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.