Trent Richardson Isn’t a Safe Start in Fantasy Football Leagues

September 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In one of the most stunning trades in recent NFL history, the Cleveland Browns sent running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2014 first round draft choice. This comes one year after Richardson was selected No. 3 overall in the 2013 NFL draft.
While Richardson may be the future at running back in Indianapolis, it's too soon to label him as a safe start in fantasy football leagues.
Through three games in 2013, Richardson has 44 carries for 140 yards and a touchdown, also catching seven passes for 51 yards. During his Colts debut, the former Alabama Crimson Tide star picked up 35 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
That includes a touchdown on his first attempt.
After that carry, Richardson managed 12 carries for 34 yards.
To be fair, Richardson was playing against a dominant 49ers defense and had been traded earlier that week. With that being said, there was a piece of information that no one had remembered to account for: A...

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