Montario Hardesty RB CLE Oct 08 '78

Montario Hardesty will start at running back on Sunday against the Steelers with Trent Richardson (ankle) ruled out.

Hardesty is in line to get a heavy dose of carries with Thad Lewis starting at quarterback in place of Brandon Weeden (shoulder). Brandon Jackson will work in as the change-of-pace back behind Hardesty. For those fantasy leagues that run through Week 17, Hardesty would be a decent pick-up as he's surely to see a full slate of work.