Jonathan Dwyer injury update: Probable and should draw fantasy start

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Jonathan Dwyer is probable for Week 8 against the Redskins. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer (not injury related) is officially listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Dwyer was excused from Wednesday's practice for personal reasons having nothing to do with an injury. He returned on Thursday and got full sessions the rest of the week. There is no danger of him missing the game.

Dwyer will get the start at RB with Rashard Mendenhall out. He has 192 rushing yards and a TD on 41 carries.

Fantasy Impact: A healthy scratch before Mendenhall went down in Week 6, Dwyer put himself back on the fantasy map with 122 yards in Week 7. He's a decent flex option against the Redskins' defense this week.

With Mendenhall expected to come back in Week 9, this is probably Dwyer's last week of fantasy relevance, but we'll see what happens.

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