Rashard Mendenhall Fantasy News
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 1:26pm
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Isaac Redman to start for Steelers
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 5:01pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 1:05pm
Mendenhall's injury not considered serious
Monday, October 3, 2011, 4:11pm
Mendenhall hasn't been the back we all expected, probably due to a struggling Steelers offensive line. An injury, even minor, certainly doesn't help much. But against the Titans and with Ben Roethlisberger possibly out, one would expect the Steelers to run the ball, even though it's not a great matchup. May be a good time to think about Isaac Redman as a backup.
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 5:22pm
Isaac Redman told me the Steelers are going to try to give him a series in each half to spell Rashard Mendenhall. Could mean three extra carries, could mean 10. Depends on how well they move the ball when he's in there.
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 12:15pm
Steelers RB Isaac Redman has earned a larger role and said he was told he will get a series each half, do the short-yardage stuff everywhere but on the goal line (when Rashard Mendenhall stays in) and play a lot on third downs.
This is good news/bad news for Mendenhall owners who believed that he'd get to play on third down more often this season after the Steelers' RB coach called him an "all-phase running back" earlier this summer. However, it is good to hear that Mendenhall will remain the team's goal line back.
Monday, September 5, 2011, 1:03pm
A backfield that looked to be somewhat shaky behind Rashard Mendenhall before training camp began has some length and depth to it.
Isaac Redman is a brute, a big, tough runner who can block, catch, shed tackles and take punishment. He is the clear No. 2 entering this season and could handle the job if Mendenhall were injured.
Redman is a guy to pick up if you have a deep roster and can carry Menenhall's handcuff.
Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12:45pm
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman has shown himself to be a runner and receiver who will not be denied since he burst into the hearts and minds of the fans, the media and, eventually, the coaching staff in the goal-line drills at Latrobe two years ago.
Now, he looks like an accomplished, strong 240-pound halfback who produces every chance he gets, as he did Friday night in Landover, Maryland.
Among many Steelers disappointments against the Redskins, Redman again was a beacon. He ran hard, broke tackles, and gained 42 yards on five carries that included a 22-yard run for a touchdown - all against Washington's first-team defense.
It is unlikely Bruce Arians, Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator, will pair Redman and Rashard Mendenhall in the same backfield, but he will not hesitate to use Redman, who has won over all his coaches' confidences the past two seasons. His development gives the Steelers a 1-2 punch they did not have a few years ago.
Mendenhall is a workhorse, so there's little reason to believe Redman will suddenly have value as a committee back. However, if you are drafting Mendenhall, it would be smart to take Redman as a handcuff.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 1:38pm
Rashard Mendenhall has looked great in camp.
“He’s done a super job preparing himself and I expect him to have a tremendous year,” said running backs coach Kirby Wilson.
Wilson calls Mendenhall “a four-phase, all-phase running back.”
And Wilson went on. “This guy’s an outstanding blitz-pickup player. He’s outstanding as a route runner. He’s got very, very good hands as a receiver. His knowledge of the game and of this offense is superior. He’s a really focused football player, and obviously what he does for us from tackle to tackle, he’s a dynamic finisher. He is a complete football player and this guy’s got a bright, bright future ahead of him as long as he stays focused and as long as he continues to work hard the sky’s the limit for him. There’s nothing he can’t do.”
Mendenhall only caught 23 passes in 2010, which is why his value is higher in standard formats than in PPR leagues. But Wilson's words -- he's an "all-phase" running back -- may indicate that the Steelers intend to use him more on third down. Mewelde Moore vultured 26 catches last season in the third-down RB role and was re-signed.
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 11:44am
Surprisingly, the Jets won’t put CB Darrelle Revis on Pittsburgh’s Mike Wallace, possibly the game’s fastest big-play receiver. Instead, Antonio Cromartie will have that assignment as Revis concentrates on Hines Ward. The Steelers will try to get RB Rashard Mendenhall unleashed in hopes of helping with some play-action attempts.
Steelers RB Mendenhall's production dropping
Friday, December 17, 2010, 1:07pm
Rashard Mendenhall has already run for a career-high nine touchdowns and gone over 1,000 yards rushing for a second consecutive season.
That, however, may be a tall order, and not just because the Jets have the No. 3 rushing defense (88.5 yards per game) in the NFL.
The Bengals had allowed at least one run of 20 yards or longer in every game going into last Sunday.
Despite the drop in production, Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Mendenhall is not slowing down after shouldering a heavy workload this season.
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 10:06am
Steelers WR Mike Wallace averages 22.1 yards per catch on the road. He and Ben Roethlisberger have connected on six touchdowns of 40 yards or more in the last two seasons. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall doesn’t have a 100-yard rushing game in eight weeks, but he could get well against the NFL’s worst run defense.