How high should you draft Trent Richardson?
Rizzla: Richardson should be a top-15 pick at running back. He has a ton of talent and was a 1st round pick before surgery. He is currently the 12th running back off of the board and should be the workhorse everyone expects him to be by week four. Nabbing Richardson as an RB2 will be a boon to any fantasy team as Richardson will be the rare every-down back once he has proven to be healthy.
Zach: Richardson is a little more risky of a pick to me than Matthews. He had problems with his knees in college and his most recent surgery makes him a really unattractive pick for me. However, I can’t help but think of all the touches he’ll get if he can stay healthy. He’s a great example of a high-risk, high-reward player. At the end of the day, I’ll approach drafting Richardson with caution and wait until the fifth round or so.
J-Has: In a similar situation to Matthews, Trent Richardson ADP has dropped significantly due to a preseason injury, making him an enticing RB2, with huge upside. A recent knee scope steers me away from placing the fate of my fantasy team on a rookie. That being said, Trent is in one of the few non-committee backfields, as neither Brandon Jackson or Montario Hardesty are threatening handcuffs. Also, with the limited talent at the receiver position, Trent Richardson should see a high volume of carries in a run-heavy offense. The talent is there and the team situation is great, so if the rookie stays healthy, he should have a stellar year.
Written by Win My Fantasy League Senior Sports Writer/Fantasy Sports Analyst Raju Byfield (Rizzla).