Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer first on depth chart


Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer first on depth chart

On the Pittsburgh Steelers' official depth chart, running back Jonathan Dwyer @JDwyer27 is back at the top. Rashard Mendenhall @R_Mendenhall was formerly No. 1, but two fumbles last week against the Cleveland Browns hasn't helped. In fact, between Mendenhall, Dwyer, Chris Rainey @crainey3, and Isaac Redman @ired33, the four backs accounted for six fumbles, four of them lost. Dwyer had nine rushes for 19 yards, Rainey (5-17), Redman (2-7), and Mendenhall (4-6), as each back played miserably on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis:

Considering the Steelers lost five fumbles and three INTs, it is rather surprising they only lost by six points. Even though Dwyer is for now the featured back, no Steelers RB is worth starting without a healthy Ben Roethlisberger. Furthermore, carries are being split up so much that none of them are able to accumulate much production. Rather than hope that Dwyer has the hot hand next week, there are other backs emerging at this stage of the season who might be worth a shot if they continue to start (Rashad Jennings @RashadJennings or Bryce Brown @BryceBrown_34, for example.)

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