History says Browns RB Trent Richardson will get a lot of touches
 
 
 
 

History says Browns RB Trent Richardson will get a lot of touches

Workload is one of the reasons why Browns running back Trent Richardson is a first-round pick in fantasy drafts. There is no committee in Cleveland; Richardson is "the guy" in the Browns' backfield. But Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reminds us just how much work could be in Richardson's immediate future. Grossi wrote Tuesday that running backs under offensive coordinator Norv Turner have averaged about 300 carries and 55 receptions per season.

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That list of running backs include LaDainian Tomlinson, Emmitt Smith, and Ricky Williams, all of whom put up big numbers with Turner as the OC. Richardson is dealing with a pulled muscle in his shin, but he's expected to be ready when camp opens next week. Richardson took on 318 touches in 15 games as a rookie, and he did that while playing through a variety of injuries. He can run and catch, and there is no one else at that position who is a threat to take away carries -- Grossi writes that backup running back Montario Hardesty @MoHard20 may not even make the final roster. Even with the injury concerns, Richardson needs to be a first-round fantasy pick.

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ESPN Cleveland

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