Rashard Mendenhall injury update: Oft-injured back battling injuries again, fantasy value dropping a tad

Dilip Vishwanat

Rashard Mendenhall is dealing with a minor hammy issue. We break down the fantasy implications.

Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) is listed as probable to face the Lions on Sunday. He was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was there for the full load on Friday.

Mendenhall didn't start off on the right foot for the Cardinals in Week 1, totaling 60 yards on 16 carries. His lone catch for just four yards was even a bigger surprise considering he was lining up in the slot a lot in training camp and wasn't really featured in a very vertical passing game. The good news, though, is that he saw 16 carries and should be close to being featured as long as he's healthy.

Fantasy impact: Mendenhall is going to be fine and the Cardinals are going to have to develop a running game to help set up their play-action attack. He's more of a flex play this week, but offers some nice upside.

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