Rashard Mendenhall fantasy value rising with full week of practice

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Rashard Mendenhall put in a full week of practice, and has rising fantasy value. We break down the fantasy implications.

Rashard Mendenhall (knee) put in a full week of practice and is listed as probable to make his season debut against the Eagles.

Analysis: Mendenhall tore his ACL last year and Week 5 has been his timeline for about a month now. The Steelers running game has been atrocious and they rank dead last in YPC and rushing yards, with the second-fewest attempts in the league. Mendenhall should step in immediately as the starter and will likely lead the team in carries given the struggles of Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer. That said, he should be in the bench in almost any league until he proves himself healthy.

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