Richardson now in fantasy elite?

A trade to Indianapolis should improve his fantasy stock considerably

Updated: September 19, 2013, 11:42 AM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Trent RichardsonRon Schwane/USA TODAY SportsTrent Richardson's fantasy owners should be all smiles after his trade to the Colts.

The Indianapolis Colts traded for Trent Richardson in part because they hope he can help vault them from the ranks of the good teams into the upper echelon of top clubs in the NFL.

Richardson's fantasy football owners are hoping the move from Cleveland to Indianapolis can do the same thing for his fantasy scoring prospects.

Will that be the case? Can Richardson make the jump to become an upper-tier fantasy RB1?

The metric/game-tape analyses from 2011 to 2013 (including his senior season at Alabama) are pretty emphatic in their findings.