College: Colorado | 6 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 180 lbs
Birth Date: 4/13/1992
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 48.3
Avg Pts: 8.05
Rank: 61 WR
|Week 1||7.60||Paul Richardson 36 receiving yds (3.60 pts)|
Paul Richardson 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 2||10.60||Paul Richardson 16 receiving yds (1.60 pts)|
Paul Richardson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Paul Richardson 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Paul Richardson Jr. 9 yd TD pass from Case Keenum
|Week 3||22.30||Paul Richardson 83 receiving yds (8.30 pts)|
Paul Richardson 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
Paul Richardson 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Paul Richardson Jr. 2 yd TD pass from Case Keenum
|Week 4||4.40||Paul Richardson 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)|
Paul Richardson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 5||3.40||Paul Richardson 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)|
Paul Richardson 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 7||6.90||3-28yds / 0.2TDs projected|
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 3, has caught three or fewer passes in four of six games, and has broken 40 receiving yards just once. His next opponent is a 49ers Defense that is certain to highlight all of those shortcomings for another week, as they have allowed opposing wideouts to catch an average of nine passes a game. Terry McLaurin figures to see over half of that average on his own, leaving little else for Richardson or any other Washington pass-catcher.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson was targeted four times on Sunday, hauling in zero of them. This would qualify as a huge disappointment in a favorable matchup if Richardson had done anything of consequence in recent weeks, but he had only caught five passes for 28 yards in his last two games combined. He has just one truly serviceable fantasy outing to his name in 2019, and it came in Week 3. Richardson simply can't be trusted as a fantasy asset, and is worth dropping in all formats if you take a look at his upcoming schedule: 49ers, Vikings, Bills.
Washington Redskins WR Paul Richardson had no receptions on four targets and one run for no gain in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins.
Fantasy Spin: Wideouts not named Terry McLaurin were essentially a non-factor in this one. Richardson will look to bounce back in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, but he isn't someone to rely upon in most fantasy leagues.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson has had one solid fantasy outing: an eight-catch, 83-yard game capped off with a touchdown in Week 3. He has failed to eclipse 20 receiving yards in three of his other four games, and one of those came in a week when Terry McLaurin was inactive. Case Keenum did tend to look his way relatively often to start the year; Richardson saw at least seven targets in two of three games started and finished by Keenum. Still, the overall usage and production suggests slotting Richardson into fantasy lineups would be a lot like running with scissors. Even a favorable matchup with the Dolphins isn't enough to consider him a safe play.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson caught both of his targets for 14 total yards on Sunday. To say that Richardson was a non-factor in the loss is an understatement, but one that must be applied to all of his teammates as well. He has yet to produce any truly fantasy-friendly stat lines through five games, and it's only going to get worse with the team around him. His next opponent is the Dolphins, which theoretically gives the Redskins offense a chance to finally put up numbers. Either way, Richardson can be left out of the fantasy equation for the time being.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson is not a reliable fantasy option this week whether Terry McLaurin plays or not. Last week, in an extremely favorable matchup against a porous Giants pass defense, the Redskins looked his way five times. He caught three of them for 14 yards. Needless to say, the Patriots present a much greater challenge than the Giants. With Colt McCoy starting for the Redskins in Week 5, there is no level of volume potential for Richardson that could give fantasy owners any faith in him. It's best to look elsewhere for a PPR flex.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson had all the makings of a week-winning fantasy play coming into Sunday's matchup with the Giants. New York had been one of the league's worst pass defenses, Terry McLaurin was inactive, and Case Keenum had thrown multiple touchdown passes in each of the Redskins' first three games. In the cruel and unforgiving world of fantasy football, this translated into three catches for 14 yards on five targets for Richardson. Richardson is not to blame, as the Redskins committed more turnovers than they scored points, but this performance just further amplifies how unpredictable the receiver's fantasy output is on a weekly basis. His Week 5 opponent is the Patriots, once again rendering him a bench occupant at best on fantasy rosters.
Washington Redskins WR Paul Richardson caught three passes for 14 yards against the New York Giants in Week 4. He was targeted five times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Richardson tied for the most targets during the game but was not able to find much success. He will need to build chemistry with Dwayne Haskins and could be avoided fantasy leagues for now.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson could be looking at the target share of a number-one if Terry McLaurin doesn't suit up on Sunday. McLaurin is dealing with a hamstring injury, and even if he plays, we might not be seeing the same kid who has scored a touchdown in each of his first three NFL games. Richardson is coming off his best game as a Redskin, having hauled in eight of nine targets for 83 yards and a touchdown against the Bears on Monday night. He's about to take on a Giants team that has surrendered a league-high 786 yards to wideouts, and has also permitted six touchdowns to the position. Richardson is a solid flex candidate with a ton of upside if McLaurin is inactive or hobbled.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson finished with a game-high eight receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown during the loss to Chicago on Monday night. With the Bears Defense making life difficult for quarterback Case Keenum, the veteran still made the most of his time on the field as he was targeted nine times in this one. With two touchdowns on the season, Richardson has been productive even with a weak Redskins' offense, but his long-term appeal may decrease somewhat if tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) can return this season despite rumblings of retirement.
Washington Redskins WR Paul Richardson racked up game highs with eight grabs and 83 yards in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears and he also added a touchdown on nine targets.
Fantasy Spin: A lot of Richardson's production came in the second half as the Redskins passed their way back to respectability, but fantasy owners don't care when the stats come. It is a good sign that the Redskins are struggling, however, as if they continue to get behind early and abandon the run, there are more targets for Richardson and the receivers. The Redskins travel to meet the Giants in Week 4.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson has seen just 10 targets in two weeks. Despite Case Keenum having attempted 81 passes, Richardson just hasn't seen enough volume to believe he's in line for a big night against the Bears on Monday. Terry McLaurin, Trey Quinn, and Chris Thompson have combined for a target share near 60%, making it clear (at least for the time being) that this pass offense runs through the three of them. Richardson is a touchdown-dependent receiver that allowed just 14 of those to wideouts in 2018.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson salvaged a dismal fantasy day with a nine-yard touchdown catch late in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. His final line for the day was three catches on three targets for 16 yards. After two weeks, it's abundantly clear that Terry McLaurin is the go-to target for Case Keenum. Trey Quinn is a decent secondary PPR option, but Richardson's overall production in the team's first two games has been discouraging. He'll have to deal with the Bears secondary in Week 3, rendering him a fantasy afterthought for at least another week.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson returned minimal fantasy value in Week 1 despite being targeted seven times. We're going to have to learn as we go with the Redskins passing offense in terms of who Case Keenum looks to the most often, and part of that learning process includes not trusting anyone until there is an established sample size. Richardson could see another relatively high volume of targets if the Redskins are playing from behind against Dallas on Sunday, but nothing in his tenure with Washington suggests he is poised to become the go-to receiving option. Consider him a non-factor in fantasy for Week 2, but keep any eye on this game, as it looks like there might finally be value to unearth in this passing game.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson caught four of seven targets for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. The target share is encouraging, though his overall output is not, especially considering rookie Terry McLaurin shined with 125 yards and a touchdown. Richardson was one of five Redskins players with six or more targets in this game, and was the only one not to go over 40 yards or score a touchdown (Trey Quinn went for 33 yards, but scored a late TD). It was an all-around encouraging day for Washington's passing game, but we need to see some production from Richardson before considering him a fantasy option.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson (quadriceps) was taken off the final injury report for Week 1 against the Eagles. Richardson practiced in full all week and will be good to go for the regular season opener. Washington has perhaps the worst receiving corps in the NFL with Richardson, Trey Quinn and Terry McLaurin in three-wide sets. Combine that with a shaky offensive line and a journeyman quarterback in Case Keenum and Richardson isn't very attractive for fantasy purposes, especially PPR leagues. Richardson is also more of a deep threat, which doesn't exactly mesh with Keenum's style of play. A big play or two is possible in a good matchup with Philly, but those in standard-sized leagues should stay away from Richardson.
Washington Redskins WR Paul Richardson (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: Richardson should be one of the starting receivers for the Redskins this week, but it is not known how much he will be involved in the passing game. Fantasy players likely will be able to find better options for their lineups.
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (fibula) and CB Fabian Moreau (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 1 versus the Philadelphia Eagles. TE Jordan Reed (concussion) was limited for a third straight day Friday, Sept. 6, and is listed as questionable. DT Caleb Brantley (foot) and LB Cassanova McKinzy (concussion) returned to a full practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (chest) and WR Paul Richardson (quad) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (fibula) and CB Fabian Moreau (ankle) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 5. DT Caleb Brantley (foot), LB Cassanova McKinzy (concussion) and TE Jordan Reed (concussion) were listed as limited participants. LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (chest) and WR Paul Richardson Jr. (quadriceps) participated in full.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed remains in the concussion protocol as of Thursday. Head coach Jay Gruden said he was "very encouraged" by how wide receiver Paul Richardson (quadriceps) ran in practice on Thursday. Reed has been looking better and could be cleared on Friday, but until then he remains nothing more than a risky TE2 for fantasy purposes in Week 1 against the Eagles. Richardson should play this weekend in the season opener, but he's an all-or-nothing fantasy commodity playing in an offense with a very beatable offensive line and a quarterback in Case Keenum who doesn't often risk taking downfield shots. Ignore Richardson in standard-sized leagues.