Steelers RB Situation Too Murky For Any Fantasy Value

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 25: Isaac Redman #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Steelers are still trying to figure out their RB situation for Sunday night. We break down the fantasy implications.

Three days before the regular season and the Pittsburgh Steelers still have a mess at running back. The latest news comes from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where there are still concerns over Isaac Redman's ankle. He was listed as a full participant in practice, but so was Rashard Mendenhall despite admitting to doing very little practice. Baron Batch was held out of practice altogether, leaving the Steelers down to two healthy RBs for Sunday night: Jonathan Dwyer and Chris Rainey.

Fantasy Impact: Mendenhall is still not expected back any time soon, and while Redman should be active Sunday, he's far from a sure thing. Dwyer will probably get the majority of snaps in Week 1, making him the best fantasy candidate by default, but you should really just avoid this unit altogether for the time being.

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 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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