Isaac Redman Quiet In Steelers 3rd Preseason Game: Fantasy Implications

ORCHARD PARK NY - NOVEMBER 28: Isaac Redman #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 28 2010 in Orchard Park New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Isaac Redman rushed for 24 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries Saturday against the Buffalo Bills. We break down the fantasy implications.

Isaac Redman rushed for 24 yards on 12 carries during the Pittsburgh Steelers' third preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night. He found the end zone on a 2-yard plunge in the second quarter. Chris Rainey led the Pittsburgh ground attack with three carries for 41 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: Redman didn't find much running room Saturday, but keep in mind that he returned to practice from a hip injury just three days before the game. He will enter the season as the Steelers' primary back, and normally that would be worth a relatively high draft pick. The problem is that Rashard Mendenhall is off the PUP list and could theoretically be ready to play any time after the season opener. We still don't have a sense as to how carries will be split, so for now you might be better off waiting until the middle rounds to take a flyer on Redman.

For more on Redman and the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain and SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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