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College: Colorado | 4 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 183 lbs
Birth Date: 4/13/1992
2018 Bye Week: 4

Total Pts: 118.3
Avg Pts: 7.39
Rank: 38 WR

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
Preseason5.90Paul Richardson 59 receiving yds (5.90 pts)
Week 27.90Paul Richardson 9 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Paul Richardson 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Week 39.00Paul Richardson 8 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Paul Richardson 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)
Week 46.50Paul Richardson 65 receiving yds (6.50 pts)
Week 53.50Paul Richardson 35 receiving yds (3.50 pts)
Week 6
Week 715.10Paul Richardson 38 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)
Paul Richardson 61 receiving yds (6.10 pts)
Week 825.50Paul Richardson 7 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Paul Richardson 20 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)
Paul Richardson 105 receiving yds (10.50 pts)
Week 94.10Paul Richardson 41 receiving yds (4.10 pts)
Week 104.30Paul Richardson 43 receiving yds (4.30 pts)
Week 115.60Paul Richardson 56 receiving yds (5.60 pts)
Week 127.00Paul Richardson 70 receiving yds (7.00 pts)
Playoff Week 10.80Paul Richardson 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
Playoff Week 219.20Paul Richardson 61 yd TD reception (12.00 pts)
Paul Richardson 72 receiving yds (7.20 pts)
Playoff Week 31.80Paul Richardson 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
Playoff Week 42.10Paul Richardson 21 receiving yds (2.10 pts)
Playoff Week 50.00
Player Notes
Mar 16 2:00pm ET

Free-agent wide receiver Markus Wheaton is visiting the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source. After losing tight end Jimmy Graham and receiver Paul Richardson in free agency, the Seahawks are in desperate need of pass-catching help. Unfortunately, Wheaton probably wouldn't provide that. He failed to stay healthy in 2017, catching all of three passes for 51 yards in 11 games for Chicago. Wheaton has played in just 14 games the last two years and won't be on the fantasy radar to start the 2018 season, no matter where he lands.

Mar 13 1:30pm ET

Free agent wide receiver Paul Richardson is set to sign with the Washington Redskins, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Richardson will sign a five-year, $40 million deal ($20 million guaranteed) to join Alex Smith's wide receiver corps. The 25-year-old Richardson had a breakout 2017 season, grabbing 44 passes for 703 yards and scoring six touchdowns. Washington lost Terrell Pryor this offseason and he will fight for targets from Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder.

Mar 13 1:23pm ET

Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent WR Paul Richardson is expected to sign a five-year contract worth a reported $40 million deal with $20 million guaranteed, according to sources.

Mar 10 8:10pm ET

Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent Paul Richardson hinted on his Twitter account that he doesn't expect to re-sign with the Seahawks. After posting career highs across the board last year in catches (44), yards (703) and touchdowns (six), Richardson is looking for a pay rise that Seattle is unwilling to give him. The soon-to-be 26-year-old is mostly an inconsistent deep threat, but he'll surely have suitors on the open market. His fantasy value heading into the 2018 season will be decided on where he lands in free agency.

Mar 6 3:50pm ET

The Washington Redskins are targeting Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent wide receiver Paul Richardson, among others. The 'Skins are looking to upgrade their receiving corps with quarterback Kirk Cousins basically out the door to free agency. Terrelle Pryor was a massive bust and tight end Jordan Reed can't stay healthy. Richardson had a career year in 2017 with Seattle, catching 44 passes for 703 yards and six touchdowns, but he remains mostly a deep threat and is inconsistent for fantasy owners. Landing in Washington with new QB Alex Smith would make Richardson intriguing as a late-round pick, though.

Mar 6 12:33pm ET

Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent WR Paul Richardson is another receiver - in addition to Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent WR Allen Richardson - who will be on the Washington Redskins' radar in free agency.

Feb 1 11:50am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson could pursue a deal in the range of $7 million annually this offseason, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Per John Clayton of ESPN Seattle, the Seahawks won't go over $5.5 million a year to re-sign Richardson, who set career-highs with 703 receiving yards and six touchdowns this past season. If Richardson walks, the Seahawks could replace him by signing a mid-tier receiver like Brice Butler or Taylor Gabriel. Condotta does not expect the team to make a play for Jarvis Landry, who could command up to $13 million annually.

Dec 24 11:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson caught two passes on four targets for 21 yards in a 21-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 16.

Dec 14 6:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson is one of the fastest guys in the league, and he's shown this season that his speed helps him specialize in the long ball. Richardson has recorded a catch of 20+ yards in nine games this year, and he's probably not stopping anytime soon. He's still a solid No. 2 receiver in Seattle's lineup, and his penchant for going deep means his catch rate isn't terribly high, but there's no arguing the fact that he's made for big plays. The problem is that the Rams shut down Richardson in October and will be looking to do it again. Richardson's knack for the big reception means he's always a possibility for the big gain or game, but in the long run, fantasy owners should treat him as nothing but a home run shot.

Dec 11 8:43am ET

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson had three catches for 72 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Dec. 10.

Nov 30 7:50pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson has been a happy beneficiary of Seattle's near-complete abandonment of the run game. Richardson has particularly seen his targets go up recently, topping seven targets in three of his last five games. He's also still a big play master, hauling in a pass for 25 or more yards in six of his last eight games. These big plays haven't necessarily translated to touchdowns yet, especially with Jimmy Graham currently ruling the red zone, but explosive ability like that can turn into a whole mess of fantasy points with just one missed tackle.

Nov 27 5:20pm ET

Wide receiver Paul Richardson led all Seattle Seahawks receivers in yards on Sunday, and a big part of that was thanks to another big play. Richardson's big one of the day was a 26-yarder, which means he's had a catch of 25-plus yards in five of his last six contests. He's also snagged at least one for 20-plus yards in seven of his last nine matchups. Richardson is not always finding the end zone or leading the team in yardage, but he is becoming a dependable big-time receiver that can be counted on to put up a big play. That's a very attractive quality.

Nov 26 10:33pm ET

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson finished with four receptions for 70 yards on seven targets in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Nov 21 8:40pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson set a new season high in targets on Monday against Atlanta with eight. Richardson is permanently in the shadow of Passionate Doug Baldwin, but he acted as the true main wideout on Monday. Richardson was only able to haul in five of the chances for 56 yards, but fans have to love seeing him battle for the opportunities he's getting. Richardson is still mostly a home-run specialist, but with Seattle's run game continuing to be MIA, he should keep getting chances regularly.

Nov 21 2:13am ET

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson finished with five catches on eight targets for 56 yards in the team's Week 11 loss Monday, Nov. 20, versus the Atlanta Falcons.

Nov 18 8:10pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson has shown that he can fill the No. 2 slot for Seattle wideouts, but that doesn't mean he's a dependable play week in and week out. After a huge game against the Texans a few weeks ago where he hauled in six balls, Richardson has returned to his original role as a home run specialist. Richardson has caught passes in nine games this season, and in seven of those, he's caught at least one pass for more than 20 yards. While that's great, he's also only topped three catches in a single contest twice this season. Atlanta's particularly stingy against the deep ball, so while Richardson may be able to break one free, he's not a dependable source of points this week.

Nov 9 2:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (groin), who is expected to play Thursday night against the Cardinals despite being questionable, could be limited some, according to a source. Richardson has been a boom-or-bust fantasy commodity this year, will be less than 100 percent and could be matched up against shutdown corner Patrick Peterson, making him one to shy away from in fantasy circles. If he's indeed limited, that'll give more work to the likes of Tyler Lockett and tight end Jimmy Graham.

Nov 9 2:23pm ET

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (groin) plans to take the field Thursday, Nov. 9, but could be on a snap count, according to a source.

Nov 9 12:33pm ET

Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (groin) is considered a game-time decision Thursday, Nov. 9, but there is optimism he plays.

Nov 9 12:10pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (groin, questionable) expects to play Thursday night, according to coach Pete Carroll. Richardson did not practice all week, but the coach suggests that was a precautionary move. "He just felt some tightness, so we just took care of him during the week," Carroll said. "He should be all right, should be OK." Richardson has been up and down so far this season, but he will be in a good spot against the Cardinals if he suits up.

Player Transactions
  • 15-Mar-2018: WAS - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Five-year contract (through 2022)
  • 14-Mar-2018: SEA - Declared Free Agent
NFL Week
2017 Season118.304470368010000
Week 1@GNB5.904590700000
Week 2SFO7.902191500000
Week 3@TEN9.002301700000
Week 4IND6.503650300000
Week 5@LAR3.503350500000
Week 6bye
Week 7@NYG15.102611200000
Week 8HOU25.5061052700000
Week 9WAS4.103410300000
Week 10@ARI4.301430200000
Week 11ATL5.605560800000
Week 12@SFO7.004700700000
Week 13PHI0.80280400000
Week 14@JAC19.203721700000
Week 15LAR1.802180700000
Week 16@DAL2.102210400000
Week 17ARI0.00000200000