Jonathan Dwyer Misses Practice With Foot Injury, Fantasy Owners Use Caution

DENVER - AUGUST 29: Running back Jonathan Dwyer #41 of the Pittsburgh Steelers avoids a diving tackle by safety Kyle McCarthy #34 of the Denver Broncos and scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer missed practice on Wednesday with a foot injury. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer was held out practice on Wednesday with a foot injury (via Ed Bouchette). The Steelers have been rotating backs, and Dwyer was possibly in line to get more touches in Week 2 against the New York Jets. Before this news broke, there was reason to be high on Dwyer as he looked to have outplayed Isaac Redman.

Fantasy Analysis: Dwyer appears to be potential fantasy sleeper if he can be healthy. He does look like the better runner in Pittsburgh's backfield, but owners must use caution. When it comes to injuries, players that don't practice typically don't play. Dwyer has not been ruled out but his status must be monitored carefully if you intend on starting him. If Dwyer cannot go, Isaac Redman is a way to go as his fantasy value in Week 2 would increase.

For more on the Pittsburgh Steelers, head over to Behind the Steel Curtain and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more fantasy info, visit SB Nation's Fantasy Football War Room 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Also, be sure to check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football challenge, Pick 6!

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