaps than fellow backup running back DeAndre Washington for the first time since Week 9, but such a feat didn't translate to production as the former failed to record neither a rushing attempt nor reception. Richard's lack of involvement in the Raiders offense doesn't bode well for his Week 15 outlook against the Cowboys, though he figures to continue serving as the team's punt returner.
Richard rushed for four yards on one carry and caught one pass for five yards on three targets during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Giants. Richard has now logged no more than 13 offensive snaps in four consecutive games, remaining behind both starter Marshawn Lynch and fellow backup DeAndre Washington in the pecking order at running back. Richard's season averages of 4.5 yards per carry and 9.8 yards per reception are fairly healthy, but he figures to continue seeing limited opportunities out of the backfield moving forward.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Los Angeles Rams||27||19.00|
|5||10/07||@Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.38|
|9||11/02||@San Francisco 49ers||19||17.75|
|10||11/11||Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.38|
|13||12/02||Kansas City Chiefs||20||17.76|
|17||12/30||@Kansas City Chiefs||20||17.76|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||70||383||1||28||225||2||74|