Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) are inactive for Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins. As a result, Jonathan Dwyer is expected to see near exclusive carries out of the backfield.
While Mendenhall had been ruled out earlier in the week, Redman was considered a game-time decision. He was able to practice throughout the week, but only on a limited basis.
Fantasy Impact: After rushing for 122 yards last week, Dwyer will be a popular fantasy option Sunday. He is the Steelers' only viable every-down back at the moment, which should set him up for near-exclusive carries.
Be aware, however, that the Redskins' defensive front has been excellent this year. On the season, they are giving up just 85.3 yards rushing per game at a 3.9 yards per carry clip. Still, if a bye week has left you desperate for a starting running back, then Dwyer is an excellent option.