Trent Richardson (Knee) Active Vs. Eagles Sunday: Fantasy Implications

May 11, 2012; Berea, OH, USA: Cleveland Browns running back coach Gary Brown hands off to running back Trent Richardson (33) during rook training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Trent Richardson (knee) is active for Sunday's game between the Browns and the Eagles. We break down the fantasy implications.

Trent Richardson is active for Sunday's game between the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, according to reports. Richardson is expected to start, but could be limited as he recovers from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery. Brandon Jackson and Montario Hardesty could see carries to relieve the talented rookie.

Analysis: Don't expect Richardson to see a full workload on Sunday. Albert Breer reported Sunday that Jackson and Hardesty would see carries on third downs, and perhaps earlier. The matchup is a good one, going up against an Eagles run defense that gave up 4.4 yards per carry last season. The Browns are going to do everything they can to protect their No. 3 overall draft pick, however, so don't expect elite fantasy production just yet.

For more on the Browns, head over to Dawgs By Nature and SB Nation Cleveland. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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