Trent Richardson Hopes To Bounce Back From Week 1 Fantasy Dud

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 9: Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha #24 and free safety Nate Allen #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles try to stop running back Trent Richardson #33 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Eagles defeated the Browns 17-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Trent Richardson is primed for a bounce-back after Week 1's disappointment. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson had a rough NFL debut in Week 1, but he's still drawing praise from coaches, both his own and opponents. Offensive coordinator Brad Childress called him a "dynamic player", while Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis compared him to Jamal Lewis. "He's a very hard-running player...you're going to really have to wrap up and tackle him." Richardson had only 39 yards on 19 attempts against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact: It's worth reminding people that Richardson is still coming back from a knee surgery that cost him the entire preseason, and he clearly wasn't in full game shape Sunday. Don't give up on him yet - he's getting in a full week of practice without any setbacks, and should be a nice fantasy play this week against a Bengals defense that got gashed by Ray Rice.

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