FYI, according to coach Tomlin
, Mendenhall was expected to get some carries in Week 2, but Willie Parker's solid performance changed the plans. In all likelihood, it was probably due to being a very close game and Tomlin did not want to risk a fumble.
Unless you are a Parker owner, I think you can safely drop Mendenhall in shallower (10-team) leagues and those with a small amount of bench spots, especially when bye weeks are here. However, if you are in a deep league with a lot of bench spots, I highly recommend keeping Mendy on your bench "just in case."