Trent Richardson Trade Doesn’t Give Chris Ogbonnaya Fantasy Value

September 22, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So, the Cleveland Browns apparently traded Trent Richardson—the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft—to the Indianapolis Colts for their 2014 first-rounder on Wednesday, per Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
The questions now are: Who takes over for the Browns in the backfield, and is he worth a pickup in fantasy football leagues?
Well, it turns out the Browns are planning on the dreaded running back by committee, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. And fullback Chris Ogbonnaya will apparently become a tailback again.
Ogbonnaya, the No. 211 overall selection in the 2009 draft, has totaled 95 carries for 420 yards and one touchdown since arriving in the NFL. His blocking ability—whether he's protecting the quarterback or opening a lane for a fellow back—granted him a two-year contract extension in March. Now he may be asked to handle third-down duties in Cleveland.
According to Ulrich's report, Ogbonnaya will share carries with vet...

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