Justin K. Aller
Jonathan Dwyer had 19 carries for 56 yards and one reception for four yards during the Steelers' overtime win over the Chiefs on Monday Night Football. We break down the fantasy implications.
Jonathan Dwyer had 19 carries for 56 yards and one reception for 4 yards during the Pittsburgh Steelers' overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Isaac Redman started the game for Pittsburgh, but a lost first-quarter fumble forced him to take a back seat to Dwyer. Redman finished with just eight carries for 21 yards and two receptions for 18 yards.
Dwyer has led the Steelers in rushing in the last three games he has been healthy. He rushed for more than 100 yards in Weeks 7 and 8. Redman's dud came off a 147-yard performance in Week 9.
Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs had been giving up 4.6 yards per carry on the season, so it was surprising to see a Steelers running game that had been so effective struggle on Monday night. The weather conditions were sloppy, granted, but Rashard Mendenhall has a very real shot of taking over near-exclusive touches out of the backfield if he is healthy for next week's pivotal game against the Baltimore Ravens.