Trent Richardson, RB, Browns
|RB - #13||CLE||Probable||1 year||21||5'9||230|
2012 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Aug-27-2012 by Matt De Lima
The hype may seem a bit over the top, but all the praise being given to Trent Richardson is very well-deserved. This highly-touted rookie will face a lot of pressure to produce for Cleveland's struggling offense. Even when former teammate Mark Ingram was at Alabama, everyone agreed Richardson was the better back. In order for him to reach his full potential this year, the Browns offense has to be able to open up the passing game. This will prohibit defenses from stacking the box and keying in on the run game. Montario Hardesty will poach touches, but Richardson is durable enough to be an every-down back. His thick, compact build will excel in the red zone and at the goal line so it's unlikely his touchdowns will be vultured away. Richardson should be the first pick in dynasty drafts and the first rookie taken in any other league format.
Update (8/12): The former Alabama rookie had his left knee scoped which puts him in jeopardy to miss the season opener. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too terribly concerned since the injury was not serious.
Update (8/27): Richardson is on track to start in Week 1 yet could see a limited workload until 100-percent.
Average Draft PositionTrent Richardson was drafted in 100% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 4.38
2012 Mock Draft Results
MyFantasyLeague Expert Draft
May 2, 2012
2012 Experts Mock Draft (June)
June 6, 2012 - June 25, 2012
|2.01||FFToolbox.com (Matt) - Every defense is going to put eight guys in the box to try to stop "the best running back since Adrian Peterson." And he's still going to score a ton of fantasy points.|
2012 Experts Mock Draft (July)
July 16 - 27
|2.03||CBSSports.com - Easy selection here. Too much depth at QB and WR but elite RB options will get thin real quick.|
2012 Experts Mock Draft (August)
Aug 14 - 24
|2.05||CBSSports.com - I'll gamble that he's back for Week 1. If he is ready at 100 percent then he should perform like a Top 10 RB.|
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