Trent Richardson 'zero' chance of playing, boosting Montario Hardesty's fantasy value

Dustin Bradford

Trent Richardson is all but guaranteed to sit out the season finale. We break down the fantasy implications.

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reports that Browns RB Trent Richardson (ankle) has 'zero' chance to play the season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Richardson was carted off the field last Sunday with an ankle injury. It doesn't appear to be as serious as initially feared, but the team won't risk their prized rookie in a meaningless games.

Montario Hardesy is expected to get the start and majority of the workload.

Fantasy Impact: T-Rich will finish his season with 1,367 yards from scrimmage and 12 total touchdowns. It's a nice stat line given all the injuries he's been dealing with. Look for him to be a Top 10 fantasy RB in 2013.

Hardesty has been running well in limited duty and would be a fine flex play in Week 17 fantasy leagues.

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