Rashard Mendenhall Fantasy News
Injury Report for MNF: Chiefs @ Steelers
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:36pm
Kansas City Chiefs
DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), QB Brady Quinn (head)
T Branden Albert (head), TE Steve Maneri (ankle), C Ryan Lilja (neck)
WR Antonio Brown (ankle), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring), S Troy Polamalu (calf)
RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles)
LB Chris Carter (abdomen)
Emmaunel Sanders will draw the start in place of Brown opposite Mike Wallace and he’ll also return punts. Jerricho Cotchery, meanwhile, will be Pittsburgh’s No. 3 receiver. Isaac Redman will start for the Steelers after rushing for 147 yards and a touchdown against the Giants last week. Dwyer will be the backup.
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Rashard Mendenhall is the starter when healthy
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 1:18pm
“Rashard has always been our lead dog and our top runner,” Wilson said.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 1:41pm
Only problem is, like Dwyer, Isaac Redman is coming off a big game last time he played, which was last week when Dwyer as inactive. Dwyer's performance in weeks 7 and 8 was just as solid, which means it's a cloudy fantasy picture at RB heading into Monday night against the Chiefs. To make matters worse from a fantasy perspective, Rashard Mendenhall is also in the mix and listed as questionable for this week. The pecking order when all three were healthy was Mendy, Redman and Dwyer, but it remains to be seen if anything has changed.
Monday, November 5, 2012, 11:27am
A football team has a controversy when it has three guys at one position who can't play well enough to help it win. What the Steelers have at running back is a luxury. "A blessing," tackle Max Starks called it Sunday night. "We have three guys who could start for just about any other team in the NFL. All three are dynamic guys."
This week it was Redman who carried the load while Mendenhall and Dwyer were out. This RB situation could come down to whoever is healthy as all three have battled injuries and have been inactive. Should all three be healthy, the order would likely be Mendenhall, Redman and Dwyer.
Dwyer & Mendenhall OUT for Steelers as expected
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:03pm
Jonathan Dwyer likely out, Isaac Redman may start
Friday, November 2, 2012, 1:49pm
Redman is a capable back that has a mediocre matchup and is in line for a big workload, assuming both Dwyer and Rashard Mendenhall are out.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 1:06pm
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin would not commit to a starting running back today, saying only that he expected Isaac Redman back at practice Wednesday, while Rashard Mendenhall has been cleared to return to individual drills.
Jonathan Dwyer, who has started the past two games - gaining over 100 yards in each - is expected to sit out practice Wednesday and return Thursday.
Tomlin said he'll wait until later in the week to make a decision on who starts, but the feeling here is that Dwyer starts, Redman serves as a third-down and short-yardage back and Mendenhall sits out again while he gets that Achilles' tendon 100 percent healthy.
Jonathan Dwyer has posted back-to-back 100-yard rushing games, but this is shaping up to be an ugly RBBC. Relative health will likely dictate pecking order.
Jonathan Dwyer downplays injury after another solid game
Monday, October 29, 2012, 8:04am
Tomlin was pressed after the game on the idea of keeping Dwyer the starter over Rashard Mendenhall when he comes back, but wouldn't commit due to Dwyer's injury. As the story points out, the numbers are sure there for Dwyer though: 107 yards on 17 carries; 122 the week before in Cincinnati — including 114 after contact. His back-to-back 100-yard outputs are the Steelers’ first since Willie Parker in September 2008.