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Fantasy Football: Trent Richardson Expected To Suit Up

Mitch Stringer-US Presswire

Despite dealing with chest/rib injuries, Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson is expected to play Sunday versus the Indianapolis Colts.

Richardson was limited in practice on Thursday, but the previous day, Richardson gave assurance about his status.

“In my mind, I’m ready for Sunday.  I’ll be ready to play the whole game.”

A great sign for Richardson owners as he has been ruled questionable throughout the whole week.

If you’re an owner of his, and are worried about him aggravating his injury, don’t be.

As noticed with Robert Griffin III, last Sunday, if a player says he’s good to go, then take it with a grain of salt. Besides, the Colts are 31st in fantasy points allowed towards opposing running backs.

The Colts defense has allowed a running back to score in all but one week, while simultaneously allowing an average of 159 yards a game.

Two weeks ago, the Colts allowed 149 yards rushing – on 6.2 ypc – to a Green Bay Packers team that isn’t known to run the football.  Then, on the following week, New York Jets RB Shonn Greene had a career game against them, rushing for 150+ and three touchdowns.  Owners everywhere know how inconsistent and ineffective Greene can be.  So if he can accomplish this, why can’t Richardson – especially knowing that he is an integral part of the Browns offense.

And if that isn’t enough evidence, well, take into account that Richardson has scored in four of the last five games.

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