Isaac Redman: Updated Fantasy Profile for Steelers RB After Big Game

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Isaac Redman: Updated Fantasy Profile for Steelers RB After Big Game
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Isaac Redman had more yards rushing against the New York Giants than he had in the entire 2012 season leading up to Week 9's win.

His 26-carry, 147-yard effort was certainly encouraging for a Pittsburgh Steelers club that's dealt with an array of injuries and sporadic production at the running back spot, but what does it mean from a fantasy perspective? 

Let's update Redman's fantasy profile and give some analysis on how viable he'll be in Week 10.

 

Profile 

Redman has 76 carries for 274 yards (3.6 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on the year in six games. 

He appears to be 100 percent healthy from the ankle injury that held him out of two games this season. 

The third-year pro out of Bowie State does share a workload with Rashard Mendenhall and Jonathan Dwyer, but both of those players are dealing with lingering effects from their own respective injuries. 

That's where things get dicey. 

 

Analysis 

Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review quoted head coach Mike Tomlin as he answered a question pertaining to which running back will receive the lion's share of the carries in the future: "Tomlin said Tuesday the running back that “gets the totes” will be the one running well at the time."

Rotoworld.com cited the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Ed Bouchette's recent radio interview on the subject. 

Said Bouchette:

Jonathan Dwyer deserves the start, but "I get the feeling (Tomlin) is going to stick with Isaac Redman" because he was higher on the depth chart and is coming off 147 yards against the Super Bowl champions."

So, essentially if you own Redman, it sounds like he should be the feature back on Monday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Tomlin doesn't seem like he will shy away from allowing Mendenhall and Dwyer to cut into his carries. 

A risky start, but playing a KC defense that allows 4.6 yards per carry, Redman has decent fantasy viability for Week 10. 

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