NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 31: Isaac Redman #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers covers the football from #24 Leigh Torrence of the New Orleans Saints during their game at Louisiana Superdome on October 31 2010 in New Orleans Louisiana. The Saints won 20-10 over the Steelers. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
Isaac Redman missed Steelers practice Monday with an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.
Isaac Redman missed Pittsburgh Steelers practice Monday with an ankle injury, according to the team's official site. Redman has struggled to stay healthy throughout preseason. A hip injury kept him in and out of practice over the last two weeks, and he ran for just 24 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.
Analysis: Redman is still set to open the regular season as the Steelers' feature back with Rashard Mendenhall still recovering from a torn ACL. Mendenhall is progressing swiftly, however, and will steal carries as soon as Pittsburgh deems him ready. It's anyone's guess as to who will get the lion's share of carries if/when both backs are closer to 100 percent. With no plan to split carries officially set in stone, both backs are difficult to recommend in fantasy drafts at the moment.