Paul Richardson
Paul Richardson
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Washington Redskins
Questionable
Injury Quadriceps
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Someone has to catch passes in Washington. Assuming Richardson can return from multiple fractures to his right clavicle - he had surgery in November with a recovery time of 6-8 months - he's probably the top candidate. The team's first-round pick from 2016, Josh Doctson, is still around, but the Redskins declined the fifth-year option on his contract and didn't address receiver depth in the draft until the third round (Terry McLaurin). Moreover, Richardson signed a five-year, $40 million contract in March 2018, so if he's healthy, we'd expect the Redskins to use him. At 6-0, 170, Richardson is slight but fast (4.40 40), and he was able to make some big plays given modest opportunities in Seattle. Last year with the Redskins, Richardson saw either five or six targets in six of seven weeks before shutting things down, i.e., he was on pace for roughly an 80-target workload. With Jamison Crowder gone, Richardson could see more work out of the slot this year, but it's unclear whether newly acquired Case Keenum or first-round rookie Dwayne Haskins will be throwing him the ball. In either case, it's likely to be a subpar passing game. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Redskins in March of 2018.
Suffers minor quad injury
WRWashington Redskins
Quadriceps
August 14, 2019
Richardson is dealing with a minor quadriceps injury, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.
ANALYSIS
Richardson returned from major shoulder surgery for the start of training camp and seems to have stayed healthy up to this point. With Richardson and Trey Quinn (thumb) both likely to miss Thursday's preseason game against Cincinnati, there's a nice opportunity for Terry McLaurin, Cam Sims, Kelvin Harmon and/or Darvin Kidsy to get some run with the first-team offense.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Paul Richardson's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
59.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.13
 
% Team Air Yards
10.2%
 
% Team Targets
7.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.6
 
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2018 Paul Richardson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Paul Richardson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
170 lbs
 
Shuttle Time
4.23 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.98 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Paul Richardson
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
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.
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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Returns from shoulder injury
WRWashington Redskins
July 26, 2019
Richardson (shoulder) participated in the first practice of training camp, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports.
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Ready for camp
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
June 28, 2019
Richardson (shoulder) is on track for training camp, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Ramps up activity Wednesday
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
June 5, 2019
Richardson (shoulder) participated in team drills during Wednesday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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Back practicing Tuesday
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
June 4, 2019
Richardson (shoulder) participated in mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
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Missing spring practices
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
May 21, 2019
Richardson (shoulder) isn't expected to practice until training camp, Kareem Copeland and Les Carpenter of The Washington Post report.
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