Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has confirmed that Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) will not play against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Mendenhall hasn't played since Week 6 after suffering his Achilles injury. He remains on schedule to return in Week 9 against the New York Giants.
Fantasy Impact: La Canfora is confirming what we more or less already suspected when Mendenhall missed a whole week of practice. Fantasy owners shouldn't give up on him yet - he'll take the starting job back once healthy and is a good buy-low candidate for your fantasy playoff run.
Dwyer has one more week of decent flex value before he goes back to the bench. Start him against the Redskins.