Jonathan Dwyer Back At Practice Thursday, Fantasy Value On The Rise

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Running back Jonathan Dwyer #27 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rishes with the ball and fends off defensive back Mike Adams #20 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Jonathan Dwyer is practicing fully on Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer (foot) is a full participant in Thursday's practice, reports Mark Kaboy of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Dwyer sat out Wednesday's practice with an apparent foot injury, but should be 100% for Week 2 against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers are still going with a running back by committee while Rashard Mendenhall is on the mend, but Dwyer has earned himself a bigger role after a nice Week 1 performance, getting 43 yards on nine carries and playing the majority of snaps at RB. He's a possible fantasy starter this week against a Jets defense that got run over by C.J. Spiller.

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