Rashard Mendenhall injury update: Probable for Thursday in great fantasy matchup

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Back from an ACL injury, Mendenhall could feast for a lot of production against the Titans. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall returned from his ACL injury last week and looked vastly superior to any other ball-carrier on the team this season. Mendenhall got in limited practices this week and looks good to go on Thursday night against the Titans after touching the ball 16 times against the Eagles and gaining 101 total yards. He rushed for 5.8 yards per carry, compared to Isaac Redman's 2.5 average on the season and the Steelers are excited to have their star back... back.

Fantasy Take: Start with comfort against a Titans defense that is allowing 144.2 rushing yards per game, 4.2 yards per carry, and six rushing touchdowns on the year. Even without any ACL's, Mendenhall could easily gain 100 yards on that D. I imagine that he's going to pop off for at least that many and at least one score, just as long as he doesn't pop off his knee.

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