Rashard Mendenhall will make his season debut for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday after a torn ACL last January put him on a lengthy rehabilitation program. The Steelers hope that Mendenhall's return will provided a spark to a running game that ranks 31st in the league with 65.0 yards per game, and last averaging 2.6 yards per carry.
Fantasy Impact: The Steelers haven't indicated yet how carries will be split among Mendenhall, Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman. Considering how the latter two have performed, it would not be a shock if Mendenhall took on a full load. Still, playing in his first game action in some time and going up against a stout Philadelphia Eagles defensive front, you should hopefully have better fantasy options available. Then again, if a bye week is really pinching down on you then Mendenhall is at least viable this week.