Cleveland Plain Dealer beat writer Tony Grossi speculated that if rookie running back Montario Hardesty is healthy going into the season, that he would expect the running backs on the roster to be Hardesty, Jerome Harrison, and either James Davis or Chris Jennings. The fullbacks would be Lawrence Vickers and Peyton Hillis, acquired from Denver in the Brady Quinn trade.
Hardesty by all accounts is currently healthy and ready to go. He's made a nice impression in Cleveland so far and at this point projects to be the best fantasy player in Cleveland's backfield. While the Browns will likely be weak on offense and have to deal with Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati twice, they'll also draw the Bills, Buccaneers, Chiefs, and Jaguars. So there will be some weeks that a Browns running back could be potentially valuable as a spot starter. The winner of the Davis/Jennings battle could be useful should something happen to Hardesty or Harrison.