Isaac Redman RB PIT Jun 28 '79

Isaac Redman rushed three times for just four yards and caught two passes for seven yards in Monday night's Week 2 loss to Cincinnati.

Redman was scheduled to start, but he ended up getting hurt on the opening kickoff. He was taken to the locker room and checked out for a possible concussion. Redman passed the tests and returned to the game in the second quarter. Fantasy owners that took the plunge and started him will be crying in their Wheaties in the morning. Avoid playing Redman or any other Steelers back next week against Chicago.

Isaac Redman RB PIT Jun 28 '791 Comment

Isaac Redman was injured on the opening kickoff in Monday night's Week 2 game against the Bengals and has been taken to the locker room.

Redman was slated to start the game. He walked off woozily to the sideline and is being evaluated for a concussion. Felix Jones got the start in the backfield.

Isaac Redman RB PIT Jun 21 '79

Coach Mike Tomlin said Isaac Redman will start Monday night's game against the Bengals.

Redman fumbled twice and picked up eight yards on nine carries before getting benched in Week 1. "Obviously he played a bad game," Tomlin said Tuesday. "He'll be given an opportunity to redeem himself." With LaRod Stephens-Howling (knee) out for the year and Le'Veon Bell (foot) not close, the Steelers don't have a choice. Redman will be in a committee with Jonathan Dwyer and Felix Jones may get a few change-of-pace reps. It's a fantasy situation to avoid, especially considering a matchup with Cincy's fearsome front four. Matt Forte rushed 19 times for just 50 yards (2.6 YPC) against the Bengals in Week 1.

Isaac Redman RB PIT Jun 14 '7916 Comments

Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Isaac Redman will start Sunday's game against the Titans.

"We know what Isaac is capable of," Tomlin said Tuesday. The coach went on to say that he'll "obviously" spell Redman with LaRod Stephens-Howling and Felix Jones. Considering Redman averaged just 3.72 YPC last year and couldn't separate from Jonathan Dwyer (who was cut Saturday), fantasy owners need to keep expectations in check. No one should be desperate enough at the FLEX spot already that they need to use a talent deficient plug-and-play like Redman.

Isaac Redman RB PIT Jun 13 '7923 Comments

Isaac Redman (stinger) was a full participant in Steelers practice Monday, and confirmed he'll run as the starter during Le'Veon Bell's (foot) absence.

Isaac Redman RB PIT Jun 07 '79

Isaac Redman will be the Steelers' starter while Le'Veon Bell (foot) is sidelined.

Bell isn't expected back until Week 3 or 4 at the earliest. That leaves the Steelers with the unholy quarter of Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, LaRod Stephens-Howling and Felix Jones. Although Redman has been nursing a stinger, he's a coaching staff favorite and the most reliable option. Dwyer and whoever wins the change-of-pace job will also see work as part of a committee. It's a low-upside situation for fantasy owners.

Isaac Redman RB PIT Jun 05 '79

Steelers RB Isaac Redman missed Saturday's third preseason game with a "stinger."

Redman's absence for the Steelers' regular season dress rehearsal should lock in Jonathan Dwyer as the Week 1 starter. It's doubtful Redman's injury is serious, so we'd still expect him to be a part of the committee for the opener. Dwyer will chair said committee for the time being, but as it was last season, it figures to be a fluid situation. The upside is low with both players.

Isaac Redman RB PIT May 22 '79

Isaac Redman rushed two times for seven yards in Saturday's night preseason game against the Giants.

Redman started, but was removed on third downs and in passing situations despite being a superior blocker to La'Rod Stephens-Howling. He remains the favorite for backup duties behind Le'Veon Bell, but has limited fantasy value as a handcuff. Bell (knee) is considered day to day and should return to practice next week.

Isaac Redman RB PIT Feb 09 '79

The Post-Gazette believes Isaac Redman is ahead of Jonathan Dwyer right now.

Dwyer was reportedly placed on the trade block right after the Steelers took Michigan State workhorse Le'Veon Bell in the second round. Redman, a long-time favorite of coach Mike Tomlin, appears likely to stick as the early-down backup. Known at one time by the nickname "Red Zone," Redman has scored just five rushing touchdowns over his three NFL seasons.

Isaac Redman RB PIT Jan 27 '79

Steelers re-signed restricted free agent Isaac Redman to a one-year, $1.323 million contract.

Redman, 28, rushed 110 times for just 410 yards last season. After showing flashes in a change-of-pace, third-down role, "Red" was unable to sustain that success when given an opportunity to be the feature back. The Steelers have made it no secret they intend on adding competition at running back through the draft.