DT Sheldon Richardson - Cleveland Browns

6-3, 294Born: 11-29-1990College: MissouriDrafted: Round 1, pick 13 (2013)

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Summary

Richardson was originally drafted in the first round by the Jets to play end in their 3-4. He was a good fit in that role producing 15.5 sacks and over 100 solo tackles in his first three seasons. Richardson moved to Seattle in 2017 where he lined up as the 3-technique tackle and proved he could be successful in that role as well. Last year he was in virtually the same role with the Vikings where Richardson once again put up solid numbers for an interior lineman at 28-21-4.5. The only real question with Richardson is why has he been on three different teams in three seasons? Richardson joins a talented and athletic Cleveland front four where he should be a great fit in the Browns penetrating scheme. From a fantasy perspective his value will be greatly dependent on league format. In leagues lumping the defensive line positions together he will likely be no more than decent depth with a little upside. In formats requiring interior linemen however, Richardson will have much more value as a strong DT2 with DT1 upside. (May 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

DT Redraft - 57, 52, 52, 53, 56
DT Dynasty - 53, 40

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2016 NYJ 14.0 32.0 24.0 1.5 1.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
2017 SEA 15.0 27.0 18.0 1.5 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
2018 MIN 16.0 28.0 21.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 PROJ-Norton 16.0 31.0 * * * * * * *

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