The Pittsburgh Steelers offense looked terrible against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Isaac Redman was a key part in that struggle as he carried the ball 9 times for 8 yards and fumbled twice. However, even though head coach Mike Tomlin still has faith in the starting running back for at least for one more week, fantasy owners should not.
Pittsburgh recently resigned Jonathan Dwyer who they recently cut prior to the start of the season. The signing of Dwyer was more out of necessity rather than skill as the Steelers are tapped out at running back. Dwyer still remains third on the depth chart behind Redman and injured rookie Le’Veon Bell.
The questions at running back and the questions on offense as a whole should keep fantasy owners away from anyone on the Steelers team. Redman may be the starter, but the real key is how well is he going to play. During Week 1, Pittsburgh lost star center Maurkice Pouncey for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL and the Steelers offensive line is crumbling all around them.
Redman along with Dwyer have little to no fantasy value at this point and should probably be dropped from your team. The only saving grace for the Steelers and fantasy owners may come later in the season once Le’Veon Bell returns to action, but no one seem to know when that might actually happen.