Anyone that loves random blockbuster trades, this one is for you: The Browns have dealt Trent Richardson, a top-5 pick in 2012, to the Colts for a 2014 No. 1 pick. Let that sink in for a second..
The ramifications of this deal are not totally clear at the moment - same goes for Cleveland's motivation - but obviously the Colts have seriously upgraded their running game. Adding a talent like Richardson to QB Andrew Luck and passing game weapons Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Coby Fleener gives Indy a potential dynamic offense from all angles. This certainly cuts into Ahmad Bradshaw 's overall fantasy value, though the veteran likely keeps a role on passing downs. As for Week 3, expect a timeshare scenario as the Colts get their new RB prepared for a different playbook. Eventually, T-Rich takes over.
Meanwhile the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns are bringing in veteran running back Willis McGahee in for a physical. If signed, McGahee would become the Browns top fantasy RB option and therefore a worthy waiver wire pickup. However, tred lightly with those auction dollars; he's on the wrong side of 20 and entering a terrible situation. For those in need of RB this week, Bobby Rainey is worth looking at since we have no clue if McGahee is in game shape.
More on all of this soon once we catch our breath.