The last time there was a fantasy-relevant mid-season NFL trade actually worth talking about, Randy Moss was shipped to the Minnesota Vikings and that was three years ago.
That is just one reason why the Browns sending Trent Richardson to the Colts is such a shocker.
Cleveland dealt away its 2012 first-round pick for the Colts’ first-rounder in 2014 in an apparent move to tank the season. That leaves Chris Ogbonnaya, Chris Rainey and free-agent signing Willis McGahee as the three backs on the Browns depth chart. I wouldn’t get too excited about any of them, but I’d guess that McGahee is the one to own going forward.
Richardson, who was already an every-week starter, goes to a better situation where he will see a ton of carries. I wouldn’t start him this week though, when you consider he has to learn the playbook on the fly and the Colts have a tough game in San Francisco.
The big loser in this trade is Ahmad Bradshaw, who was slated to be the Colts’ feature b