Jonathan Dwyer: Steelers Running Back Is Must-Start in Fantasy Football

October 20, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With injuries to Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman, the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to Jonathan Dwyer to pick up the slack, making him a must-start in fantasy football leagues.
Dwyer started off the season as the Steelers' No. 2 running back behind Redman with the injury to Mendenhall. However, once Mendenhall came back, Dwyer didn't see the field after that.
Baron Batch was Pittsburgh's go-to back last week against the Tennessee Titans, but Batch was only able to muster up 22 yards on 10 carries which was good for an average of 2.2 yards per carry. That production simply wasn't good enough, especially against the Titans lackluster run defense.
So that will help give Dwyer the nod this week.
The Steelers' Week 7 opponent will be the Cincinnati Bengals who are ranked No. 21 against the run in the NFL. Last week against the Cleveland Browns, Cincy allowed 110 yards on the ground against Cleveland's weak rushing attack.
That's good news for Dwyer and whatever ...

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