Rashard Mendenhall may not play for the Pittsburgh Steelers until Week 5, according to Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times. Mendenhall was a full participant in practice last week, but was listed doubtful and eventually sat for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman combined for 24 carries for 53 yards in the win.
Fantasy Impact: It should be noted that the Week 5 prognostication is simply speculation from Bires and does not represent an official timeline from the Steelers. Still, the team does appear to be taking a cautious approach with Mendenhall even as they give him full reps in practice. Keep a watchful eye on how he is listed this week, though it appears he will be forced to sit again against the Oakland Raiders even if Dwyer and Redman struggled to get on track.
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