Pittsburgh Steelers

Fantasy Football's Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 20: Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs against the Chicago Bears on September 20, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Steelers 17-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IOctober 8, 2009

By John Arias.

Fantasy Football’s Week 5 Waiver Wire pickups is here! Waiver wire players are those that are available in most leagues and are players that should be considered for weeks to come.

 

 

Running Backs:

Rashard Mendenhall: After not posting a single stat in Week three, Mendenhall led all Fantasy running backs in Week four. He had 29 carries for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

The Steelers will travel to Detroit. The Lions currently rank 21st against the run; they are allowing opposing running backs to average 5.2 yards per carry and rank 19th in allowing 121.3 yards per game.

In Week five, the Steelers will host the Cleveland Browns. The Browns rank 31st in allowing 176.8 yards per game on the run and have allowed eight rushing touchdowns, which ranks tied for 31st. Look for Mendenhall to have a great season and any Fantasy owner should definitely pick him up!...

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