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Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | RB

2012 Experience: Rookie

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Fantasy Football Outlook: Richardson has all the tools to be an elite running back in this league, but much like his former teammate Mark Ingram it appears knee problems are a concern.

Early in August Richardson went under the knife for the second time this year, and while he’s expected back before the season, it’s questionable if he will play a full sixteen game schedule.

As is typically the case with knee problems, we want to see if Richardson is having to take time off in practice because of swelling in the knee.

Reggie Bush is a player who comes to mind that had grand expectations but when you read reports about him in camp, even early on, he would miss time because of this problem. Now we don’t know if Richardson will have those issues, but the point is we aren’t likely to know one way or the other until the regular season (after draft day) begins.

When healthy Richardson should touch the football 20 plus times a game and is still worthy of high end RB2 consideration. Like many running backs after Ray Rice, Arian Foster and LeSean McCoy, they bring both upside and concerns of some kind.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats  270  1,188  8  34  266  1
2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
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Welcome to Trent Richardson’s fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Richardson’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

August, 2012: Richardson Has Setback With Another Knee Injury

Richardson has all the tools to be an elite running back in this league, but much like his former teammate Mark Ingram it appears knee problems are a concern.

Early in August Richardson went under the knife for the second time this year, and while he’s expected back before the season, it’s questionable if he will play a full sixteen game schedule.

As is typically the case with knee problems, we want to see if Richardson is having to take time off in practice because of swelling in the knee.

Reggie Bush is a player who comes to mind that had grand expectations but when you read reports about him in camp, even early on, he would miss time because of this problem. Now we don’t know if Richardson will have those issues, but the point is we aren’t likely to know one way or the other until the regular season (after draft day) begins.

When healthy Richardson should touch the football 20 plus times a game and is still worthy of high end RB2 consideration. Like many running backs after Ray Rice, Arian Foster and LeSean McCoy, they bring both upside and concerns of some kind.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 270 1,188 8 34 266 1

May, 2012: Fantasy Projection

Trent Richardson may be the best prospect since Adrian Peterson but even Peterson didn’t begin his career as a feature back. In fact, Peterson technically was the backup to start his rookie year, but an injury to Chester Taylor, week one expanded his role.

Richardson is a different story, as he was labeled the teams’ workhorse back soon after his selection by the Browns.

Unless an injury holds him back, Richardson is primed for a terrific career, and I don’t care if he plays on a team with no passing game, and against the Steelers and Ravens four times a year. That didn’t stop Peyton Hillis from shinning two years ago, and I expect Richardson to be a top ten running back in redraft leagues.

The case should be made for Richardson as high as the sixth overall back off the board; because of his talent, role in the offense, and the fact that he hasn’t let us down with injuries in the past.

Of course he’s a rookie, so he hasn’t had a chance too, but would you take him after Darren McFadden, Chris Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray or Marshawn Lynch? Maybe those names work for you, but I’m targeting Richardson and it’s recommended you do the same.

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