Rashard Mendenhall ready to play Sunday vs. Eagles: Fantasy implications

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Rashard Mendenhall is expected to play Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5. We break down the fantasy implications.

Rashard Mendenhall is expected to play Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Philadelphia Eagles this week, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Mendenhall has been working his way back from a torn ACL suffered late during 2011 season.

Fantasy Impact: Mendenhall has seemingly been on the verge of returning to game action since being taken off the physically unable to perform list during preseason. On Sunday he will finally see the field, rewarding fantasy owners who have held onto him since draft day. There is a chance he is available on waivers in your league, in which case he is worth snatching up as soon as possible. With that said, expectations should be tempered this week going up against a stout Eagles front. A limited initial workload is also likely.

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