Should Trent Richardson sit in Week 1? I for one believe he should, and after reading this, you might agree with me.
The biggest issue fantasy owners were originally worrying about was the recent knee scope Trent Richardson underwent and how that would effect his Week 1 status.
Well according to Scott Petrak on Twitter, Trent Richardson has suffered no set backs or swelling from the procedure clearing Richardson to start.
So why in the blue-hell am I asking the question should Trent Richardson sit in Week 1?
I'm certainly of sound mind—last I checked anyway—and I do know a thing or two about fantasy football.
Well I do believe there is enough evidence to suggest sitting Trent Richardson this week, but it also depends on individual circumstances.
Let's take a quick look.
Should Trent Richardson Sit in Week 1:
Trent Richardson is an explosive back but talent alone may not be enough against this very stout Philadelphia Eagles team.
Last year the Philadelphia Eagles ranked 16th against the run which isn't too shabby. The only real issue Philadelphia had was stopping the big breakaway runs.
The Eagles have seemingly fixed this problem by adding ex-Texans MLB DeMeco Ryans. But it isn't their "improved" run defense I am concerned about.
The problem is the offense.
The Cleveland Browns will have to defend against 5 passing options: TE Brent Celek, WR Jeremy Maclin, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Jason Avant and RB LeSean McCoy.
As if the passing threats aren't enough, the Browns will also have to deal with two lethal run threats in RB LeSean McCoy and QB Michael Vick.
Cleveland's best defensive answer against the pass is CB Joe Haden and their best answer against the run is MLB D'Qwell Jackson.
That simply isn't enough.
I really see a recipe for disaster here and I certainly see this game getting out of hand very fast. Philadelphia could easily pull ahead of Cleveland by two or more TDs before the first half even comes to a close, and if that happens, the Browns will be playing from behind the rest of the way.
So, should Trent Richardson sit in Week 1?
Again, the answer really depends on your scenario. If Richardson is the BEST option you have at RB then you obviously must start him.
But if you have another option at RB that is just as good of a player with a better scenario then I suggest you sit Richardson.
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