Isaac Redman Ruled Out Of Steelers Preseason Finale, Fantasy Football Value Hazy

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - AUGUST 21: Isaac Redman #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushes in for a touchdown against the New York Giants during their preseason game at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 21 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Isaac Redman will miss the Steelers' preseason finale Thursday with an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Isaac Redman will miss the Pittsburgh Steelers' preseason finale Thursday with a mild ankle sprain, the Beaver County Times reports. The injury is described as a "mild sprain," suggesting that is shouldn't be a long-term issue going forward. Jonathan Dwyer will start in the Steelers' backfield with Redman out.

Analysis: Redman has already missed a lot of practice time with a hip injury, so mounting ailments could be a concern. Then again, it's the final week of preseason and it's not out of the ordinary to see coaches play it safe with key players. Redman is expected to start the regular season as the Steelers' feature back. How that changes once Rashard Mendenhall returns remains to be seen, but for now you should count on solid production early in the season.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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