Grantland fantasy advice? Trade Trent Richardson “NOW”

If Rey Maualuga didn’t provide enough motivation, maybe someone can point Trent Richardson to Grantland to see what they think of his prospects as a fantasy player. He and Weeden get skewered in talking up this week’s matchup with the Bengals.

I warned you last week about T-Rich, and I will tell you again: TRADE HIM NOW! Don’t read too much into Baltimore’s manhandling of the Bungles last week, A.J. Green is still a stud, and the Law Firm is a low-end RB1/high-end RB2, but the best play in this game is this: BENGALS D/ST. They’re available in 82 percent of leagues, and they are worth a pickup even if you have to carry two defenses this week. Four Words: True American Brandon Weeden.

Whether you like to play fantasy (most) or not (Rick,) there’s no doubting it brings another level of entertainment for fans. Browns fans haven’t had a lot of fantasy players to root for in the orange and brown since 1999. Even when everyone thought they did, Peyton Hillis dashed those hopes in a strep-throated hurry. Anyway, I’m not reading too much into it. WFNY’s Scott is something of a fantasy expert and I haven’t heard him trash Richardson’s fantasy hopes just yet, so I’ll hold out hope that Richardson can still make a difference in fantasy and reality.

Plus, maybe Grantland hasn’t seen the latest injury update since they’ve recommended the Bengals D and against Trent Richardson.

[Related: Bengals place linebacker Thomas Howard on IR with ACL tear]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    ZERO fantasy worthy players let me repeat that ZERO. That is a damn shame.

  • Natedawg86

    Dawson can get you points for his 50+ yarders (we can’t seem to get closer). I put a bet down for some beers with a bud. I have the Browns +14…

  • NamedMyKidPrice

    I do have Dawson on my fantasy team.

  • Harv 21

    This … this … outrage is just the motivation the Browns can use to ride to victory!

    Or, they can block and secure the ball and play smarter. That might also work.

  • I disagree. I do think Dawson’s a good fantasy play, especially as noted above in leagues that give bonus points for longer kicks.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    He’d be the only guy close but the offense doesn’t score enough so unless he kicks nothing but 50 yarders his fantasy value won’t be enough.

  • I also think their D can get some turnovers with the right matchup.

  • mgbode

    yes, everyone go and trade Richardson for Ogletree or maybe Kerley. Or just dump him for the Alfred Morris express train.

    selling low is not a good strategy.

  • mgbode

    I have TJ Ward and just missed out on DQ. And, Robertson proved to be a useful IDP at least for one week as well.

  • Ezzie Goldish

    Dawson in general is a decent play. Browns D is also a matchup play.

  • Was never high on Richardson to begin with. I’m always of the belief that every player can and should be traded for the right price. That said, anyone who drafted him as a RB1 is going to have a rough go.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The leagues I play give points according to length but in most Dawson is not amongst the top Ks because of the severe lack of XPs. But each to their own.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I don’t draft individual defensive players don’t have time for that but even if I did noone other then Jackson would interest me.

  • mgbode

    missing out on Ward then. he is an IDP beast (when healthy) and DBs in general have enough trouble staying healthy that it’s worth having him until he gets hurt.

  • Andrew

    D’Qwell Jackson is a stud in IDP leagues. I also have gotten good output from TJ Ward, when healthy. Those guys make a lot of tackles and get occasional boost from sacks. I also have Rubin on the bench, but he’s a middle of the road DT fantasy wise.

  • Matt S

    I just benched TRich in favor of Kevin Smith. My other option (besides Marshawn Lynch, my #1 RB) is Beanie Wells who I just pulled off waivers (who someone in my league dropped for Alfred Morris, backup of the Giants. Which caused me to immediately drop Isaac Redman to pick him up). I figure that as long as Weeden continues to be horrible, defenses will simply load up the box and it will be difficult for Richardson to produce much. So he sits until he performs.

    Also, someone dropped Anquan Bolden for Nate Burleson. Made that pickup in a hurry.

  • gruvedaddy

    HA! Glad i didn’t listen to these guys not that i was going to) because Trent just got me 30 points in my fantasy league yesterday. 🙂

  • Sam

    Great advice…