Connect with us

Sports

Fantasy Football: The Trent Richardson Trade

Fantasy Football: The Trent Richardson Trade

Whether you play in weekly or daily fantasy sports league, the Trent Richardson trade is certain to have a significant impact on fantasy rosters. Trent Richardson will receive more media attention and become a key part of the Colts rushing and passing attacks. The Browns will be auditioning Willis McGahee for a position as their new featured back and the Browns are entering a rebuilding mode with an advanced statistical approach driving their schemes. Here is more information on the trade for daily fantasy sports purposes:

Fantasy Football: The Trent Richardson Trade

A Statistical Boost for Trent Richardson

Richardson is going to a better team and a better offense. The Colts wanted a power running game to go with their rapidly improving and dynamic passing offense. They have that now. You can expect Richardson to score more touchdowns for the Colts than he would have with the Browns. However, with the Browns Richardson was the engine that made the offense move. He was getting all the carries and was one of the primary receiving options as well. The Colts will probably give Richardson a few less carries and target him less frequently  but the impact of his carries and targets are likely to be greater by avoiding the 8-man fronts loading up to stop him. The net impact will be a plus for all Richardson owners – even in PPR leagues.

The Colts Turn a Weakness into Strength

Ahmad Bradshaw owners on the other hand will be scrambling to acquire of the backs benefiting from this transaction. Bradshaw will still be a change-of-pace back but his usage is likely to be dramatically reduced. If you were counting on Donald Brown you were already facing an uphill battle and that has not changed. Richardson will not only improve the rushing attack to a significant degree, he should also help protect the quarterback. His presence alone will help keep defenses off Andrew Luck. He is a solid pass blocker and is an excellent receiving option which is a skill the other Colt running backs were lacking. The Colts offense should be better in every aspect thanks to this trade.

An Opportunity for Willis McGahee

Chris Ogbonnaya and Bobby Rainey are decent running back options without much experience as the featured running back. Both may ultimately prove to be better options than the veteran McGahee but it is McGahee who is likely to get the biggest initial opportunity. McGahee is old for an NFL running back and coming off an MCL injury but he has heart and will fight for every yard on every carry until they rip his jersey off.

Ogbonnaya is a power runner but is not particularly fast nor is he a great receiving option. He would be an excellent short yardage or goal line back and that is likely the role he will transition into this season. Bobby Rainey has the potential to become an extremely effective fantasy running back. Rainey has been called a Ray Rice clone and if you have to be compared to another player you could do much worse than Rice. The former college star has power speed and agility and can catch the ball out of the backfield. Rainey is a great sneaky FAAB choice while others concentrate on the bigger name in McGahee.

The Cleveland Browns in Re-Building Mode

The new management of the Cleveland Browns just proved they are willing to do what it takes to build a successful organization from the ground up. Trent Richardson is already a solid running back with the potential to become a popular workhorse running back. Although the return seems a little light, the new Browns understand that serviceable running backs are easy to find in the NFL. There is no need to pay what it would have taken to keep Trent Richardson around until they became a contender. Their focus is on dominating the early rounds of the 2014 Draft and you can bet that a quarterback will be at the top of their want list. The Browns just needed too much to pay Richardson to play for them while they rebuild.

To learn more about daily fantasy sports, visit DraftStreet.com. 

Jon Williams writes for a variety of fantasy sports sites.

Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Home Improvement2 months ago

How To Add More Value To Your Home

If you have some spare cash in the bank, it is likely you would like to spend it on your...

Lifestyle2 months ago

What is a Deep Plane Facelift

Cosmetic surgery is a choice that needs a lot of research and when it comes to thinking about a facelift...

Entrepreneur2 months ago

Unveiling the Demand for Digital Marketing Courses: A Comprehensive Analysis

In recent years, the realm of marketing has undergone a seismic shift propelled by the digital revolution. As businesses increasingly...

Home Improvement2 months ago

What Does an Effective Wardrobe Spring Clean Entail?

Spring is upon us which means one thing and one thing only. It is time for the annual purge of...

Business4 months ago

Your Basic Guide To Creating A Unique Investment Blog

Starting your own blog is great and once you get the ball rolling, it can be a good passive income...

Business4 months ago

3 Low-Risk Ways To Get Your New Business Started

Once you’ve got an initial business idea and believe that it will be a success, there are some basic things...

Lifestyle4 months ago

Conquering the Co-free Zone: Tips for Thriving as a Remote Worker

Adjusting to an office environment can come with its downfalls in the sense that it might be a shock to...

General5 months ago

3 Ways To Take Control Of Your Finances Starting Now

If your finances have taken over and are bringing stress to your life, we understand just how overwhelming it can...

Travel7 months ago

Best Places To Visit In The North Of England

If you live in England, you will know there are many different places to visit for the weekend. There are...

General7 months ago

Green Home Improvement Ideas

In a world where environmental concerns are growing, the concept of “green” has gone beyond a trendy catchphrase and is...

Lifestyle7 months ago

How to Host an Unforgettable House-Warming!

The time has finally come. You have moved into your dream pad, and are officially adulting in your very own...

Autos7 months ago

A Guide to Parking Lot Striping

The journey to a well-striped parking lot begins with the right paint. In this brief guide, we’ll unravel the mystery...

Business10 months ago

Business Tips For Protecting Your Finances During A Recession

In 2023, taking the necessary steps to protect your finances for your business is now more important than ever. The...

Lifestyle10 months ago

Tips For Cleaning Your Trainers

If you’re into your trainers and streetwear, you’re likely to be very conscious of keeping them looking their best! So,...

Marketing11 months ago

Branding Trends For Start-Ups in 2023

Branding is incredibly important as it impacts how your business reaches and connects with its target market. If you’re branding...

Categories

Archives

Trending