Isaac Redman's Ankle Could Be Issue All Season, Hampering Fantasy Value

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 12: Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with teammate Isaac Redman #33 after scoring the game winning touchdown on a 50-yard run against the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL season opener game on September 12 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Isaac Redman's ankle injury could bother him all season long. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman has been dealing with a sore ankle and according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, it could be an issue all season long. Head coach Mike Tomlin has been getting all of the backs additional reps in practice as Rashard Mendenhall is nearing full health after ACL surgery in January. Jonathan Dwyer has been getting first team reps.

Fantasy Analysis: Redman was second behind Mendenhall last season and totaled 479 yards on 110 carries with three touchdowns while Dwyer got just 16 carries but managed 7.7 yards per carry. The ankle injury could open the door for Dwyer to increase his role and potentially take over as the main backup and handcuff to Mendenhall who should be handled with caution in his return from the ACL injury.

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