The Indianapolis Colts activated Ahmad Bradshaw from the physically unable to perform list on Monday after he spent the majority of training camp healing from offseason foot surgery.
Bradshaw’s one-cut style and ability to run between the tackles makes him the frontrunner for the starting job in Indianapolis. During the 2012 season with the New York Giants, he racked up 1,015 yards on 221 carries and six touchdowns.
Second-year running back Vick Ballard became the Colts’ feature back last season after beating out Donald Brown. The 23-year-old Ballard had little success running the ball finishing last season with 814 yards on 211 carries.
Bradshaw clearly has more big play potential in his repertoire than Ballard, but the question surrounding him has always been whether or not he can stay healthy. Ballard would become the go-to-guy again in Indy if Bradshaw gets banged up.
Continue to monitor Bradshaw’s recovery as fantasy draft day approaches. He should be considered a viable start in all leagues when healthy, but be weary of his injury prone nature and find a suitable backup.