Chris Ogbonnaya – RB, Cleveland Browns - Waiver Wire Pickup

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Baller Move:  Stash in PPR Leagues, Deeper Standard Leagues
Analysis: There are a few things we know about the Cleveland Browns in 2013.  Their team is much improved, sitting at 4-5, after bringing in a new head coach and offensive scheme.  They didn’t love what they saw in Trent Richardson, and decided to trade their starting RB to the Colts for a draft pick.  And they weren’t impressed with the remaining running back options rostered at the time, instead signing the veteranWillis McGahee to try and carry the RB workload.  Well, after 7 weeks of the McGahee show in Cleveland – we can safely say that he is no longer an effective NFL running back.  He’s received 100 carries in that timespan, racking up only 262 rushing yards (a very low 2.6 YPC average) and only 1 touchdown.  Furthermore, he isn’t effective in the passing game.  Enter Ogbonnaya, who has been functioning as the fullback for the Browns.  He has been very effective in the passing game with 42 targets, 28 receptions, 207 yards and 2 touchdowns in limited playing time.  He also has a 5.3 YPC average on the rushing attempts he’s been given.  While Cleveland is on BYE in week 10, the coaching staff has already confirmed that Ogbonnaya will see more carries going forward – and they have all of week 10 to prepare.  If you are hurting at running back, or play in deeper PPR leagues, target Ogbonnaya as a RB sleeper off the week 10 waiver wire.