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Position
RB
 
Jersey
28
Name  Rashard Mendenhall
Born  6/19/1987
Height  5-10
Weight  225
College  Illinois
3/9/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Rashard Mendenhall made his retirement official on Sunday.
Insight: Mendenhall made the accouncement in a column he wrote for the Huffington Post. At age 26, Mendenhall (4,236 rushing yards in 72 career games) says he's already accomplished everything he wanted to in the game of football. He plans to pursue a career in writing.
 
2/25/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Former Steelers and Cardinals halfback Rashard Mendenhall is considering retirement.
Insight: Mendenhall hinted at calling it quits in a blog post he wrote for the Huffington Post. This would be a disappointing end to what was once a promising career. The first-round pick from Illinois logged back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010 but hasn't come close to that level of production in his last three seasons (687 yards, eight TD in 2013).
 
12/20/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Arizona running back Rashard Mendenhall (finger) was a recent addition to the injury report.
Insight: Mendenhall has played well over the past month despite the shared backfield with Andre Ellington. We don't expect the finger to stop him, but the Seahawks defense is another story. He's not a great play in Week 16.
 
11/8/2013 4:47:00 PM
Description: Arizona coach Bruce Arians confirmed that Rashard Mendenhall (toe) will start Sunday against Houston, according to Darren Urban of azcardinals.com.
Insight: Mendenhall, who has 281 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 92 carries this season, sat out Week 8 against Atlanta and has had three full weeks to rest his turf toe injury due to Arizona's Week 9 bye. He'll split carries with Andre Ellington, who had 154 rushing yards and a touchdown against the Falcons. The rookie is the better flex option in Week 10.
 
11/7/2013 7:10:00 PM
Description: Arizona RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is on track to return to action Sunday against the Houston Texans, according to azcardinals.com.
Insight: Mendenhall, who has 281 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 92 carries this season, sat out Week 8 against Atlanta and has had three full weeks to rest his turf toe injury due to Arizona's Week 9 bye. He'll split carries with Andre Ellington, who had 154 rushing yards and a touchdown against the Falcons. The rookie is the better flex option in Week 10.
 
11/6/2013 6:23:00 PM
Description: Arizona RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) had a limited practice session Wednesday.
Insight: Mendenhall missed Week 8 with a toe injury but has had plenty of time to heal with the Cardinals going on a bye in Week 9. He's expected to play and split touches with the explosive Andre Ellington. Ellington is a better flex option than Mendenhall.
 
10/28/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he's "sure" running back Rashard Mendenhall (toe) will "resume his role" when he is healthy. SOURCE: Darren Urban, azcardinals.com
Insight: Andre Ellington had 154 rushing yards on 15 carries Sunday, with most of his yardage coming on an 80-yard touchdown, but apparently it wasn't enough for him to earn a larger role. It's also possible Arians was just using coachspeak. Mendenhall has rushed for just 281 yards on 92 carries (3.1 ypc) this season, while Ellington has 333 rushing yards on 43 carries (7.7 ypc) and 198 receiving yards on 22 receptions.
 
10/27/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Arizona halfback Rashard Mendenhall won't be available for Week 8 against the Falcons. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: He's out with a toe injury. Look for rookie Andre Ellington to get the lion's share of the carries on Sunday with Stepfan Taylor and Alfonso Smith competing for the backup role.
 
10/25/2013 3:59:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall missed Friday's practice due to a toe injury and has been downgraded to doubtful.
Insight: If Mendenhall isn't ready this could be the perfect opportunity for up-and-coming Andre Ellington to shine. Ellington will still share the load with some combination of Alfonso Smith, Ryan Williams and Stepfan Taylor.
 
10/25/2013 2:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall missed Friday's practice due to a toe injury.
Insight: If Mendenhall isn't ready this could be the perfect opportunity for up-and-coming Andre Ellington to shine.
 
9/29/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall was a barrell of misery in Week 4, picking up 21 yards on 12 carries, fumbling twice and losing one.
Insight: Mendenhall has been dealing with a toe injury, but we doubt that had much to do with his poor performance. The Buccaneers defense is pretty fierce, and Mendenhall only has 176 yards on 52 carries this season (3.4 ypc).
 
9/29/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall has been dealing with a toe problem, but was never really in doubt for Week 4. He'll start and be the primary running back against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Mendenhall who was listed as questionable, is a strong flex play or even a RB2 in 12-team leagues due to injuries and byes this week.
 
9/22/2013 12:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall returned to practice Friday and is active for the Week 3 game versus New Orleans.
Insight: Mendenhall was listed as questionable but he is a strong flex play or even a RB2 in 12-team leagues with all the running back injuries this week.
 
9/20/2013 7:40:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (toe) returned to practice Friday.
Insight: Mendenhall is listed as questionable but he's expected to start and is a strong flex play or even a RB2 in 12-team leagues with all the running back injuries this week.
 
9/19/2013 3:04:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (toe) missed practice again Thursday, according to Darren Urban of AzCardinals.com.
Insight: Mendenhall has to be considered questionable for Sunday's game. Fantasy owners should add backup Andre Ellington, who had 62 yards and a touchdown on six touches last week.
 
9/19/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (toe) did not practice Wednesday due to a toe injury of unknown severity, according to Azcentral.com.
Insight: Mendenhall has also been playing through knee soreness. The running back has rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries and is a solid weekly flex option if he plays. However, he has to be considered questionable for Week 3 until he returns to practice. Fantasy owners should add backup Andre Ellington, who had 62 yards and a touchdown on six touches last week.
 
9/15/2013 7:27:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall had 66 rushing yards on 15 carries and a touchdown in a win over the Lions Sunday.
Insight: Mendenhall's go-ahead one-yard score with 2:03 remaining proved to be the game-winner. Sixty rushing yards and a touchdown is about the best fantasy owners can hope for from Mendenhall on a week-to-week basis as part of Bruce Arians' pass-heavy offense.
 
9/13/2013 3:25:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) was limited in practice, but is expected to play Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: Mendenhall is also dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired knee, but rushed 16 times for 60 yards in Week 1. The injuries don't bother us as much as the mediocre running and the lack of holes to run through.
 
9/2/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is "more than ready" for Week 1 despite not practicing Monday. SOURCE: AZCardinals.com
Insight: Mendenhall is dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired knee, but he'll return to practice Wednesday and start Sunday against the Rams. Arizona has offensive line issues and will be a pass-first team, so Mendenhall should only be used as a flex play in Week 1.
 
8/27/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals tailback Rashard Mendenhall (sprained right knee) won't play in the final preseason game, but is expected to be ready for the opener, barring any setbacks, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Mendenhall is trying to bounce back from a terrible 2012-13 season when he produced just 182 yards in six games. Meanwhile, rumors around Phoenix are that backup Ryan Williams is on the trade block which can only help Mendenhall's fantasy value.
 

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