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Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall Out For Season

Pittsburgh Steelers' 1st round pick, RB Rashard Mendenhall, fractured his left shoulder and will miss the rmeainder of the 2008 season.  He was filling-in for starting RB Willie Parker who had been immediately ruled out for Monday's game one week earlier.

Once the waiver period begins, fantasy teams will immediately claim the RB they believe will start next week in Jacksonville.  While my first reaction is to believe that no RB will be a major player and the passing game will be the main beneficiary, that doesn't stop anyone, including me, from picking up starting RBs.

Right now, the Steelers have on roster just two healthy RBs who have had any carries this season, veteran Mewelde Moore and 3rd year back Casey Davis.  Go with Mewelde.  He has a lot more experience, specifically his 662-yard season with Minnesota in 2005, and he has shown the ability to catch passes.