Richard rushed for 24 yards on two carries and caught both his targets for three yards in Sunday's 35-32 overtime win over the Chargers. Richard picked up a key first down with a 23-yard run on third and long late in the second quarter, which ultimately set up a Josh Jacobs touchdown with less than a minute remaining before halftime as the Raiders took a three-point lead into the locker room. Richard's 2021 regular season concludes with just nine carries for 40 yards in 10 games, though he also caught 12 passes on 14 targets for 72 yards. Following the playoffs, he'll become an unrestricted free agent this offseason while Jacobs and Kenyan Drake (ankle) are projected to return to the Raiders' backfield in 2022.
Richard rushed for four yards on one carry and caught his only target for 19 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Colts. Richard has totaled just four touches over the Raiders' past three contests, but he logged more than 10 offensive snaps Sunday for the first time since the team's Week 8 bye. Nonetheless, starter Josh Jacobs continues to assume the workhorse role out of the backfield as he racked up 63 rushing yards and a score on 16 carries to go along with four receptions in Indianapolis. Expect Richard's role to remain limited against the Chargers in Week 18 with Jacobs at full strength.
Richard took one carry for four yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 17-13 win over the Broncos. Richard was outplayed by fellow backup Peyton Barber on Sunday, as Barber found the end zone on a five-yard rushing score early in the second half. Josh Jacobs figures to continue seeing a majority of the touches out of the Raiders' backfield against the Colts in Week 17, however.
Richard played 11 snaps on offense but didn't record any statistics in Monday's 16-14 win over the Browns. Making his return from a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Richard was a non-factor in the Raiders' game plan. Despite not recording a single carry or target, Richard got nearly as much work as fellow backup running back Peyton Barber (13 snaps). At the moment, Richard is far off the fantasy radar, but he would likely see an increase in usage if Josh Jacobs missed time at any point over the Raiders' final three games.
Richard was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. The 28-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 7 and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list the next day, ultimately missing two contests. In six games this season, Richard has logged only 51 offensive snaps, rushing five times for eight yards while making eight catches for 45 yards on 10 targets.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@Los Angeles Chargers||28||20.65|
|5||10/10||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||15.10|
|8||10/30||@New Orleans Saints||2||13.18|
|13||12/04||Los Angeles Chargers||28||20.65|
|14||12/08||@Los Angeles Rams||9||14.95|
|15||12/18||New England Patriots||20||17.22|
|17||01/01||San Francisco 49ers||7||14.60|
|18||01/08||Kansas City Chiefs||10||15.10|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||23||103||0||22||178||0||27|